Laravel 10.8 Released


April 19th, 2023

Laravel 10.8 Released

Laravel 10.8 Released

The Laravel PHP framework released version 10.8 this week, which introduces several new features and improvements, including a new Pint rule for formatting method chaining indentation and syntactic sugar added to the Process::pipe() method. Additionally, class-based "after" validation rules were added.

In addition to framework updates, Laravel Pint received a new rule to ensure proper indentation in method chaining:

Let's look at the features and changes introduced in Laravel 10.8:

Syntactic Sugar Added to Process::pipe()

Wendell Adriel contributed syntactic sugar to the pipe() method he contributed in Laravel 10.7:

Given: the following in test.txt
Hello, world
// New syntatic sugar:
$result = Process::pipe([
'cat test.txt',
'grep -i "foo"',
$result->output(); // "foo"
// Equivalent to the following, introduced in Laravel 10.7
$pipe = Process::pipe(function ($pipe) {
$pipe->command('cat test.txt'),
$pipe->command('grep -i "foo"'),
$pipe->run()->output(); // "foo"

Class-based "After" Validation Rules

Tim MacDonald contributed Class based after validation rules which allows an array of "after" rules:

Validator::make(/* .. */)->after([
new AfterRuleOne(/* ... */),
new AfterRuleTwo(/* ... */),
function ($validator) use (/* ... */): void => {
// ...

Improvements were also made to form requests where you can define an after() method in your class:

class UserRequest
protected function rules(): array
return [
protected function after(MyService $service): array
return [
new AfterRule($this->value, $service),
// ...

See Pull Request #46757 for full details on what's new in regards to validation after rules in Laravel 10.8.

Allow specifying index name when calling constrained()

Luke Kuzmish contributed the ability to specify an index name when calling constrained()

// Before 10.8
->foreign('knowledge_base_resource_id', 'my_foreign_index')

Now, you can do the following instead:

->constrained(null, null, 'my_foreign_index')

Max Exceptions Added to Broadcasting an Event

Anjorin Damilare contributed a maxExceptions property that you can add to events that will determine the maximum number of unhandled exceptions to allow before failing. See Pull Request #46800 for details.

Release Notes

You can see the complete list of new features and updates below and the diff between 10.7.0 and 10.8.0 on GitHub. The following release notes are directly from the changelog:



  • Added syntax sugar to the Process::pipe method (#46745)
  • Allow specifying index name when calling ForeignIdColumnDefinition@constrained() (#46746)
  • Allow to customise redirect URL in AuthenticateSession Middleware (#46752)
  • Added Class based after validation rules (#46757)
  • Added max exceptions to broadcast event (#46800)


  • Fixed compiled view file ends with .php (#46755)
  • Fix validation rule names (#46768)
  • Fixed validateDecimal() (#46809)


  • Add headers to exception in Illuminate/Foundation/Application::abourd() (#46780)
  • Minor skeleton slimming (framework edition) (#46786)
  • Release lock for job implementing ShouldBeUnique that is dispatched afterResponse() (#46806)

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Paul Redmond

Full stack web developer. Author of Lumen Programming Guide and Docker for PHP Developers.