In the previous chapters, you learned how build the basic components of an application. In this chapter the Eloquent ORM, another one of the best features that makes Laravel so popular, will be introduced.
In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:
An ORM, or object relational mapping, explained in the simplest sense, turns a table into a class, its columns into attributes, and its rows into instances of that class. It creates an abstraction layer between the developer and the database and allows for easier programming, since it uses the familiar object-oriented paradigm.
We shall ...