Friday, April 20, 2018

Laravel ValidationException Handling

This is the creepiest thing I have ever fixed in Laravel. I can't even imagine that in Laravel we can have such creepy problem. But anyways other than this I really like Laravel framework.

First let me explain the problem. In our Laravel 5.5 application we have added exception handling in app/Exceptions/Handler.php file

public function render($request, Exception $exception)

Now the problem was in case of form validations it was throwing ValidationException so in case of returning back to form it always took me to the error page and I am not able to see what are the validation issues. Now that was really strange. So there were two options . First, I have to remove server side validations so it does not throw ValidationException and we shall do all client side validations. Or find out some other way to handle this.

So after 3 to 4 hours of struggle of going though framework code and documentation and online help I finally figure out the solution. Here are steps to add it.

1) Step 1 : Add  ValidationException in dontReport field in app/Exceptions/Handler.php

protected $dontReport = [

2) Step 2 : Update the render method declaration

public function render($request, Exception $exception)
       return $this->convertValidationExceptionToResponse($exception, $request);

So here first we are checking if the current exception to be reported or not by checking shouldReport function

If not to be reported then we are using convertValidationExceptionToResponse method of super class to generate the response and send it back.

Please note that this solution will only work

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Scroll Two Divs Together

Recently in one of my project there was a requirement to maintain scroll positions of two divs. In UI there are two divs side by side. If user scrolls on left DIV then right div should also be scrolled and if user scrolls on right DIV then left div should also be scrolled. So here is how to do this.

var leftPart = document.getElementById('leftPart');
var rightPart = document.getElementById('rightPart');

Now lets add scroll event on both.

leftPart.onscroll = function() {
    rightPart.scrollTop = this.scrollTop;

rightPart.onscroll = function() {
    leftPart.scrollTop = this.scrollTop;

That's it now both should scroll no but wait it makes your UI unresponsive because there is a deadlock. While right one is scrolling, it will also scroll left one and at the same time it will also fire event and will try  to scroll right one again and there is DEADLOCK.........

So to prevent it, we have to add flags to check if one is already scrolling then hold the event.

so lets have two flags.

var isSyncingLeftScroll = false;
var isSyncingRightScroll = false;

and use it in scroll event.

leftPart.onscroll = function() {
  if (!isSyncingLeftScroll) {
    isSyncingRightScroll = true;
    rightPart.scrollTop = this.scrollTop;
  isSyncingLeftScroll = false;

rightPart.onscroll = function() {
  if (!isSyncingRightScroll) {
    isSyncingLeftScroll = true;
    leftPart.scrollTop = this.scrollTop;
  isSyncingRightScroll = false;

That's it and now you will have smooth scrolling effect on both the DIVs. Hope this helps you.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

OSX MAMP, Update PHP Version


So recently I was working on Laravel Lumen framework where we need PHP 7.1.3 version. In my OSX XAMPP was using php version 7.1.1

So here in this blog I am going to explain step by step procedure.

Step 1: Go to MAMP website and download the new version of PHP. Go to following link

MAMP Downloads

On left side you will see column with title "Additional PHP versions"

There you will find list of PHP versions for OSX, download the one which you want and extract it. Copy it to

MAMP\bin\php folder.

For example if you download php version 7.1.3 then you will get folder with name


Now you have to make two changes.

First edit path in your bash profile and update the existing path of PHP to newer version.

export PATH=/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.1.3/bin:$PATH

After this quit the MAMP and restart it. It should work. No wait still it may not work for you.  As you go to MAMP preference screen, you will see that still it's using old version and new version is not displayed there.

That's because, by default free version of MAMP displays only last two folder here. So trick is to delete old folder or rename it and now your version of PHP will be displayed. Select it click on OK, restart MAMP and that's it now you get newer version of PHP. 

Hope this helps you.