Laravel Collections Unraveled
Laravel Collections Unraveled
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Laravel Collections Unraveled

Last updated on 2017-11-04

About the Book

In "Laravel Collections Unraveled" we are going to see just what is so amazing about this class by digging down under the hood to understand the full range of functions availalble, and create practical examples of each of them that we can use right away. In the process, we're going to perhaps improve our basic PHP skills a bit by getting more familiar with ArrayObjects, CachingIterators, IteratorAggregates and some other handy tools.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. What are Collections?
  3. The functions - Array Mimicking
  4. The functions - Array Mechanics
  5. The functions - Array Wrappers
  6. The functions - Ways to sort
  7. The functions - Ways to filter
  8. The functions - Ways to loop, transform and misc. methods
  9. Support Collections vs. Eloquent Collections
  10. Appendix - What's New in Laravel 5.2
  11. Appendix - What's New in Laravel 5.3
  12. Appendix - What's New in Laravel 5.4
  13. To be continued...

About the Author

Jeffrey Madsen
Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen has been programming for over 15 years as both a database programer and web application developer. He is especially active in the Laravel  and Codeigniter communities. You can read some of his tutorials on a variety of topics at or reach him on Twitter at @codebyjeff

About the Contributors

David Stanley
David Stanley

Technical Reviewer

A Big Thanks! to David Stanley ( @davidstanley01 ) for all his help editing and building my confidence to actually publish this.
Harish Toshniwal
Harish Toshniwal

Contributing Author

Thanks to Harish Toshniwal for taking over and maintaining this work since 5.4! With his help, I am able to keep this a living document.

Table of Contents

  • Why this “ePamphlet”?
  • What are collections?
  • Array Mimicking
  • Array Mechanics
  • Array Wrappers
  • Ways to sort
  • Ways to filter
  • Ways to loop, transform and misc. methods
  • Support collections vs. Eloquent collections
  • Appendix - Laravel 5.2 changes
  • Appendix - Laravel 5.3 changes
  • Appendix - Laravel 5.4 changes
  • To be Continued…

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