Laravel Tutorials (V 5.7) Ch.01

Laravel is most powerful PHP framework. Most of the IT Web Developers Shifting from old PHP frameworks to Laravel. The cause is the market demand, there are several merits of Laravel over other PHP frameworks. Let’s see comparisons of Laravel with other frameworks.


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Parameter Laravel CodeIgniter
Support of other DBMS ORACLE, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MYSQL, PostgreSQL orientdb, and JDBC compatible. MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft BI, and MongoDB. But CodeIgniter additionally supports other popular databases like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, and others.
Popularity & current trends Laravel is at its peak popularity right now. With its expressive coding style favored by the seasoned developers. It offers ease of use in 2.x, and therefore most web developers prefer CodeIgniter.
Structure and Updates Laravel follows the MVC structure of filing. It comes with a command line tool called the Artisan. The structure is MVC (model-view- Controller) and provides easy on- Boarding. The structure was loosely based on Object-oriented Programming. However, many developers used it according to their needs.
Built-in Modules This framework is designed with built-in modularity features. It allows developers to divide a project into small modules through the bundle. CodeIgniter does not offer any built-in modularity features. So, developers need to create and maintain modules by using Modular Extension.
Support for RESTful API The RESTful Controllers empowers developers to manufacture an assortment of REST APIs without spending extra time. CodeIgniter does not facilitate streamlined development of REST APIs.
Template Engine and API Building It comes with a simple but robust template engine like Blade. Blade template engine allows PHP programmers to optimize the performance of the web application by enhancing and manipulating views. CodeIgniter does not offer any built-in template engine. The developers are required to integrate it with a template engine tool like smarty. This helps them to conduct common tasks and improve the performance of the website.
Online help and Libraries Laravel's offer its official documentation which is very elaborate and helpful. However, you can get additional help from The CodeIgniter offer plenty of built-in functionality, and their website has a useful guide for which you can use without any prior knowledge.
Data Base Model Relational Object-Oriented Object Oriented
Template Language Blade Template Engine PHP proprietary
Programming Paradigm Component Oriented Object-Oriented Event Driven Functional
HTTP Support Laravel allows programmers to define custom HTTPs routes. The developers can also create a specific URL for each HTTPS route. CodeIgniter does not support HTTPS fully. Therefore, developers can use URL to keep the data transmission secure by creating pats.
Authentication The Authentication Class feature provided by Laravel makes it easier for developers to implement authentication and authorization rules. CodeIgniter doesn't come with built-in authentication features. So, developers need to authenticate and authorize users by writing custom CodeIgniter extensions.
Unit Testing It allows developers to check the application code thoroughly and continuously with the help of PHPUnit. CodeIgniter doesn't have any inbuilt unit testing tools. Therefore, developers need to use additional unit testing tools to assess the quality of the application and code.
Learning Curve Laravel offers many additional features which are difficult to learn for beginners. The beginners find it easier to learn and use CodeIgniter.
Stack Overflow questions 96.7 k 606. k
GitHub Stars 45.5 K 16.5 K
Prominent Companies using the product 9GAG, Union, Geocodio Buffer,, Webedia
Average Salary The average salary for "Laravel developer" ranges from approximately $71,459 per year The average salary for "CodeIgniter developer" ranges from approximately $47,753 per year

What This Series Covers ?

This Series is going to be long series we create 2 complete projects of Laravel in this Series Also We have all code saved in repository, SO we can have reference…

This Series may not cover all fundamentals. You may need some knowledge of basic MVC concepts. We may have small reference if possible in the series.

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