01 Oct What is laravel website development?
Laravel is an open-source PHP framework, which is robust and easy to understand. It follows a model-view-controller design pattern. Laravel reuses the existing components of different frameworks which helps in creating a web application. The web application thus designed is more structured and pragmatic.
Laravel offers a rich set of functionalities which incorporates the basic features of PHP frameworks like CodeIgniter, Yii and other programming languages like Ruby on Rails. Laravel has a very rich set of features which will boost the speed of web development.
If you are familiar with Core PHP and Advanced PHP, Laravel will make your task easier. It saves a lot time if you are planning to develop a website from scratch. Moreover, a website build in Laravel is secure and prevents several web attacks.
Features of Laravel
Laravel offers the following key features which makes it an ideal choice for designing web applications −
Laravel provides 20 built in libraries and modules which helps in enhancement of the application. Every module is integrated with Composer dependency manager which eases updates.
Laravel includes features and helpers which helps in testing through various test cases. This feature helps in maintaining the code as per the requirements.
Laravel provides a flexible approach to the user to define routes in the web application. Routing helps to scale the application in a better way and increases its performance.
A web application designed in Laravel will be running on different environments, which means that there will be a constant change in its configuration. Laravel provides a consistent approach to handle the configuration in an efficient way.
Query Builder and ORM
Laravel incorporates a query builder which helps in querying databases using various simple chain methods. It provides ORM (Object Relational Mapper) and Active Record implementation called Eloquent.
Schema Builder maintains the database definitions and schema in PHP code. It also maintains a track of changes with respect to database migrations.
Laravel uses the Blade Template engine, a lightweight template language used to design hierarchical blocks and layouts with predefined blocks that include dynamic content.
Laravel includes a mail class which helps in sending mail with rich content and attachments from the web application.
User authentication is a common feature in web applications. Laravel eases designing authentication as it includes features such as register, forget password and send password reminders.
Laravel uses Redis to connect to an existing session and general-purpose cache. Redis interacts with session directly.
Laravel includes queue services like emailing large number of users or a specified Cron job. These queues help in completing tasks in an easier manner without waiting for the previous task to complete.
Event and Command Bus
Laravel 5.1 includes Command Bus which helps in executing commands and dispatch events in a simple way. The commands in Laravel act as per the application’s life-cycle.