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PHP Artisan Powertools

A set of Laravel Artisan commands to automate common tasks.

Installation

Currently, installation must be done manually. Add the following to the composer.json in the root directory of your Laravel project:

    "repositories": [
        {
            "type": "git",
            "url": "https://github.com/seb-jones/php-artisan-powertools"
        },
    ],

Then run:

composer require --dev sebj/php-artisan-powertools

Available Commands

This package adds the following commands to php artisan

  • make:crud
  • db:reseed
  • relate

It also adds a Blade directive:

  • @dd

Below are brief descriptions of each component. For more information please type php artisan help command.

make:crud

Generates everything needed for a CRUD resource: model, controller, factory, seeder, migration, views. There is even an option to insert a Route::resource call in your routes\web.php file. Multiple model names can be specified to quickly generate the boilerplate for all your models.

db:reseed

Truncates all the tables in the database except migrations, and then calls php artisan db:seed. Useful if you have a lot of migrations and often call php artisan migrate:fresh --seed.

relate

Generates the methods and migrations needed for the specified relation. For example:

php artisan relate User hasMany Post

This will add a hasMany method to \App\User, a belongsTo method to \App\Post, and a migration that adds a user_id column to the posts table.

relate accepts arguments in any order, always reading model names left-to-right. So this would also work:

php artisan relate hasMany User Post

This means you can alias the commands nicely. For example, I have them aliased to parho, parhm and parbtm.

@dd

Lets you use dd in blade templates. This is essentially just a shorthand of:

@php dd() @endphp

I find myself typing the above code often enough that it seems to warrant it's own directive.

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