Today I released a new package called laravel-fractal. It provides a Fractal service provider for Laravel. If you don’t know what Fractal does, take a peek at their intro. Shortly said, Fractal is very useful to transform data before using it in an API.
Using Fractal data can be transformed like this:
use League\Fractal\Manager; use League\Fractal\Resource\Collection; $fractal = new Manager(); $books = [['id'=>1, 'title'=>'Hogfather'], ['id'=>2, 'title'=>'Game Of Kill Everyone']]; $resource = new Collection($books, new BookTransformer()); $array = $fractal->createData($resource)->toArray();
The laravel-fractal package makes that process a tad easier:
fractal() ->collection($books) ->transformWith(new BookTransformer()) ->toArray();
If you like this package, take a look at the other Laravel packages our team has previously released.