Laravel 9.32, weekly updates, and 🔥 tip
Lots of new features this week (with a few from me) brings us to Laravel 9.32. Here are the highlights:
env:decryptcommands in #44034
WithoutOverlappingkey across jobs in #44227
- Short attribute syntax for Blade Components in #44217
- Add source file to
ddoutput in #44211
- Add methods to get request data as
- Add helper to dispatch fake job batches in #44176
- Add methods to cast Stringables in #44238
- Allow signed URLs with custom key resolver in #44254
- Allow enum route bindings to have default values in #44255
- Add odd hour schedule method in #44288
You may review the full branch diff on GitHub for a complete list of changes.
This version bump and update is automated for subscribers to a Shifty Plan. If you don't have one of those, be sure to bump your constraint and run
composer update to get the latest features.
Last week I returned to live streaming. This time I made some tiny additions to Laravel's Stringable and HTTP Request classes. All of which were merged and highlighted above.
Thursday I had my wisdom teeth removed. So I was out pretty much the rest of the week. A Human Shift came in Friday to upgrade an application from Laravel 5.3. I worked on that a bit over the weekend.
Otherwise I mostly just did some thinking. One of the things I thought about was converting the Workbench desktop application to a command line tool. The original goal for the desktop application was to bring Shift's automation closer to the developer.
Now I'm wondering if I can get closer. Leaving aside the maintenance of a desktop app, a CLI tool could be more convenient for the developer. In addition, as a CLI tool integration into your workflow might be easier. For example, running it within your own CI tools. Obviously not something you can do with an electron app.
A desktop application makes total sense for something like TinkerWell. It has so many features at this point, it's practically an editor. As a Laravel developer, you likely leave an application like TinkerWell open. I don't think you could say the same about the Shift Workbench.
Anyway, something I'm thinking about. Of course, if you use the Workbench, don't hesitate to reply with your thoughts.
The other day I wanted to create an array with keys for each of the Laravel versions and a value of
null. A version matrix of sorts.
I've said before PHP comes with nearly a hundred array and string functions. Initially, you might reach for something like
array_combine. But unfortunately the arguments must be arrays of equal size. So it's not possible for something like this where I want to use the same value.
array_fill, which accepts a range and a value. Nice, but still doesn't work since I have a specific set of keys. Scrolling down to the See Also sections reveals
This is what I want. Its first argument is an array of keys and its second argument is the initial value. So I can generate my Laravel version matrix with:
$versions = array_fill_keys(['6.x', '7.x', '8.x', '9.x'], null);