In this post, I'd like to show you a quick demo of our new package called laravel-log-dumper.
In Laravel, you can write stuff to the log using the facade or the
Log::info('The meaning of life is 42.'); info("Don't panic.")
In some cases I find this easier to just dump things to the log than using the
But unfortunately, these functions don't take any input.
Log::info will break when you give it an object, and
info will break when passing an array to it.
// boom 💣 info([ 'Beware of the Leopard.', 'Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.', ])
And you can't log multiple things at once.
// boom 💣 Log::info('In the beginning the universe was created.', 'This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.');
To fix this, I've created a small package called
spatie/laravel-log-dumper. It contains a function
ld (short for log dumper) that can dump anything to the log. Strings, arrays, objects, ... No problem!
// a string ld('He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife.'); // an array ld([ 'Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here', 'and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.', ]);
You can also pass it as many arguments as you'd like. They will all get written to the log.
ld('a string', ['a', 'b', 'c'], $object);
Behind the scenes, Symfony's Vardumper is used to transform anything into a string.
It's a tiny package, but it can come in handy.