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Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We’ve already laid the foundation — freeing you to create without sweating the small things.

Write code for the joy of it.

Laravel values beauty. We love clean code just as much as you do. Simple, elegant syntax puts amazing functionality at your fingertips. Every feature has been thoughtfully considered to provide a wonderful developer experience.

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One Framework, Many Flavors

Build robust, full-stack applications in PHP using Laravel and Livewire. Love JavaScript? Build a monolithic React or Vue driven frontend by pairing Laravel with Inertia.

Or, let Laravel serve as a robust backend API for your Next.js application, mobile application, or other frontend. Either way, our starter kits will have you productive in minutes.

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Everything you need to be amazing.

Out of the box, Laravel has elegant solutions for the common features needed by all modern web applications. It's time to start building amazing applications and stop wasting time searching for packages and reinventing the wheel.


Authenticating users is as simple as adding an authentication middleware to your Laravel route definition:

Route::get('/profile', ProfileController::class)

Once the user is authenticated, you can access the authenticated user via the Auth facade:

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Auth;
// Get the currently authenticated user...
$user = Auth::user();

Of course, you may define your own authentication middleware, allowing you to customize the authentication process.

For more information on Laravel's authentication features, check out the authentication documentation.


You'll often need to check whether an authenticated user is authorized to perform a specific action. Laravel's model policies make it a breeze:

php artisan make:policy UserPolicy

Once you've defined your authorization rules in the generated policy class, you can authorize the user's request in your controller methods:

public function update(Request $request, Invoice $invoice)
Gate::authorize('update', $invoice);
$invoice->update(/* ... */);

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Eloquent ORM

Scared of databases? Don't be. Laravel’s Eloquent ORM makes it painless to interact with your application's data, and models, migrations, and relationships can be quickly scaffolded:

php artisan make:model Invoice --migration

Once you've defined your model structure and relationships, you can interact with your database using Eloquent's powerful, expressive syntax:

// Create a related model...
$user->invoices()->create(['amount' => 100]);
// Update a model...
$invoice->update(['amount' => 200]);
// Retrieve models...
$invoices = Invoice::unpaid()->where('amount', '>=', 100)->get();
// Rich API for model interactions...

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Database Migrations

Migrations are like version control for your database, allowing your team to define and share your application's database schema definition:

public function up(): void
Schema::create('flights', function (Blueprint $table) {

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Laravel has over 90 powerful, built-in validation rules and, using Laravel Precognition, can provide live validation on your frontend:

public function update(Request $request)
$validated = $request->validate([
'email' => 'required|email|unique:users',
'password' => Password::required()->min(8)->uncompromised(),

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Notifications & Mail

Use Laravel to quickly send beautifully styled notifications to your users via email, Slack, SMS, in-app, and more:

php artisan make:notification InvoicePaid

Once you have generated a notification, you can easily send the message to one of your application's users:

$user->notify(new InvoicePaid($invoice));

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File Storage

Laravel provides a robust filesystem abstraction layer, providing a single, unified API for interacting with local filesystems and cloud based filesystems like Amazon S3:

$path = $request->file('avatar')->store('s3');

Regardless of where your files are stored, interact with them using Laravel's simple, elegant syntax:

$content = Storage::get('photo.jpg');
Storage::put('photo.jpg', $content);

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Job Queues

Laravel lets you to offload slow jobs to a background queue, keeping your web requests snappy:

$podcast = Podcast::create(/* ... */);

You can run as many queue workers as you need to handle your workload:

php artisan queue:work redis --queue=podcasts

For more visibility and control over your queues, Laravel Horizon provides a beautiful dashboard and code-driven configuration for your Laravel-powered Redis queues.

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Task Scheduling

Schedule recurring jobs and commands with an expressive syntax and say goodbye to complicated configuration files:


Laravel's scheduler can even handle multiple servers and offers built-in overlap prevention:


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Laravel is built for testing. From unit tests to browser tests, you’ll feel more confident in deploying your application:

$user = User::factory()->create();
$this->browse(fn (Browser $browser) => $browser
->type('email', $user->email)
->type('password', 'password')
->assertSee("Welcome {$user->name}")

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Events & WebSockets

Laravel's events allow you to send and listen for events across your application, and listeners can easily be dispatched to a background queue:

class SendShipmentNotification implements ShouldQueue
public function handle(OrderShipped $event): void
// ...

Your frontend application can even subscribe to your Laravel events using Laravel Echo and WebSockets, allowing you to build real-time, dynamic applications:

.listen('OrderShipped', (e) => {

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We've just scratched the surface. Laravel has you covered for everything you will need to build a web application, including email verification, rate limiting, and custom console commands. Check out the Laravel documentation to keep learning.

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with confidence.

Laravel is committed to delivering the best testing experience you can imagine. No more brittle tests that are a nightmare to maintain. Beautiful testing APIs, database seeding, and painless browser testing let you ship with confidence.

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