Eager Lazy Collections Added to Laravel 6.1


October 2nd, 2019

Eager Lazy Collections Added to Laravel 6.1

The Laravel team announced the immediate availability of Laravel v6.1.0 with a new eager() method added to Lazy Collections along with the latest updates for Laravel 6.

LazyCollections—a new feature added to Laravel 6—now has an eager() method which “enumerates all of the lazy collection’s values, and constructs a new LazyCollection instance, which will now be backed by an array.”

An example from pull request #29832 illustrates its use:

$users = User::cursor();
$users = $users->eager();
$count = $users->count();
$users->each(function ($user) {

Without eager() the above would fetch results twice.

Next, the purge() and getChannels() methods were added to the LogManager class in order to purge resolved log driver/channel. The test in pull request #30132 illustrates its use:

public function testLogMnagerPurgeResolvedChannels()
$manager = new LogManager($this->app);
$this->assertCount(1, $manager->getChannels());

Next, a new assertNoContent() method was added to the TestResponse class:

// Before
$response = $this->get('api/endpoint');
// After
$response = $this->get('api/endpoint');

Next, a new withCookies method was added to TestResponse, making it easier to send cookies in HTTP tests:

// Before
$cookies = [
'name1' => encrypt('value1'),
'name2' => encrypt('value2')
$response = $this->call('get', 'test', [], $cookies);
// After
$response = $this->withCookies([
'name1' => 'value1',
'name2' => 'value2'

You can see the full list of new features and updates below, and the whole diff between 6.0.4 and 6.1.0 on GitHub. The full release notes for Laravel 6.0 are available in the GitHub v6 changelog:



  • Added Illuminate\Support\LazyCollection::eager() method (#29832)
  • Added purge() and getChannels() methods to Illuminate\Log\LogManager (#30132, a52a0dd)
  • Added Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\TestResponse::assertNoContent() method (#30125)
  • Added InteractsWithQueue to SendQueueNotifications (#30140)
  • Added SendQueueNotifications::retryUntil() method (#30141)
  • Added methods for sending cookies with test requests (#30101)
  • Added support of job middleware for queued notifications (#30070)


  • Fixed migration class duplicate check in make:migration command (#30095)
  • Fixed monolog v2 handler preparation (#30123)
  • Fixed return of callback value for DurationLimiter (#30143)


  • Added runtime information output for seeders (#30086)
  • Added strict parameter to Illuminate\Foundation\Testing\TestResponse::assertJsonPath() (#30142)
  • Added deletedAtColumn optional parameter to Foundation\Testing\Concerns\InteractsWithDatabase::assertSoftDeleted() (#30111)


  • Improved AuthServiceProvider::registerEventRebindHandler() in case if guard is not initialized (#30105)

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Paul Redmond

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