Laravel 8.52 Released


July 28th, 2021

Laravel 8.52 Released

The Laravel team released 8.52 with taking multiple items from a collection using shift or pop, a new validation rule to ignore trashed models, and the latest changes in the 8.x branch:

Take Multiple Items From a Collection

Ed Grosvenor contributed the ability to add an optional numeric argument (defaulting to 1). This allows the user to shift or pop items from a collection in one pass:

$ php artisan tinker
# Psy Shell v0.10.8 (PHP 8.0.8 — cli) by Justin Hileman
>>> collect([1,2,3,4])->shift()
=> 1
>>> collect([1,2,3,4])->shift(3)
=> Illuminate\Support\Collection {#3428
all: [

Support a Proxy URL for Laravel Mix Hot Reload

Stephen Sweetland contributed a new application configuration app.mix_hot_proxy_url. Useful if you're serving a local app with ngrok to change the URL that gets output if in hot mode.

Ignore Trashed Models in Unique Validation Rule

Philo Hermans contributed a ignoreTrashed() validation rule which is syntactic sugar for the following rule:

// Before
'email'=> [
// After
'email'=> [

Support Job Middleware on Queued Listeners

Günther Debrauwer contributed support for job middleware on queued listeners. Check out Pull Request #38128 for details.

Model Broadcasting Methods

Clément Blanco contributed two optional model methods: broadcastAs and broadcastWith() when using model broadcasting:

public function broadcastAs($event)
return match($event) {
'created' => 'server.created',
public function broadcastWith($event)
return match($event) {
'created' => ['id' => $this->user->id],

Release Notes

You can see the full list of new features and updates below and the diff between 8.51.0 and 8.52.0 on GitHub. The following release notes are directly from the changelog:



  • Allow shift() and pop() to take multiple items from a collection (#38093)
  • Added hook to configure broadcastable model event (5ca5768, aca6f90)
  • Support a proxy URL for mix hot (#38118)
  • Added Illuminate/Validation/Rules/Unique::withoutTrashed() (#38124)
  • Support job middleware on queued listeners (#38128)
  • Model Broadcasting - Adding broadcastWith() and broadcastAs() support (#38137)
  • Allow parallel testing without database creation (#38143)


  • Fixed display of validation errors occurred when asserting status (#38088)
  • Developer friendly message if no Prunable Models found (#38108)
  • Fix running schedule:test on CallbackEvent (#38146)


  • BelongsToMany->sync() will support touching for pivots when the result contains detached items (#38085)
  • Ability to specify the broadcaster to use when broadcasting an event (#38086)
  • Password Validator should inherit custom error message and attribute (#38114)

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