The Laravel team shipped Laravel 5.7.10 yesterday with a handful of new features, fixes, and changes: First up, is the ability to load relationship counts on an Eloquent collection. Before this feature, you could only load relationships, but now you can call loadCount() to get counts for all relations.
Lighthouse is a PHP package that allows you to serve a GraphQL endpoint from your Laravel application. It aims to reduce boilerplate code around creating a schema and integrates well with your existing Laravel application.
The first beta release of Laravel Telescope is now out and available for everyone. If you are not familiar with Telescope here is the quick overview:
Laravel Telescope is an elegant debug assistant for the Laravel framework.
In this multi-part series, well be documenting the process of building and maintaining an open-source package for Laravel. We will cover everything from bootstrapping the package to dealing with your first issues and pull requests and as much as we possibly can in between.
Larastan is a static analysis command-line tool by Nuno Maduro built on top of PHPStan and focuses on finding errors in your Laravel code before running it. If youve ever used PhpStorm, youve probably experienced static analysis of your PHP code both in realtime and within code inspections.
JSON API was originally drafted in May 2013 by Yehuda Katz and reached stable in May 2015, and it is about making your API calls efficient. You can fetch data as you need, adding or removing attributes or relations as your requirements change.
I think most of us that have worked with Laravel for a while are very familiar with the package installation process: add the package via composer, register the service provider, publish the config file, update the environment file, hopefully you remember to update .env.example, and after all of that you hope that you didnt miss a step. This often involved copying and pasting from a README and bouncing back and forth between your editor and a browser.