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Display pretty errors with Whoops

Whoops is an error handler framework for PHP. It’s easy to integrate into a lot of frameworks, including Laravel 5.  I prefer using Whoops over the default Laravel behaviour because Whoops displays the lines of code where the error/exception occurred. The maintainer Dennis Sokolov recently released a new major version which features a new beautiful design.


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.
  • Oli

    I really rate Graham Campbell’s Laravel Exceltions package which optionally uses Whoops. Much nicer, cleaner production and development exception handling – https://github.com/GrahamCampbell/Laravel-Exceptions.

    As with all Graham’s packages, the documentation is rather sub standard.