sven/helpers

A collection of useful helper functions for in Laravel applications.

v1.2.0 2018-01-14 15:26 UTC

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helpers

Helpers

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This is a collection of useful helpers for use in Laravel applications. Mainly made for personal use, but if you find (some of) the helpers useful, feel free to use it!

Installation

Via composer:

$ composer require sven/helpers

Or add the package to your dependencies in composer.json and run composer install on the command line to download the package:

{
    "require": {
        "sven/helpers": "^1.0"
    }
}

Available functions

All available functions are listed here, along with their usage and an example on how I would use them.

active_route

This function will return true if you're on the given route name, false otherwise:

$isHome = active_route('home');

You may also pass in optional $positive or $negative values to return:

$isContact = active_route('contact', 'Yes!', 'No :(');

There is also an option to give it an array of multiple route names instead of just one. The function will return $positive if the current route matches any of the given ones, $negative otherwise:

$isContactOrAbout = active_route(['contact', 'about']);

active_route() can be tremendously useful for active states on for instance navigation in blade templates:

<nav>
    <ul>
        <li class="{{ active_route('home', 'active', null) }}">
            <a href="{{ route('home') }}">Home</a>
        </li>
        <li class="{{ active_route('contact', 'active', null) }}">
            <a href="{{ route('contact') }}">Contact</a>
        </li>
        <li class="{{ active_route('about', 'active', null) }}">
            <a href="{{ route('about') }}}">About</a>
        </li>
    </ul>
</nav>

str_possessive

This function will return the possessive form of a subject string you give it:

echo str_possessive('Brian') . ' house.'; // "Brian's house."

It will only append an apostrophe (without the trailing s) if the given subject ends in s, z or ch:

echo str_possessive('Dolores') . ' eyes.'; // "Dolores' eyes."
echo str_possessive('Sanchez') . ' shoes.'; // "Sanchez' shoes."
echo str_possessive('Gretch') . ' plate.'; // "Gretch' plate."

pipe

The pipe() function will simply return an instance of the \Illuminate\Pipeline\Pipeline class from Laravel's container, which allows for some neat chaining:

echo pipe('hello')->through([
    AddComma::class,
    AddWorld::class,
])->then(function ($content) {
    return $content;
}); // This will output "hello, world!"

// AddComma class:
class AddComma
{
    public function handle($string, Closure $next)
    {
        return $next($string . ',');
    }
}

// AddWorld class:
class AddWorld
{
    public function handle($string, Closure $next)
    {
        return $next($string . ' world!');
    }
}

Contributing

All contributions (pull requests, issues and feature requests) are welcome. Make sure to read through the CONTRIBUTING.md first, though. See the contributors page for all contributors.

License

sven/helpers is licensed under the MIT License (MIT). Please see the license file for more information.