What Is a PHP Framework?
Glad you asked. PHP is the world’s most popular scripting language and it is wonderfully suited to web development. It is open-source (meaning anyone can access and use it), easy to use and incredibly flexible. It can also be embedded into HTML which is the coding language we use to build web pages. The problem with PHP is that it can get very monotonous and repetitive to code with. Which is why we use PHP frameworks. They streamline the whole process by providing basic structures to build web applications within. This saves time, primarily, but also builds more stable applications and importantly, keeps web developers from going mad!
Now that we’re up to speed, let’s get back to why we love using Laravel.
The Popular Kid
Laravel’s popularity is good for more than just peace of mind. The fact that it is so popular is testament to its ease-of-use and quality, and that’s always good news. But using a popular framework also confers other benefits. For a start it means it is incredibly well tested, other issues and problems have already been spotted and resolved. Speaking of testing, Laravel has testing integrated into its framework, so you can be sure your web application will be bug-free.
Laravel Development is Quick and Intuitive
Laravel works on a modular basis. Meaning there are a lot of pre-built functions and structures available. Because it is open-source developers have been improving these resources since Laravel became available in 2011. This means it’s quick and intuitive for our developers to build websites using the PHP framework. There’s no need to spend hours and weeks writing out individual lines of code. That’s time saved for our developers, and money saved for our clients.