Laravel is a backend web application framework for PHP. It is a robust framework that provides easy development with many essential features. It provides utilities for application deployment and maintenance. It is a great platform for beginners who wants to implement their PHP skills with greater ease as it has a lot of libraries included. The best part is that it is open source and freely available on the net.
Laravel’s 1st version “Laravel 5.1” was released in June 2015. And long term support (LTS) versions are planned to release every two years. Laravel’s latest version is version 8 which was released on Sept 8, 2020.
The best part is that Laravel works on MVC architecture
MVC stands for Model-View-Controller. It is an architectural pattern that separates an application into three main logical components Model, View, and Controller. Each architectural component is built to handle specific development aspects of an application easily.
The control flows in MVC (How MVC works)
Whenever a user requests to view something on the browser, the request is made to the controller. The controller then requests the model to return all the data which is asked for.
If there is a match the model returns the data to the controller and then the controller will instruct the view to display the data.
If there no match or error then the model returns the error to the controller and then the controller will instruct the view to display the error accordingly.
Why Laravel could be the best choice for developers.
Modularity in Laravel helps users with 20 built-in libraries and modules for enhancement of the application and maintaining the code as per the requirements.
Schema Builder is used for maintaining the database schema and related code of PHP. Track of changes is maintained with respect to database migrations.
The blade template engine is used for designing layouts with predefined blocks and hierarchical blocks that include dynamic content. As it is a lightweight template language.
Authentication feature in Laravel eases designing as it includes features such as register, send password reminders, reset forgot password.
E-mail and Queues A mail class in Laravel helps in sending mail with rich content and attachments and also includes features for queuing when users are in large numbers.
Query Builder helps in querying databases using various simple chain methods. It provides ORM (Object Relational Mapper) and ActiveRecord implementation called Eloquent.
Testing is easy in Laravel. It includes features and helpers which help in testing through various test cases. To a better part parallel testing is also possible in Laravel.
Routing helps in scaling and maintaining the code as per the requirements with the help of features and helpers.
The big question in mind Who should work with Laravel?
Laravel provides a great platform to handle PHP codes and maintaining them so, it’s a great platform for beginners to work on. It’s very fluent, user-friendly, and easy to learn and understand which adds to its advantage making it a better choice for beginners to initiate their work.