Simple cache busting with Laravel
This process not only helps alleviate the load on the server, but it also helps browsers render websites faster on subsequent page loads.
The problem however, is that we need a way to let browsers know when a file has been updated and needs to be downloaded again.
This is where cache busting comes in.
This technique works because browsers consider unique query strings to represent different pages, even if the base path and filename are the same. This means every time the query string changes, browsers will re-download the file, therefor busting the cache.