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Null-Carbon For Laravel

NUll-Carbon for Laravel masthead image.

Goal

Methods should always return only one data-type. This principle is broken if a method returns both null and some other data-type, so the solution is to return a null-class. The NullCarbon class is a null-class implementation of Laravel's Carbon class.

Prerequisites

  • PHP >= 7.1.3
  • Laravel >= 5.5

Installation

composer require genealabs/laravel-null-carbon

Usage

The following is an example of how to use the NullCarbon class for date fields on a model:

use GeneaLabs\LaravelNullCarbon\NullCarbon;
use Illuminate\Support\Carbon;

class MyModel
{
    protected $dates = [
        'published_at',
    ];

    public function getPublishedAtAttribute() : Carbon
    {
        return $this->published_at
            ?: new NullCarbon;
    }
}

The Fine Print

Commitment to Quality

During package development I try as best as possible to embrace good design and development practices to try to ensure that this package is as good as it can be. My checklist for package development includes:

  • Achieve as close to 100% code coverage as possible using unit tests.
  • Eliminate any issues identified by SensioLabs Insight and Scrutinizer.
  • Be fully PSR1, PSR2, and PSR4 compliant.
  • Include comprehensive documentation in README.md.
  • Provide an up-to-date CHANGELOG.md which adheres to the format outlined at http://keepachangelog.com.
  • Have no PHPMD or PHPCS warnings throughout all code.

Contributing

Please observe and respect all aspects of the included Code of Conduct https://github.com/GeneaLabs/laravel-caffeine/blob/master/CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md.

Reporting Issues

When reporting issues, please fill out the included template as completely as possible. Incomplete issues may be ignored or closed if there is not enough information included to be actionable.

Submitting Pull Requests

Please review the Contribution Guidelines https://github.com/GeneaLabs/laravel-caffeine/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md. Only PRs that meet all criterium will be accepted.

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