Useful short helper functions to work with PHP Standard functions, Carbon, Stringy, Arrayzy

1.0.9 2019-06-03 16:39 UTC

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Last update: 2022-06-24 03:56:26 UTC


This package contains some useful functions and dependencies which can help you to work with some data more simple


You have to run following command to add a dependency to your project

composer require manchenkov/php-helpers

or you can add this line to require section of composer.json

"manchenkov/php-helpers": "*"


  • Carbon: A simple PHP API extension for DateTime // Github
  • Stringy: A PHP OOP string manipulation library // Github
  • Arrayzy: The wrapper for all PHP built-in array functions and easy, object-oriented array manipulation library // Github


Function Description
alert() simple echo with PHP_EOL in the end
dd() dump variable and die
env() get or set new environment variable (getenv, putenv used), also type casting usage (bool, string, numbers)
is_json() helper for checking is a string in JSON format
arrayzy() create a new Arrayzy instance from array, object, string, json (type checking)
stringy() create a new Stringy instance from string (can be empty)
now() create a new Carbon instance from now

See src/helpers.php or each extension docs for more details