Laravel 8.30 Released


March 4th, 2021

Laravel 8.30 Released

The Laravel team released 8.30 with the ability to stop a validator on the first failure, a new collection method, a new rate-limiting convenience method for minutes, and the latest changes in the 8.x branch:

Stop on First Failure in Validators

Taylor Otwell contributed the ability to stop on the first validator failure instead of continuing to validate all fields:

$data = ['foo' => 'bar', 'age' => 30];
$validator = Validator::make($data, [
'foo' => 'required',
'age' => 'required|min:31',
'fizz' => 'required',
$validator->passes(); // false
// returns ['age' => 'The age must be at least 31'].

New Contains One Item Collection Method

Joseph Silber contributed a new collection method for asserting if the collection contains one item. It's syntactic sugar for checking if the collection has one item:

// Manually checking the count
$collection->count() === 1;
collect(['apple'])->containsOneItem(); // true
collect([])->containsOneItem(); // false
collect(['apple', 'orange'])->containsOneItem(); // false

Rate Limiting Per Minutes Helper

Craig Anderson contributed a new perMinutes() function to rate limiting. Rate limiting already contains a perMinute() method, but the new plural version is a convenience method to define to give more granular control:

use Illuminate\Cache\RateLimiting\Limit;
$decayMinutes = 5;
$maxAttempts = 100;
Limit::perMinutes($decayMinutes, $maxAttempts);

You can see the full list of new features and updates below and the diff between 8.29.0 and 8.30.0 on GitHub. The following release notes are directly from the changelog:



  • Added new line to DetectsLostConnections (#36373)
  • Added Illuminate\Cache\RateLimiting\Limit::perMinutes() (#36352, 86d0a5c)
  • Make Database Factory macroable (#36380)
  • Added stop on first failure for Validators (39e1f84)
  • Added containsOneItem() method to Collections (#36428, 5b7ffc2)


  • Respect custom route key with explicit route model binding (#36375)
  • Add Buffered Console Output (#36404)
  • Don't flash 'current_password' input (#36415)
  • Check for context method in Exception Handler (#36424)

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