Whoops in Laravel 5.5

June 16, 2017 By - Usama Muneer
    • What is Whoops?

      Whoops is a nice little library that helps you develop and maintain your projects better, by helping you deal with errors and exceptions in a painless way.

      Laravel 5.5 and Whoops

      As you all might know, Taylor Otwell is bringing Whoops back in Laravel 5.5. So, we pulled in Laravel’s development build in order to see how it actually works.

      Installing Laravel –dev

      laravel new laravel55 --dev

      Running the application

      Simply type in your terminal

      php artisan serve

      I’m using Laravel Valet here so I don’t need to run the serve command.

      Straight out you’ll notice something different here. A cool error screen maybe? But we just installed a fresh Laravel application. The error is telling us that our application doesn’t have any key. Obviously, everything was pulled in from the development build.

      So let’s run this command and see if that would fix this.

      php artisan key:generate

      Now head back and check if the error message disappears.

      Conclusion

      Whoops is a really cool errors management utility which lets you know the errors by providing the every possible details and the line numbers, so that one can understand it more easily and fix it.

      Laravel 5.5 is set to release in the next month & this is one of the cool features which Taylor is about to bring in with this next major Laravel release.

      Try and test it yourself by purposely missing the semicolon, maybe in your routes file & see what it look like in the front-end.

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    Usama Muneer

    A web enthusiastic, self-motivated & detail-oriented professional Full-Stack Web Developer from Karachi, Pakistan with experience in developing applications using JavaScript, WordPress & Laravel specifically. Loves to write on different web technologies with an equally useful skill to make some sense out of it.

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