shalvah/laravel-jsend

Laravel helpers to easily send JSend-compliant responses

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Simple helpers to generate JSend-compliant responses for your Laravel app

The JSend specification lays down some rules for how JSON responses from web servers should be formatted. JSend is especially suited for REST-style applications and APIs.

Installation

Laravel 7 and above:

composer require shalvah/laravel-jsend

Laravel 5.1 - 6.*:

composer require shalvah/laravel-jsend:^1.0

Usage

In your controller:

public function create(Request $request)
{
  $userData = $request->input('data');
  if (empty($userData['email']))
      return jsend_fail(['email' => 'Email is required']);
  
  try {
      $user = User::create($userData):
      return jsend_success($user);
  } catch (Exception $e) {
      return jsend_error('Unable to create user: '.$e->getMessage());
  }
}

You can also add the JsendExceptionFormatter trait in App\Exceptions\Handler to format JSON responses for unhandled exceptions and Laravel validation errors as JSend:

class Handler extends ExceptionHandler
{
    use Shalvah\LaravelJsend\JsendExceptionFormatter;
    
    // ...
}

Available helpers

jsend_success

The jsend_success function creates a JSend success response instance.

return jsend_success([
  "id" => 2,
  "title" => "New life",
  "body" => "Trust me, this is great!"
]);

Generates a response:

{
  "status": "success",
  "data": {
    "id": 2,
    "title": "New life",
    "body": "Trust me, this is great!"
  }
}

You may pass an Eloquent model instead of an array as the "data" object:

$post = Post::find($id);
return jsend_success($post);

jsend_fail

The jsend_fail function creates a JSend fail response instance.

return jsend_fail([
    "title" => "title is required",
    "body" => "body must be 50 - 10000 words"
]);

Generates a response:

{
  "status": "fail",
  "data": {
    "title": "title is required",
    "body": "body must be 50 - 10000 words"
  }
}

jsend_error

The jsend_error function creates a JSend error response instance.

return jsend_error("Unable to connect to database");

Generates a response:

{
  "status": "error",
  "message":"Unable to connect to database"
}

You may also pass optional code and data objects.

return jsend_error("Unable to connect to database", 'E0001', ['type' => 'database error']);

Generates a response:

{
  "status": "error",
  "message":"Unable to connect to database",
  "code": "E001",
  "data": {
    "type": "database error"
  }
}

Note: for each helper, the HTTP status codes are set automatically (to 200, 400, and 500 for success, fail, and error respectively), and the header Content-type: application/json is set. If you wish, you may specify a HTTP status code and additional headers as the last two parameters.

return jsend_success($post, 201, ["X-My-Header" => "header value"]);
return jsend_fail(["location_id" => "Location not found"], 404);
return jsend_error("Unable to connect to database", 'E0001', [], 503, ["X-My-Header" => "header value"]);

License

MIT