Often I had a situation where my Apps had to generate a JSON file. For example, I'd write a CLI App for package development. This package had to write JSON pretty formatted to the generated composer JSON.
Here is a quick hint of how to generate this JSON string nice and smooth with laravel:
$json = Collection::make([ 'name' => 'Test', 'description' => 'Another awesome laravel package', 'license' => 'MIT' ])->toJson(JSON_PRETTY_PRINT | JSON_UNESCAPED_UNICODE | JSON_UNESCAPED_SLASHES);
This snipped will give you a
$json Variable, which you can print to a file without any stress. It's pretty, escaped and with all formattings you need. We work here with
Collection, a class from Laravel itself. Before using it you have to import it at the top of your file:
For the example above, see here the output:
That's it for now. With this variable you can print in files like a CloudFront Configuration, a composer.json for code generation or other things devs need for all-day work.