Laravel framework is one of the super fast and most used framework in php. Laravel aims to make the development process a pleasing one for the developer without sacrificing application functionality. Laravel turned out to be a revolution in the field of application development in a short notice owing to the easiness to write effective codes in a short notice. It’s simple structure and excellent support (http://laravel.com/docs/) makes it an easy to master technology for the beginners.
In the below picture you can see the popularity of laravel among other php framework
Laravel handles many native functionalities in its own advanced ways for features such as authentication, session, caching, session, pagination. It comes with an intelligent eloquent system and easy query builder.
The eloquent ORM included with Laravel provides a beautiful, simple ActiveRecord implementation for working with your database. Each database table has a corresponding “Model” which is used to interact with that table. So we don’t need to specify our table name in database queries and large queries can be simplified. The database query builder of laravel provides a convenient, fluent interface to create and run database queries. It can be used to perform most database operations in your application, and works on all supported database systems. For fast programming, laravel has so many packages available and those can be imported when needed. Packages are the primary way of adding functionality to laravel.
Structure of Laravel Applications
The Latest version of Laravel is Laravel5 and it comes with several handy features and functions aimed to make it more productive for developers. The major change in the latest version is the directory change. Prior to the latest update, we had an “app” folder, however, when the update was rolled out, this “app” folder was replaced with “resources”. So, if you want to upgrade, you have to copy paste files compatible with the latest version.