The NetTuts.com site has a new post today sharing some of what's new in Laravel 5, the latest release of the popular PHP framework. Version 5 was announced back on February 5th.
The PHP community has recently been blessed with a new release of one of its most loved frameworks, Laravel. Version 5.0.1 is a major release, so not only are there some great new features available, but the architectural foundations of the framework have also been altered to some extent. So, without any further ado, I am going to dive right into the framework and show you all the good things the latest release has to offer.
He touches on a few of the main differences between version 5 and the previous versions including:
- Differences in directory structure
- How method injection is handled
- The use of contracts (interfaces)
- Route caching and middleware
- Authentication changes
- Events and commands
There's more on his list, each with a description and sometimes a bit of code to help explain the changes. Check out the full post for the remainder of the list and details on those listed above.