What is Laravel?



Laravel is a popular PHP framework. A framework can help speed up the web application development process. It provides a basic structure, and can help promote rapid application development (RAD) and avoid repetitive coding processes.It follows a model-view-controller design pattern.Laravel reuses the existing components of different frameworks which helps in creating a web application. The web application thus designed is more structured and pragmatic.

If you are familiar with core PHP and Advanced PHP ,Laravel will make your task saves a lot time if you are planning to develop a website from scratch.Moreover website built in Laravel is secure and prevents several web attacks.If you're new to PHP frameworks,you might want to familiarize yourself
with a few important terms,including:

  • Model View Controller(MVC): This is an architectural structure that separates the three components of PHP development: the Model, the View, and the Controller. This means a developer can isolate each part and make changes without impacting the other components.  
  • Object-Oriented Programming: In an object-oriented programming approach, such as PHP, structures are built with data or ‘Objects’, rather than function and logic. They can then be used throughout the program. Each Object has Properties and Behaviors that define its state and what it can do.
  • Rest API:This is an architectural style used by most open-source web applications to form a workable exchange of information.
  • Composer:This is a tool used to manage the dependencies in your project. You can tell Composer what libraries your project requires, and Composer will monitor, install, and update them to ensure that your program will continue to function.