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Laravel 5 Essentials by Martin Bean

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Laravel's main features and sources of inspiration

So, what do you get out of the box with Laravel 5? Let's take a look and see how the following features can help boost your productivity:

  • Modularity: Laravel was built on top of over 20 different libraries and is itself split into individual modules. Tightly integrated with Composer dependency manager, these components can be updated with ease.
  • Testability: Built from the ground up to ease testing, Laravel ships with several helpers that let you visit routes from your tests, crawl the resulting HTML, ensure that methods are called on certain classes, and even impersonate authenticated users in order to make sure the right code is run at the right time.
  • Routing: Laravel gives you a lot of flexibility ...

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