Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern and based on Symfony. Some of the features of Laravel are a modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager, different ways for accessing relational databases, utilities that aid in application deployment and maintenance, and its orientation toward syntactic sugar.

Laravel also announced a new product called Laravel Vapor. Vapor is a serverless deployment platform for Laravel, powered by AWS. It will be provide auto-scaling with zero server maintenance.

Laravel Features:

  • Automatic policy resolution
  • Carbon 2.0 support
  • Has-one-through Eloquent relationships
  • Token guard token hashing
  • Cache TTL
  • Scheduler timezone configuration
  • Artisan::call improvements
  • Artisan serve improvements