Join Drew Falkman for an in-depth discussion in this video Intro to Laravel, part of MVC Frameworks for Building PHP Web Applications.
- Laravel is a recent newcomer to the PHP Framework space,…having just been released in 2011.…It has already moved to version 4…and acquired an active and productive user base.…As of this writing, Laravel is the number one PHP Framework…by a pretty decent margin.…Let's find out why.…Laravel was born out of frustration…with the lagging coded net of framework.…Laravel has a very active community,…and you hear people saying things like,…"Laravel makes PHP fun again."…It borrows many libraries from Symfony2,…and integrates elements, and was inspired by,…a lot of other different programming environments.…
There was a little bit of criticism after version 4,…that they were versioning too quickly,…and each version was overwriting and obsoleting…the previous one.…So they've slowed down at version 4,…and it seems to be a much more stable build.…Laravel uses Composer natively.…You can install only subelements if you'd like to.…One of the strong things about Laravel its…command line interface called Artisan that ships with it.…
- Why use a framework?
- Introducing MVC-framework concepts
- Examining each framework's components
- Setting up the software
- Walking through sample apps built in each framework
- Comparing frameworks
Skill Level Intermediate
1. About PHP Frameworks
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