Today we are very excited to announce a new global helper function that is available for all Laravel 6 installations, as well as for all applications that have Ignition 1.9+ installed.
We all love to debug our code using
dd - it's fast and easy. But sometimes you want to have some more information available.
Or you forgot to dump some things about your request, so you have to edit your dd and do it all over again.
Say hello to "ddd"
We now give you
ddd - a globally available helper function that does everything that you love about
dd and sprinkles everything that Ignition has to offer on top of it.
Let's say you want to dump a string and a user model somewhere in the code. With
ddd you can do this, just as you would with
$user = User::first();
ddd('dumping this one', $user);
Now when you hit that code in your browser, this is what you'll see:
ddd helper will dump the data, show Ignition and exit. This gives you the power of
dd combined with all the great features of Ignition.
Do you want to revisit the stack trace for this
ddd call? Just click on the stack trace tab.
With our first party extensions to Ignition, like the Ignition Code Editor or the Tinker Tab
ddd becomes even more powerful.
And if you ever feel like you need some help from other people, you can go and share your dumped code right from Ignition too.
Here is an example share taken from our ddd test application.