Laravel is a modern, robust, feature-rich framework for for rapid web development in PHP and is used largely to provide structure and business logic for web applications.
What is Laravel?
Web development frameworks provide the backbone for building a website’s functionality, including how the website responds to user requests and organise and process data throughout the system. While hundreds of these frameworks exist, many of them are built around older development and programming models and generally result in developers being forced to reshape their thinking and processes to fit the framework. This leads to compromises and workarounds which are detrimental to time, cost, and longterm maintenance of the system.
Laraval has been celebrated as a modern framework and gained enormous popularity among developers because it gives them the tools they really love to use, liberating them to create rich and amazing websites. This is accomplished by providing a lot of functionality common to most projects out-of-the-box, using expressive and concise syntax, and providing features previously seen as too complex or advanced in an easily accessible way.
Laravel’s advanced features allow developers to set their creative minds on tackling the business problems at hand, using the latest technologies and paradigms, rather than having to re-write the same code over and over for every new project or forcing compromises in their initial vision.
The unprecedented momentum of this framework has spawned tens of thousands of related projects to extend the framework with even more functionality and integrations, allowing us to leverage tried and tested code to deliver solutions quicker. This translates to big cost savings for our clients.
Being the most modern framework available — with frequent improvements — you can be assured your project will be using the best technologies for the given task, and that it will be scalable so that any future requirements can be implemented easily.
The rise and rise of Laravel over other PHP frameworks
Here at 4mation, we prefer an API-first approach to project development. This means that every project is built as an API to be consumed by whatever front-ends the client requires (such as a website, a mobile app, or just an API for 3rd parties). This “separation of concerns” between the API backend and the user-facing frontend, as we call it, has many benefits:
Laravel slides into this new paradigm very nicely since it is a perfect framework for building API-first projects. We have also developed our own code to extend Laravel and improve the speed of development for API projects even further, making it our first choice for all new custom solutions.
If you’ve found your existing Laravel project isn’t providing the best outcome for your organisation, or if you’re working with another development agency and they haven’t delivered on their promise, get in touch with the experienced team at 4mation today. Many of our clients are glad they choose 4mation to rescue their existing project and turn its outcomes and performance around.