A New Minimal Default Exception Page With Dark Mode Support in Laravel 11.9

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This week, the Laravel team released v11.9, which includes a new default exception page, a way to prevent destructive commands from running, a withoutDelay() queue method, and more.

New Default Exception Page

Laravel now ships with a minimal default exception page when your application is in debug mode. The updated error page has light and dark mode support:

New default exception page in Laravel 11.9 (dark mode)
New default exception page in Laravel 11.9 (dark mode)

The Exception page will continue to render the default Symfony view (unless you've defined a custom renderer) when debug is false:

Default exception page with APP_DEBUG=false
Exception page when APP_DEBUG=false

This update only affects new Laravel applications, so existing applications will still use Ignition if installed. If you would like to continue to use the Spatie Ignition exception page in new Laravel applications, you can install it with Composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-ignition

See Pull Request #51261 and #51587 for more details.

Prevent Destructive Commands

Jason McCreary and Joel Clermont contributed a Prohibitable trait along with code that prevents destructive commands from running. You can also add these to your custom Artisan commands that might have destructive behavior you don't intend to run in some environments (usually production):

use Illuminate\Console\Command;
use Illuminate\Console\Prohibitable;
 
class SomeDestructiveCommand extends Command
{
use Prohibitable;
}
 
// SomeDestructiveCommand::prohibit($this->app->isProduction());

The Laravel framework includes some database commands that include the Prohibitable trait, such as db:wipe, migrate:fresh, migrate:refresh, and migrate:reset. You can prohibit them individually or use the DB Facade to prohibit all of the aforementioned commands:

// Prohibits: db:wipe, migrate:fresh, migrate:refresh, and migrate:reset
DB::prohibitDestructiveCommands($this->app->isProduction());

Add withoutDelay() to the Queueable trait

Kennedy Tedesco contributed a withoutDelay() method to the Queueable trait. If a job has a default delay time, you can use this in cases where you want to skip that delay instead of passing 0 to the delay() method:

dispatch((new MyJob($data))->delay(0));
 
dispatch((new MyJob($data))->withoutDelay());

Release notes

You can see the complete list of new features and updates below and the diff between 11.8.0 and 11.9.0 on GitHub. The following release notes are directly from the changelog:

v11.9.0

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