Remembering what spaceship operator do on comparison in PHP

— PHP has introduced an operator called “spaceship opearator” (<=>) with the release of PHP7. What this spaceship operator do is compare two expressions i.e. its two operands, let’s say $a and $b, and returns -1, 0 or 1 when $a is respectively less than, equal to, or greater than $b.

Using register_shutdown_function() instead of desctructor in PHP

— The usual and might be the most used way of cleaning the object is to use the good old __destruct() magic method in PHP. The magic method proves to be good in most of the cases. But there might be some scenario where even the __destruct() method will fail. For instance, a scenario where your PHP script exceeds the maximum execution time, and terminates thusly. And a fatal error would occur called Maximum execution time of 20 seconds exceeded in - on line XX.

Convert request parameters to boolean in Laravel

— Sometimes, you might want to convert some of the request parameters to boolean. For instance, take a checkbox field. Unless and until, it hasn’t been checked it won’t be passed through to the request. In such a case, it would be beneficial to convert such inputs to boolean.

Some lesser known facts of Traits in PHP

— Traits in PHP is a way of re-using the code. Basically, Traits are assistive copy-paste mechanism provided by the language itself. Using Traits, developers can reduce the limitations of single inheritence based languages such as PHP. I have written a dedicated article about it if you want to check it out.

Add view within another view in Blade Laravel

— Sometimes, all you need to do is to add a Blade view into an another view. For instance, when you want to add JavaScript and CSS files as a separate Blade files which will contain the related content respectively. So, maybe you’ve a JavaScript blade file called view-js.blade.php which wraps the JS code within <script> tag and a CSS blade file called view-css.blade.php which wraps the CSS code within <style> tag. And all you want to do is add these to an another blade file called view-show.blade.php.

Global view data for all actions in Laravel Blade

— Laravel’s Blade is a great templating system that blends with Laravel’s ecosystem very well. Setting some data to the view is a breeze and rendering those data into the template is ever so easy. For instance, if you would like to share some data from a controller’s action to a view, you’d do like so.

Add additional attributes in request in Laravel

— Sometimes, you might want to attach additional attributes to the original request that has made to the Laravel application. For instance, you want to put your own check in the middleware to see if the user is permitted to access the page or not, and pass that “check” by attaching it as an additional attribute to the request.