Laravel is a new PHP framework which is Free and open source and has a robust community. It Follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture. Laravel source code is hosted on GitHub and licensed under the terms of MIT License.
Usually people having hands on knowledge on other frameworks or beginners have this question in mind – how easy is it to switch from old Frameworks to laravel framework or for beginners how easy is it to learn Laravel framework.
Laravel is regarded as one of the most popular PHP frameworks, together with Symfony2, Nette, CodeIgniter, Yii2 and other frameworks As of March 2015. I worked as PHP professional for 5 years and have experience working with symphony yii2 and codeigniter. I found it very easy to switch to Laravel, its easy to learn.
Laravel was first released in June 2011. Laravel 1 included built-in support for authentication, localisation, models, views, sessions, routing and other mechanisms, but lacked support for controllers that prevented it from being a true MVC framework
In September 2011 Laravel2 was released bringing various improvements from the author and community.
In February 2012 Laravel3 was released with a set of new features Like CLI (Command Line Interface)named Artisan. This Helped Larvel gain a popularity and its user base started growing exponentially.
Larvel4 was released in May 2013 and there were many architectural level changes made to the framework. Application level package manager – “Composer” was introduced migrating its layout into a set of separate packages
Laravel 5 was released in February 2015. New features in the Laravel 5 release include support for scheduling periodically executed tasks through a package called Scheduler, an abstraction layer called Flysystem that allows remote storage to be used in the same way as local file systems, improved handling of package assets through Elixir, and simplified externally handled authentication through the optional Socialite package.
Laravel 5.1, released in June 2015, is the first release of Laravel to receive long-term support (LTS), with planned availability of bug fixes for three years and security patches for three years. LTS releases of Laravel are planned to be released every two years.
Laravel 5.3, released in August 23, 2016,The new features in 5.3 are focused on improving developer speed by adding additional out of the box improvements for common tasks
With this Above information I summarize that Laravel Community is actively improving this Free Opensource PHP Web framework and continuously striving hard to give its users a Modern age framwork which is easy to use, handle and maintain.
I wish all the best to all beginners for learning this new framework. If you are not a beginner but need help with any of the Laravel stuff,including switching your current application to Laravel framework or Creating a new application on Laravel framework, please contact our expert team.