Boost your Laravel app by registering Prod services only on Prod.

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During development of a Laravel App; some Service Providers are very helpful. These services helps us with debugging and coding. But registering these providers on production is usually not a good idea. They can slow down our App or even expose sensitive information.

Laravel Dev Booter helps end this problem. The package consists of a single Service Provider. This provider will exclude unwanted providers from your production environment.


Laravel Dev Booter is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license

Version Compatibility

Laravel DevBooter
5.x 0.2.x
6.x 1.0.x
7.x 2.0.x
8.x 3.0.x


Install Laravel Dev Booter as you would with any other dependency managed by Composer:

$ composer require percymamedy/laravel-dev-booter


If you are using Laravel >= 5.5, you can skip service registration and aliases registration thanks to Laravel auto package discovery feature.

After installing Laravel Dev Booter all you need is to register the PercyMamedy\LaravelDevBooter\ServiceProvider in your config/app.php configuration file:

'providers' => [
    // Other service providers...



First use the vendor:publish command to copy the configuration file to your application:

$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="PercyMamedy\LaravelDevBooter\ServiceProvider" --tag="config"

This will create the file config/dev-booter.php.

Defining your development environments

In the file config/dev-booter.php you will find the dev_environments section. Use this section to define your app's development environments:

'dev_environments' => [

These are the only environments where Dev Booter will act; and try to register any Service providers.

Development Service providers locations

The next section in the config/dev-booter.php file is the dev_providers_config_keys. The array contains an entry for each of your development environments specified above. Feel free to add and edit this section.

'dev_providers_config_keys' => [
    'dev'     => ['app.dev_providers', 'app.local_providers'],
    'local'   => 'app.local_providers',
    'testing' => 'app.testing_providers',

The value for each of these entries can be an array or a string. The values represents the locations of a Service Provider array for each enviroment. You can even specify many locations for an environment, Dev Booter will take care of loading providers in each of these locations.

You may now define these Service Providers array in the config/app.php file as you would for any regular Service Provider:

'dev_providers' => [

'local_providers' => [

'testing_providers' => [

Development Aliases locations

The last section of the config/dev-booter.php file is the dev_aliases_config_keys. As with Service Providers, it works on the same principle.

You first specify the location of your aliases per environment:

'dev_aliases_config_keys' => [
    'dev'     => ['app.dev_aliases', 'app.local_aliases'],
    'local'   => 'app.local_aliases',
    'testing' => 'app.testing_aliases',

Then define these aliases array in the config/app.php file:

'dev_aliases' => [
    'Foo' => Foo\Bar\Facade::class,

'local_aliases' => [
    'Bar' => Bar\Baz\Facade::class,

'testing_aliases' => [
    'Baz' => Foo\Baz\Facade::class,

Going Further

In the above examples, providers and aliases array were define in config/app.php, but this does not have to be the case. You can define these array in any config files provided by Laravel or even create your own. Simply make sure you adjust your dev_providers_config_keys and dev_aliases_config_keys.

For example:

'dev_providers_config_keys' => [
    'dev' => ['app_dev.dev_providers', 'app_dev.local_providers'],
    // ...

Then in config/app_dev.php

'dev_providers' => [

'local_providers' => [


Big Thanks to all developers who worked hard to create something amazing!


Percy Mamedy

Twitter: @PercyMamedy
GitHub: percymamedy