FormData can get messy. Really messy. Because, apparently, null === “null”. With a combination of a frontend helper and a backend middleware, all problems may be solved in a pretty intuitive way. Note: This is designed for the Laravel/Vue combination – feel free to amend to your requirements; the concept is pretty damn simple.
Since November, I’ve been working with a small web-dev firm that uses Laravel for all its clients’ API backends. Over time, we’ve been taking new approaches to solving problems, and simplifying our code to make life easier in the long run. Here are some quick and useful tips we’ve been following as part of this process.
In Laravel 5.5, JSON responses are a little different. In particular, you’ll find that validation exceptions have changed, and it’s easy to miss what the upgrade guide says about it.