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Sharing controller logic with traits

We’ve moved our logic into a trait, a trait can be shared between many controllers without inheritance and it’s more reasonable to do things with views and redirects here (though still not ideal). This in my eyes is the best solution to the problem, it’s what traits are good for and it’s quite convenient.


The article provides a good overview of how the people at Graze came to this solution.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.