LaraLens is a Laravel Artisan Command to show you the current configuration of your application. It is useful to show in your terminal the status of:
- some useful configuration variable;
- the connection to the database;
- the tables in the database;
- the connection via HTTP request.
When I have a new Laravel Application deployed on the target server, usually I perform a list of commands in order to check the configuration, the connection to database, inspect some tables, and inspect the response of the web server. With this package named LaraLens, I tried to show more information in just one command. This is useful also when the installation of your Laravel application is on premises, and someone else takes care about the configuration on the target server. So, in this scenario usually, as developer, your first question is: “how is configured the application on the production (or stage) environment?”.
In your Laravel application, you can install the package via composer:
composer require hi-folks/lara-lens
php artisan laralens:diagnostic
Usage: control the database connection
You can see database connection informations, you can choose which table you want to inspect, and the column used for the “order by” (default created_at):
php artisan laralens:diagnostic --table=migrations --column-sort=id
To retrieve the last user (last by creation date):
php artisan laralens:diagnostic --table=users --column-sort=created_at
To retrieve the last user (last by update date):
php artisan laralens:diagnostic --table=users --column-sort=updated_at
Usage: control the output
You can control the output via the show option. You can define:
- all The defalut for — show option is all.
php artisan laralens:diagnostic --show=config --show=connection --show=database --show=runtime --show=migration
If you want to see only database information:
php artisan laralens:diagnostic --show=database
LaraLens provides some hints
If you have some coonfiguration issues ono your configuration, for example:wrong parameters for database connectio or wrong parameters for application URLs, LaraLens catch the error and suggest to the user sme hints in order to fix the configuration.