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Laravel 9.4 Release Note

Let’s explore the all-new Laravel 9.4 update. Is it worth the hype?

Mihir Mistry,

Knock, knock, did you hear about the latest Laravel 9.4 release note? Like all the previous Laravel updates and releases, this new Laravel 9.4 update has got everyone excited. The Laravel 9.4 release has created a buzz among the Laravel admirers, developers, and Laravel community. With this Laravel release, the framework has moved to a 12-month major release cycle. 

“What is the new Laravel 9.4 all about?” “What improvements have been made?”, “Are there any bug fixes?’,  “What are the exciting new features?” These are some questions that everyone thought of prior to the release. If you are currently thinking the same, then keep reading. We will answer these questions and take you through all that’s new in Laravel 9.4. So, ready? 

Before we begin with the discussion of the new Laravel 9.4 release, let’s re-learn about Laravel a little. 

what is laravel?

So, what is Laravel? 

Laravel is an open-source PHP framework known for developing simple to complex web applications. Laravel is accessible, powerful, and provides the best tools for developing large, robust applications. Laravel uses PHP programming language and MVC architecture for web and app development. Because of its features and powerful functionality, it has become one of the dearest web development frameworks among developers.

Here are some of the inexplicable features that make Laravel so popular- 

  • In-built authentication system
  • Innovative template engine
  • MVC architecture support
  • Secure migration system
  • Artisan CLI
  • Intact security

Since Laravel is a widely used framework, its new release was much anticipated by everyone. Many even predicted the new features and improvements in the new release. Thus, we will see the highlights of the latest Laravel 9.4 release. 

Laravel 9.4.0 CTA

What are the highlights of the Laravel 9.4.0 beta version? 

So, let’s have a glance at the highlights of the new Laravel 9.4.0 beta version- 

  • Allow extending VerifyCsrfToken’s CSRF cookie 
  • Add SoleValue method to query builder
  • Add string Icfirst() method 
  • Add “mutex” column to schedule: list command 
  • Feature of modifying a char Column type
  • Retry mechanism for queued mailable 

Now when we are done with the highlights, let’s explore what else the new Laravel 9.4.0 has in store for us. 

What are the new features added in Laravel 9.4.0? 

Let’s have a look at the major features and improvements in the new version that everyone is talking about. Here we go! 

Minimum PHP requirement 

The all-new Laravel 9 uses Symfony v6.0, which requires PHP8. Thus, the new version requires PHP 8 and PHP unit 8 for testing. 

Anonymous stub migration 

In Laravel 9.4.0, the anonymous stub migration will be the default behavior when you run the following migration command- “PHP artisan make:migration.”

The stub migration feature was introduced in Laravel 8.37, and in Laravel 9, the framework will support anonymous class migration files with stub migration as a default behavior. 

Query builder interface 

With the release of the new Laravel 9.4.0, the Laravel developers get access to the new query builder interface for hinting, refactoring, and static analysis. 

The new SoleValue method enables the return of a column from the sole value instead of the whole record. 

Controller route group 

With the new Laravel version, the developers can use the ‘controller’ method to use the controller feature for all the routes within a group. The route group feature applies attributes to all the routes. Thus, this new feature enables applying an attribute to each route individually without any error.

What are the new improvements added in Laravel 9.4.0? 

What are the new improvements added in Laravel 9.4.0? 

Let’s see what problems are fixed with the new Laravel release. Here are the improvements- 

  • Fixed middleware sorting for authenticating sessions
  • Fixed directory for nested markdown files
  • Fixed TakeUnitTimeout method of LazyCollection
  • Prevent serialization default values of queued jobs
  • Fixed get() and head () in illuminate/Http/Client/PendingRequest.php 

What has changed in the new Laravel 9.4.0 release? 

Every new version brings some significant changes, and the Laravel 9.4 version isn’t an exception. So, here are the changes in the new version- 

  • Disabled using global tap helper
  • Enabled chaining of illuminate/Console/Concerns/InteractsWithIO::newLIne
  • Set destinations as BCC is missing from the raw message in Mail sestransport 

Want to develop a successful project with the new Laravel version? 

Ever since its release, the new version has caught everyone’s attention. Many clients and developers are favoring Laravel 9.4.0 to develop interesting feature-rich projects. Moreover, the existing Laravel projects are also migrating to the new version to enjoy the all-new features.  

If you are also impressed with Laravel 9.4 modern features and improvements, why not hire Laravel developers to develop a project from scratch or transform the existing app? 

If you want to make the most out of the Laravel 9.4.0 update and its perks, you can reach out to our Laravel app development company. Our developers will leverage the best Laravel app development services and make you fall in love with Laravel’s features and functionality. 

To know more about Laravel 9.4.0 release or to discuss your next Laravel projects, please ring us.

Mihir Mistry

Mihir Mistry is a highly experienced CTO at Kody Technolab, with over 16 years of expertise in software architecture and modern technologies such as Big Data, AI, and ML. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others to help them benefit.

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