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On Laravel’s Future

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Aug. 4, 2014

This summer marks the third anniversary of Laravel’s release. It has grown very quickly, and I think its future is very bright. In many ways I feel like “the best is yet to come”! However, as Laravel has grown, it has become more difficult to maintain. With the launch of other “products” such as Fo…


Interop & Common Names

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Mar. 14, 2014

I’ve noticed a trend in various interop projects. Often, the proponents of the proposal will “poll” or observe various frameworks and try to pick the most common name in existence for the various interface methods. For example, in a Container interop proposal, the “get” method name might be chosen…


Full IoC & Unit Testing With Laravel

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Jan. 16, 2014

Over the past few weeks, there has been some discussion about dependency injection, service location, and Laravel facades. So, I thought I would put together a quick video to demonstrate how Laravel supports both service locating facades and full-on, thorough dependency injection. In fact, not only…


Response: Don’t Use Facades

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Jan. 13, 2014

This afternoon an article was posted to Reddit that cautioned users of Laravel to stop using “Facades”. In the context of Laravel, Facades are what you are using when you make what appears to be a static call to a class. For example: Route::get('/', 'HomeController@showWelcome'); However, as many…


Unifying PHP

Written by Taylor Otwell / Original link on Jan. 12, 2014

Over the last few weeks, there has been lots of talk about PHP community, packages, and tribalism. So, I thought I would offer a few thoughts on the topic. Currently, Laravel is the most eclectic full-stack PHP framework in existence. In other words, Laravel is the only full-stack PHP framework tha…