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Laravel : Helpful Gems, Shortcuts Syntax and Many More

In our regular development life we are trying to do more better and efficient code. But the thing is that many developers don’t know the proper shortcuts & efficient helpers and many more things which helps to make more better coding. I listed here some shortcut of syntax which are helpful for you.

Common Syntax Vs Shorter Syntax

Some of Laravel Eloquent hidden gems

  • Conditional DB Query

Sometimes we need conditional query but when the both result (or none ) returns true, then we generally do separate eloquent calls as like  

Another better way to repeat eloquent call

  • Use where() on a with() by using whereHas()

If you want to need of constraints on models’s relationship then return those result whose relationship match that constraint,  hahahahah… It’s much better solution

->whereHas() checks that 

  • The relationship exists
  • Allows you to pass a closure that you can use to add constraints to the query being called
  • Using the shorter where method for date column

The below method is most important, it’s a recommendation to use those filter for date column intend of where clauses or looping through the returned collection to breakdown the date and grab only ones from a particular month.

  • Only return models if they have a particular relationship using has().

The below example says required ->has(‘specification’) means return those eloquent model whose records exist in DB. 

  • Use of (skip / take) instead of offset and limit

To limit the number of results returned from the query or to skip a given number of results in the query. It is easy to read & sort as like skip(10) users and take(5) 

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