Laravel is a popular PHP framework that is widely used for building web applications. One of the key features of Laravel is its built-in support for Carbon, a PHP library for working with dates and times. In this blog post, we will be discussing how to use the “diffForHumans” method in Carbon and how to pass arguments to it in Laravel.
Carbon is a library that provides a simple and intuitive way to work with dates and times in PHP. It offers a variety of methods for formatting, manipulating, and comparing dates and times, making it an essential tool for any Laravel developer. With Carbon pre-installed in Laravel, developers can start using it right away to streamline their date and time operations.
The “diffForHumans” method in Carbon is a handy tool for displaying the difference between two dates in a human-readable format. For example, if the difference between two dates is 5 minutes, “diffForHumans” will return “5 minutes ago”. This method is incredibly useful for displaying dates and times in a user-friendly format, and it is widely used in Laravel applications.
By default, the “diffForHumans” method only returns the difference between two dates in terms of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years. However, Laravel developers can pass arguments to the method to customize its behavior. For example, you can specify the number of units of time to display, or the format of the returned string.