Laravel API Response Helpers

September 10th, 2021


Laravel API Response Helpers is a super simple package allowing for consistent API responses throughout your Laravel application:

1// Use this trait within a controller
2use ApiResponseHelpers;
4// Provides the following methods:
5$this->respondNotFound(string|Exception $message, ?string $key = 'error')
6$this->respondWithSuccess(?array $contents = [])
7$this->respondOk(string $message)
8$this->respondUnAuthenticated(?string $message = null)
9$this->respondForbidden(?string $message = null)
10$this->respondError(?string $message = null)
11$this->respondCreated(?array $data = [])
12$this->respondNoContent(?array $data = [])

The goal of this package is ensuring consistent JSON API responses throughout an application. It provides a consistent way to respond instead of manually designing the API response:

1// i.e.
2response()->json(['message' => $error], Response::HTTP_BAD_REQUEST)
3// or
4response()->json([$error], 400)

You can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub.

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Paul Redmond

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