I recently started looking into the Laravel framework and I have to admit that it is leaps and bounds ahead from my current favorite framework, Codeigniter. It is so much more elegant in every aspect and takes full advantage of several new PHP features. This article is about the built-in web server which is utilized through the artisan serve command tool and how to integrate it with PhpStorm
I have already made a post about the importance of using a framework, in order to make your life easier and maximize your productivity. Using libraries is a way to go beyond the basics of the framework and amplify the advantages. Grocery CRUD is a library made by John Skoumbourdis that creates, as the name implies, a full featured CRUD for your backend with minimum fuss.
I love using Codeigniter. I have to admit that it’s the first framework that I came in contact with and although I have used other frameworks, I always return to Codeigniter. For anyone out there who doesn’t know what Codeigniter is and why it’s so awesome, I am going to try and summarize it