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Laravel Starter by Shawn McCool

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Top 5 features you need to know about

As you start to use Laravel, you will realize that it provides a wide variety of functionality. We've taken the time to describe the five most vital components that we haven't covered in the Quick start section. Gaining mastery over these five components gives you the power to make amazing web applications with Laravel.

1 – Eloquent relationships

Eloquent is Laravel's native ActiveRecord implementation. It is built upon Laravel's Fluent Query Builder. Due to the way in which Eloquent operates with Fluent, complex queries and relationships are easy to describe and understand.

ActiveRecord is a design pattern that describes an object-oriented way of interacting with your database. For example, your database's ...

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