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6 days ago
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Started a new Conversation Removing Code From Controller


I am trying improve my controller fu nations which seem messy in my opinion. I have a form on my page that allows user to input month and year. In the database it is stored as a normal MySQL date so I add -01 to the end. So my controller looks like this.

public function store()
    $attributes = $this->validateRequest();
    $attributes['start_date'] = Carbon::parse(request('start_date') . '-01')->toDateString();
    $attributes['end_date'] = null !== request('end_date') ? Carbon::parse(request('end_date') . '-01')->toDateString() : null;
    $attributes['is_present'] = request('is_present') == 'on' ? true : false;

    $role = auth()->user()->roles()->create($attributes);
    return redirect('/admin');

I am trying to improve my code and I understand that skinny controllers are good practice, but I am not sure where I am can move the date processing to? Would it be a service? If so I would appreciate any guidance on this.

1 week ago
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Replied to Validation Required_without And Date_format

Hmmm, it's still not quite right, in this request it passes validation:

"position" => "asdfdg"
"company" => "afsdg"
"location" => "wfagehrs"
"start_date" => "2020-10"
"is_present" => "on"
"skills" => "Asf"
"description" => "asfdg"

But this fails:

"position" => "asdfdg"
"company" => "afsdg"
"location" => "wfagehrs"
"start_date" => "2020-10"
"end_date" => null
"is_present" => "on"
"skills" => "Asf"
"description" => "asfdg"
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Replied to Validation Required_without And Date_format

Thank you, but end date should be able to be null if is_present is checked

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Started a new Conversation Validation Required_without And Date_format

I have a form on my page that is for a users job history. They can either select an end date or that it is their present role.

return $attributes = request()->validate([
        'position' => 'required',
        'company' => 'required',
        'start_date' => 'date_format:Y-m|required',
        'end_date' => 'date_format:Y-m|required_without:is_present',
        'is_present' => 'required_without:end_date',
        'description' => 'required',
        'location' => 'required',

However when I submit the form with end_date empty, I get the following validation response:

The end date does not match the format Y-m.

Any idea why this is?

1 week ago
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Replied to Update Request Value

Thanks, but how would I update the request value so it is stored in the database?

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Started a new Conversation Update Request Value


I have a date picker on my form that allows users to select a month and year. The value is submitted as YYYY/MM. How can I update the value so that I can save it in a mysql date field?

3 weeks ago
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Started a new Conversation MySQL Directory In Project


I have been working on a laravel project for a few weeks and a mysql folder has just appeared in the root of the project. I have checked /etc/mysql/my.cnf in Vagrant and it has the following:

!includedir /etc/mysql/conf.d/ !includedir /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/

Any idea how I can resolve this?

3 weeks ago
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Started a new Conversation Page Specific Javascript And Webpack


I have javascript files that are only required on some pages, if there are included in other pages then they cause console errors.

Should I include these files in app.js for compiling assets with Laravel Mix or just put the in public/js manually and include them in my blade templates where required?

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Replied to Javascript Console Error

Perfect, thank you :)

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Started a new Conversation Javascript Console Error


I am trying to use a theme into my Laravel project. The theme has javascript files that use tiny-slider and js-cookie packages. Here is my setup:

// webpack.mix.js
const mix = require('laravel-mix');

mix.js('resources/js/app.js', 'public/js')
    .sass('resources/sass/app.scss', 'public/css');

// resources/js/app.js
import '@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/js/all.js';
import { tns } from 'tiny-slider/src/tiny-slider.js';
import Cookies from 'js-cookie';


// resources/js/theme/testimonials.js
const slider = tns({
    container: '.testimonial-carousel',
    loop: true,
    items: 3,
    responsive: {
        1200: {

    slideBy: 'page',
    nav: true,    
    autoplay: true,
    autoplayButtonOutput: false,
    mouseDrag: true,
    lazyload: true,
    gutter: 30,
    navPosition: 'bottom',
    mouseDrag: true,
    controls: false,
    speed: 800,


// resources/js/theme/dark-mode.js
$(document).ready(function() {

function setThemeFromCookie() {
	// Check if the cookie is set 
	if (typeof Cookies.get('mode') !== "undefined" ) {
		$('#darkmode').attr('checked', true); // toggle change
		console.log('Cookie: dark mode' );
	} else {
		$('#darkmode').attr('checked', false); // toggle change
		console.log('Cookie: light mode' );


$('#darkmode').on('change', function(e){

	if ($(this).is(':checked')) {
		//Set cookies for 7 days 
		Cookies.set('mode', 'dark-mode', { expires: 7 });
	} else {
		//Remove cookies

When I load the app, I am getting the following errors:

Uncaught ReferenceError: tns is not defined
at Object../resources/js/theme/testimonials.js (app.js:46323)
at __webpack_require__ (app.js:20)
at Module../resources/js/app.js (app.js:46099)
at __webpack_require__ (app.js:20)
at Object.0 (app.js:46368)
at __webpack_require__ (app.js:20)
at app.js:84
at app.js:87

Uncaught ReferenceError: Cookies is not defined
at setThemeFromCookie (app.js:46177)
at HTMLDocument.<anonymous> (app.js:46190)
at mightThrow (app.js:14654)
at process (app.js:14722)

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong here please?

1 month ago
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Started a new Conversation Using Themes With Laravel

I have seen some great looking themes on the Bootstrap website, and would like to use one with a project idea I have to get something up and running quickly.

I am fairly good with Laravel backend but not so hot with front end development, hence why I am keen to use a theme.

Are there any drawbacks to this approach? Are Bootstrap themes compatible with Laravel and Vue?