Laravel 5.7 Resources Directory Changes


August 6th, 2018

Laravel 5.7 Resources Directory Changes

Taylor Otwell announced that in Laravel 5.7 the resources directory will be flattened instead of having an assets folder:

Flattened the resources/assets directory into resources for Laravel 5.7. ????

— Taylor Otwell ????‍???? (@taylorotwell) July 31, 2018

Laravel 5.6’s resources directory looks like this:

2├── assets
3│   ├── js
4│   └── sass
5├── lang
6│   └── en
7└── views

And the upcoming resources directory will look like the following in Laravel 5.7:

2├── js
3├── lang
4├── sass
5└── views

You could even make a move now in your Laravel 5.6 assets ahead of this change. First, you need to update your Laravel Mix configuration:

1let mix = require('laravel-mix');
3mix.js('resources/js/app.js', 'public/js')
4 .sass('resources/sass/app.scss', 'public/css');

Then you can move the directories and clean up with the following:

1mv resources/assets/* resources
2rm -Rf resources/assets/

I like the change to flatten things, and I feel like it cleans up the editor sidebar and has less mental overhead for navigating.

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Paul Redmond

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