Creating incredible web apps using Laravel Framework
By Philomathes in Web Development
What is Laravel?
Laravel is one of the most popular, modern and free open-source PHP web framework created by Taylor Otwell. It is based on the Model–>View–>Controller (MVC) architectural pattern. We personally use Laravel for our projects, due to its simplicity and great features.
Why should we choose Laravel?
Laravel framework helps speed up the process of development. A framework abstracts a lot of lower level details, and thus one can focus more on the business logic of your app instead. But the question is why we choose Laravel? For that same we have listed below some reasons as to why Laravel is a better choice.
- Extendable, quick and functional core
- Easy to understand
- Clean and simple routing
- Easy to integrate with third party libraries. ( Compose or Packagist can be used to integrate third party libraries in our project )
- Active community that can provide quick and effective support
- Effective ORM and database layer
- A sync queue and background jobs for the long running tasks
Reasons of popularity
As we know that Laravel is one of the most popular PHP Framework, but why it is so popular? We have listed below some of its key features:
Laravel is known for its inbuilt lightweight templates that help in creating amazing layouts using dynamic content seeding. It also has multiple widgets incorporating CSS and JS code with solid structures. Laravel frameworks are innovatively designed to create a simple layout with distinctive sections.
Eloquent ORM (object-relational mapping)
Laravel’s Eloquent object-relational mapper (ORM) is one of the most-loved features of the framework. It lets the web app developers issue database queries with PHP syntax rather than writing SQL code. Every table in the database possesses a corresponding model through which the developer interacts with the said table.
MVC Architecture Support
The MVC pattern of Laravel ensures clarity of logic and presentation. This architecture support helps in improving the performance, allowing better documentation, and has multiple built-in functions.
Migration system for databases
Migrations are like version control for your database, which allows you to easily modify and share the applications database schema. It helps to expand the structure of the database of the web application without re-creating, every time developers make a change. By using this feature we can reduce the risk of losing data.
Developers like Laravel because of the way it facilitates unit testing. It is capable of running many tests to ensure that new changes do not unexpectedly break anything in the web application. In addition to this, it makes it easy to write unit-tests for its own code.
Application security is one of the most important concerns in web application development. While developing an application we use some effective method to make our application secure. It has some built in methods for web application security. It uses salted and hashed password which mean it store the password in database as encrypted form.
Laravel offers a built-in tool for command line known as Artisan. It provides a number of helpful commands that can assist you while you build your application. To view a list of all available Artisan commands, you may use the PHP Artisan List command.
Libraries & Modular
Laravel is also popular due to its Object Oriented libraries as well as many other pre-installed libraries. These pre-installed libraries are not found in any other PHP frameworks. One of the pre installed libraries is an Authentication library which is easy-to-implement and has many latest features, such as checking active users, B crypt hashing, password reset, CSRF (Cross-site Request Forgery) protection, and encryption. Furthermore, this framework is divided into individual modules that adopt modern PHP principles allowing developers to build responsive, modular, and handy web apps.