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API Response Builder for Laravel 5.x

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Upgrading from previous version? Ensure you read compatibility docs prior altering your composer.json!


ResponseBuilder is Laravel's helper designed to simplify building nice, normalized and easy to consume REST API responses.

Conclude your controller method with simple

return ResponseBuilder::success();

and your client will get nice JSON like

  "success": true,
  "code": 0,
  "locale": "en",
  "message": "OK",
  "data": null

Something went wrong? Just do

return ResponseBuilder::error(250);

and the following JSON response will be returned

   "success": false,
   "code": 250,
   "locale": "en",
   "message": "Your error message for code 250",
   "data": null

Nice and easy! And yes, message can be easily customized! Also there're much, much more you can do with rich ResponseBuilder's API. See library documentation for details and usage examples!


  • Easy to use,
  • Stable and production ready,
  • Laravel 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6 compatible,
  • Supports Laravel auto-discovery (5.5 and up),
  • Works on PHP 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 and HHVM,
  • Configurable (with ready-to-use defaults),
  • Localization support,
  • Automatic object conversion with custom mapping,
  • API chaining/cascading support,
  • Includes traits to help unit testing your API code,
  • Provides own exception handler helper to ensure your API stays consumable even in case of unexpected,
  • No extra dependencies.


Please report any issue spotted using GitHub's project tracker.

If you'd like to contribute to the this project, please open new ticket before doing any work. This will help us save your time in case I'd not be accept PR either completely or in proposed form. But if all is good and clear then follow common routine:

  • fork the project,
  • create new branch,
  • do your changes,
  • add tests covering your changes,
  • ensure ALL tests pass,
  • send pull request,
  • glory.


  • Written and copyrighted ©2016-2018 by Marcin Orlowski <mail (#) marcinorlowski (.) com>
  • ResponseBuilder is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license