Why we use Laravel for complex software

Laravel is a framework that is enjoying increasing popularity. Because of its many advantages for both developers and customers, this framework is also our preferred choice. In this article you can read why this is a great framework for building complex software.

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    What is Laravel

    Laravel is a PHP web framework, created in 2011 by Taylor Otwell. It is simple but powerful and well-documented. It is entirely open source, making the source code publicly available to promote quality and speed of development. For those who are unaware of this, here is a brief explanation:

    • An framework is a software framework designed to support the development of web applications. It provides templates and tools to make it easier for developers to create web applications and also to manage their workflow. Frameworks are often written in PHP, Ruby on Rails, Java or .NET.
    • PHP is a programming language that allows you to create dynamic websites. It is used on more than 80% of the websites on the Internet. PHP is easy to learn and use, making it a popular choice for web developers.
    • Open source software is software whose source code is freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Developers build collaboratively in this way, able to learn from each other. According to our Backend Developer Mees, this strong community is the reason Laravel is attractive: "A lot of other developers use Laravel, making it easy to find online questions and answers to problems you might encounter."

    Why do we choose Laravel?

    All our Backend Developers specialise in Laravel. Mees: "Laravel fits our SCRUM working method perfectly, as it is easy to make migrations or manipulate data." In addition, Laravel offers other advantages, such as:

    • Rapid development
      The main reason for using Laravel is the speed of development. With a modular approach and out-of-the-box applications, it is easy to add or remove functions as needed. This makes it an ideal framework for developing complex software quickly and effectively.
    • Scalability
      The framework is built for scalability. It has a flexible construction, making it easy to grow with the application's workload. This makes Laravel the right framework for applications that grow rapidly in use.
    • Robust security
      Laravel was designed with security in mind. It makes it easy to apply strong authentication and keeps the framework secure by resolving bugs quickly and making regular updates. It includes features like cross-site scripting (XSS) protection, input filtering, and cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) support. In short: few vulnerabilities and robust security.
    • Transferability
      Laravel has quickly become a standard among PHP web applications. It is widely used and easy to learn. This ensures that other development teams can easily adopt the codebase.

    The framework also works very nicely for developers. Mees is particularly enthusiastic about the speed and the many possibilities of the framework: "The great thing about it is that you put together an API very quickly and very easily. You don't have to reinvent the wheel every time. Many features you need are already included in Laravel, and if that is not the case, there is bound to be a package you can implement."

    Getting started with Laravel?

    Laravel is a great framework for building software. It offers many advantages to developers and customers alike, which is why we think it is the preferred choice among web frameworks. The scalability, the speed of development, the better transfer time make Laravel an excellent option if you are looking for a way to build complex applications. If you need help deciding if Laravel is right for your needs, feel free to contact us! Our team is ready to help you out.