Define Model Attributes With Laravel Fluent

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Laravel Fluent is a package by Boris Lepikhin that provides an expressive way to define model attributes. This package automatically builds casts at runtime and gives you native auto-completion of model properties:

// Before
 
/**
* @property Collection $features
* @property float $price
* @property int $available
*/
class Product extends Model
{
protected $casts = [
'features' => 'collection',
'price' => 'float',
'available' => 'integer',
];
}
 
// After
use Based\Fluent\Fluent;
 
class Product extends Model
{
use Fluent;
 
public Collection $features;
public float $price;
public int $available;
}

This package supports all native PHP types and laravel primitive casts:

class Order extends Model
{
use Fluent;
 
public int $amount;
public Carbon $expires_at;
 
#[AsDecimal(2)]
public float $total;
 
#[Cast('encrypted:array')]
public array $payload;
}

This package can also handle model relations. You can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub.

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