Laravel is an open-source PHP web framework, first released by Taylor Otwell in 2011 and designed to aid web developers in building web applications quickly and efficiently whilst following architectural pattern best practices.
There comes a point where even the best content management system (CMS) doesn't always suit a project's requirements and whilst we are ardent fans of Craft CMS, there are sometimes projects where a CMS doesn't really fit or provide the best solution on it's own. And it's for these, web application projects, that we often reach for Laravel.
We use Laravel because it:
- Reduces web application development time and therefore cost
- Provides tried-and-tested solutions to common web application challenges
- Encourages adherence to modern best practices
- Provides a gateway to an array of open-source software packages
- Is secure, robust and well-supported
- Is straightforward and cost-effective to host and maintain
Laravel provides a rich set of functionality out-of-the-box for web developers to achieve the common requirements they face with each web application project, such as user authentication and permissions, caching, URL routing, a queue system, database migrations, validations, templating/views, testing, debugging and last but not least an object-relational mapping (ORM).
In addition, Laravel has many supporting packages that can give projects a real kickstart if they require certain functionality. For example Cashier for subscription billing, Socialite for authentication with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, etc. to name a few.
Laravel support and maintenance
After your Laravel web application has launched, our involvement doesn't end. We're on hand to provide round-the-clock support and continue to develop and evolve your project over time. It's these sort of long-term and pro-active relationships that we're keen to nurture to deliver the best results.