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6239 views · 5 years ago
Press Release

To say that we have been hard at work here at Nomad PHP, or that I'm excited about these three announcements would be a tremendous understatement. Over the past several months, behind the scenes, we've been working to bring even more features and benefits to Nomad PHP - these have already included unlimited streaming of all past meetings and access to PHP Architect.

Available today, however, you'll also have access to online, live workshops - as well as soon have the ability to stream select PHP conferences live, and finally to prove the knowledge you have gained through our online certification.

Online, Live Workshops

Like our online meetings, we are excited to announce that available today you can participate in online, live, and interactive workshops. Our first workshop will feature Michael Stowe, author of Undisturbed REST: a guide to Designing the Perfect API as he demonstrates how to build the perfect API using modern technologies and techniques.

Additional workshops will be announced as we continue, with a minimum of one workshop per quarter. These workshops will be part of your Nomad PHP subscription, and will be recorded for later viewing.

Nomad PHP Certification

With the many changes impacting the PHP ecosystem, we're proud to announce the ability to prove your knowledge with our online certification. Each certification is made up numerous, randomly selected questions to be completed within a specific time frame. Depending on the exam it may or may not be proctored, but all exams monitor user activity to ensure compliance.

To pass the exam, a passing grade (specified on each exam) must be completed for each section within the allotted time frame. Failure to complete or pass any section will result in a failing grade for the entire exam.

Upon completion, you will receive a digital certification with verification to post on LinkedIn or your website, as well as having your Nomad PHP updated to show the passed certification.

Initial certification exams will include PHP Developer Level I, PHP Engineer Level II, and API Specialist Level I. The PHP Developer exam will cover core components of PHP, the Engineer will cover a broad spectrum of topics including modern technologies, and the API Specialist will cover REST design and architecture practices.

All three exams will be available by January 31, 2019, and will be included with a Nomad PHP subscription.

Stream Select PHP Conferences Live

One of the primary goals of Nomad PHP is to bring the community together, and allow users all over the country to participate in conference level talks. What better way to do this than to bring community conferences online?

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The first conference to be streamed will be DayCamp4Developers: Beyond Performance on January 18, 2018. Additional conferences to be streamed will be announced shortly.

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Your support of Nomad PHP not only makes all the above possible, but allows Nomad PHP to continue to serve and give back the community. We're proud, that despite operating at a loss, to have already contributed over$4,000 to the PHP community in the last 5 months.

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7961 views · 5 years ago
Iterator in PHP

Every time I see this
$users = [new User(), new User()];

I see a lost opportunity to use Iterator.

Why Iterators?

Collections are an awesome way to organize your previously no-named array. There is a couple of reasons why you should use iterators. One of reason stays for behavior, you can specify exact behavior on standard calls such as next, current, valid etc. Other reason could be that you want to ensure that collection contains an only specific type of an object.

Understand a suffer from using an array of unknown value types.
Very common in the PHP world arrays are used to store all kind of data, in many dimensions in many nested forms. Arrays introduced infinite flexibility to the developer, but because of that, they become very evil.

Example:

- Your function (getUsers) returns an array of User objects.
- Another function (setUsersToActiveState) using getUsers output array and set all users active status to true.
- setUsersToActiveState loop through the array and expect to call a specific method on array item. For example, the method name is getActiveStatus.
- If given array is an array of desired objects which have a callable method getActiveStatus, all fine. But if not exception will be thrown.
- How we can ensure that given array is always an array of objects of a specific type?

public function getUsers(): array
{

return $userArray;
}

public function setUsersToActiveState()
{
$users = $this->getUsers();

foreach ($users as $user) {
if(!$user->getActiveStatus()) {
$user->setActiveStatus(true);
}
}
}

There immediately two problems occurred.
    . One is the problem of type. Our IDE doesn't know what's inside array of $users, so because of that IDE can't suggest us how to use $user element. (I put this comment block above foreach, it works for phpStorm and I guess for some other IDEs)
    . Your colleagues! How they possibly know what's inside array if there is no any hint.
    . Bonus problem, getUsers can return literally any array and there won't be warning in the system.

Solution



class UsersCollection implements \IteratorAggregate
{

private $users = [];

public function getIterator() : UserIterator
{
return new UserIterator($this);
}

public function getUser($position)
{
if (isset($this->users[$position])) {
return $this->users[$position];
}

return null;
}

public function count() : int
{
return count($this->users);
}

public function addUser(User $users)
{
$this->users[] = $users;
}
}

class UserIterator implements \Iterator
{

private $position = 0;


private $userCollection;

public function __construct(UsersCollection $userCollection)
{
$this->userCollection = $userCollection;
}

public function current() : User
{
return $this->userCollection->getUser($this->position);
}

public function next()
{
$this->position++;
}

public function key() : int
{
return $this->position;
}

public function valid() : bool
{
return !is_null($this->userCollection->getUser($this->position));
}

public function rewind()
{
$this->position = 0;
}
}

Tests

Off course there is the tests to ensure that our Collection and Iterator works like a charm. For this example I using syntax for PHPUnit framework.

class UsersCollectionTest extends TestCase
{

public function testUsersCollectionShouldReturnNullForNotExistingUserPosition()
{
$usersCollection = new UsersCollection();

$this->assertEquals(null, $usersCollection->getUser(1));
}


public function testEmptyUsersCollection()
{
$usersCollection = new UsersCollection();

$this->assertEquals(new UserIterator($usersCollection), $usersCollection->getIterator());

$this->assertEquals(0, $usersCollection->count());
}


public function testUsersCollectionWithUserElements()
{
$usersCollection = new UsersCollection();
$usersCollection->addUser($this->getUserMock());
$usersCollection->addUser($this->getUserMock());

$this->assertEquals(new UserIterator($usersCollection), $usersCollection->getIterator());
$this->assertEquals($this->getUserMock(), $usersCollection->getUser(1));
$this->assertEquals(2, $usersCollection->count());
}

private function getUserMock()
{
}
}


class UserIteratorTest extends MockClass
{

public function testCurrent()
{
$iterator = $this->getIterator();
$current = $iterator->current();

$this->assertEquals($this->getUserMock(), $current);
}


public function testNext()
{
$iterator = $this->getIterator();
$iterator->next();

$this->assertEquals(1, $iterator->key());
}


public function testKey()
{
$iterator = $this->getIterator();

$iterator->next();
$iterator->next();

$this->assertEquals(2, $iterator->key());
}


public function testValidIfItemInvalid()
{
$iterator = $this->getIterator();

$iterator->next();
$iterator->next();
$iterator->next();

$this->assertEquals(false, $iterator->valid());
}


public function testValidIfItemIsValid()
{
$iterator = $this->getIterator();

$iterator->next();

$this->assertEquals(true, $iterator->valid());
}


public function testRewind()
{
$iterator = $this->getIterator();

$iterator->rewind();

$this->assertEquals(0, $iterator->key());
}

private function getIterator() : UserIterator
{
return new UserIterator($this->getCollection());
}

private function getCollection() : UsersCollection
{
$userItems[] = $this->getUserMock();
$userItems[] = $this->getUserMock();

$usersCollection = new UsersCollection();

foreach ($userItems as $user) {
$usersCollection->addUser($user);
}

return $usersCollection;
}

private function getUserMock()
{
}
}


Usage


public function getUsers(): UsersCollection
{
$userCollection = new UsersCollection();

foreach ($whatIGetFromDatabase as $user) {
$userCollection->addUser($user);
}
return $userCollection;
}

public fucntion setUsersToActiveState()
{
$users = $this->getUsers();

foreach ($users as $user) {
if(!$user->getActiveStatus()) {
$user->setActiveStatus(true);
}
}
}

As you can see setUsersToActiveState remains the same, we only do not need to specify for our IDE or collagues what type $users variable is.

Extending functionalities

Believe or not you can reuse this two objects and just change names of variables to fit most of the needs. But if you want any more complex functionality, than feel free to add it in iterator or collection.

Example 1


For example, let's say that userCollection accepts only users with age more than 18. Implementation will happen in UsersCollection class in the method addUser.

 public function addUser(User $users)
{
if ($user->getAge() > 18) {
$this->users[] = $users;
}
}

Example 2

You need to add bulk users. Then you can expand your userCollection with additional method addUsers and it might look like this.

public function addUsers(array $users)
{
foreach($users as $user) {
$this->addUser(User $users);
}
}

13066 views · 5 years ago
Creating a Tiny Blog Management system in Laravel 5.7

Hey There,
I am expecting you are familiar with PHP. In this post I will be using the Laravel framework to create a small blog system. I am showing here very simple steps to create blogs, If you want this complete code then please message me.
What are major Prequisites for Laravel:
* PHP version >= 5.6
* Composer should be installed in system

Create a project with name tiny_blog with following command

composer create-project laravel/laravel --prefer-dist tiny_blog


enter into the laravel project

cd tiny_blog


create a migration file using following artisan command
<pre>php artisan make:migration create_blog_table</pre>
After this command you will found a new file created in database/migrations folder in your project, Just edit the file having 'create_blog_table' appended in its name

Now replace following code to create table schema with function up(), So now the method will look like following:

public function up()
{
Schema::create('blogs', function (Blueprint $table) {
$table->increments('id');
$table->integer('user_id');
$table->string('category');
$table->string('title');
$table->text('description');
$table->timestamps();
});

}


replace following snippet with down method, it will look like following:

public function down()
{
Schema::dropIfExists('blogs');
}


Its time to run the migration file we have created

php artisan migrate



After running,It will create the blogs table in database.Now time to create form and insert data into the table

Laravel itsef provide authentication , use following artisan command :

php artisan make:auth


Now start Larvel:

php artisan serve


it will start the laravel development server at http://127.0.0.1:8000


Now if you run that url the basic default ui will be created and login & register link you can see in Top right position of header

You can register and login now.this feature is provided by authentication module.
Now we need to create a controller for manage blogs with following command:

php artisan make:controller BlogController


will create a file namedBlogController.php in** app/HTTP/controllers** folder location

Now we need to create a Model also, use following command

php artisan make:model Blog


will create a file namedBlog.php in app folder location

Now in Controller we need to create a method for create blogs and available that method in Routes to access it via url. Just editroutes/web.php file and add the following line

Route::get('blog/create','BlogController@createBlog');

/create/blog/ will be url route that land on Blog Controller's createBlog method using get method.

Now before running this route just go to the app/Http/Controllers folder and Edit BlogController.php file and Add the createBlog method in that class as following

public function createBlog()
{
return view('blog.create');
}


This code will try to load the view from/resources/views/blog/create.blade.php

In Laravel blade is a template engine. As we had not created the view file yet, so we need to create a blog folder inside/resources/views/ folder then inside blog folder create a file create.blade.php with following form

@extends('layouts.app')

@section('content')
<div class="container">
@if ($errors->any())
<div class="alert alert-danger">
<ul>
@foreach ($errors->all() as $error)
<li>{{ $error }}</li>
@endforeach
</ul>
</div><br />
@endif
<div class="row">
<form method="post" action="{{url('blog/create')}}">
<div class="form-group">
<input type="hidden" value="{{csrf_token()}}" name="_token" />
<label for="title">Title:</label>
<input type="text" class="form-control" name="title"/>
</div>
<div class="form-group">
<label for="title">Category/Tags:</label>
<input type="text" class="form-control" name="category"/>
</div>
<div class="form-group">
<label for="description">Description:</label>
<textarea cols="10" rows="10" class="form-control" name="description"></textarea>
</div>
<button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Submit</button>
</form>
</div>
</div>
@endsection



Now we need to add a additional route to handle the post request on blog/create route, Just edit routes/web.php file and just add following line in last:

Route::post('blog/create','BlogController@saveBlog'); 


post route to handle the form post on route blog/create


Now create a method name saveBlog to save the user input data in the form
 public function saveBlog(Request $request)
{
$blog = new Blog();

$this->validate($request, [
'title'=>'required',
'category'=>'required',
'description'=> 'required'
]);

$blog->createBlog($request->all());
return redirect('blog/index')->with('success', 'New blog has been created successfully :)'); }


Notice This method is using Blog object that we don't know that where it comes from? , So to make above code working we need to include the model which we created earlier need to include in our controller file So use following code to include it before the class created.

use App\Blog;


Now following line shows that there is a method named createBlog in Model(app/Blog.php), but in actual it is not there:

$blog->createBlog($data);



So go to the file app/Blog.php and Edit it and inside the class add following method:

 public function createBlog($data)
{

$this->user_id = auth()->user()->id;
$this->title = $data['title'];
$this->description = $data['description'];
$this->category = $data['category'];
$this->save();
return 1;
}


Now the creation of blog task has been done , Its time to show the created Entries So just create a route blog/index in routes/web.php

Route::get('blog/index','BlogController@showAllBlogs');


get route blog/index to show all the created blogs by current user


Now just add a method in controller
public function showAllBlogs()
{
$blogs = Blog::where('user_id', auth()->user()->id)->get();

return view('blog.index',compact('blogs'));
}



This method requires to create a index view in blog folder , So create a file named index.blade.php in /resources/views/blog/ folder with following code

@extends('layouts.app')

@section('content')
<div class="container">
@if(\Session::has('success'))
<div class="alert alert-success">
{{\Session::get('success')}}
</div>
@endif
<a type="button" href="{{url('blog/create')}}" class="btn btn-primary">Add New Blog</a>
<br>
<table class="table table-striped">
<thead>
<tr>
<td>ID</td>
<td>Title</td>
<td>Category</td>
<td>Description</td>
<td colspan="2">Action</td>
</tr>
</thead>
<tbody>
@foreach($blogs as $blog)
<tr>
<td>{{$blog->id}}</td>
<td>{{$blog->title}}</td>
<td>{{$blog->category}}</td>
<td>{{$blog->description}}</td>
<td>Edit</td>
<td>Delete</td>
</tr>
@endforeach
</tbody>
</table>
<div>
@endsection



Now all code is ready but we need to add 1 line of code to prevent the blog controller without authentication or without login

just add the following constructor method in BlogController class

 public function __construct()
{
$this->middleware('auth');
}


this constructor method will call very first when user will try to access any of BlogController class method, and the middleware will check whether user is logged in then only it will allow to access that method otherwise it will redirect to login page automatically.


After It Run your Code and you will able to create and listing your created blogs/articles. but the Edit and Delete links are not working right now, If you want that also working then please comment here or message me. If we get multiple requests then definitely i will write its part 2 article


Thanks very much for reading this blog, if you have any doubt about it then let me know in comments or by messaging me.

Following is the final code for BlogController.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Blog;



class BlogController extends Controller
{
public function __construct()
{
$this->middleware('auth');
}

public function createBlog()
{
return view('blog/create');
}


public function saveBlog(Request $request)
{
$blog = new Blog();

$this->validate($request, [
'title'=>'required',
'category'=>'required',
'description'=> 'required'
]);

$blog->createBlog($request->all());
return redirect('blog/index')->with('success', 'New blog has been created successfully :)');
}

public function showAllBlogs()
{
$blogs = Blog::where('user_id', auth()->user()->id)->get();

return view('blog.index',compact('blogs'));
}

}

16540 views · 5 years ago
PHP IPC with Daemon Service using Message Queues, Shared Memory and Semaphores

Introduction

In a previous article we learned about Creating a PHP Daemon Service. Now we are going to learn how to use methods to perform IPC - Inter-Process Communication - to communicate with daemon processes.

Message Queues

In the world of UNIX, there is an incredible variety of ways to send a message or a command to a daemon script and vice versa. But first I want to talk only about message queues - "System V IPC Messages Queues".

A long time ago I learned that a queue can be either in the System V IPC implementation, or in the POSIX implementation. I want to comment only about the System V implementation, as I know it better.

Lets get started. At the "normal" operating system level, queues are stored in memory. Queue data structures are available to all system programs. Just as in the file system, it is possible to configure queues access rights and message size. Usually a queue message size is small, less than 8 KB.

This introductory part is over. Lets move on to the practice with same example scripts.queue-send.php
$key = ftok(__FILE__, 'A'); 
$queue = msg_get_queue($key);

msg_send($queue, 1, 'message, type 1');
msg_send($queue, 2, 'message, type 2');
msg_send($queue, 3, 'message, type 3');
msg_send($queue, 1, 'message, type 1');

echo "send 4 messages
";

queue-receive.php
$key = ftok('queue-send.php', 'A');
$queue = msg_get_queue($key);

for ($i = 1; $i <= 3; $i++) {
echo "type: {$i}
";

while ( msg_receive($queue, $i, $msgtype, 4096, $message, false, MSG_IPC_NOWAIT) ) {
echo "type: {$i}, msgtype: {$msgtype}, message: {$message}
";
}
}


Lets run on the first stage of the file queue-send.php, and then queue-receive.php.
u% php queue-send.php
send 4 messages
u% php queue-receive.php
type: 1
type: 1, msgtype: 1, message: s:15:"message, type 1";
type: 1, msgtype: 1, message: s:15:"message, type 1";
type: 2
type: 2, msgtype: 2, message: s:15:"message, type 2";
type: 3
type: 3, msgtype: 3, message: s:15:"message, type 3";


You may notice that the messages have been grouped. The first group gathered 2 messages of the first type, and then the remaining messages.

If we would have indicated to receive messages of type 0, you would get all messages, regardless of the type.
while (msg_receive($queue, $i, $msgtype, 4096, $message, false, MSG_IPC_NOWAIT)) {


Here it is worth noting another feature of the queues: if we do not use the constant MSG_IPC_NOWAIT in the script and run the script queue-receive.php from a terminal, and then run periodically the file queue-send.php, we see how a daemon can effectively use this to wait jobs.queue-receive-wait.php
$key = ftok('queue-send.php', 'A');
$queue = msg_get_queue($key);

while ( msg_receive($queue, 0, $msgtype, 4096, $message) ) {
echo "msgtype: {$msgtype}, message: {$message}
";
}


Actually that is the most interesting information of all I have said. There are also functions to get statistics, disposal and checking for the existence of queues.

Lets now try to write a daemon listening to a queue:queue-daemon.php
$pid = pcntl_fork();
$key = ftok('queue-send.php', 'A');
$queue = msg_get_queue($key);

if ($pid == -1) {
exit;
} elseif ($pid) {
exit;
} else {
while ( msg_receive($queue, 0, $msgtype, 4096, $message) ) {
echo "msgtype: {$msgtype}, message: {$message}
";
}
}

posix_setsid();


Shared Memory

We have learned to work with queues, with which you can send small system messages. But then we may certainly be faced with the task of transmitting large amounts of data. My favorite type of system, System V, has solved the problem of rapid transmission and preservation of large data in memory using a mechanism calledShared Memory.

In short, the data in the Shared Memory lives until the system is rebooted. Since the data is in memory, it works much faster than if it was stored in a database somewhere in a file, or, God forgive me on a network share.

Lets try to write a simple example of data storage.shared-memory-write-base.php
$id = ftok(__FILE__, 'A');


$shmId = shm_attach($id);

$var = 1;

if (shm_has_var($shmId, $var)) {
$data = (array) shm_get_var($shmId, $var);
} else {
$data = array();
}

$data[time()] = file_get_contents(__FILE__);

shm_put_var($shmId, $var, $data);


Run this script several times to save the value in memory. Now lets write a script only to read from the memory.shared-memory-read-base.php
$id = ftok(__DIR__ . '/shared-memory-write-base.php', 'A');
$shmId = shm_attach($id);
$var = 1;

if (shm_has_var($shmId, $var)) {
$data = (array) shm_get_var($shmId, $var);
} else {
$data = array();
}

foreach ($data as $key => $value) {
$path = "/tmp/$key.php";
file_put_contents($path, $value);

echo $path . PHP_EOL;
}


Semaphores

So, in general terms, it should be clear for you by now how to work with shared memory. The only problems left to figure out are about a couple of nuances, such as: "What to do if two processes want to record one block of memory?" Or "How to store binary files of any size?".

To prevent simultaneous accesses we will use semaphores. Semaphores allow us to flag that we want to have exclusive access to some resource, like for instance a shared memory block. While that happens other processes will wait for their turn on semaphore.

In this code it explained clearly:shared-memory-semaphors.php

$id = ftok(__FILE__, 'A');

$semId = sem_get($id);

sem_acquire($semId);

$data = file_get_contents(__DIR__.'/06050396.JPG', FILE_BINARY);

$shmId = shm_attach($id, strlen($data)+4096);
$var = 1;

if (shm_has_var($shmId, $var)) {
$data = shm_get_var($shmId, $var);

$filename = '/tmp/' . time();
file_put_contents($filename, $data, FILE_BINARY);

shm_remove($shmId);
} else {
shm_put_var($shmId, $var, $data);
}

sem_release($semId);


Now you can use the md5sum command line utility to compare two files, the original and the saved file. Or, you can open the file in image editor or whatever prefer to compare the images.

With this we are done with shared memory and semaphores. As your homework I want to ask you to write code that a demon will use semaphores to access shared memory.

Conclusion

Exchanging data between the daemons is very simple. This article described two options for data exchange: message queues and shared memory.

Post a comment here if you have questions or comments about how to exchange data with daemon services in PHP.
22594 views · 5 years ago
Making Charts and Graphs using Laravel

Installing composer

Composer is a package management tool for PHP. Laravel requires composer for installation. We can download composer from https://getcomposer.org/download/

After installation that you can test whether composer installed or not by command
composer

Installing Laravel

The current stable version of laravel is laravel 5.6. We can install laravel package with three ways.

In command prompt or terminal by running composer global require "laravel/installer" and then Laravel new

or

We can create the project with Composer by running composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel

or

Directly clone from github
git clone https://github.com/laravel/laravel/tree/master and after that composer update

Laravel local development server

Run the below command in command prompt or terminal
PHP artisan serve


Above command will start to local development servehttp://localhost:8000 or if you want to change default port:

php artisan serve --port 


Generating charts and graphs

We are using consoletvs package for generating charts. So for installation we can first move inside to our project using command prompt or terminal. We are following the below steps to install

Step 1:

First we need to install ConsoleTVs/Charts composer package inside our laravel project.
composer require consoletvs/charts


Step 2:

After successfully installation of above package, open app/config.php and add service provider.
In config/app.php


'providers' => [
....
ConsoleTVs\Charts\ChartsServiceProvider::class,
],


After the service provider we need to add alias
'aliases' => [
....
'Charts' => ConsoleTVs\Charts\Facades\Charts::class,
]



Step 3

We need to configure of database for application. We can configure in either .env file or config/database.php file.


Step 4

We can migrate our default tables that is user. We can find the table in database/migration folder.

Step 5

We can generate dummy records for demo in users table. For creating dummy records, we need to run the below command in command prompt or terminal
php artisan tinker>>> factory(App\User::class, 20)->create();

the above command will create a set of 20 records.

If we need to add more records we need to run the above command or we can increase the count as much as we want. For example
php artisan tinker>>> factory(App\User::class, 2000)->create();


Step 6Creating controller

For creating controller we need to run below command in terminal or command prompt
php artisan make controller:<controller_name>


Step 7Adding the routes

We can add the routes for navigating our application. You can find routes file inside routes folder. Before 5.4 we can find routes.php file itself, now its web.php. If you are using laravel 5.2 routes.php will inside app/http folder.

So inside web.php:

Route::get('create-chart/{type}','ChartController@makeChart');


Here type will be the parameter we are passing and it will focus to makeChart() function inside chartcontroller

Step 8

Import charts to controller, for that in the namespace section add:

Use charts;


Step 9

We can put the below code into chartController

public function makeChart($type)
{
switch ($type) {
case 'bar':
$users = User::where(DB::raw("(DATE_FORMAT(created_at,'%Y'))"),date('Y'))
->get();
$chart = Charts::database($users, 'bar', 'highcharts')
->title("Monthly new Register Users")
->elementLabel("Total Users")
->dimensions(1000, 500)
->responsive(true)
->groupByMonth(date('Y'), true);
break;
case 'pie':
$chart = Charts::create('pie', 'highcharts')
->title('HDTuto.com Laravel Pie Chart')
->labels(['Codeigniter', 'Laravel', 'PHP'])
->values([5,10,20])
->dimensions(1000,500)
->responsive(true);
break;
case 'donut':
$chart = Charts::create('donut', 'highcharts')
->title('HDTuto.com Laravel Donut Chart')
->labels(['First', 'Second', 'Third'])
->values([5,10,20])
->dimensions(1000,500)
->responsive(true);
break;
case 'line':
$chart = Charts::create('line', 'highcharts')
->title('HDTuto.com Laravel Line Chart')
->elementLabel('HDTuto.com Laravel Line Chart Lable')
->labels(['First', 'Second', 'Third'])
->values([5,10,20])
->dimensions(1000,500)
->responsive(true);
break;
case 'area':
$chart = Charts::create('area', 'highcharts')
->title('HDTuto.com Laravel Area Chart')
->elementLabel('HDTuto.com Laravel Line Chart label')
->labels(['First', 'Second', 'Third'])
->values([5,10,20])
->dimensions(1000,500)
->responsive(true);
break;
case 'geo':
$chart = Charts::create('geo', 'highcharts')
->title('HDTuto.com Laravel GEO Chart')
->elementLabel('HDTuto.com Laravel GEO Chart label')
->labels(['ES', 'FR', 'RU'])
->colors(['#3D3D3D', '#985689'])
->values([5,10,20])
->dimensions(1000,500)
->responsive(true);
break;
default:
break;
}
return view('chart', compact('chart'));
}


Step 10

Create a blade file. Blade is the view file used inside the laravel. You can add new blade file with any name with an extension of .blade.php
Here we are creating chart.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<title>My Charts</title>
{!! Charts::styles() !!}
</head>
<body>

<div class="app">
<center>
{!! $chart->html() !!}
</center>
</div>

{!! Charts::scripts() !!}
{!! $chart->script() !!}
</body>
</html>


Step 11

We can run our laravel application in local development server by php artisan serve command:

http://localhost:8000/create-chart/bar
http://localhost:8000/create-chart/pie
http://localhost:8000/create-chart/donut
http://localhost:8000/create-chart/line
http://localhost:8000/create-chart/area
http://localhost:8000/create-chart/geo



In the above example we was creating line chart, geo chart, bar chart, pie chart, donut chart, line chart and area chart. We can also create gauge chart, progressbar chart, areaspline chart, scatter chart, percentage chart etc using consoletvs charts composer package.

There are a lot of jQuery libraries also available like amcharts, chartjs, highcharts, google, material, chartist, fusioncharts, morris, plottablejs etc. However, using this plugin we can easily create charts without having to use jQuery, another advantage to building it in with Laravel.

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