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1 month ago
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Started a new Conversation Laravel - Services Or Repositories Patterns

Hi everyone,

Since a couple of days I find myself thinking and trying a lot of things about Services or Repositories patterns with Laravel. Until now, I always put data logic into Models like accesors, mutators, scopes and custom methods like this :

    public function createTrip(Request $request)
    	$quote = $this->create($this->syncDatas($request));
    	return $quote;

    public function updateTrip(Request $request)
    	return $this;

    protected function syncDatas(Request $request)
        $datas = (object) json_decode($request->datas);

        return [
            'name' => $datas->name,
            'type' => $datas->type,
            'schedule' => [
                'start' => $datas->date_start,
                'end' => $datas->date_end
            'members' => collect($datas->client->members)->pluck('id'),
            'price' => $datas->price

    protected function syncRelations(Request $request)
        $datas = (object) json_decode($request->datas);


As you see, I inject the request object and format data before store it with the syncDatas() method and do to the same for the relations.

This is mainly the reason why I think about Services/Repositories pattern because I don’t know if that is a good way to use Model at this step. But i’m not really convinced about using those patterns into Laravel and as many, want to keep my Controllers very clean and easy to read.

So, I want to know, what is your approach on this case ? Do you use Services/Repositories pattern in your projects ?

1 month ago
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Replied to Model Class Instance Question

@martinbean I have not a real example to give you, the aim here is just to understand the way it works. It is more about POO than Laravel.

This is why I took the example of Model with its first() method. It is returns a Model instance with public properties columns based on schema columns that it retrieves from database.

I tried to take a look in core’s model files but I didn’t find the full answer to this question :

How can I return an object with its public properties dynamically set as Laravel does ? I have answered to this question with my previous example which works but it still have a + sign behind each property and want to know why in comparison to Laravel Model which don’t.

1 month ago
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Replied to Model Class Instance Question

Thanks all for your answers. I find the solution below :

class Test {

  public function __construct($datas)
    foreach($datas as $key => $data)
      $this->$key = $data;
  public function get()
	return $this;


$test = new Test(['id' => 1, 'name' => 'John']);


However, I still don't understand why Laravel Models don't have a plus sign in front of properties even though its properties are dynamically set.

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Replied to Model Class Instance Question

@thibaultvanc Ok that is clear.thanks for this answer. Any idea about the first question ?

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Replied to Model Class Instance Question

Hi @tykus ,

Thanks for your feedback. 2 questions about it :

  1. How can I dynamically set the public properties of the object from a given array for example :
class Test {
  protected $datas = [];
  public function __construct($datas)
    $this->datas = $datas;
  public function first()
	return $this;


$test = new Test(['id' => 1, 'name' => 'John']);


  1. Why does I get a plus sign in front of properties ? What is the difference ?
=> Test {#2050
     +id: 1,
     +name: "John",

Thanks for your help

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Started a new Conversation Model Class Instance Question


I have a question about something.

Consider the following code : App\Models\User::first(). This returns an User class with its attributes like this :

App\Models\User {#2070
     id: 1,
     firstname: "François",
     lastname: "Dusautoir",
     email: "[email protected]",
     avatar: null,
     email_verified_at: "2020-07-23 16:45:19",
     settings: "{"lang":"fr","notifications":[]}",
     owner: 1,
     created_at: "2020-07-23 16:45:19",
     updated_at: "2020-07-23 16:45:19",

How is it works to return an instance of the object ? I mean, if I create a simple class like this :

class Test {
  public function first()
    return  [
      'id' => 1,
      'name' => 'John'


(new Test)->first();

It's only returns me a single array, which is normal. But how can I reproduce something like this :

Test {#2069
     id: 1,
     name: "John",

Thanks for your help about it.

4 months ago
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Commented on Different Strategies For Different Clients

Really great. This is clearly that kind of lessons that I need today to level up refractoring in my apps. This serie is really cool Jeffrey 👌👍

5 months ago
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Commented on Rapid Code Generation With Blueprint

That is a really awesome work Jason ! Thanks for that.

I didn’t see it in the readme documentation but is there an option to set a default $guarded = [‘id’] instead of the fillable property in model created ? I have the same question about the $casts property. I generally just use it to cast JSON datas.