Quick Tips - Laravel

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You may assign multiple middleware to the route by passing an array of middleware names to the middleware method

Route::get('/profile', function () {

Route::get('/', function () {
})->middleware(['first', 'second']);

Version Laravel 8 uses more requests help you with your project

$uri = $request->path();

if ($request->is('admin/*')) {

if ($request->routeIs('admin.*')) {

$url = $request->url();
$urlWithQueryString = $request->fullUrl();

$request->fullUrlWithQuery(['type' => 'phone']);

$method = $request->method();
if ($request->isMethod('post')) {

When assigning middleware, you may also pass the fully qualified class name

use App\Http\Middleware\EnsureTokenIsValid;

Route::get('/profile', function () {

When assigning middleware to a group of routes, you may occasionally need to prevent the middleware from being applied to an individual route within the group. You may accomplish this using the withoutMiddleware method

use App\Http\Middleware\EnsureTokenIsValid;

Route::middleware([EnsureTokenIsValid::class])->group(function () {
    Route::get('/', function () {

    Route::get('/profile', function () {

The findOrFail method also accepts a list of ids

// Retrives the user...
$user = User::findOrFail(1);

// Throws a 404 because the user doesn't exist...

// Retrives all 3 users...
$users = User::findOrFail([1, 2, 3]);

// Throws because it is unable to find *all* of the users
User::findOrFail([1, 2, 3, 99]);

You can use value() method to get single column's value from the first result of a query

// Instead of
Integration::where('name', 'foo')->first()->active;

// You can use
Integration::where('name', 'foo')->value('active');

// or this to throw an exception if no records found
Integration::where('name', 'foo')->valueOrFail('active');

Laravel 8.69 released with "Str::mask()" method which masks a portion of string with a repeated character

$userEmail = User::where('email', $request->email)->value('email'); // [email protected]

$maskedEmail = Str::mask($userEmail, '*', 4); // user***************

// If needed, you provide a negative number as the third argument to the mask method
// which will instruct the method to begin masking at the given distance from the end of the string

$maskedEmail = Str::mask($userEmail, '*', -16, 6); // use******domain.com

You can send e-mails to a custom log file
You can set your environment variables like this


And also configure your log channel

'mail' => [
    'driver' => 'single',
    'path' => storage_path('logs/mails.log'),
    'level' => env('LOG_LEVEL', 'debug'),