The Pineco.de site has a new tutorial posted showing you how to implement custom logic with raw SQL in the Eloquent query builder in the Laravel framework.
Laravel’s query builder offers a nice way to work with raw SQL. We can use them in our where conditions and also in our orderings as well. Let’s see some examples where we can use raw SQL to implement custom logic for ordering the results.
The post starts with a brief mention of the difference between sorting and ordering results, noting that one happens on the SQL server and the other on the results collection. Next they show examples using raw SQL to order a query using both a simple and more complex condition. There's also a link to the official documentation for the raw methods for more information and examples.