Laravel is a powerful open-source PHP framework designed to create the full-featured web application in a simple and elegant way. It is robust and easy to learn framework which follows MVC design pattern, the de facto standard of setting up web applications. You just need to be familiar with PHP basics to learn Laravel effectively. Laravel is a secure framework and prevents your website from several web attacks. Laravel was initially released in June 2011 to provide a more advanced alternative to the CodeIgniter framework. Laravel has clean routing, Object Relational Mapping (ORM), decent queue library, and ease of authentication etc.