Some helper functions for Laravel


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Laravel Cornerstone

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Some helper functions for Laravel

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Helper functions

alert

Create a simple alert message.

function alert($type, $message)

$type can be one of info, warning, error or success. Requires Twitter Bootstrap to be displayed correctly.

Example usage: alert('error', 'This didn\'t work');

is_active

Checks if current request matches certain controllers and returns the string active if so. Useful for highlighting corresponding navigation items.

function is_active($needles, $css_classes = ['active'])

Example usage: is_active('SomeController') or is_active(['SomeController', 'OtherController']). You may also specify the css classes to return with $css_classes.

link_back

Renders a back link. Takes an optional link or tries to use JavaScript.

function link_back($target = null)

Example usage: link_back() or link_back(action('SomeController@someMethod'))

redact

For use in controller methods. Replaces the redirect(action('SomeController@someMethod')) construct.

function redact($name, $parameters = array(), $status = 302, $headers = array(), $secure = null)

Added bonus: Use _self to refer to the Controller the function is called in. For example: return redact('_self@index');.

Repositories

BaseRepositoryInterface

An interface for Repositories. See src/Repositories/BaseRepositoryInterface.php for methods you need to implement.

EloquentAbstractRepository

Abstract implementation for Eloquent of the above interface. Provides default implementation to extend on. See src/Repositories/EloquentAbstractRepository.php for actual implementation.

Keep alive

Prevent the CSRF token from timing out. Simple send an AJAX GET request every 5 minutes to the route lbausch/laravel-cornerstone/keepalive. Of course this is only necessary on pages which contain a _token field. To achieve this with jQuery use the following snippet:

if ($('input[name=_token]').length > 0) {
    setInterval(function () {
        $.get('lbausch/laravel-cornerstone/keepalive');
    }, 3e5);
}