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Sort dependencies in composer.json

Here’s a quick composer tip. The next time you require a dependency, use --sort-packages to alphabetically sort the dependencies in your composer.json. For example:

composer require spatie/string --sort-packages

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.