10 Good Reasons to Choose Laravel

Today web development is a huge jungle of technologies where every day, the new one provides you something more or just something performed in a different way.

There are several languages for web development that today are just old parents of smarter and safer frameworks to build medium-high complex applications: ruby on rails, django (python), symfony (php) etc.
The reason why PHP today is very appreciated is because of its popularity: PHP usage grew thanks to CMS like WordPress and Frameworks like Symfony, Zend, CakePHP.

In this post we are not going to say that PHP is the best web language for back-end development, but we are going to say that Laravel is for sure one of the best MVC Framework until today that has given new credibility to php by transitivity.

So, 10 good reasons why pick PHP Laravel framework for web developing.

Open Source :
Laravel framework is a open source framework, We always like free software or tools etc. You can build small or large application in free. Laravel provide a several good feature like Cashier, Envoy, Passport, Routing etc.
Also an open source technology has the privilege to have a worldwide community that continuously review and increase the framework updating codes and providing new plugins or packages.

Template engine :
Laravel framework provide Blade template for render the view: it provides a simple and efficient way for html templates using iterative statements, conditional statement, print variable, subdivide into sections, include, inject and use pagination or build forms.
You can also integrate bootstrap or other HMTL themes easily.

Modularity:
Laravel is completely modular thanks to Composer. It is possible to include and use core PHP packages like PayPal, Stripe or Braintree – Payment Gateways, JWT Auth – JSON Web Token authentication for API, Entrust – role-based permissions, Charts – Multi-library chart package for interactive charts and many helpful others.
You can integrate all best modules written in PHP cloning them from Github as well!

MVC Architectural Pattern:
Laravel framework follows MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern and today it’s a kind of must for web development. Every good enough framework for the web development, including all others not based on PHP, follows MVC Architecture because it helps to manage code in a clean, reusable, modular and much more maintainable way.
In fact, Laravel application is divided in three parts – the Model part is related to logics and management of data coming from the DBMS, the View part is related to the html output we provide to the user agent, the Controller part is the business logic of our application and deals with both other parts.

Libraries and integration :
Coding less makes more sense! and Laravel knows it very well, that’s why it provides simple configurations for all other entities, packages and libraries of the application like the database, mail server, filesystem etc.
You can integrate whatever you need using Laravel and there is always something already developed that you can pick and integrate:
Facebook API
Twitter API
PDF Generator
ACL Package
Excel Generator

Routing :
Routing in Laravel is just amazing and it is very similar to the Ruby on Rails (RoR) implementation; it’s very simple to create a route or a routes group and what is also amazing is the middleware functionality; it’s the way you can intercept http requests to an address and perform security checks.
Everything is developed in order to provide you best solutions for best applications, here we expose an example of how to create a resource route for CRUD applications:
Route::get('login', array('as'=> 'admin.login.post', 'uses' => 'Auth\LoginContro[email protected]'));
Route::group(['prefix' => 'admin','middleware' => 'auth'], function () {
Route::get('home', array('as'=> 'admin.home', 'uses' => '[email protected]'));
Route::resource('roles','RoleController');
});

Eloquent ORM :
It is based on Eloquent ORM that provides a beautiful, simple ActiveRecord implementation for working with your database. With Eloquent you can aggregate queries avoiding usage of SQL statements, retrieve models, throw exceptions, handle errors, and if you need to process a lot (thousands) of Eloquent records, using the chunk command you could do it without eating all of your RAM.
Using Laravel Query Builder you don’t require to write explicitly “prepared statements” because it is already provided by default.
The following one is a small example of how to write a query for getting data from “users” table:
SQL approach
SELECT * FROM users
Laravel appraoch
User::all();

API :
As all other strong frameworks Laravel provides a cutting-edge way to manage client-server applications ( including mobile applications ) in a safe way.
You can build secure and performant API sets for your mobile apps using packages like JWT and OAuth.

Unit Testing :
Unit tests usually takes a lot of time, but it is absolutely mandatory for software testing.
Unit testing will help you to test laravel applications, testing routes, input, forms etc.

Queuing :
In our website some tasks could require a lot of time, just imagine a big data file upload: you cannot ask user agent to wait too long. Laravel provides Queue functionalities to push some long running task in background.
It is also possible to use “Amazon SQS”, “Beanstalkd” and “Redis” servers for Queue management.
$job = (new ProcessPodcast($podcast))
->delay(Carbon::now()->addMinutes(10));
dispatch($job);

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