Announce: Laravel 4 autocomplete

While the JetBrains folks work on a better solution , there are a couple of new options for people looking for better autocomplete for Laravel 4. Both are installed using Composer, use the Artisan command to generate a 'helper' file, and use reflection and parsing the Laravel docblocks to provides the necessary method documentation to autocomplete Laravel 4's aliased façades:

This one takes a very minimalist snapshot, extends the façade class, and just adds method signatures (I like it because it gives me an easy-to-read diff of the ongoing changes to the Laravel 4 API):

This one has more extensive configuration options and generates a more extensive file with better reflection of the docblock for each method:

I personally run them both, using mine for keeping track of the API and Barry's for autocomplete.

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Thanks for sharing. 


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