What do you need to know about Laravel 9?

Laravel is one of the most popular libraries, built on top of PHP. It provides an application framework, a set of components, and tools for designers and developers to build modular web apps, accessible through RESTful APIs, and easily extendable with custom code. At its core is communication between components using an event-driven architecture optimized for concurrency.

Laravel uses a common interface called PSR-3 and coding standards such as PSR-2 making it easy to migrate your existing project over to Laravel from another language or library. At the core of Laravel is the expressive and elegant MVC design pattern, which separates your application into three main layers:

  • Model

Models are used to interact with your database or any other persistence mechanism. In addition, laravel supports Eloquent ORM, which provides a beautiful, simple Active record implementation for working with your database.

  • View

A View component represents the presentation layer of your application. It’s responsible for gathering input from users and converting it into meaningful data stored in a database or forwarded to a server-side logic component. For example, this could be data entered into a form on a website or data retrieved from an API endpoint.

  • Controller

Laravel’s controller layer is the ‘glue’ of your application. Controllers receive input from a user via a view component and use that input to manipulate the model, which then updates your application’s state and sends the updated data to the view to be displayed on the screen.

Laravel has powerful features such as ORM, blade templating engine, various authentication & authorization mechanisms, an efficient queueing mechanism called Laravel Queues, a built-in service container, command-line utilities for deployment and scaffolding, etc. These all make Laravel very functional at the time of development and also helps in deploying your application to multiple environments like local, staging, and production.

Other Aspects Related To Laravel 9

New Design For Routes 

Laravel’s routes can be easily modified. For example, you can easily change the controller name for a route. You can also use aliases. In addition, laravel has a very powerful routing system that includes everything from simply named routes to URL patterns and more complex scenarios such as resource routes, route groups, etc.

You can also use URI Templates for the routing. You can get the complete schema documentation for the URI Templates here. Easily configure your connection with the database using Artisan command-line tool. Laravel provides a very convenient tool – Artisan CLI, which helps you manage various resources in your application (models, controllers, views, etc.

Minimum Version Of Php8 In Laravel

Laravel update release uses Traits to provide a simple, expressive API over your application and framework components. In addition, laravel has a very powerful file caching feature so that you can use the disk as a cache-store. You can also use Redis for storing the cached items. You can choose the type of caching tools and configure them according to your requirements.

Using Redis Or Memcached As Cache Backends

You can easily define your configuration values and retrieve them using the Artisan console command-line tool in Laravel IDE. For example, you may have authentication details inside an encrypted file located on your git branch/repository server, etc. You can define your configuration values.

Support For Multiple Authentication Mechanisms

Laravel provides various authentication mechanisms like social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google), email verification, etc. In the case of social media authentication mechanisms, you can also include external login providers such as GitHub, etc.

Also, Laravel supports two-factor authentication when logging in with Facebook or Google OAuth2. Support for multiple authorization mechanisms? No problem! Laravel provides very flexible authorization controls over your applications to fit your business logic requirements easily.