Nova Framework

David Carr

Using Carbon time ago aka diffForHumans() with Nova Framework

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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