djaxho/laravel-cats

Make programming fun again by printing cats when debugging and dumping data

v1.0.0 2018-12-02 00:53 UTC

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Make programming fun again by printing cats when debugging and dumping data. It works in the browser and console (tinker, artisan commands, unit tests).

 /\_/\   _
( °w° )<((
 )   (  ))
(__ __)//              

Intended to be comical in the beginning, but has proven itself to be a tool used fairly often for drawing the eye to breaks, or data dumps in views when you aren't sure where dumped data will really end up on a page. Or when your terminal is filled with output and you want to know exactly where your dump ended up if it isn't the final item printed to the console. A big 'ol cat lets your eyes find the target immediately.

Installation

Require this package with composer. It is recommended to only require the package for development.

composer require djaxho/laravel-cats --dev

Usage

cc($args); // exactly the same as doing dd($args) in laravel, but adds an ascii cat
c($args); // exactly the same as doing dd($args) in laravel, but adds an ascii cat

Motivation

My intention is simple for this package, yet it is of grave importance to humanity: provide alternative helper functions in the laravel development environment that will print an ascii cat before dumping the data using laravel's own dd() and dump() functions