monooso

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16 Feb
3 months ago

monooso left a reply on API Error Display

Sorry for the slow response, apparently I don't receive notification of any replies.

In answer to your question, no, that's not what I was getting at. I was talking about throwing custom API-specific exceptions in your code, when an error occurs.

You can then catch those specific exceptions in the Handler class (as you would normally), and return an appropriate (presumably JSON) response.

Stephen

08 Feb
3 months ago

monooso left a reply on API Error Display

One alternative is to raise custom exceptions for your API endpoints, and then handle them in App\Exceptions\Handler. An ApiResourceNotFoundException, for example. That's usually how I approach it for larger applications.

If it's something a bit simpler, you could get away with some conditional checks in the handler—if it's a JSON (API) request do A, otherwise do B.

monooso left a reply on Prevent Create A Record If Error In Observer Laravel

The Eloquent created lifecycle event doesn't fire until after the record has been created.

Do you really want post creation to fail if there's a temporary issue with notifications?

If not, a better solution would be to add a job to the queue. The Laravel documentation goes into plenty of detail, but here's a quick example of how that might look:

public function created($post)
{
    if (Auth::guest()) {
        NotifyGuestPostCreated::dispatch($post);
    }
}

If there's a problem sending the queued notification, Laravel will automatically try again.

Cheers, Stephen

03 Feb
3 months ago

monooso left a reply on Laravel Certification. 2017!

@KEEVITAJA - They use an online "proctoring" service, which requires that you sit alone, in a well-lit room, with your laptop camera on, for the duration of the exam.

Maybe not as good as an on-site examination, but also not the worthless money-grab you suggest.

monooso left a reply on Laravel Certification. 2017!

@MARVANNI - In case somebody else happens across this comment, the Laravel Certification FAQs make it clear that the exam does not have to be taken yearly: http://support.laravelcert.com/support/solutions/articles/30000023490-do-i-have-to-take-the-exam-yearly-