Freek Van der Herten



Laravel developer at Spatie

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Hi, Freek, is freek your real name or you call your self because you are a tech freak

Hahaha, excellent question.

My legal name is Frederik. My nickname is Freek, which is a common name in Belgium and The Netherlands.

I do consider myself a tech freak as well 😄




You mentioned on that "Laravel-permissions is our most popular package, yet we never use it ourselves." This raises curiosity: How do you manage permissions in the large projects you develop?

Laravel permission is an excellent choice if you need dynamic permissions. As in: an admin should be able to create a type of permission.

For our projects, we don't need that. We know ahead of time which permissions are needed. In that case, using Laravel's standard authorization features is good enough, We mainly do checks using policies.