Laravel is a popular PHP framework. It enables developing high-quality, fully customized web applications and one of the most widely used community frameworks in the Internet world.
Laravel comes with many add-ons that Hyperlink InfoSystem developers can integrate into the development of Laravel projects to increase the quality: Some of which are:
Most PHP developers begin their journey in database programming with countless SQL lines directly into our code, achieving unreadable PHP that quickly leads to a disaster that is impossible to sustain over time. Laravel attempts to solve this problem by integrating Eloquent, which is considered the best ActiveRecord in the PHP language.
Laravel uses a library for log management called Monolog, which, apart from being very easy to add in our global configuration, is also easy to write in the logs.
Laravel depends on several external packages to function correctly. The best way to manage the packages that Laravel needs or those extra packages that we can integrate into our developments is to use Composer, which will be our dependency manager. You will no longer need to download a library that you want to use in your project by searching for the URL, then downloading the .zip file, then unzipping and placing it in your project. By installing Composer, we can do all these steps centrally.
This console is a powerful tool for every developer. With Artisan, Laravel opens several console command options to execute different tasks. Just by typing in your console `PHP artisan,` you are displayed several options that you can use. Even with Artisan, you can start developing your own commands that you can use via the console.
A pain point for everyone when developing an application is how to keep the database in sync between development machines. With Laravel database migrations, it's effortless. After a long day at work, we could have made a ton of changes to the database and in some cases, using MySQL Workbench is not a great way to sync databases between development machines. Using Laravel, we save all the database work in the migrations and seeds (a file that fills the database); we can easily migrate the changes to any other development machine.
With Laravel, it is effortless to manage our application routes as it is really very simple to read and create the routes.
In Laravel, we can include validations to our forms in a simple way using the Validator library; we can do any verification we need with this. Many times, we already have these validations available in the Laravel documentation.
Using Blade as a template processor for our system is one of the view management options in Laravel. We consider Blade as a powerful tool when developing our systems.
With Laravel, sending emails in HTML format will no longer be a headache. The framework has organized all the code to be able to send emails to our application clients efficiently.
One of the keys to Laravel's success is that it has become an industry that generates services related to the framework.
The above are projects that have a certain part of payment and that serve to finance the machinery around Laravel. But there are also many other services that are part of the Laravel ecosystem that are free or are included among the framework's functionalities:
One of the great advantages of Laravel is the amount of options it offers to create development environments. Thanks to this, any developer can find an alternative that suits their needs or preferences.
It would be the most basic option, which is achieved through a simple console command.
It allows you to create virtual hosts using console commands. Whether you use "artisan serve" or Valet you will have to install the MySQL database additionally, although in development mode you can also use SQLite, which does not require installing any database engine locally.
This is the most advanced option and is based on virtualization, resulting in a professional environment that adapts to server conditions.
Laravel can also use any local PHP server among such as Laragon, Xampp or Mamp. These alternatives have the advantage of having MySQL installation in one step.