If you are an enterprise and you have clients globally, and you want them happy, this blog is for you! You would surely want to create a business application for the enterprise. And for building the app you would need a fitting framework that should address all your pain points.
Let us first list down the challenges that the startups commonly face:
I) Trouble in the handling of errors
II) No clear divide between the client-side or presentation code and the server-side or business logic code
III) Lack of automated testing sessions
IV) Integrating the back-end caches in order to boost performance
V) Fixing technical vulnerabilities
VI) No proper system for scheduling tasks
There is no proper system that addresses your problem of scheduling tasks that can be set on automation.
VII) Configuring the delays in delivery and managing the messages that are in a queue
VIII) Routing of URL
This is one of the common issues that the startups today face. There is no proper routing of URL which makes it difficult for the app to understand the intention of the user.
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What is Laravel? – A ready solution to all such pain-points!
Laravel is a PHP development framework and offers an open-source platform for web development. The framework is structured on a system that is component-based, the approach being composer driven.
What is Laravel then? It is the most fitting framework for not just monolithic but also for micro-service apps. It is suitable for all kinds of business applications, starting from e-commerce reaching up to CRM software, and starting from CMS to end in the Saas-based applications.
Apart from all this, Laravel comes with the entire package that is inbuilt. All these features ensure the faster development of web applications.
Let us go deeper into what is Laravel… its features…
Let us take a look at a few of the most prominent features of the framework:
What is Laravel for startups? How are they benefitted on choosing the framework?
I) Laravel integrates mail services
Mail services are used to send notifications to the email accounts of users following various events. Can you imagine a web application that doesn’t send a notification by email following a user’s successful registration on a website?
Laravel offers a clean and simple API as compared to the SwiftMailer library. Apart from this, the Laravel framework also offers drivers for Mailgun, Sparkpost, Mandrill, SMTP, Amazon SES, and ‘send mails’, that allows an application to get started quickly by way of sending emails through either a local or through a cloud-based service. Additionally, Laravel also sends notifications to a huge number of delivery channels such as Slack and SMS.
II) Building authorizing systems and authentication
The owners of web applications need to necessarily ensure the identity of the user. This is to say that the entry or approval to a paid version or resource on a website should be barred to users that are not authenticated.
This task of authentication is made simpler by Laravel. The framework offers a clean and simple way by means of which authorization logic can be organized, besides controlling the access of the users to such resources.
III) Solving technical vulnerabilities
Security issues are directly proportional to the progress of a web a application. The most common security vulnerabilities of web application include cross-site scripting, request forgery (cross-site), SQL injection, etc.
Laravel offers high security to web applications while offering protection. As it is that it’s a highly secure framework, the codes are guarded fanatically.
IV) Error and exception handling
The handling of errors by a software application can have a high impact on both the usability of the application as well as on the user-satisfaction. In the data entry applications, errors are usually identified after the submission of the data.
For example, if something is wrongly processed by the user, the latter must get a notification about the error. If there happens to be a submission of incorrect data that restricts some form of action to the user, the user should be notified.
Proper handling of errors is important because the user should be able to decide if it is his/her error or an error in the application. If the user is not made to understand that the application is not a problematic one and that he/she had erred, the latter might leave the application forever.
This feature is configured already in a Laravel project. Additionally, the integration of Laravel with Monolog logging library offers support to a vast number of log handlers.
V) URL Routing
The users always visit a web application with some purpose. They perform click functions in order to view their desired content. For example, they click to get an application fill-in, or a contact form, content, etc. Proper URL routing is important to help the users get what they are looking for in a website. If there is no routing of URL, error-messages would be displayed.
All of the Laravel routes find a definition in the app/Http/routes.php file. The framework loads this of its own. The basic routes of Laravel generally accept a Closure and a URI that provides a simple method for defining routes.
VI) Automated testing
The application created by the developer needs to be tested and verified. This ensures that there is no trouble in the application, that might include bugs, errors, and crashes, and also that it is in keeping with the requirements set for the application initially.
Laravel has been built keeping in mind testing. The framework allows convenient and expressive testing methods for applications. Easy ways for simulation of the basic user behaviors are provided by the framework. Requesting the application followed by examining the delivered output is ensured.
VII) Scheduling configuration of tasks and management
A mechanism for the scheduling of tasks is indispensable to any application. For example, sending out emails to the subscribers on an everyday basis or the cleaning of database tables, etc. Tasks such as these save time while reducing the cost too.
The developers in the past had configured a kind of Cron entry for such scheduling tasks. Cron entry was previously needed for every single task. The command scheduler in Laravel allows an expressive and fluent definition of the command schedule, and all this enabled on the basis of just one Cron entry into the server.
Laravel primarily focuses on Enterprise Business Applications, which has is of importance when it comes to the IT industry. Being designed for a single business, the Enterprise Applications works in a specific environment only. A high-grade framework, such as Laravel, is needed for this because there is a lot of customization needed which complicates the process to a great extent.