What is Laravel?

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
Laravel is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Laravel is an open source tool with 53K GitHub stars and 16.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Laravel's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Laravel?

Companies
816 companies use Laravel in their tech stacks, including 9GAG, UNION, and Geocodio.

Developers
742 developers use Laravel.

Laravel Integrations

PHP, Airbrake, Laravel Homestead, KeyCDN, and Stream are some of the popular tools that integrate with Laravel. Here's a list of all 19 tools that integrate with Laravel.

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Laravel Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Laravel in their tech stack.

Epistol
Epistol
PHP
Bulma
Asana
Stripe
Let's Encrypt
CloudFlare
Deployer
Git
GitHub
Ubuntu
nginx
Buddy
Webpack
Vue.js
JavaScript
HTML5
Sass
Google Analytics
PhpStorm
Laravel
#CDG
CDG

I use Laravel because it's the most advances PHP framework out there, easy to maintain, easy to upgrade and most of all : easy to get a handle on, and to follow every new technology ! PhpStorm is our main software to code, as of simplicity and full range of tools for a modern application.

Google Analytics Analytics of course for a tailored analytics, Bulma as an innovative CSS framework, coupled with our Sass (Scss) pre-processor.

As of more basic stuff, we use HTML5, JavaScript (but with Vue.js too) and Webpack to handle the generation of all this.

To deploy, we set up Buddy to easily send the updates on our nginx / Ubuntu server, where it will connect to our GitHub Git private repository, pull and do all the operations needed with Deployer .

CloudFlare ensure the rapidity of distribution of our content, and Let's Encrypt the https certificate that is more than necessary when we'll want to sell some products with our Stripe api calls.

Asana is here to let us list all the functionalities, possibilities and ideas we want to implement.

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Antonio Sanchez
Antonio Sanchez
CEO at Kokoen GmbH · | 10 upvotes · 37.8K views
atKokoen GmbH
ExpressJS
Node.js
JavaScript
MongoDB
Go
MySQL
Laravel
PHP

Back at the start of 2017, we decided to create a web-based tool for the SEO OnPage analysis of our clients' websites. We had over 2.000 websites to analyze, so we had to perform thousands of requests to get every single page from those websites, process the information and save the big amounts of data somewhere.

Very soon we realized that the initial chosen script language and database, PHP, Laravel and MySQL, was not going to be able to cope efficiently with such a task.

By that time, we were doing some experiments for other projects with a language we had recently get to know, Go , so we decided to get a try and code the crawler using it. It was fantastic, we could process much more data with way less CPU power and in less time. By using the concurrency abilites that the language has to offers, we could also do more Http requests in less time.

Unfortunately, I have no comparison numbers to show about the performance differences between Go and PHP since the difference was so clear from the beginning and that we didn't feel the need to do further comparison tests nor document it. We just switched fully to Go.

There was still a problem: despite the big amount of Data we were generating, MySQL was performing very well, but as we were adding more and more features to the software and with those features more and more different type of data to save, it was a nightmare for the database architects to structure everything correctly on the database, so it was clear what we had to do next: switch to a NoSQL database. So we switched to MongoDB, and it was also fantastic: we were expending almost zero time in thinking how to structure the Database and the performance also seemed to be better, but again, I have no comparison numbers to show due to the lack of time.

We also decided to switch the website from PHP and Laravel to JavaScript and Node.js and ExpressJS since working with the JSON Data that we were saving now in the Database would be easier.

As of now, we don't only use the tool intern but we also opened it for everyone to use for free: https://tool-seo.com

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Paul Adams
Paul Adams
Founder; CEO; Lead Full Stack Developer at The Coders Zone · | 4 upvotes · 4.3K views
atThe Coders Zone
Vue.js
MySQL
PHP
Laravel

We decided to use Laravel as our PHP framework as it is simple to get started with yet a powerful tool featuring database migrations (version control for MySQL ) and compatibility with front end frameworks such as Vue.js as well as its own templating engine, Blade.

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Mohammad Gholami
Mohammad Gholami
Golang and Laravel Developer at m6devin · | 4 upvotes · 462 views
Go
Angular 2
MySQL
Laravel

We were working hard on a project for ambulance dispatching system. The main components developed using Laravel . It aided us to develop the application very fast. We used MySQL as the DBMS and Angular 2 for frontend developing. After a year, the growing number of requests made us scale some specific APIs. So we decided to use Go to handle them. It was just wonderful!

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Omid Farhang
Omid Farhang
Sr. Full Stack Developer · | 3 upvotes · 5.9K views
Linux
GitLab
MySQL
Apache HTTP Server
Laravel
#CPanel
#RESTfulAPI

I had a Wallet/Exchange project, I have been developing both #Backend and #Frontend, Giving #REST API to mobile developers too. I decided to use Laravel for backend and build my #RESTfulAPI over that. So I used Laravel Passport for #JWT Authentication and host it over #cPanel hosting using Apache HTTP Server and using MySQL for database. Not the perfect choice but it worked perfectly as a starter for project. We used GitLab private repository for this project and we have been slightly unhappy because of several down-time we had over GitLab. All our team used Linux based system for developing project so we shared our bash scripts over the repo and saved lots of time.

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Gev Balyan
Gev Balyan
Founder at UCRAFT · | 2 upvotes · 15.5K views
atUCRAFT
PHP
MySQL
Composer
Ember.js
JavaScript
Laravel

We recently decided to rewrite Ucraft's Laravel from scratch.

The goal is to make everything more Laravel friendly that will speak to frontend JavaScript , built on Ember.js via JSON Patch standard. This will also make out app better extendible and overridable.

The namespeaces are going to be more correct and the app itself will be compatible with Composer packages.

This also improves the connection between MySQL and PHP making the reoccurring MySQL queries cached during the lifecycle.

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Laravel Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Laravel?
Symfony
Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.
CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
CakePHP
CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.
Rails
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
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