Using Carbon time ago aka diffForHumans() with Nova Framework

David Carr

1 min read - 29th Mar, 2017

Carbon is an amazing date library that is included with Nova. One of it’s features is being able to convert ‘2017-03-09 08:01:00’ into a readable format of ‘2 Hours ago‘

By default Nova will convert the created_at, updated_at, and deleted_at columns to instances of Carbon. Allowing to use diffForHumans() call:


This will output the time in a readable format like ‘2 hours ago’

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