What is Laravel

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

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In this bite, we will be diving into the absolute basics of what exactly the Laravel framework is.

What is Laravel

Laravel is a beautiful PHP web application framework that makes building software for the web a breeze. It has an elegant and expressive syntax that reads so well, you would fall in love with it at first bite.

Its in-built services like Authentication, Authorization, Security, Object Relational Mapping (ORM) and more, provides one of the best developer experience for PHP in the industry.

Why Laravel?

Any open source tool is only as good as its documentation and the community behind it. In my opinion, these two things make or break the tool.

The Documentation

One of the things that sets Laravel apart from its peers is its documentation.

The writers of the documentation have done a fantastic job of putting together a manual that is easy to read while providing examples that makes your life easy as a developer.

If you are ever lost about any section of the framework, patiently consult the documentation. You will be glad you did.

The topics in the documentation are well laid out and structured in clear and concise words to make it easy to locate topics and related contents.

The Community

The Laravel developer community is another thing that makes the framework worth it.

From Stackoverflow, GitHub, Laracast, YouTube, Laravel News and even Twitter, you can be rest assured that any problems you face while using the framework will have a solution in the shortest possible time.


So now that you have the basic bite about the Laravel framework, we will take a journey down the first basic entrance from your browser into the framework.

In the next bite we will be talking about the “Route”