Laravel is a fast and highly secure open source framework which is meant to make PHP development “Enjoyable” without compromising on Web-App functionality. It simplifies the majority of tasks web development projects involve, including authentication, caching and routing.
The question is, why should your company use Laravel Development and what types of web solutions can you build with it?
Why Laravel framework for business application development?
There’s a great many open source PHP frameworks which allow software vendors to create high-performance websites and web applications faster and help companies reduce software development expenses. However, Laravel comfortably beats CodeIgniter, its closest competitor, by a fairly large margin – and there are several reasons for this.
Benefits of Laravel Application for business :
- Faster Implement due to pre-built components availability : The framework offers a lot of out-of-the-box features including the Artisan command line tool, object-oriented libraries and model-controller-view (MCV) architecture which help developers perform multiple programming tasks faster. These tasks include the effective organization of the infamous PHP “spaghetti code”, integration with 3rd-party services like iron.io, testing, rapid API development and prototyping. Shorter project duration translates into faster TTM and reduced software development costs – and these are the goals every business pursues.
- Dedicated Community: Unlike CodeIgniter, CakePHP and other less mainstream PHP frameworks, Laravel has a dedicated developer community who constantly issue new modules and plugins and keep them up-to-date. From a business perspective, the framework popularity means there’s a larger pool of Laravel developers out there, and their hourly rates are reasonable. Also, there’s Laracasts, an educational portal.
- High security standards : According to Positive Technologies’ recent report, 100% of all web applications contain at least one security vulnerability, and 85% of those pose a threat to users. No web development framework is completely safe; however, long-term support Laravel versions starting from 5.1 are continuously patched by the developer community. Provided you hire a reliable PHP development team who won’t mess with the code, you have nothing to fear. Besides, Laravel uses several built-in security features including its own Authentication system and protection against Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) and SQL injections, which caused over 50% of all web attacks registered in 2017.
Large enterprise-level applications (including apps with the microservices architecture)
There’s a popular belief, for instance, that bank applications which require the integration with multiple payment solutions, handle thousands of concurrent user sessions at the same time, facilitate complex workflows and secure transactions should be built with either Zend or Symfony – and the same rule applies to all large-scale web applications.
Web Solutions for Start-up Businesses
As we told you earlier, Laravel is modularized and allows developers to create microservices-based applications where every component can be modified and updated independently. This makes the framework the perfect choice for promising start-ups. If you want to launch a website or business app ASAP and think your customer base/product catalog will grow tenfold in five years, building the web solution with a PHP framework from the outset will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.