Laravel dd() vs dump() vs var_dump() vs print_r() with Example
To debug in PHP we use
print_r() methos. Laravel provides a function to debug is called
dd(). In this article, we are going to see the differences between these functions.
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It stands for Dump and Die. The dd() is a helper function to dump a variable’s contents to the browse. It also stops further script execution. Let’s print user data using
$users = User::all(); dd($users);
The output looks like:
We’re seeing 3 users in array. If we expand one user array, we’ll get output like:
We’ll get user info at attributes or original section.
dump() method like similar to
dd(). But it executes further code. Here’s an example:
$users = User::all(); dump($users); echo "shouts";
It is a built-in function of PHP. The
var_dump() function shows structured information about variables/expressions including its data type and value of the variable. The array and object are explored recursively with values to show their structure.
$users = User::find(1); var_dump($users);
We can see now:
print_r() shows human-readable information about the values with a format presenting keys and elements for arrays and objects.
$users = User::find(1); print_r($users);
But it’s better to use
<pre></pre> to see better view:
That’s all, artisans. Thanks for reading. ?
$users = User::find(1); echo "<pre>"; print_r($users); echo "</pre>";
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Below you will find some common used markdown syntax. For a deeper dive in Markdown check out this Cheat Sheet
Bold & Italic
Bold **double asterisks**
Three back ticks and then enter your code blocks here.
# This is a Heading 1
## This is a Heading 2
### This is a Heading 3
> type a greater than sign and start typing your quote.
You can add links by adding text inside of  and the link inside of (), like so:
To add a numbered list you can simply start with a number and a ., like so:
1. The first item in my list
For an unordered list, you can add a dash -, like so:
- The start of my list
You can add images by selecting the image icon, which will upload and add an image to the editor, or you can manually add the image by adding an exclamation !, followed by the alt text inside of , and the image URL inside of (), like so:
To add a divider you can add three dashes or three asterisks:
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