Some new features coming to Laravel 8

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August 21st, 2020

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The plan is for Laravel 8 to be released on September 8th, and in anticipation, Taylor has been hinting at some of the new features that will be coming to the framework. Let’s take a look at some of these.

php artisan serve enhancements

Small quality of life improvement in Laravel 8.x… you no longer have to manually restart "php artisan serve" if you update your ".env" file… pic.twitter.com/wnYhNS0Si0

— Taylor Otwell (@taylorotwell) July 14, 2020

You will no longer have to manually restart php artisan serve if you update your “.env” file. The changes will be read in, and you can just continue working.

app/Models directory

Laravel 8.x skeleton will include a "app/Models" directory by default.

— Taylor Otwell (@taylorotwell) August 20, 2020

This feature came to life after a Twitter poll a few months back where Taylor asked where people like to put their “Models” Either in app/ or app/Models. The latter won out, and the Laravel 8 skeleton will include an app/Models directory by default.

Generator commands are updated for new directories

All generator commands in 8.x will detect if you have a Models directory. If you don’t it will assume models go in “app”. Seamless.

— Taylor Otwell (@taylorotwell) August 20, 2020

To make life easier with that directory change, all generator commands in 8.x will detect if you have a Models directory. If you don’t, it will assume models go in “app”.

Even more…

Things I have on my list to talk about at @LaraconOnline… factories, squashing migrations, job batching, job backoffs, rate limiting, exception reporting, event listening, route caching, maintenance mode, Jetstream…

— Taylor Otwell (@taylorotwell) August 19, 2020

At Laracon Online, Taylor plans to talk about model factories, squashing migrations, job batching, job backoffs, rate limiting, exception reporting, event listening, route caching, maintenance mode, Jetstream, and much more! He is scheduled for the 12:15 PM time slot, and it’s one you wouldn’t want to miss.

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Eric L. Barnes

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