Why Laravel Is The Best PHP Framework In 2019?

Choosing the right PHP development framework to develop a web application for the business can be a very difficult task because there are so many options available. From the past few years, we at ValueCoders are using Laravel framework on a regular basis. We have worked and tested other PHP development frameworks as well. However, we needed some additional features and capabilities. In our previous blog, where we discussed top PHP development frameworks. In this post, we will discuss what made us feel that Laravel is the best PHP framework in 2019.

Currently, Laravel has 51192 stars on Github. Here is the given below picture to show how many websites are created using Laravel currently.

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Therefore, you now know why Laravel is used by many industries worldwide. Now, let’s see the what are the major technical advantages which make Laravel the best out of all.

Reasons why Laravel is the best PHP framework:

 1) Authorization Technique: PHP framework:

Laravel makes the implementation of authentication techniques very simple. Almost everything is configured extraordinarily. Laravel also provides a simple way to organize authorization logic and control access to resources.


 2) Object-Oriented Libraries:

One of the top reasons which make Laravel the best PHP framework is it has Object Oriented libraries and many other pre-installed ones, which are not found in any other popular PHP frameworks. One of the pre-installed libraries is the Authentication library. Although it is easy to implement, it has many advanced features, such as checking active users, Bcrypt hashing,  password reset, CSRF (Cross-site Request Forgery) protection, and encryption. PHP framework:


 3) Artisan:

Laravel offers a build in a tool named as Artisan. A developer has to usually interact with the Laravel framework using a command line that creates and handles the Laravel project environment. Laravel provides a built-in tool for command-line called Artisan. This tool allows us to perform the majority of those repetitive and tedious programming tasks that most of the developers avoid performing manually.

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  4) MVC Support:

Another reason which makes Laravel the best PHP framework is it supports MVC Architecture like Symfony, ensuring clarity between logic and presentation. MVC  helps in improving the performance, allows better documentation, and has multiple built-in functionalities. Here’s how the MVC works for Laravel.

Related: Symfony Vs Laravel: What to choose?

Laravel MVC model


 5) Security:

While developing an application everyone has to use some of the other ways too make the application secure. Laravel takes care of the security within its framework. It uses salted and hashed password, which means that the password would never save as the plain text in the database. It uses Bcrypt hashing algorithm for generating an encrypted representation of a password. Laravel uses prepared SQL statements which make injection attacks unimaginable. Along with this, Laravel provides a simple way to escape user input to avoid user injection of <script> tag. Here are the security features that Laravel offers:

Laravel Security

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Web & Mobile app development


 6) Database Migration

One pain point for developers is to keep the database in sync between development machines. With Laravel database migrations, it is extremely easy. After the long work hours, you may have made a lot of changes to the database and, in our option, MySQL Workbench is not a great way to sync databases between my development machines. Enter Migrations. As long as you keep all of the database work in migrations and seeds, you can easily migrate the changes into any other development machine you have. This is yet another reason which makes Laravel the best PHP framework.

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Database migration in laravel


 7) Great Tutorials (Laracasts):

You or your developers need to learn more in order to deliver more. Unlike others (Codeigniter, Yii, CakePHP etc.) Laravel offers Laracasts which features a mix of free and paid video tutorials that show you how to use Laravel. The videos are all made by Jeffery Way, an expert and experienced instructor. He seems to have his finger on the pulse of the essentials and offers clear and concise instructions. The production quality is high, and the lessons are well-thought out and meaningful.

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 8) Blade Templating Engine:

 

The Blade templating engine of Laravel is very intuitive and helps to work with the typical PHP/HTML spaghetti so much better, that’s it one of the best features of the framework. If you ever have had to chop up an if statement with HTML inside of it, you know exactly what I mean. But with blade, it’s almost effortless. Here’s how it goes:

blade templating engine in laravel- best PHP framework

9) Responsible Interface

Responsible Interface is a new feature added in the Laravel with the release of Laravel 5.5 in August 2017. It is a class which is used to implement the interface which can be returned by using the controller method. After that, the router is going to check for the instance of Responsible when preparing the response from “Illuminate\Routing\Router”. In the image below we will show an example of non-implementation of Responsible interface:

The image below will show the code for what a class looks like after implementing Responsible Interface:

In the above example, users can respond with JSON automatically if the request has been made through AJAX by default, it would redirect to the route “Songs.show”.

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10) Automatic Package Discovery

Previously in the earlier versions of Laravel, it was not easy to install packages. However, in Laravel 5.5 a new feature called Automatic Package Discovery detects the packages automatically which users want to install. Meaning that now users don’t have to setup any aliases or providers from installing new packages in Laravel. Also, Laravel 5.5 allows developers to disable this feature for specific packages.

Read More: Other New Features in Laravel 5.5


How Should you Start with Laravel

The amazing features as mentioned above are quite enough to understand that it’s the best PHP framework in 2019. However, you need developers to start your web development project. If you have a long-term project in mind that needs attention from the scratch then dedicated development teams are appropriate.

However, if you want to make some minor tweaks or renovate your site you can extend your existing PHP development teams with co-developers. Regardless of the needs, you must rely on a technology partner like ValueCoders for all your development needs.

Conclusion

The popularity of Laravel framework is on the rise due to its incredible features. Also, Laravel provides extensive community support as well. Moreover, if businesses want to outsource the web development work or hire Laravel developer then we at ValueCoders are always there for them. Because our web app developers guaranteed SLA’s, have implemented over 5000+ projects, having 12+ years of experience, we are having over 1500 happy customers and provide a zero-billing guarantee.

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12 comments

  1. I don’t understand how come Laravel is the most popular framework. I think in symfony you can do everything much faster and more.

  2. If you’re working on any project in PHP, you should consider using a framework. Specially if you’re running a team of PHP developers working on large, long-term projects. PHP frameworks can reduce the time and effort you spend on any web development project.
    As per my experience, Laravel is the PHP framework of choice for 2017. It it has huge community of users, flexible and scalable architecture, and robust built-in templating and application management tool
    There is another outstanding frameworks like CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii, and Zend, Laravel is still my favorite PHP framework .

    Want to learn more about PHP frameworks and the benefits of developing with the PHP framework? Click here: https://www.edeskhub.com/blog/top-php-frameworks-of-2017/

  3. agree with @disqus_raZbeErWeL:disqus .
    Laravel is not better or worse from other frameworks. Even worse as for routing, I hate laravel routing and think in Symfony it is much better.

  4. Laravel has routing, which makes developing APIs that much simpler and smoother. It’s also got a huge community, various updates, & wonderful documentation. It’s also got a lot of hype and publicity. That’s good informative post, for any Laravel Web app development.

      1. What do you consider of “more” in Laravel when compared to Symfony? (We’re speaking of important / key features, I guess).

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