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What is Laravel?

It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
Laravel is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Laravel is an open source tool with 65K GitHub stars and 20.8K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Laravel's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Laravel?

Companies
3112 companies reportedly use Laravel in their tech stacks, including Bitpanda, Kmong, and Savetweetvid.com.

Developers
14780 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Laravel.

Laravel Integrations

PHP, Django, Sentry, CodeIgniter, and Rollbar are some of the popular tools that integrate with Laravel. Here's a list of all 60 tools that integrate with Laravel.
Pros of Laravel
502
Clean architecture
361
Growing community
337
Composer friendly
313
Open source
293
The only framework to consider for php
194
Mvc
189
Quickly develop
155
Dependency injection
143
Application architecture
129
Embraces good community packages
57
Write less, do more
50
Restful routing
46
Orm (eloquent)
43
Artisan scaffolding and migrations
42
Database migrations & seeds
35
Awesome
33
Great documentation
25
Awsome, Powerfull, Fast and Rapid
25
Promotes elegant coding
24
Build Apps faster, easier and better
22
JSON friendly
21
Most easy for me
20
Eloquent ORM
20
Easy to learn, scalability
19
Modern PHP
19
Test-Driven
18
Beautiful
18
Blade Template
13
Security
11
Clean Documentation
10
Based on SOLID
10
Convention over Configuration
10
Cool
9
Simple
9
Easy to attach Middleware
8
Get going quickly straight out of the box. BYOKDM
8
Easy to use
8
Laravel + Cassandra = Killer Framework
8
Easy Request Validatin
8
Simpler
8
Fast
7
Simplistic , easy and faster
7
Less dependencies
7
Its just wow
6
Super easy and powerful
6
Friendly API
5
Great customer support
5
Its beautiful to code in
4
Easy
4
Active Record
4
Fast and Clarify framework
4
Php7
4
The only "cons" is wrong! No static method just Facades
4
Speed
3
Laragon
3
Eloquent
3
Composer
3
Easy views handling and great ORM
3
Minimum system requirements
3
Laravel Mix
2
Ease of use
2
Cashier with Braintree and Stripe
2
Laravel Spark
2
Laravel Passport
2
Laravel Nova
2
Laravel casher
2
Intuitive usage
2
Laravel Horizon and Telescope
2
Laravel Forge and Envoy
1
Touch heart artisan
1
Rapid development
1
Heart touch
1
Like heart beat
1
Laravel love live long
0
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Decisions about Laravel

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Laravel in their tech stack.

Shared insights
on
Laravel
Node.js

I am currently doing my MSc project at the moment. My project is to build an app (web-based or native) to help hospitals study user activity and help in hospital management. Which would be a better framework for this, Laravel or Node.js?

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I want to create a video sharing service like Youtube, which users can use to upload and watch videos. I prefer to use Vue.js for front-end. What do you suggest for the back-end? Node.js or Laravel ( PHP ) I need a good performance with high speed, and the most important thing is the ability to handle user's requests if the site's traffic increases. I want to create an algorithm that users who watch others videos earn points (randomly but in clear context) If you have anything else to improve, please let me know. For eg: If you prefer React to Vue.js. Thanks in advance

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mahdi chawki

I want to know what is the best tool for Laravel. React or Vue.js? For example, which is better to be added to an existing Laravel project. Also, which framework has a big community in Stackoverflow and Github?

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Shared insights
on
Laravel
PHP

Hi, I have a project on my mind, and I need some help. First of all, I know it is all about personal preference, but I am a beginner in the back-end part. So, I am trying to figure out which language is better, for example, for user authentication and interaction between the users. Also, I don't know which framework is better for this work. My first thought was to use PHP, but after some research on the internet, I'm leaning towards Laravel. I will be grateful if you have some advice for me.

#newbie

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Christopher Wray
Web Developer at Soltech LLC | 14 upvotes 路 73K views

This week, we finally released NurseryPeople.com. In the end, I chose to provision our server on DigitalOcean. So far, I am SO happy with that decision. Although setting everything up was a challenge, and I learned a lot, DigitalOceans blogs helped in so many ways. I was able to set up nginx and the Laravel web app pretty smoothly. I am also using Buddy for deploying changes made in git, which is super awesome. All I have to do in order to deploy is push my code to my private repo, and buddy transfers everything over to DigitalOcean. So far, we haven't had any downtime and DigitalOceans prices are quite fair for the power under the hood.

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Hello! I have a mobile app with nearly 100k MAU, and I want to add a cloud file storage service to my app.

My app will allow users to store their image, video, and audio files and retrieve them to their device when necessary.

I have already decided to use PHP & Laravel as my backend, and I use Contabo VPS. Now, I need an object storage service for my app, and my options are:

  • Amazon S3 : It sounds to me like the best option but the most expensive. Closest to my users (MENA Region) for other services, I will have to go to Europe. Not sure how important this is?

  • DigitalOcean Spaces : Seems like my best option for price/service, but I am still not sure

  • Wasabi: the best price (6 USD/MONTH/TB) and free bandwidth, but I am not sure if it fits my needs as I want to allow my users to preview audio and video files. They don't recommend their service for streaming videos.

  • Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage: Good price but not sure about them.

  • There is also the self-hosted s3 compatible option, but I am not sure about that.

Any thoughts will be helpful. Also, if you think I should post in a different sub, please tell me.

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Laravel's Features

  • Template Engine
  • MVC Architecture Support
  • Eloquent ORM (Object Relational Mapping)
  • Security
  • Artisan
  • Libraries & Modular
  • Database Migration System
  • Unit-Testing

Laravel Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Laravel?
Symfony
It is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP..
CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
CakePHP
It makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.
Rails
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
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Laravel's Followers
14201 developers follow Laravel to keep up with related blogs and decisions.