On his Medium.com site D. Nagy Gergo shares some "neat Laravel features" he's come across in his time developing with the framework.
We passed a year again, (oh, Happy New Year, before we forget), so we decided to collect some features from the Laravel framework that added in the previous year.
There were two big version changes, 5.4 in January and 5.5 in August. Of course, the big releases brought huge changes, but we try to focus on those that added during the year, without any bigger announcement.
In his list he includes functionality like:
- the "tap" and "when" methods for collection handling
- API route handling
- new Blade directives around Guards
- using "artisan" to build out correct model factories
- the "firstWhere" method to find and return the first match in a model
Each of the items in the list include a brief summary of the feature and a link to more information about it in the manual.