What do people think of Invoker?
The community submitted 26 reviews to tell us what they like about Invoker, what Invoker can do better, and more.
The product should be in the beta. It's not ready for sale because not everything works, and I'm not talking about small flaws here. Errors can be large (issue #228) and raise serious doubts as to whether it is safe to use this tool in a production environment. I have concerns. First of all, they should intensify the responses to reported errors and proposals. I have reported 2 errors and 5 proposals. I had to wait a week for any reaction. One bug fixed, one proposal rejected, one implemented. The rest are waiting. They do not have the function of connecting to Docker. They have it at Tinkerwell, but they can't adapt it to Invoker. The Tinkerwell plugin is a tunneling of CLI functionality. There are no more functions here. When there are any problems, it doesn't even display information about it. It just locks up. The product description says that this plugin is included in the package and that it is a simplified version, but there is no explanation anywhere that the capabilities are Spartan. The "Enlightn", "Invoker Test Toolkit" plugins do not work. I don't even know why, there is no error message. The "ER Diagram" plugin generates a diagram, but when loading it shows me the loading progress "348/175" which may also indicate that it works fine by accident (sarcasm). As the changes progress, discovering new features (or bugs) I will try to update my opinion.
I am always a fan of the stuff that comes out of Beyond Code, but this will save us so much time! The thought process that went into Invoker and the focus on getting to the business need and less code is amazing.
I just started a greenfield project and for that Invoker has already been invaluable. It's really practical to be able to quickly add models or build your tests in the integrated Tinkerwell plugin. In that regard it certainly helped me getting my project of the ground very fast. For my longer running projects it is, what it advertises to be. An admin panel for multiple projects with the ability to add dashboard widgets for stats. I just wished it would include a full-fledged Tinkerwell (?makers) 😬.
Been using it since version 1, so when this big update came out, it was a no-brainer, use it everyday and with the last update it's simply amazing and even better. I recommend it to anyone serious about Laravel Development.
I've bought it on day one and it's already a part of my development workflow. It's great!