Why php Frameworks?

Undoubtedly, PHP frameworks are great because over a period of time the best set of features have been developed in them.  Including pre-Build Libraries & Tools that for Database abstraction, from validation, input/output filtering, session, and cookies handling. Almost all PHP frameworks are famous for faster web application development using fewer lines of code. Coupled with that, most of the PHP frameworks are pretested with central authentication service architecture. This CSRF- cross site request forgery,  and XSS – client side cross site scripting protection. After all, Model view control (MVC) Architecture and massive community support are good advantages.

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Zapro’s Laravel Developers Comments

On the whole Zapro Digital considers Laravel as the best horse among PHP Frameworks to bet on for rapid development. According to Nasir, Senior Laravel Developer at Zapro Digital

“I find it very useful when I want to quick start a project and cover all security issues. This framework covers MVC Architecture with care. To put it differently, I forget to write myself because Laravel gives us the Eloquent ORM, which has very beautiful writing style to interact with Database. Besides this there is another thing which I like most is the assets management using Laravel Elixir.”

Laravel has its own powerful templating engine – Blade. In Brief, Blade views are compiled into plain PHP code and cached until they are modified. Therefore it boldly claims it adds “zero overhead to any application”. Comparatively, this flexibility is rare in other platforms. Zapro Digital experienced this ease and smoothness to work with JavaScript functions within this templating engine, especially while we were developing The Hair App (search and booking engine for beauty stylists). When I asked our Laravel Developer at Zapro Digital, Akib Ali: “Give me 5 reasons of his romance with Laravel?”, (he laughed)  and without hesitation he responded;

That is easy….

Database Version control, Enjoyment to build RESTful controllers around resources, Composer – An awesome tool to manage third-party packages, Blade Templating Engine, Rapidly growing number of programming geeks

The story does not end here; At the same time Quality Assurance Lead at Zapro Digital, Talha Qadeer, could not stop himself by adding: “Built-in unit testing makes this almost effortless. In my opinion, Laravel kills oft-repeated software issues of Developing Authentication Systems, Automation of Testing, Separate ‘Business Logic Code’ from ‘Presentation Code’ and ‘Message Queue’ System. In terms of Laravel versions’  journey, it is short and sharp compared where Laravel 1 lacked support for controllers – the biggest hurdle in becoming a true MVC framework, Laravel 2 launched in September 2011, the upside was the support for controllers, which made PHP Laravel 2 a fully MVC-compliant framework. The downside: support removed for third-party packages in Laravel 2.”

Comparatively, let’s look at upgrade versions

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February 2012 – Laravel 3; a big breakthrough.  First of all having loads of features like the command-line interface (CLI) – Artisan, built-in support for more database management systems. Database migrations as a form of version control for database layouts; support for handling events and a packaging system – Bundles.

May 2013 – Laravel 4; To begin with the major feature was migrating its layout into a set of separate packages distributed through Composer, serving as an application-level package manager.

February 2015 – Laravel 5; Particular prominent features were Scheduler, Fly system   Elixir, and simplified externally handled authentication through the optional Socialite package.

June 2015 – Php Laravel 5.1; famous for long-term support (LTS). August 2016 – Laravel 5.3; focused on improving developer speed by adding improvements for common tasks. January 2017 – Laravel 5.4; loaded with news features, like Laravel Dusk, Laravel Mix, Blade Components and Slots, Markdown Emails, Automatic Facades, Route Improvements, and Higher Order Messaging for Collections.

To sum up, Our Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Abdurrehman at Zapro Digital, being a Ruby on Rails geek, is in favor of a healthy challenge, conducting a survey revolving around various aspects of software development. Let us hear your voice; participate and see what the Laravel community’s opinion is.