cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate guzzle

When we work with cURL sometimes we get an error like “cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate guzzle”.

I spent much time and finally found a solution:

Step one: 

Download .pem file from here (https://gist.github.com/VersatilityWerks/5719158/download) and put cacert.pem file in a directory.

Then call guzzle like below:

$client = new \GuzzleHttp\Client();
$client
->setDefaultOption('verify', 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\curl-ca-bundle.crt');

Enjoy!

Eloquent collection: counting and detecting is empty or not

When using ->get() you cannot simply use any of the below:

 

if (empty($result)) { }
if (!$result) { }
if ($result) { }

Because if we dd($result); we will notice an instance of Illuminate\Support\Collection is always returned.

So to determine is there any result, we can use anyone of following:
if ($result->first()) { } 
if (!$result->isEmpty()) { }
if ($result->count()) { }
if (count($result)) { }