Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. Some of the features of Laravel are a modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager, different ways for accessing relational databases, utilities that aid in application deployment and maintenance, and its orientation toward syntactic sugar.
I presume that you have PHP installed and at least basic knowledge of PHP, HTML, Database to get started.
Some benefits of Laravel
Have many reasons why I migrated to Laravel, amongst them are some benefits as:
- Complete development environment (Homestead) – I don’t have to worry about configs, integrations server details or other things;
- Integration with mail services;
- Integration with cloud servers like Amazon S3 and others;
- Solid authorization services out of the box;
- Integration tools for making web applications faster;
- Automation testing work – It’s easy to start and configure TDD;
- Easy helpers and facades;
- Excellent documentation;