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Why Laravel is at the Top of PHP Frameworks

2015-03-12

PHP is currently one of the most popular programming languages in the web development world. The majority of popular web sites and web applications are based on PHP programming language, so it is no wonder there are so many frameworks to choose from. When selecting a PHP framework, web developers look for a modern, reliable, efficient and stable application that allows them to develop projects cleanly and creatively. Having worked in many frameworks, our WebPal Developers often felt PHP frameworks lacked these traits and were often left looking for more features - until Laravel came along.

Laravel is an OpenSource PHP framework created by Taylor Otwell in 2012. Since its inception, Laravel has only increased in popularity, and is now at the top of all PHP frameworks. It easily exceeds all of the requirements that WebPal Developers look for in a framework and we now use Laravel exclusively to develop all of our new web sites and applications in WebPal Cloud Server.

Intolaravel.com lists what makes Laravel so powerful and we couldn't agree more. Here are just a few of these reasons:

  • Easy to start with
  • Flexible MVC
  • Eloquent syntax
  • Modularity
  • Testability
  • Clean
  • No more spaghetti code
  • Eloquent ORM
  • Easy routing
  • Caching
  • Dependent

Laravel also has a solid community of fellow PHP enthusiasts and thorough resources such as their knowledge baseLaracasts and the Laracon US and Laracon EU conferences.

The below bar chart shows a comparison of Google searches for frameworks Laravel, Code Igniter, CakePHP and Symfony from 2012 to February 2015. Code Igniter, CakePHP and Symfony are all currently popular frameworks, however, it is clear that Laravel has grown significantly and will likely continue to soar.

For more information on how WebPal utilizes Laravel and how we can work with you on your next web site or web application, contact us today at sales@palominosys.com or 1-866-360-0360.

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