What is Laravel?


Laravel is a open-source and powerful PHP MVC (Model View Controller) web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications. Laravel has shaken up the PHP community in a big way - especially when you consider that version 1.0 of Laravel was only a couple of years ago. It has been generating a lot of buzz with the promise of making web applications fast and simple to create. Using Laravel, you can build and maintain high-quality web applications with minimal fuss.

Laravel is a prominent member of a new generation of web frameworks. So, what is we framework? Basically, a web framework makes it easier for you to develop your application. Most sites have a common set of functionality and a framework is something that prevents you from re-writing this each time you create a website.

It has a very rich set of features which will boost the speed of Web Development. If you familiar with Core PHP and Advanced PHP, Laravel will make your task easier. It will save a lot time if you are planning to develop a website from scratch. Not only that, the website built in Laravel is also secure. It prevents the various attacks that can take place on websites. 

Laravel comes with a lot of resources out of the box, it has a cool router, eloquent for model repositories, swiftmailer for the mailing, blade engine for your templates, a system to create your migrations, a cache component to cache everything you want, a monolog logger, etc.

Here is the some interesting features that make Laravel best -

  • Modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager
  • Eloquent ORM (object-relational mapping) is an advanced PHP implementation of the active record pattern 
  • Different ways for accessing relational databases though Routing
  • Reverse routing defines a relationship between the links and routes 
  • Orientation toward syntactic sugar
  • Utilities that aid in application deployment and maintenance
    easy authentication by providing a simple & easy to use interface
  • Automatic pagination simplifies the task of implementing pagination
  • IoC containers make it possible for new objects to be generated by following the inversion of control (IoC) principle
  • Blade templating engine combines one or more templates with a data model to produce resulting views etc.

Advantage of Laravel -

Laravel embraces a general development philosophy that sets a high priority on creating maintainable code. By following some simple guidelines, you should be able to keep a rapid pace of development and be free to change your code with little fear of breaking existing functionality. Laravel achieves this by adopting several proven web development patterns and best practices.
  • Single Responsibility Pattern
  • DRY (Don’t-Repeat-Yoursel)
  • Convention over configuration
  • Unit testing