What is Laravel
The main thing you need to know about Laravel is that it is just another PHP framework.
There is a lot to say about Laravel, but the most important thing to know is that Laravel is a PHP framework based on Symphony. Taking the best of Symphony (dependency injection and HTTP usage) it allows reducing the amount of codes and significantly improves the performance.
But you need to understand that when choosing an IT solution for your business, you need to look not at what is fashionable, but at what will actually be convenient and profitable in your business project.
Although Laravel also takes its place in the trends of IT solutions.Laravel is a framework that could be awarded the People’s Choice Award. Laravel is relatively young – the first version was released in 2011, but it has already managed to win the sympathy of users and gather around itself a fairly large community of developers.
Also in this graph you can see the competitive ratio of requests of different frameworks, for example, the ratio of Yii to Laravel in Google Trends.
The main advantages of Laravel
Laravel actively uses Symfony components: they are partially rewritten or adapted, partially only the idea or pattern is used.
Unlike other frameworks Lavarel uses the latest PHP feachers
Laravel and Symfony have similar characteristics, which means they are designed to solve the same type of tasks.
In fact, Laravel is suitable for all types of applications for which PHP can be used. But its specificity should be attributed to the fact that compared to other PHP frameworks, it provides more opportunities for the implementation of backends for mobile applications.
This gives the business such basic and easy-to-understand benefits:
- Detailed and simple documentation
- Availability of accessible and understandable training programs
- Regular updates
- Quick correction of detected errors.
“For example, it has many built-in functions, many ready-made solutions in the form of packages and ECO-system – a set of additional services from writing code to development and site management – updates, deployment” ( Victor Batura, PHP/Laravel developer in Rivo Agency).
When is Laravel the best solution for you?
Laravel is the technology that comes handy when you try to think outside of the box. There are a lot of off-the-shelf solutions for e-commerce platform development, like Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify, etc.
Laravel is most suitable in three cases:
- For startups
- For e-commerces projects
- For B2B companies
Laravel is an easy start for developing startups. The multifunctionality of the framework solves many problems with the design of a complex project architecture, as well as with scalability in the future.
For E-commerces Projects
Laravel’s flexibility provides an undeniable advantage for developing large online stores with a complex architecture. The site, implemented on the framework, will perform any, even the most difficult tasks, for the solution of which it was created.
For B2B Platforms
B2B platforms need to automate many of the processes associated with price management and control over customer service. The Laravel framework allows you to implement all the necessary functionality without losing quality and time.
If you understand that you can try to discuss your project on Laravel or, on the contrary, you want to try another framework – no problem.
We will help you in either case.
We will explain everything in simple language and select the best solution individually for you.
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