I’ve just released v1.0.0 of my [PHP Business Time](https://github.com/hughgrigg
/php-business-time) library. I made this to solve my own problem that I had
building my 3D pop-up card shop –
calculating estimated delivery dates based on business time constraints.
It would have been simpler to just solve the exact use case I had (probably
hard-coding timings and combining that with retrieving holidays from a remote
source), but I thought it would be fun to generalise it and make it into a
PHP Business Time extends the Carbon date-
time library, which makes it quite intuitive to use as it behaves in the same
way. For example, you get methods like
I tried to make the library as adaptable as possible by allowing users to
specify their own business time rules. The library has a reasonable default of
weekdays 9am to 5pm, but you can take it quite far with configurable
constraints, for example:
(new BusinessTime\Constraint\BetweenHoursOfDay(10, 18))->except(
new BusinessTime\Constraint\BetweenTimesOfDay('13:00', '14:00')
), // 9-6 every day, with an hour for lunch.
), // Week days, but let's take Thursdays off.
new BusinessTime\Constraint\BetweenMonthsOfYear('January', 'November'),
// No-one does any work in December anyway.
new BusinessTime\Constraint\DaysOfYear('August 23rd', 'October 20th')
) // Why not take off your birthday and wedding anniversary?
It can then perform your business time calculations based on those rules. So far
there is support for:
I might add more features as I discover the need for them.
PHP Business Time library v1.0.0