As a leading software development company, the team at Jump24 have plenty experience building web applications using various frameworks and tools. In this post, we want to introduce you to Laravel, one of the most popular PHP frameworks available today and give you a little insight into why we use it.
So, what is Laravel?
Simply put, Laravel is a PHP framework that is designed to make building web applications easier, faster, and more enjoyable. It was created by Taylor Otwell in 2011 and has since grown into one of the most popular frameworks among the PHP community, with a large and active community of developers releasing new packages and applications that help us as developers be more productive.
Laravel is built on top of several popular PHP packages, including Symfony, which provides a solid foundation for development. It also includes many built-in features that simplify common tasks, such as authentication, routing, caching, and many many more.
What makes Laravel stand out?
One of the biggest advantages of Laravel is the Developer Experience. The framework is designed to be easy to read and write, with a focus on simplicity and elegance. This makes it a pleasure to work with, even for developers who are new to PHP.
Another key advantage of Laravel is its modular architecture. The framework is built around a set of modular components, which can be easily mixed and matched to create custom applications. This makes it easy to reuse code across projects and to create applications that are tailored to specific needs.
Laravel also includes a number of built-in tools for common tasks, such as database migrations, testing, and debugging. This makes it easy to get up and running quickly, and to ensure that your code is clean, efficient, and bug-free.
Finally, Laravel has a large and active community of developers who contribute to the framework and create a wealth of third-party packages and applications. This means that there is a huge ecosystem of resources available to Laravel developers, including documentation, tutorials, and support that help us build applications that are more robust and secure.
Why we use it?
Overall, Laravel is an excellent choice for application development. Whether you are building a simple blog or a complex enterprise application, Laravel has the tools and features you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. At Jump24 we pride ourselves on the code and the applications that we build, so when it came to choosing what tools we should use to help us build these applications Laravel was the one for us. Throughout the years that Jump24 has been in business we’ve really enjoying developing with this framework and we’re really looking forward to the future and seeing where it goes.