Seb De Deyne
Putting this in a blog post because I always forget.
To view PHP logs from Laravel Valet:
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In Laravel, you can register a class as a singleton to always resolve the same object.
However, you might want to build another instance of the class. You could manually construct the class without Laravel’s container, but if it has a bunch of dependencies it can be tedious.
build method, Laravel won’t resolve a registered instance of the class, but build a new one with the container.
// Resolve the singleton instance from the container
$mastodon = resolve(MastodonClient::class);
// Build a new instance
$anotherMastodon = app()->build(MastodonClient::class);
This can be useful when a Laravel package registers a class as a singleton but you need another instance.
Freek shares a few patterns we employ to let developers override behaviour in our packages.
One of the ways we keep maintenance burden low is by making our packages customizable. In this blog post, I’d like to cover some of our best tips to make a Laravel package easy to customize. Some of these tips will apply to regular projects as well.
Laravel 9 is fresh out the door, and it contains a small contribution of mine: a new
callOnce method for database seeders.
An overview on view models in Laravel
The other day I needed to sort a dataset in MySQL and ensure one value was always at the end. I never fully understood how
order by works, so I did some research on how to solve my problem and how
order by behaves.
Model::findOrFail a lot in Laravel. Recently, I realized it’s not always the best option.
Our Blink package is marketed as a caching solution to memoize data for the duration of a web request. Recently, we came upon another use case for the package: to execute something once and only once.
Today, we’re launching a new Spatie package: Laravel Google Fonts. I’ve written about Google Fonts before. It’s a great font catalog, but the service has it’s downsides. First, fonts are hosted on a different domain than your app, so the browser needs to do an additional DNS lookup. Second, it’s Google. Privacy-minded visitors might not appreciate the trip to Silicon Valley.
HasOne relationships for
1:1 relationships, but those are rare. I haven’t considered using them to scope down relationships, like having one default payment method in a set of
class User extends Model
public function paymentMethods(): HasMany
public function defaultPaymentMethod(): ?HasOne
After reading Tim’s post, I have a feeling there are some places where I needed this but didn’t think of it at the time…