Laravel made a bang in the app development area alternating CodeIgniter framework, which failed to offer specific features like built-in support for user authentication and authorization. The blog will focus on some of the salient features of Laravel:
Modularity or Multi-app
Modularity is the extent to which one can separate and recombine a system’s components. Often business logic is split up into different parts, though they belong together. If you’re into Domain Driven Design, a module is considered an aggregate.
Authentication is the area where most web app developers and coders spend a hell lot of time writing code. Thanks to Laravel 5, now that it has become a lot simpler than before.
You can implement Laravel into any application either making use of controllers or directly into route declarations with syntax akin to the Sinatra framework. Laravel comes with privileges that gives the developer greater flexibility to build anything that range from very small websites to enterprise applications.
Caching is nothing but temporary data storage for storing data for fast and easy retrieval. More often, caching is the one that lowers the time required to access database or several other remote services. Further, it makes the application highly responsive and faster.
Method or Dependency Injection
Laravel’s Inversion of control (IoC) container is a key feature that helps manage class dependencies. Dependency injection is the method to eliminate hard-coded class dependencies.
With Laravel, there is a flexible approach to routing. One can trigger the route in the application easily and wield control to match the URL.
There is an option to separate the logic behind serving HTTP GET and POST requests through Restful controllers which stands as another useful feature.
Testing & Debuging
Laravel is excellent for testing: PHPUnit comes out of the box and there is already a a phpunix.xml setup file that comes integrated with your application.
Impementing Pagination has become lot easier alternating the usual manual implementation approaches. Laravel has integrated automated methods for Pagination.
Laravel offers a highly simple, yet powerful templating engine called Blade that is powered by template inheritance and sections, as opposed to controller layouts. All Blade templates should go for the .blade.php extension.
Database Query Builder
This is a highly seamless and easy-to-use interface to creating and managing database queries.
Multiple file system
Laravel 5 gives the native support for multiple file system. There is an easy access to third party package Flysystem for multiple file support. Local or Cloud based storage gives you simple configuration. Storage options can be configured in config/filesystems.php file. All file system facade in the app can be bypassed and interfaced directly disk face. You can use any of Local or Cloud based storage to provide simple configuration. You can configure storage options in config/filesystems.php file. You can also bypass all file system facade in the application and function with the disk facade directly.
Though these are the most important features of Laravel, it contains other features to create fabulous applications with ready-to-go, expressive syntax. This makes Laravel the most sought after PHP Framework ever since its release.