PHP is one of the most popular programming languages when it comes to web development. There are several content management systems (CMS), and MVC frameworks that have been developed using PHP. Laravel is one of the frameworks that has been developed using PHP as the base programming language.
Laravel is an open-source PHP web development framework that is free to download and setup. It is an MVC framework with some dependence on a modular packaging system. Laravel is one of the more recent frameworks and in spite of that is currently one of the most popular PHP framework. It is a feature-rich framework that may take some effort to install. There is also a bit of a learning curve for those new to Laravel and hence it does require sound knowledge of PHP.
Benefits of using Laravel
1. Excellent Documentation: The documentation for Laravel has been written by the founder and main developer which is an advantage. Other than that, he also happens to be a very good programmer with a good command over English. These qualities and the fact that he believes in keeping things simple, means the documentation provided by him is quite easy to understand, practical and helpful.
2. Easy Syntax: Laravel code development is well defined and hence it is easy to write clean code that helps follow good programming technique and practices.
3.Blade Template Engine: Laravel provides the Blade template engine that is very intuitive, thus working with PHP and HTML is very easy. The Blade template engine makes it easy to clearly define the layout and design using HTML. This means you can design you layout to as fancy as you can imagine and even modify it a number of times, without actually affecting the main business logic that drives the website.
4.Artisan Code Generation: Laravel consists of a command line tool by the name Artisan. This tool can be used for a number of tasks from database migration (database creation), to code generation. It is easy to use Artisan with the commands clearly defined.
5.Practical Application Structure: The application structure for Laravel is complex to some extent. But at the same time it is has a practical approach. It has been designed keeping the MVC model in mind. Though practical, the structure can take a while to understand fully. There is a folder for controllers and routes and also a middleware folder. Besides which the blade template engine that brings up the view has a folder too. The layout (template) itself is spread over several folders depending on the theme and design chosen.
6.Supporting Products and Packages: There are many packages that help make Laravel even more feature rich that it already is. These packages help in numerous ways thus making Laravel a perfect base and platform to launch a stable website.
Laravel web development with Alakmalak
Alakmalak is a web development company that is involved in developing many kinds of websites. From simple websites that can be developed using a content management system to more complex websites that require core PHP development or use of a PHP framework.
Alakmalak has grown in leaps and bounds since it was established with growth in their infrastructure and facilities. Their highly skilled developers are well trained in many open source frameworks including Laravel. Besides which they also have a great deal of experience too.
With a good client base and client all around the world, Alakmalak is trusted by many for the development of their website. Their client retention ratio says a lot about their work.