Laravel 9.8 Released

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The Laravel team released 9.8 with accessing default form data from an Eloquent model, custom log levels per exception type, discovering anonymous components in additional paths, and more:

The "old" Form Helper Accepts a Model

Andrew Arscott contributed an update to the old() helper that allows a model as the second default argument:

<input type="text" name="name" value="{{ old('name', $user->name) }}">
 
{{-- 🔥 --}}
<input type="text" name="name" value="{{ old('name', $user) }}">

Allow a Custom Log Level in Exception Handling

Tom Witkowski contributed the ability to customize the log level for reported exceptions in the exception handler:

use PDOException;
use Psr\Log\LogLevel;
 
/**
* A list of exception types with their corresponding custom log levels.
*
* @var array<class-string<\Throwable>, \Psr\Log\LogLevel::*>
*/
protected $levels = [
PDOException::class => LogLevel::CRITICAL
];

See Pull Request #41925 for implementation details.

Discover Anonymous Blade Components in Additional Paths

Ralph J. Smit contributed the ability to discover anonymous Blade components in additional paths:

public function boot()
{
Blade::anonymousComponentNamespace('flights.bookings', 'flights');
}

Here's an example of anonymous component usage:

<x-flights::panel :flight="$flight" />

Set Factory Method

Ralph J. Smit contributed a model factory set() method to set a single model attribute:

// Before
EloquentModel::factory()
->create(['name' => 'foo']);
 
// After
EloquentModel::factory()
->set('name', 'foo')
->create();
 
// Before
EloquentModel::factory()
->someMethod()
->create(['country' => 'NL']);
 
// After
EloquentModel::factory()
->someMethod()
->set('country', 'NL')
->create();

Release Notes

You can see the complete list of new features and updates below and the diff between 9.7.0 and 9.8.0 on GitHub.

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