Laravel framework

Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern and based on Symfony. ... The source code of Laravel is hosted on GitHub and licensed under the terms of MIT License.

Laravel Philosophy 

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.

Laravel aims to make the development process a pleasing one for the developer without sacrificing application functionality. Happy developers make the best code. To this end, we've attempted to combine the very best of what we have seen in other web frameworks, including frameworks implemented in other languages, such as Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET MVC, and Sinatra.

Laravel is accessible, yet powerful, providing powerful tools needed for large, robust applications. A superb inversion of control container, expressive migration system, and tightly integrated unit testing support give you the tools you need to build any application with which you are tasked.

Some facts about laravel

  • Laravel was developed by Taylor Otwell in July 2011 and it was released more than five years after the release of the Codeigniter.
  • Laravel is a PHP based web-framework like Codeigniter.
  • Laravel is one of the open source PHP frameworks.
  • Laravel follows the model-view-controller (MVC) architectural pattern.
  • Laravel is one of the most popular PHP frameworks after Codeigniter.

Features of Laravel

Some important features provided by Laravel are:

  • Routing controllers
  • Configuration management
  • Testability
  • Authentication and authorization of users
  • Modularity
  • ORM (Object Relational Mapper) features
  • Provides template engine
  • Building schemas
  • E-mailing facilities