Laravel - Introduction

Laravel is a PHP based web framework for building high-end web applications using its significant and graceful syntaxes. It comes with a robust collection of tools and provides application architecture. Moreover, it includes various characteristics of technologies like ASP.NET MVC, CodeIgniter, Ruby on Rails, and many more. This framework is an open-source framework. It facilitates developers by saving huge time and helps reduce thinking and planning to develop the entire website from scratch.

Along with that, the security of the application is also taken care of by Laravel. So all its features can increase the speed of web development for you. If you are familiar with intermediate PHP scripting and PHP basics, Laravel can prepare your work more efficiently.

The current version of Laravel is 8, which is a stable release, released on September 8, 2020. And anyone can check its open-source GitHub repository from this link below:

https://github.com/laravel/framework

Some Facts About Laravel

  • Taylor Otwell developed Laravel in July 2011, and it was released more than five years after the release of the Codeigniter framework.
  • Laravel is a PHP based web-framework like Codeigniter.
  • Laravel is one of the open-source PHP frameworks.
  • Laravel follows the model-view-controller (MVC) architectural pattern.
  • Laravel is one of the most popular PHP frameworks after Codeigniter.

Features of Laravel

Some essential features provided by Laravel are:

  • Routing controllers.
  • Configuration management.
  • Testability.
  • Authentication and authorization of users.
  • Modularity.
  • ORM (Object Relational Mapper) features.
  • Provides a template engine.
  • Building schemas.
  • E-mailing facilities.

We will learn more features of Laravel in further chapters.


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