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 strong collection of tools and provides application architecture. Moreover, it includes various characteristics of technologies like ASP.NET MVC, CodeIgniter, Ruby on Rails and lot more. This framework is open source framework. It facilitates developers by saving huge time and helps reduce the thinking and planning to develop the entire website from scratch. Along with that security of the application is also Laravel take care of. Hence all its features can boost the web development pace for you. If anyone is familiar with the basics of PHP along with some intermediate PHP scripting, then Laravel can craft your work more easily.

The current version of Laravel is 5.5.0, which is a stable release, released on 30 August 2017. And anyone can check its open source GitHub repository from this link below:

https://github.com/laravel/framework

Some Facts About Laravel

  • Laravel was developed by Taylor Otwell in July 2011 and it was released more than five years after the release of the Codeigniter.
  • 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 important features provided by Laravel are:

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