Better Http Status Codes In Laravel
This Laravel quick tip will show you how to make your code more readable and expressive by replacing http status code magic numbers with calls to static constants.
'Magic numbers' like
401 can cause a lot of confusion for colleagues or your future self. It's not always immediately obvious what these numbers represent.
A magic number is a number in the code that has no context or meaning.
Luckily, when it comes to HTTP Status Codes, we can make use of a complete set of constants that will make the meaning of your code self evident.
Response::HTTP_OK will return
Response::HTTP_UNAUTHORIZED will return
401 and my personal favourite
Response::HTTP_I_AM_A_TEAPOT will return
This is possible because the
Illuminate\Http\Response class extends the
Finally, we also have access to an array of all status codes via
Response::$statusTexts. This is handy if you want to list, validate or otherwise iterate over all status codes.