- PHP 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. Some of the features of Laravel are a modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager, different ways for accessing relational databases, utilities that aid in application deployment and maintenance, and its orientation toward syntactic sugar.:2,5–9 As of March 2015, Laravel is regarded as one of the most popular PHP frameworks, together with Symfony, CodeIgniter, Yii2 and others.:1 The source code of Laravel is hosted on GitHub and licensed under the terms of MIT License.This book is about Laravel, a web application development framework that saves you time and effort and makes web development a joy. Laravel has shaken up the PHP community in a big way - especially when you consider that version 1.0 of Laravel was only a couple of years ago. It has been generating a lot of buzz with the promise of making web applications fast and simple to create. Using Laravel, you can build and maintain high-quality web applications with minimal fuss. Certain parts of a web application development process can be a repetitive, boring task. Laravel lets you focus on the fun stuff - the crux of your web app - while easing the pain of the repetitive bits. In doing so, it provides high-level abstractions of common web development patterns, convenient shortcuts for frequent programming tasks, and clear conventions for how to solve problems.