Why is Laravel Used?
Why We Use Laravel?
There are hundreds of backend frameworks out there. So, why have we decided to use Laravel amongst all the choices. In this article we’ll go over why we chose to move forward with this framework as our primary platform for web applications.
Who Uses Laravel Framework?
There is power in numbers, especially when it comes to open-source software. It’s not uncommon for less popular frameworks to lose popularity and eventually lose support. This leaves applications at risk and potentially unsecure.
Laravel is the most popular backend framework in the world today. It’s not only the most popular PHP framework, it’s the most popular framework of all technologies. This popularity ensures that there will be great support from the community for a long time to come. As well, many developers know and love it, so we’ll always be able to source great talent for our projects.
How Easy is Laravel?
When compared to other frameworks, Laravel is easy to learn. Laravel has an expressive and elegant syntax, but it’s simple and quick to understand even for new developers. Since it is based upon the very common model-view-controller (MVC) architectural pattern many will be familiar with its structure right away.
What Laravel is Used For?
Modules and Templates
Laravel offers a wide range of libraries, tools, and templates. With its popularity new components are being created every day. There is even a built-in templating system called Blade. This is a lightweight template engine, which allows developers to create a web page easily using dynamic content seeding. This intuitive tool also provides multiple widgets for a robust and stable structure.
Is Laravel Trending?
Related to popularity is trend. Is this a framework gaining popularity or losing it? Laravel was not always so popular, but it has gained more popularity in the past few years. While there has been some concern about PHP being a dying technology for many years, the language continues to defy predictions as it still runs over 77% of sites today.
What Laravel Can Do?
Laravel comes with an assortment of utilities to assist in the production and deployment of applications. One example is the automation tool Artisan. This is Laravel’s powerful built-in command line tool used for automating repetitive tasks and managing database migration. This tool also provides the opportunity to create custom commands and perform tests in the development environment.
Why Laravel is Used?
With all the breaches as of late, security is a topic of keen interest. Security in the development framework is no exception. While nothing is 100% secure, Laravel has strong security built in. Its CSRF token can thwart many online threats, protecting the web application. The framework’s security ecosystem also includes strong community support and tutorials to help developers build applications that are more secure.
Is Laravel Good for Testing?
Ensuring programs are reliable is important and the framework is a large part of that. A framework to support good testing goes a long way towards ensuring reliability. Laravel uses PHPUnit to integrate testing quickly and seamlessly into any web development process. This makes it easy to identify and correct any issues before they become a costly problem. The system automatically sets the testing environment, but developers can easily define other testing configuration values as necessary.