Laravel Vs Codeigniter. A difficult choice!
With more than four years of experience with Codeigniter PHP framework we believe that learning, setting up and working with it are all fairly easy. Even our junior developers are able to inculcate the skills necessary for scheduled delivery which, from a business standpoint is lucrative. Over time though, we realised that perhaps a PHP framework that is modern with lot more flexibility in terms of a structured coding pattern with scope for applications that we deliver to perform better is needed. That, in a nutshell is the reason behind the switchover to Laravel PHP framework. Laravel is an open-source PHP web application framework based on MVC architecture. The framework was created and maintained by Taylor Otwell since June 2011. The security feature of Laravel is prompt in taking appropriate action as and when there is a breach in security. The syntax patterns of Laravel are expressive and elegant. The reason behind the rapid emergence of this framework are:
Modular packaging with composer based dependency manager.
Eloquent ORM, the advanced active-record-pattern implementation
Query builder as an alternative to Eloquent ORM, for direct access to database.
Support of database platforms including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLServer.
RESTFul state control over controller methods.
Blade templating engine, simple yet flexible.
Rapid automation with inbuilt authentication mechanism, caching mechanism, powerful routing features, and session control.
IO component to handle requests and responses.
Artisan command line interface.
Unit testing support.
The documentation of Laravel is detailed and along with sample codes it’s even easier to learn the technology. There are quite a few other successful PHP frameworks that developers have been using over the years, like Codeigniter, CakePHP, Zend, Yii, Symfony, and many more. Each of these frameworks have a reputation and have established thems
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