Route improvements are coming to Laravel 5.4

Route improvements are coming to Laravel 5.4

As Laravel 5.4 development continues, two new improvements are coming to your routes, better route caching for large applications and fluently registering routes.

Route Caching Improvements

The route caching layer contains improvements that will allow route matching on very large applications to see a significant improvement. In this context very large is applications with more than one thousand routes defined.

Fluent Registering Routes

In the past, if you wanted to define a named route or a middleware you would do it like this at the end of the closure:

Route::get('user/{id}/profile', function ($id) {
    //
})->name('profile');

Now you can define it at the beginning:

Route::name('profile')->get('user/{id}/profile', function ($id) {
    // some closure action...
});

Joseph Silber created the pull request to add this feature, and he outlined a few other examples of utilizing this new option:

Registering a route name and a middleware

Route::name('users.index')->middleware('auth')->get('users', function () {
    // some closure action...
});

Registering a middleware with a route prefix and group

Route::middleware('auth')->prefix('api')->group(function () {
    // register some routes...
});

Registering a middleware to a resource controller

Route::middleware('auth')->resource('photo', 'PhotoController');

Filed in: Laravel 5.4 / Routing
Laravel News Partners

Laravel Jobs

PHP Developer - Full time w/ benefits, US Only
Northern Virginia or Remote (US Only)
Guidance Residential
Full Stack Developer
Remote
Wehaa.com
Laravel API Developer
Las Vegas, NV (Must work on-site)
V Shred
Laravel Developer (Vue, SQL Server)
Remote
World Trade Organization
Web Application Developer (Vue.js & Laravel)
Remote
Apero Creative Development

Newsletter

Join 31,000+ others and never miss out on new tips, tutorials, and more.