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Elegant form handling in Laravel

Michael Dyrynda, co-host of both the excellent North Meets South podcast and Laravel News podcast, wrote a short article on how he pragmatically manages forms in a Laravel app.

I personally feel that I’m not gaining anything by bringing in another package just to handle generating HTML on my behalf when it’s just as fast to use the tools available to me in my editor. It also means there’s no implied knowledge of a now non-standard external package, should a new developer be brought on to the projects that I’ve worked on. HTML is HTML, after all.


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.