Its the cutting edge framework. Plus, PHP is the most widely supported scripting language on the planet. Its the default scripting language for any host to support.
Also, combine it with Bootstrap and Jquery, You'll have amazing job opportunities and will be able to make amazing things.
Caveat, learning web dev is a godforsaken nightmare until you know it, then you feel the POWAH.
If Laravel learned anything from those frameworks, it's how to make all the same mistakes using an update version of PHP, and invent new mistakes on top of it.
No, Laravel is not the solution. It's encouragement of globals, it's decision to implement solutions in the slowest ways possible. It's a complete mess.
You cannot use Laravel as an example of best practices.
Globals? Have you used it since the new version? It's all namespaced now.
"It's decision to implement solutions in the slowest ways possible. It's a complete mess."
What does that even mean?
I can whip up a really excellent CRUD app in TEN minutes.
What is your 'better' alternative? Are you a Ruby 'rockstar'?
Yeah, it's a comment. Not an essay. These are clearly my opinions based on my years of experience. That being said, yours offered nothing other than opinions as well, so it's balanced.
> Globals? Have you used it since the new version? It's all namespaced now.
If it's changed, they haven't updated their docs. I can only go by this:
Could you please direct me to the latest docs?
> I can whip up a really excellent CRUD app in TEN minutes.
That's really not an endorsement to the quality of a framework, nor is it a unique feature of Laravel.
> What is your 'better' alternative?
In the PHP space? Zend or Symfony. Both do things better. Beyond that, most other new frameworks suffer from the same problems Laravel has.
> Are you a Ruby 'rockstar'?
No. I'm a programmer, not a programming language.
Laravel does a lot things many would consider bad. Sure, it makes CRUD easy, and it has a low learning curve, which many consider a feature. But being easy doesn't mean doing things well. CodeIgniter is easy, after all.