Laravel Extended Validator

I released my first Laravel 4 package today, which is a couple of classes that build on top of Laravel’s Validator library.

Take a look at this snippet, then view the project on Github to see how it can assist your validation.

$userValidator = UserValidator::make(Input::only('first_name', 'last_name'))
$carValidator = CarValidator::make(Input::only('make', 'model'))
$groupedValidator = GroupedValidator::make()
if ($groupedValidator->passes()) {
// yay

The main reasons I created this package are:

  1. To ease the creation of validation services – we all know validaton should be moved out of the controller
  2. Provide an easy way to provide context for validations – such as providing a modified set of validation rules for edit vs. create
  3. Provide an easy way to group validations – that is, calling one passes() method to validate multiple models

It is documented on Github and I’ll write a more in depth blog post about it in the near future.

For now, visit the project on Github!

Made with ❤ by Chris Hayes