How to use Form Requests in Laravel to clean up your controllers

20th March 2018

A common problem in any framework is ensuring that the controller files remain manageable. While Laravel code is usually pretty lean, there are times where controller files can explode due to validation rules and specific business logic when it comes to saving an entity.

This video will explain a simple technique which will ensure that your Laravel controller files remain lean, while moving your validation and saving logic to a stand alone file.


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