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Is Laravel a Rightful Choice For Large-Scale Web Application Development?

A prevalent and general question that often developers come across is that, whether the open source PHP framework Laravel is fit enough for large-scale app development projects or not? The solution to this question is simple and crisp, yet is a detailed analysis. Primarily, how someone defines an app a big enterprise app? Is it based on the number of lines of code? Is it based on dependencies? Or security? Or traffic?

Some people determine it by the number of classes, that means big enterprise apps would be defined by the number of lines of code. The range of big enterprise apps, yet, is broader and all the traits as mentioned above define this scope.

So, What Makes Laravel Suitable for Large-Scale App Development?

Laravel owns those unique features and functions that make it an apt choice for the large-scale enterprise app development. In fact, when compared to other PHP frameworks, Laravel development services are excellent and particularly qualifies for large-scale app development.

What are the features that make Laravel Best Choice Large-Scale Enterprise App Development?
Features that make Laravel an outstanding for the development of Large-Scale Enterprise App are –

  • Service Container
    Laravel as a tool powerfully manages class dependencies and executes dependency injection.
  • Queues
    Queues in Laravel enables you to delay the processing of a task which is time-consuming, until a later decided time. Laravel queues offer a centralised API over several queue backends and also a relational database.
  • Events
    With Laravel events, you can simply implement an observer that helps you know and subscribe to any event occurring in your application.

The most outstanding characteristic of Laravel is the user-friendliness that helps you to begin with it. Simultaneously, you can increase the scalability as your requirements grow.

When it is about dealing with the domain problem of the app, the issue associated with the framework is of least concern. A poorly written code is wrong regardless of which framework you use.

Laravel is well capable of binding the large-scale apps with a count per week of millions of views. You can secure this with several factors,

  • Firstly, it is essential to use a great cache or session driver like Redis or Memcached.
  • Secondly, it is always good to use a load balancer. The most outstanding thing about any framework based on PHP is that deploying and scaling becomes pretty apparent. In case of Laravel, it is necessary to apply config: cache, route: cache. Additionally, ensure you are working on composer dump-autoload-optimize.
  • Last but not least, your database should be separated from your web server. When you plan to scale, this thing is handy and simply add another server.

For caching, while some people prefer CloudFlare, it is imperative to understand the rules when items expire to keep the cache clear. It’s vital to check the expires headers as it is neither Laravel’s nor Cloudflare’s problem.

Irrelevant of whatever framework you choose to develop large-scale applications, it is better to consider a lot of other things like, DevOps things, unique application logic, caching mechanism, database, etc. Therefore, rather asking if Laravel is able enough for large-scale applications, check if your code is right enough.

by Vishal R October 4, 2017 

Vishal is known for two things: his excellent knowledge in Technology and his approach towards life . He is very energetic person that anyone would enjoy working with him. Vishal does what he loves and loves what he does! He is Man of his work and a life long learner.

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