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A pjax middleware for Laravel 5

A few days ago Jeffrey Way published an interesting lesson on how to integrate pjax with LaravelPjax is jquery plugin that leverages ajax to speed up the loading time of webpages. It works by only fetching specific html fragments from the server, and client-side updating only certain parts of the page. Scott Nelson wrote a blogpost that explains it all with a bit more detail.

In his video Jeffrey made a middleware that can render the response that the jquery plugin is expecting. I decided to use his code as the base for a new package called laravel-pjax. To make sure that the middleware is working as expected some tests were added.  Take a look at the package on GitHub.

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. He loves waffles and butterflies.