Why I Love Laravel

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2024-05-20 23:30:13

I learned Laravel in the summer of 2020, but since then I’ve had phases of being on and off of it many times. I keep getting this feeling that other tools out there might be better, but every time I’ve returned back to Laravel.

The biggest reason why I keep coming back is how fast it is for me to build things in Laravel. It’s one of those everything-included frameworks: you can generate pre-built login and password reset pages, and it comes with built-in ways to interact with the database, queue jobs to be executed in the background, send emails, etc.

There’s frameworks that don’t come with so much stuff built-in, where people enjoy making individual technology choices. With those frameworks, you can choose what you use to interact with the database, which library you use to send emails, etc. But I’ve found myself more drawn to Laravel because I don’t need to make those choices. Everything has been chosen for me already, which makes me faster.

Being able to scaffold out user logins immediately has been huge for me. Most of the non-Laravel projects that I’ve abandoned have died in that first stage: building user accounts. Knowing that I can get everything in one command through Laravel makes it a lot harder to stomach building it by hand in another framework. (Especially annoying: password hashing and sending password reset emails.)

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