Why Laravel is the Best PHP Framework?
PHP is one of the oldest and most popular web development languages, and Laravel is its most popular framework. In this article, we discuss why.
What is Laravel?
Laravel is an open source PHP web framework developed and maintained by Taylor Otwell as an attempt to provide a more advanced alternative to the CodeIgniter framework. Its architectural patterns are majorly based on Symfony.
Some of the reasons why Laravel is chosen over others are as follows:
Laravel consists of object-oriented as well as the pre-installed libraries. Using pre-installed libraries can cater to multiple issues and can offer you a one-stop solution for the same.
Built-In Authentication and Authorization
Migrations are like version control for your database, allowing your team to define and share the application’s database schema definition. If you have ever had to tell a teammate to manually add a column to their local database schema after pulling in your changes from source control, you’ve faced the problem that database migrations solve.
Event & Broadcasting
Artisan is the name of the command-line interface included with Laravel. It provides a number of helpful commands for your use while developing your application.
Laravel also has a built-in support for the cloud storage system such as Amazon S3 and Rack space Cloud Storage and of course for local storage. It’s amazingly simple to switch between these storage options as the API remains the same for each system. One can use all three systems in one application to serve files from multiple locations like in a distributed environment.
When it comes to the testing of the application Laravel by default provides the unit test for the application, which itself contains tests that detect and prevent regressions in the framework.
Laravel offers a paginator that carries out this task. This paginator in Laravel is integrated with ORM and query builder to provide flexible and proper usage of the database.