I find more and more Eloquent functions that are rarely used, so continue posting these short tips on the blog. Here’s the next one.
In Laravel’s Auth system you can customize a few most important things – one of them is a variable $redirectTo – where to take the user after login/registration. But there’s even more to customize.
Another “hidden gem” of Laravel which is surprisingly rarely used or even known, though it’s mentioned in the official Eloquent documentation. Imagine that you have a record, and you need to check if that record already exists in the database – to prevent duplicate, you wouldn’t save it second time. There’s an elegant way to perform it in Eloquent.
Quite a typical scenario, but not easy to find the answer. You can easily order Eloquent results by some column, but what if you want to order by related column in child table? Most common example is a forum like Laracasts which shows topics in order by the latest post in that topic. How to do that?
Laravel has a great database migration mechanism, but there are some things missing there. For example, what if you want your IDs start with some number, like 140001, 140002 etc?
How do you handle POST data in your store() or update() methods? Seems like a simple question, but actually there are so many options!
Vue.js is getting more and more popular, and good thing about it that it’s pretty quick to get started with. Let me show you an example in this tutorial and sample project.
Laravel pagination is quite a simple thing to use, but to determine the amount of pages it makes additional query to the database, which may be a problem for bigger amount of data. And you can actually avoid it.