Laravel, Let’s Learn the Basics

 

Do you want to make a web application? Do you dream about it? We will help you get started into this highly complicated world for average people who are not really interested in this web stuff. We will try not to be as technical as possible. After doing a decent amount of research it is safe to say Laravel is the best web framework out there to develop web applications for your company. The best part is the fact that it is free. The framework is also from an open-source and it is based on a PHP web framework.

 

Now you must be wondering about what a PHP web framework is. It is a general-purpose programming language that is the most favourite among the web developers due to various reasons such as its versatility, user-friendliness, etc. Coding in programming languages can be quite tedious and this is where the PHP web framework comes as a saviour. It speeds up the whole development process. It offers a basic structure to build web applications so it is easier for the rookies to catch up. You will be spending your time working on the web application that cancelling out the repetitive codes. Now let’s go back to the main topic here, Laravel.

 

Laravel was launched in June 2011 by Taylor Otwell. His motive was to develop web applications that stick to the model-view-controller (MVC) architectural pattern based on Symfony which is another PHP web application framework that was published as free software on October 18, 2005. Laravel has a modular packaging system with a dependency manager that is committed and relational databases that could be approached in a variety of manners. GitHub hosts the source code of Laravel.

 

Various versions have been released since then over the years. Recently, they have launched Laravel v6.4 that has been blessed with a password reset security fix which was apparently not a part of the previous versions. The features obviously keep multiplying or just keep getting updated and easier as the framework advances.

 

If you are good at grasping the whole Laravel concept then you can rely on the good old YouTube for some guidance. The rest of the world, don’t you get tensed because you can catch up with the experts through hard work and basically commitment. Also, you can depend on “LEARN LARAVEL FROM SCRATCH” to learn Laravel from scratch which is the formal way. Most times the series is outdated, a version behind. You can accompany the series with “WHAT’S NEW IN LARAVEL” to stay up to date. If you want to learn more advanced stuff, you would have to get subscriptions.

 

And if you are just looking to get your project done using Laravel without knowing the technicalities, you can contact aTeamIndia. They are the best in what they do as it is their passion. aTeamIndia will also tutor you on the basics of Laravel if needed so that you know if Laravel is the best platform suited to your requirements. Laravel is just one of the many platforms that they are experts in.

Laravel vs. Lumen

 

These are two of the most sought-after frameworks available for the creation of web applications in the contemporary world. Let’s weigh them down and find out who gets the throne.

 

  • In terms of definition, Laravel functions in a full-stack web application framework based on MVC. It assists third-party tools. However, Lumen is derived from Laravel designed to develop microservices and the advancement of Application Programming Interfaces (API). It makes use of a micro framework with the goals to provide faster performance and a high response time

 

  • To use the server and the other tools accompanied by the application, it is necessary for Laravel to have various configurations. The features include clean architecture, open-source, growing community, etc in PHP. Contradictorily, Lumen is the less complicated version of Laravel which renders exclusive features such as API development, cookies, templating, caching, routing, etc. Since it is built on a micro framework, it is user-friendly and utilizes the convenient components – eloquent, database, cashing, etc.

 

  • Laravel has the potential to integrate with a fairly large number of tools but Lumen can hardly integrate with any tool.

 

  • Laravel performs well when it comes to SQL queries and regulating the database from the application level as opposed to Lumen whose performance will witness a downfall when it is associated with SQL queries and they hold less number of features when compared to the OG web application.

 

  • Laravel has Blade as the default template engine, written in PHP. It has a variety of specifications under the ORM framework whereas Lumen has 0 specifications because of its relevance to Laravel.

 

  • Laravel has a built-in command-line interface on its own, associated with a framework though Lumen has a plethora of features in its micro-framework.

 

  • Laravel consists of an object-relational mapping framework which is installed internally. Lumen has to be upgraded that can be done easily.

 

  • Laravel is brilliant for creating restful Application Programming Interfaces while Lumen is applauded for its high-performance micro framework which utilizes Application Programming Interfaces for developing microservices.

 

  • Good documentation exists for Laravel to function on and kickstart the project. Even though Lumen is user-friendly, its documentation is vague.

 

  • Laravel can deal with the accumulation of events in a smooth manner but Lumen does not support that sort of a feature.

 

  • The former has an intense template system while the latter is deprived of a template system.

 

  • Laravel makes room for a steep learning curve to ace the framework and become a professional. However, the learning curve that belongs to Lumen has a less generous steep but the execution is gentle.

 

  • The performance factor of Laravel is not up to the mark contradicting the performance of Lumen which is outstanding.

 

  • Laravel is capable of creating Symfony components with the help of a Symfony framework – a PHP web application framework whose PHP components/library can be reused. This is not the case for Lumen because they are not blessed with these features.

 

You cannot declare the winner out of the two options because they serve the clients with different purposes.

Laravel 5.8 – What’s New

 

The latest version 5.8 brings with it a lot of features and updates that add to the functionalities of Laravel. aTeamIndia is already up to date on this. Their team is known to use the most recent and updated technologies for their projects. The new version has many improvements and is better than all the previous versions. Following are the features of the new version:

  • Automatic Policy Resolution

Laravel has a great way of handling the authorisation of users. One way of doing this is through policies. Policies are basically classes that manage the logic around a particular resource. The previous versions require the policies to be registered in AuthService provider. However, with Laravel 5.8, the authorisation policy of a model or resource need not be manually registered. If the policy and the model follow standard Laravel naming rules, then Laravel will automatically discover it. The policy directory should also be in its default location for this purpose.

  • Carbon 2.0 Support

Working with date and time is not always easy, especially when you are working with different time zones. Carbon provides a PHP’s date and time class that makes working with them easier. The new Laravel version supports this carbon package.

  • HasOneThrough Eloquent Relationship

HasOneThrough is a new eloquent relationship that Laravel brings in its latest version. Even though this is found on other frameworks, Laravel makes use of it the best.

  • Token Guard Token Hashing

Authentication and security are taken even more seriously with this version of Laravel. A unique thing about Laravel is the token guard for API authentication. This system has been improved by storing the tokens as SHA-256. This is secure than plain text tokens.

  • Cache TTL

The new version has changed caching to seconds as compared to minutes in the previous versions. This is to make the setting of expiration time when storing items more precise. This also follows the catching library convention.

  • Scheduler Timezone Configuration

With this new version, timezone can also be configured. This is very purposeful for scheduled tasks. The previous system had a cumbersome arrangement where you have to set the timezone for every scheduled task. But here, all that is required is defining the method of scheduledtimezone.

  • Artisan Call Improvements

The previous version did not have the provision to allow artisan commands. But the new version lets you make this come using the artisan call method. Options can also be passed in a single string rather than an array of options.

  • Artisan Serve Improvements

Artisan serve is one way in which you can serve your application in no time. Running the command php artisan serve will execute the same. In previous versions, this process used to run as default. Hence, the same command could not be used to serve another application. The new version lets you serve many applications with the same command at the same time. This quickens the application serving process for Laravel.

Thus, the new version comes with many useful updates and features and is an improved version of the old Laravel.

What is Laracon?

 

Laracon is the international official conference on Laravel. It is a place where developers and Laravel enthusiasts come around to discuss and learn more about Laravel. It mainly deals with topics like Laravel framework, development, its uses and other software development news. It is not just limited to Laravel. It is a conference for discussing general software development. It is mostly held in the US and EU. There is Laracon EU for the conferences conducted in Europe. Typically, it is held in either of these places, but in 2017, for the first time ever, the conference was conducted online. In the year 2018, Laracon was held in Australia. The conference also has different sponsors each year. Laravel, Laravel News and UserScape are the primary organisers of Laracon each year.

Laracon is the representation of the huge Laravel community. It is also a great opportunity for budding Laravel developers. Not just developers but people enthusiastic about Laravel and software technology, in general, can immensely benefit from this international conference. Prominent leaders in this field come together and their insights leave a huge impact. Tyler Otwell’s introductory speech is often looked forward to. This is also an opportunity to meet new people from the same field as you and help each other grow as Laravel developers. It is a platform where new perspectives regarding technology and software can be exchanged. There is also a troubleshooting session where the problems often dealt with by the developers are shared. Listen to leaders specialising in different fields that are making a big impact. The dialogue happening in these conferences will also help developers become better professionals and advance their career. It also gives you a new perspective as you meet people with different levels of knowledge and expertise. It also brings in a community from different parts of the world.

Laracon also caters to those who are not able to take part in the conferences conducted in the US and Europe. For this purpose, they have come up with Laracon Online. This is the easiest and also the most affordable way to have access to the conference. They have also documented all the important talks and news from each Laracon conference. This also ensures that it is very inclusive and includes anybody who is interested from all across the globe. They have curated a complete day of talks which features some of the greatest Laravel experts. This can now be viewed right at your house. The 2019 event was from July 24th to 26th. Even though the event has ended, the video can still be accessed upon taking a ticket for a reasonable amount. The speakers at the event were Taylor Otwell, Matt Stauffer, Adam Wathan, Freek Van der Herten, Steve Schoger, Samantha Geitz, Marcel Pociot, Jason McCreary and Wes Bos. aTeamIndia is also a part of the Laravel ecosystem. They are one of the best Laravel developers. They are well versed in Laravel and have great expertise. They have also carried out many projects on Laravel successfully.

Why We Are Still the Best in Technology Development

Technology-Image

Technology is very important when it comes to businesses. Using the right technology can help you meet the demands of your customers. In addition, technology keeps evolving and you need to keep up with this. A new technology might be able to get you more customers. Now as a business, you have other functional aspects to worry about and you cannot be expected to look into the developmental aspects of your business. This is why you should go to aTeamIndia. They have the best tech team. Their top developers specialise in all kinds of latest technologies. Another feature of aTeamIndia that makes them unique is the fact that for each project they use the technology that is appropriate. There goes in a lot of analysis and study into what might be fit for each business. This is done after taking into consideration the needs of their client and also their budget. They also employ the best practices for these technologies. These are as follows:

Angular

Angular JS has an MVVM structure, which expands to model view architecture. It provides a strong base for making applications. aTeamIndia makes robust apps with this technology

Node JS

It manages both back end and front end development. Thus, aTeamIndia can handle both and you will not have to hire somebody separately. It also provides you easier scalability

Serverless Stack

‘Pay per execution’ is the best feature of the serverless stack. You only pay for what you use and it also prevents resources from being idle.

CodeIgniter

It is the most lightweight framework, which helps you develop web applications very easily. Customisation and configuration are also easy.

Laravel

Authentication is very important in Laravel and it is easy to implement the authentication system. It makes sure that there is only controlled access.

Symfony

Symfony is known for reducing the time involved in the development process. It also does not require a comprehensive and extensive code for creating web applications. Thus, aTeamIndia easily delivers projects to him on time.

AWS Lambda

This technology removes all the difficulties involved in cloud computing. You also do not have to manage resources. The service providers will manage it.

AWS EC2

This provides you with a very reliable environment. Another major benefit is that the user will have absolute control and regulation of all their virtual servers. You also get the option to choose which operating system you want to run

Vue JS

The great benefit of Vue JS is the size. It is so small that it is very easy for the users to download it.

Loopback

It is built on express. Thus it has all the more features. It is also very easy to use. This is because it comes with built-in models.

Git

The peculiar feature of Git is that it has branching facilities. Git also provides much reliable performance when compared to other technologies.

GitHub

This becomes particularly useful when there is a change made to the code. It keeps track of all such changes.

Bot Development

Bot development helps you to avoid all the errors that humans make. It also helps you to cut down on cost, as you will not have to hire human resource.

Why We Are The Top in Latest Web Development Stacks?

Full Stack

aTeamIndia is known for their new and innovative development practices. Hence, it is no wonder that they use web development stacks. Not just that, they also have the top web development Stacks team. A web development stack helps you with both client as well as server side software.

aTeamIndia web stack developers are great at HTML, CSS, PHP etc. They know the techniques to better the user experience. They specialise in both the functionality of the web application as well as how it will look on different platforms. They have experts that can make great graphics and animation. With the help of Photoshop, they convert complex and advanced designs into a front-end code. Following are some of the benefits of using web development stacks with aTeamIndia.

  • Easy Switching

They can easily switch from front end to back end according to the requirements of the project. This saves a lot of time and money for your business. One person can now solve all your problems. They can also easily predict the end result and can come up with a solution even before the problem comes. Thus, they easily anticipate the risks.

  • Entire Design Structure

Another benefit of aTeamIndia is that they are not limited by this technology alone. They look at the entire design structure and work on the level or area that they think requires work or improvement.

  • Cost Saving

aTeamIndia is a known cost saver. Since you do not have to hire two different persons for front and back end development, you save a lot of money. aTeamIndia does a great job on both. Their staff is proficient in both. So hiring aTeamIndia will help you with the entire development process.

  • Easy to Take Ownership of Design & Implementation

They take the responsibility for the complete ownership of the designs and the process of implementation. A trustworthy company like aTeamIndia will be better equipped to work on technology like web stack since all their solutions and experts are in the house.

  • Easy to Upgrade

aTeamIndia is also updated with the new technologies and practices fit for efficient web development.

  • Comprehensive Work

aTeamIndia’s amazing team divides the work among different departments and does the task according to the specifications of the client’s project. This helps them to do comprehensive development work and deliver it on time.

  • Complete Solution to Problems

aTeamIndia has a unique way of dealing with problems. They not only try to find the solutions to the problem but go into the root cause. This makes sure that a similar problem will not arise again.

  • Perfect for Small & Medium Enterprises

aTeamIndia’s expertise in web development stacks is perfect for small and big businesses. Larger corporates might need specific and specialised front end and back end. These need very careful work and has to be broken into segments to make the work easier. aTeamIndia is able to do this.

aTeamIndia thus gives a great application with the help of web stack development.

Monthly Cost of $2500 for a Full-time Developer and Tester

Software Dev

Software development and testing are the two most important aspects when it comes to building an application. Software development services by companies like aTeamIndia will help to launch your project abroad among the users in the online platform. Using a great company will definitely increase your revenue. Following are some of the vital advantages of using web development or app development.

  • Having a website makes your business globally accessible. Everybody from across all over the world can now avail your services.
  • With a high-quality online medium between you and customers, sales and services will definitely improve. You can readily get suggestions and feedback and the customers will also have a good experience in general.
  • On the go, marketing is another hack that software development provides you. You are now able to promote your business and products anytime and anywhere. In addition, there is no money or extra effort required.
  • Constant engagement is possible with a great website or application. It will also help you to create strategies to make your customers come back to you and not to any of your competitors. It helps you maintain loyal customers and gain more.

The process does not end with just software development. Testing is what has to be followed after. It helps to identify all the mistakes or errors that will be made during the development process. There can be many reasons like lack of experience, knowledge, or simply an error that happened. It is important to make sure that the end product is free from errors. This is because the customer has to be satisfied with the quality of the product and should find it reliable. If they find the product to be lacking in these areas, they might switch to your competitor. Testing can also prevent any other monetary losses if there was a contract entered with regard to the promised quality. The quality is what will help you gain the customer’s trust. If they completely trust your product, then they will not mind paying if there is a need to hike the prices. Such a high-quality product will not ideally have any errors and maintaining them will be cheaper. When you deliver your first product into the market, this product determines the potential of your business. Getting a positive response is important and testing helps you to get this. With testing, there is overall supervision of the entire software development process. Testing and making changes much before the actual product launch is better than doing it post-development. All those websites that have bad interfaces, that crash or cannot handle traffic are all results of bad or no testing.

The top development and testing team of aTeamIndia makes sure that they do all the processes of development with extreme caution. In spite of that, in order to make sure their client’s product is a success, they have an advanced automated testing system. They have some of the best developers and testers who provide you with full-time development and testing services at just 2500 a month.

If You Want Software Development, Stop Over at aTeamIndia

Software Solutions

 

Almost all businesses are going online nowadays. This is because there are much better access and opportunities online. Where earlier business was only restricted to a region, now it is expanding all across the world. This is where software development plays an important role. A website or application is the medium between all enterprises and their customers. However, it has many more functions other than just a means of communication. A good software development assistance will help you to conduct business without much effort or investing enormous sums. Every business irrespective of whether big or small hire a team of developers to increase their productivity and efficiency.

aTeamIndia has one of the top software development teams in the world. There are so many companies but most of them lack experience and practice when it comes to programming and development. That is not the case with aTeamIndia. Because of their best software developers, they are able to cater to the dynamic needs of every business. aTeamIndia also stands out because of the number of services they provide. Most companies usually specialize and have a single team for anyone of the processes involved in development. However, aTeamIndia has mastered everything from programming to testing and post-development maintenance.

They are known for their expertise in the areas of software application development, web development, web design, graphic design, internet marketing, website maintenance, testing, mobile application development, advertising etc. With the help of these services, they have helped businesses in the following fields:

  • CRM Solution Services
  • E-commerce Solutions
  • Telecommunication Services
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Media Applications
  • Financial Applications

Instead of paying for completely new software, which will later have to be changed according to changing requirements of the business by paying the extra money, aTeamIndia provides you with an advanced custom application. This will already be equipped to meet all the possible future requirements of your business. For example, if your website has to be made available to mobile screens as well, the software structure will have the features to facilitate that. There is a great requirement of resources that are generally found in the software application processes. Since custom development is also becoming common, the quality software development provided by aTeamIndia is what helps you stand out. With them, you can have a much better application or website than your competitor. Unlike others, aTeamIndia provides constant maintenance, which makes your product perform well consistently. This will also increase the reliability of customers

aTeamInida is also able to accommodate all of your business requirement. They can do this with the stringency of time. This is because they employ the best practices for their latest and innovative technologies like Laravel, LoopBack, etc. Their motto is also to bring mobile engineering and web engineering at affordable rates. This feature of their helps you cut cost without having to sacrifice on the quality. If you hire aTeamIndia, you will not have to incur that hefty amount for outsourcing the development needs. They have also proved to be much better than the in-house development teams that big corporations hire. These corporations now prefer aTeamIndia as they are able to perform more functions with a lesser amount compared to an in-house team.  Thus, aTeamIndia has proved to be the best in software development.

Laravel Makes a Revolution

laravel

 

Enterprises irrespective of their functioning size require a framework that can cater to their dynamic needs and requirements. It is also convenient to use one framework for all purposes that invest in many different ones for each of your service. Laravel is the go-to of many big enterprises. This is also why developers have a keen interest in Laravel. The better they are at Laravel, the more happy clients they have. Enterprises of a considerable size require a much stronger security system than others. With cyber-attacks increasing, Laravel can provide a robust structure for a great security system. The framework itself is protected against malware activities and threats. The code is protected and safe. Your application will be free from any unpredictable errors or risks.

Laravel is also extremely good with enhancing the performance of web applications. There will always be features that badly affect how the website performs. However, developers adept at Laravel will have tools to work around these features. These are some tools like Memcached and Redis. Laravel is the only framework that can get you a high functioning application. The very reason why Laravel was created was to make web development quicker and easier for developers as well as their clients. This helps enterprises with being more present in the market. Another feature is the simplified authorization system. It is simplified yet very advanced. It makes sure that only authorized users have access to your website.

The open-source function of Laravel makes them the best among other frameworks. Coupled with this, they have a community comprising of companies and developers who come together and innovate to make Laravel even better. They support each other to make it more scalable and flexible. They also provide advice, that too, from experts. These are valuable insights to make your application better. No other framework stresses so much on constant research and development. They come up with new practices to apply Laravel so that it works better. Another main feature that helps Laravel stand out is the Blade Templating Engine. There are already defined templates for the purpose of creating certain codes. These templates help the developers in making better codes. They are dynamic and lightweight. As they are pre-determined, they are easier to work with and they save a lot of time. The end result will be a high-quality lightweight website with many services to offer.

aTeamIndia specializes in Laravel. Even though Laravel has been a comparatively new PHP framework, aTeamIndia have mastered the best practices to apply it and use it. This is what makes their team the best Laravel team. No other company has come up with innovative Laravel development other than aTeamIndia. They have revolutionized the whole development process with Laravel. They also bring such innovative technologies to you at an affordable rate. Their team has some of the most talented Laravel engineers. This is why aTeamIndia has become the top Laravel developers and has been able to serve the needs of both giant corporations and small startups.

CodeIgniter is Reliable

Hire codeigniter top

 

CodeIgniter is the most reliable framework for both businesses and developers. It is the ideal framework to work with and the ideal framework for applications when we think from the perspective of businesses. CodeIgniter is the most commonly used PHP framework as it creates the most innovative ideas, be it e-commerce solutions, web sites or applications. It is the latest trend in the developer community because it is versatile to every project or digital problem that you might have made it the most reliable. It is advanced and has an enriching library for better web development yet it is surprisingly lightweight. It is also highly reliable for a start-up or a small business. Some of the most features that make it indispensable are as follows.

  • Simplicity

In spite of being advanced and comprehensive, it is very simple. Developers can easily get the hang of it and be adept at all the new libraries. This makes them good at integrating it into your website or application. It also comes with a bunch of resources like tutorials and guides so as to run you through the whole process. For a developer, it is a great base to work with. They can modify to fit the needs of specific projects or custom web development.

  • Security

Security is a major concern especially since it is an online platform. Data is very important and confidential. Their security features are strong and threat-proof. The website is secured with the help of features like cookie encryption and decryption.

  • Flexibility

E-commerce websites tend to be multi-functional. It is always better if the developer is not provided with strict coding rules. With CI, that is not the case. This is what makes it flexible compared to other PHP frameworks.

  • Installation Not Needed

It is ideal for all kinds of businesses because of the lack of installation, unlike other traditional frameworks. The files are automatically updated into the directory in order to enable the framework to start functioning. The configuration process is also made easier.

  • MVC Architecture

The data in this framework is structured with the help of MVC or the model view controller.

  • Model – represents the structure of the data
  • View – controls the display of user interface
  • Controller – manages all the requests

MVC has a way of connecting the back and front-end and keeps them separate at the same time. The code thus becomes simplified and easy to understand. It also accelerates the whole process.

  • Active Community Support

The CI community is another great perk. They all come together and help fellow developers. Any issue or doubt that you might have during the development process can easily be cleared with the help of this community of developers.

With all these features, CI helps developers to create high-class applications and websites. It drastically reduces the time period for development. However, not all companies can use CI effectively. aTeamIndia has a handpicked top CodeIgniter team to make your development process simpler and hassle-free. They have been ranked the best CodeIgniter developers by their clients. They have taken CodeIgniter development to a whole another level. They use CodeIgniter to create solutions to solve your digital problem once and for all.