Even when we build a custom website, there are still many common activities that will need to accomplished. A web framework such as Laravel allows for the rapid development of these activities so that our developers don't have to create the code from scratch every time.
There are many fantastic advantages to choosing a custom website, such as having a website that does exactly what you want it to do, with unlimited scalability, high-quality security and a bespoke user experience (UX). However, it’s easy to assume that “custom” translates into a slow development stage. After all, if something is customised, it’s going to take more time to make right? Well, that all depends on the technology you use to make it. At MadBit, we use rapid web development technology called Laravel that ensures fast, accurate results. But what is Laravel anyway?
Laravel is a PHP web framework. If that sounded like gobbledygook, PHP is a language used to code websites, and a web framework is a set of rules that allows web developers to build a website quickly by automating certain elements. Even when we are building a custom website, there are still many common activities that will need to accomplished. A web framework, such as Laravel, allows for the rapid development of these activities so that web developers do not have to create the code from scratch every time.
That being said, there are other web frameworks out there so why have we chosen Laravel? It’s simple really; we think Laravel is great. We’re not the only ones either. There has been a shift worldwide between competing web frameworks and Laraval is coming out on top. However, in Ireland, we’re ahead of the trend, which is exactly where like to be! But enough boasting on our part, let’s take a look at the advantages of using Laravel…
There is nothing more annoying for clients than being handed a brand new website only to find out that it needs updating every couple of months. The beauty of custom websites is that maintenance is already at a minimum when compared to open source websites. With Laravel this is improved upon again. The Laravel software has an autoloading facility which means that little-to-zero maintenance is required.
Laravel ditches abstract coding and instead favours simple, expressive language. The technical name for this in web development is syntactic sugar. This allows for clearer, more concise programming that is helpful for speeding up the web development process. It also means that when the time comes to tweak the website, it is a lot easier to edit the code and avoid impacting on the functionality or expressive power of other elements. Basically, it makes everyone’s lives easier!
Laravel uses a modular packaging system which allows features to be bundled together for easy and fast deployment. For us, this means that we can quickly get through the more standard aspects of the web development process, and for you, it means that you get your new custom website quicker. It also has a top-notch query functionality. This means that accessing specific points in the website database is easier which results in an intelligent CMS.
Just because something is custom made doesn’t mean it should cost the earth and the moon. At MadBit, we are continuously improving our web development process so that we can provide high-quality custom websites cost-effectively and without delay. Laravel helps us do this by providing software which is made with web developers’ needs in mind. This PHP web framework speeds up the web development process without compromising on customisability or quality, which is just what we like to hear!
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