Project developed as my personal portfolio. Here you find my project, recent articles and my labaratory.
In this project the purpose was to create a stunnig website to shocase my skills and my recent works. I wish to achive that think and to have grea time in my website. My personal portfolio is crafted with love and with one of my favorites weapon this is where the laravel came! Why laravel?
The reasons and advantages is plenty but one and for my opinion the first and best advantage of using the Laravel framework is that it follows - Model, View, and Controller-based architectural pattern and it has an expressive beautiful syntax which makes it object-oriented. Laravel provides an out-of-the-box configuration for the Authentication and Authorization system.
Below see 10 reason why laravel is one of the best tools for web development:
1. MVC Support and Object-Oriented Approach
The first and best advantage of using the Laravel framework is that it follows - Model, View, and Controller-based architectural pattern and it has an expressive beautiful syntax which makes it object-oriented.
2. Built-In Authentication and Authorization
Laravel provides an out-of-the-box configuration for the Authentication and Authorization system. That is, in just a few artisan commands your application will be equipped with secure Authentication and Authorization.
3. Packaging System
A packaging system deals with the multiple support software or libraries that help the web application to automate the process. Laravel uses a composer as a dependency manager, which manages all the information needed to manage packages. Packages are a great way to accelerate development is to provide the functionality we need out of the box. Image, Laravel Debug bar and Laravel IDE helper are some of the best Laravel packages.
4.Multiple File System
Laravel also has a built-in support for the cloud storage system such as Amazon S3 and Rack space Cloud Storage and of course for local storage. It's amazingly simple to switch between these storage options as the API remains the same for each system. One can use all three systems in one application to serve files from multiple locations like in a distributed environment.
5. Artisan Console
Laravel has its own command line interface called as Artisan. Common uses of Artisan include publishing package assets, managing database migrations, seeding and generating boilerplate code for new controllers, models, and migrations. This feature frees the developer from creating proper code skeletons. One can extend the functionality and capabilities of Artisan by implementing new custom commands.
6. Eloquent ORM
The Eloquent ORM is Laravel's built-in ORM implementation. Laravel has the best Object-relational Mapper as compared to the other frameworks out there. This Object-relational mapping allows you to interact with your database objects and database relationships using expressive syntax.
7. Templating engine
Laravel comes with the inbuilt template engine known as Blade Template Engine. Blade templating engine combines one or more templates with a data model to produce resulting views, doing that by transpiring the templates into cached PHP code for improved performance. Blade also provides a set of its own control structures such as conditional statements and loops, which are internally mapped to their PHP counterparts.
Scheduler, introduced in Laravel 5.0, is an addition to the Artisan command-line utility that allows programmatic scheduling of periodically executed tasks. Internally, scheduler relies on the cron daemon to run a single Artisan job that, in turn, executes the configured tasks.
9. Events and Broadcasting
Laravel has a concept named broadcasting which is useful in the modern web application to implement real-time data, showing live feeds,etc. Broadcasting allows you to share same event name between your server-side and client-side, so you will able to pull real-time data from the application.
When it comes to the testing of the application Laravel by default provides the unit test for the application, which itself contains tests that detect and prevent regressions in the framework. Integration of PHP unit such as a testing framework is very easy in Laravel application. In addition to that unit tests can be run through the provided artisan command-line utility.
Apart from these features, Laravel also has official packages that come handy when integrating different features in the application.
Τhe tools I used are the following: