Laravel Development Services
Services for the development of projects on Laravel.
OnePix develops websites and applications around the world, both for big businesses and startups.
Laravel development services
A few definitions, first. A framework helps with writing web applications. It defines the structure, and provides the necessary set of development tools. Laravel (“Laravel” or “Laravel”) is a free and open source PHP framework specifically designed for building complex websites and mobile web applications. It allows you to simplify authentication, routing, sessions, caching, application architecture, database work.It turns out that the Laravel development services is tantamount to creating a tool for the production of Internet sites with a complex structure and functionality.
Benefits of Laravel
Of course, such a logical scheme of work has become widespread and has received recognition from web developers due to the advantages inherent in its design. Let’s evaluate them in more detail. The community includes several sites with information about the features of Laravel, as well as additional software for convenient work with the framework. There are world conferences – they are called Laracon and have been held since 2013. The ecosystem is constantly evolving. This helps to keep sponsors interested in the project and contributes to the development of Laravel.
Laravel supports SQL databases. They are characterized by a higher speed of operation than the usual databases. The information is stored in the server’s RAM, so you can quickly access it. Laravel allows you to manage caching and has its own process queuing mechanism. This improves performance, speeds up data access and reduces the load on computing power.
Laravel has built-in protection against SQL injection and XSS attacks. SQL injection is prevented by its own ORM: it does not allow processing extraneous SQL queries. And the ability to escape tags protects against XSS attacks.
Laravel is open source software. This means that any developer can make changes to their own copy of the software. The source code is posted on GitHub. In practice, this option is rarely used. Frameworks are usually not rewritten to avoid conflicts with updates. The benefit is different: you can view the software code and understand how this or that module works.
Laravel has a simple syntax – this contributes to the readability of the code. There are no long and complex constructions in it, a lot of “syntactic sugar”. This is the name of commands and features that do not add anything new to the software, but make writing code easier.
Routing is the creation of a logical route by which information is transmitted from one point to another. In web programming, this is parsing the URL and the user’s request and executing the code depending on the request. You can organize routes into groups, use different validation methods, manage namespaces, and apply regular expressions.
Thanks to the version control system of the database structure, it is easy for developers to change and, if necessary, correct the database. Therefore, the risk of a critical breakdown of the base is minimized – this is important if several people are working on the project at the same time.
Abundance of packages and libraries
Libraries are needed to solve specific problems and allow you to perform an action in one line that would take dozens of lines if written manually. These are peculiar sets of functions to simplify the work of the programmer.
Packages are software modules that connect to the framework and extend its capabilities. They are more functional than single libraries and are needed to implement certain solutions. For example, Laravel Sanctum is a package for fast token authentication.
Despite the functionality, the framework leaves a lot of manual labor to the specialist. This provides flexibility in creating software solutions, but also greatly slows down the work. In general, Laravel is harder to learn than its analogs. However, for the best Laravel development company (such as OnePix), none of the complexities of this technology are a problem. Each our Laravel developer is a highly qualified specialist with rich programming experience in this technology sphere.
What the Laravel developers should know?
Laravel web application development and Laravel development generally are very complex processes. Laravel is a set of ready-made components: templates, modules, unit tests and other tools that speed up and simplify the process of web development. It doesn’t mean at all that the requirements for the competencies of the developer using this framework are reduced, however. And Laravel development company has to watch their teams of professional employees were really multiple developers.
Such Laravel experts should have the following knowledge and skills:
- understanding the principles of object-oriented programming, design patterns;
- skills in writing codes in PHP, working with variable data types, conditions, loops, functions, etc;
- ability to use an integrated development environment (eg PHP Storm);
- they have to be skilled in setting up client-server interaction;
- ability to work with databases, skills of making queries in SQL language;
- skills in using the software to build and host the project on the server;
- ability to perform automated debugging and manual debugging.
What should be the qualification of a Laravel developers? What should he be doing?
Since this is a specialist who is engaged in web development and in app development, his duties usually include:
- backend programming in PHP using the Laravel framework;
- connecting sites, online stores, online directories to MySQL in order to receive, delete, change information in the database;
- setting up site protection from hacking (and users’ personal data – from theft);
- checking the code for errors, finding and fixing them, optimizing the project, support and maintenance;
- writing technical documentation for other specialists (that’s project manager duty – only for dedicated Laravel developers).
How do we know this? Because this is how Laravel developers work at OnePix. And if you are planning to create a website with a complex structure using Laravel, then answer yourself the question: do your employees have the above competencies and theoretical background? This is possible only if they have devoted a large part of their work experience to advanced training in the field of IT. However, this is extremely rare. Most likely, relying on your own development team, in fact, you will have a compromise between the original design ideas and the real opportunities that your specialists are ready to provide.
And some companies, which work in the field of website development, have valuable ideas about software products but don’t have their own IT specialists at all. Many of them solve the situation by hiring freelancers on open stock exchanges. This is not the best solution, because the professionalism, functionalities and qualifications of such employees cannot be assessed in advance. In this case, it makes even more sensible to contact to OnePix. Here you will be able to evaluate the portfolio of each Laravel web developer and build a functional team that will quickly turn all the Laravel projects with your web solutions into reality.
It would be much more reasonable to hire highly qualified developers in a company that leases such specialists to interested IT firms (through the execution of smart contracts). It makes sense to contact, for example, OnePix, as it is a recognized leader. Hiring these highly experienced employees you’ll get exceptional Laravel development services (because OnePix is leading Laravel development company in this market!)
Laravel Framework Features – development progress
Okay, it’s possible that a promising tool like Laravel isn’t well enough mastered by your programmers yet. Then maybe it makes sense to use the old, long-proven tools, for which your developers have enough competence to use? Most likely, this is not an option.
More complex, advanced web projects (such as complex app development) cannot be created with a hammer on the knee. This requires the use of advanced tools, which is Laravel. Let OnePix evaluate its prospects for the proposed set of instrumental components.
Availability of Artisan Console
Artisan is a command line interface included with Laravel. It allows you to generate models, new tests, controllers, notifications from the command line. This is much more convenient than copying a class template from somewhere or writing it manually. The console is used to work with databases, control the controller and other actions. The developer can write his own commands for it.
Ability to use Eloquent ORM
ORM is a programming technology for linking a database and a programming language. Using an ORM allows you to speed up development. There are many ORM implementations for PHP, but Laravel has its own. It is called Eloquent and works according to the Active Record scheme, according to which each table in the database corresponds to one class. Eloquent is loved for its convenience and the ability to write understandable code that is easy to maintain, protection against SQL injection – a way to hack sites and programs. The ORM can be downloaded separately from the rest of the Laravel components.
This is a constructor for quickly building queries to the database, which is fully compatible with the Eloquent ORM core. Fluent is a powerful tool that allows you to easily modify records in your database. All queries use prepared expressions and are protected from SQL injection.
Blade template engine
Template engines are used to turn HTML templates into finished pages. Templates are templates for future web pages that include HTML without content and PHP code. The task of the templating program is to execute the PHP code and substitute content into the template to turn it into a finished page. After all, PHP should not be in the final web page.
Blade is a template engine for the Laravel framework. It has no restrictions on pure PHP in templates – this is more convenient for a backend developer. The absence of restrictions does not create additional load on the application.
Validation is the verification of incoming data. It is needed so that a random error is found and processed in time. You can write the validation logic yourself. If the user enters incorrect data, he will be taken to the previous page. The site will not “fall” and will remain operational.
Database version control system
This allows you to carry out migrations – modifications of the database structure. Using the framework, you can flexibly manage migration directly through Artisan: run, rollback individually or completely, modify.
It is also called unit testing. This is the basic level of testing. Individual code modules are tested for performance. This is necessary in order not to run into an error at higher levels later.
Laravel comes with PHPUnit by default, a tool that allows you to create and run tests. With PHPUnit it’s easier than doing it manually.
With Laravel, you can implement login to the site using a login and password or through social networks. For example, the Laravel Passport and Laravel Socialite packages allow you to sign in through other application APIs using the OAuth standard. This is an authorization protocol that makes it possible to log in using the account of another site, most often a social network.
The Laravel Sanctum package is responsible for authentication for simple applications and single page sites. It is more lightweight than Passport and authorizes the user using a system of tokens – physical devices. OnePix company provides the most qualified Laravel web development services. We carry out not only the development of software products for your project, but also provide support and maintenance.
Why is better to hire Laravel development team?
It should be noted that Laravel development is very complex and only competent specialists in this topic can do it. What are the ways out if the qualifications of your native programmers are not enough? Or… they are abcent!
Hire Laravel developer for your software development
If you have taken on a complex project (for example, the development of a complex web resource), but/or you need a working prototype (at least) by some specific date then it is always wiser to play it safe. Hire highly qualified developers who are proficient in Laravel (e.g. in OnePix – we provide specialists even for the top Laravel development companies).
Outsource Laravel development
If you have nowhere to place a new team then you can outsource such work. OnePix company is flexible in this matter. We will definitely be able to offer you a convenient format of cooperation. At the same time, you will like the result – your program idea will be implemented with the required functionality and within the specified time frame.
If you have no your native specialists for Laravel application development
Hiring highly experienced professionals at OnePix company you get completed capable Laravel development service which can turn your project into reality with all the guarantees of maximum functionality. You don’t need to hire them for a long time but for the digital products development period (according to the project requirements), which will be specified in the smart contract.
How much does it cost to create your own Laravel development service
Of course, attracting a specialized Laravel development agency or a team of potentially highly paid specialists is not cheap. But the level of payment depends on what specific services are needed, as well as how complex the project is, however. That is, the budget for the remuneration of the involved specialists is not at all a payroll fund, which is always unchanged regardless of anything. Such a scheme is all the more cost effective because it takes into account the timing of the task: the faster the project is implemented, the more the contractor can count on bonuses. A standard web and mobile app is developed in 2-2.5 months. Plus, debugging is carried out for another 1 month. But most importantly, you get a guaranteed high quality of work with a clear result achieved.
Reliability and confidenceWe divide the project into stages. You only pay for the result of each stage.
Transparency of processesOur managers provide regular reporting through the Hubstuff tracking system
International standardsWe use world standards in website development and project management.
Long-term relationshipsBetween immediate benefits and permanent partnership, we choose the second option.
As part of the consultation on the creation of a website or application, we will clarify the necessary information for the analysis of your project
follow the process from start to finish
Our Hubstaff system allows you to track the project
development every step of the way
Pre-project Documentation preparation
The pre-project stage is a detailed architectural and construction plan of a project – a set of instructions reflecting the general logic of a web service to achieve extraordinary results.
Preparation of Technical Requirements
At this stage, we create a document describing the goals and objectives set for the developers and implement the optimal development strategy.
This consists of prototyping and development of design layouts.
The design stage is devoted to creating visual block diagrams that define the resource architecture and the location of all elements of platforms.
During this stage, we hand over our design layouts to our team of front-end developers. They turn the template into code and link the structure to the control system. Next, the layout files go through the testing stage.
This stage includes setting up the server, implementing the functional areas of the site, and linking them to the CMS system database, integrating the system with the user, etc.
This stage precedes delivery to the customer. It is accompanied by final project testing, code review (code diagnostics and optimization), and the project launch.
Websites may crash from time to time, so it’s essential to ensure a solid support process. We are a reliable partner who will live up to your expectations and ensure top-notch site support.