Simplifying Service Providers With Laravel Package Tools


January 26th, 2021

Simplifying Service Providers With Laravel Package Tools

Laravel Package Tools is a package by Spatie that provides an opinionated base service provider you can use to streamline the registration of your package’s config files, migrations, commands, and more.

Here’s how to simplify service providers in @laravelphp packages

Spoiler: I released a package for that #laravel

— Freek Van der Herten (@freekmurze) January 25, 2021

I think you’ll agree that this package can streamline common use-cases found in package service providers:

use Spatie\LaravelPackageTools\PackageServiceProvider;
use Spatie\LaravelPackageTools\Package;
class YourPackageServiceProvider extends PackageServiceProvider
public function configurePackage(Package $package) : void

Spatie also provides a skeleton Laravel package you can use as a template for your next package project. The Laravel skeleton uses the package tools service provider out of the box.

Learn More

You can learn more about this package, get full installation instructions, and view the source code on GitHub. At the time of writing, the best place to get documentation is the project’s readme file.

Freek Van der Herten also wrote about Simplifying service providers in Laravel packages, which is an excellent deep-dive of why this package exists and how it can clean up your service providers.

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Paul Redmond

Full stack web developer. Author of Lumen Programming Guide and Docker for PHP Developers.