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11
2 months ago
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Replied to Spark Profile Photos On Vapor

@sandervanhooft Thx for confirming that this approach works. Helps with the confidence. :-)

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Replied to Spark Profile Photos On Vapor

@nicks Thx for your response. Helpful...! :-)

It would be nice to see Spark/Vapor play nice together.

I fear as soon as I'm done doing all this work (which you've already made much easier), then they'll release a new version of Spark that solves this and all its other issues....but will require purchasing a new license, of course. :-|

I'm about ready to make these changes in one project. Fingers crossed...! ;-)

May
27
2 months ago
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Replied to Spark Profile Photos On Vapor

@nicks That seems like a lot of work....and deviation from the "default" Spark install. That worries me a bit.

Did you ever try to get direct guidance from the Spark team/support? What did they say, if anything?

Has your solution held over the last couple of months? I'd like to either get rid of support for photos or get it working....I'm just not sure which path requires the most work and maintenance. :-|

(Whatever the case, thanks for sharing your solution. Definitely a big help!)

Apr
28
3 months ago
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Replied to How To Reuse Laravel 7's New HTTP Client...

Thx. That's a fair suggestion, based on my question, and it certainly DRYs up the code.

I was more interested in a solution that wouldn't require the client to be rebuilt over and over again.

It seems like when you finally make a request, then "deep within" PendingRequest::send() a call to buildClient() is made. It seems unavoidable.

Your solution certainly cleans up the code, which is nice, but it seems more than a bit inefficient to build up a brand new client over and over again...especially if the configuration is the same. Of course, maybe the most common use case is one request at a time...?

Thx again. :-)

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Started a new Conversation How To Reuse Laravel 7's New HTTP Client...

Anyone know how to reuse Laravel 7's new HTTP client or does it need to be "configured" for every use...?

For example, if one writes something like this:

$response = Http::baseUrl('https://some.base.address.com')
    ->acceptJson()
    ->asJson()
    ->withToken($token)
    ->get('users');

And then later on or elsewhere in the code you want to hit the same API, but to get/do something else:

$response = Http::baseUrl('https://some.base.address.com')
    ->acceptJson()
    ->asJson()
    ->withToken($token)
    ->get('students');

Using Http is nice, but it seems like there's potentially a lot of duplicated code. How can one easily avoid the boilerplate configuration each/every time one wants to make a request?

Thanks...! :-)

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Commented on The New HTTP Client

Anyone know how to reuse a "configured client"...?

For example, if one writes something like this:

$response = Http::baseUrl('https://some.base.address.com')
    ->acceptJson()
    ->asJson()
    ->withToken($token)
    ->get('users');

And then later on or elsewhere in the code you want to hit the same API, but to get/do something else:

$response = Http::baseUrl('https://some.base.address.com')
    ->acceptJson()
    ->asJson()
    ->withToken($token)
    ->get('students');

Using Http is nice, but it seems like there's potentially a lot of duplicated code. How can one easily avoid the boilerplate configuration each/every time one wants to make a request?

Thanks...! :-)

Mar
06
5 months ago
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Commented on Route Custom Keys With Scoping

One of the features I was looking forward to using....but, I use Route::resource() a lot. Is it possible to take advantage of this feature using Route::resource()...?