Laravel comes with a very handy
tinker command out of the box. Unfortunately running multiple lines of code on the command line, or editing the code you just executed, can be a bit bothersome. That's why we created a new package called laravel-web-tinker that allows you to run arbitrary code in your browser.
Once installed this is what it looks like:
There's also a dark mode available:
Under the hood, it works like this. Whenever you press
cmd+enter the code will be sent via an HTTP request to the server. The
WebTinkerContoller will just pass the code through the
Tinker class. The code will be executed there and the results will be returned as the response. Nothing special going there.
Because this package can run code arbitrarily we recommend against installing it in a production environment, or any environment where you handle real-world data. We urge you to install the package using the
composer require spatie/laravel-web-tinker --dev
This means that the package will not be installed when you run
composer install --no-dev on your production server (this is something you should be doing already).
There are some more config options. Check out the readme on GitHub to learn more about the package.