Laravel is a PHP web framework used for the development of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern. This framework focuses on authentication, routing, sessions, and caching for development. Other features include accessing relational databases and application deployment and maintenance.
Laravel makes implementing authentication simple by providing you with its tools at your disposal. There is already a User model provided for you in one of their directories that you can use to authenticate users into your app. To authenticate users, you use the method Auth::attempt() with the parameters of the user's email and password. When this method is called, the event will be fired, and if successful, the user is logged in, and a session is created for them while using the app.
Given that most applications are stateless, sessions provide a way to store information at the user's requests while logged in. You can store a variable in the session using Session::put() and then retrieve the variable using Session::get(). To remove them, Session::flush() is used or log out of the app.
Laravel is one of the primary frameworks we use to create websites, along with the platforms WordPress and Shopify. We utilize the framework's MVC architecture by creating a models, controllers, and view directory. The models connect to a relational database, controllers control the back-ends of a web page, and views display the web page. The files that display the website are created with the blade template from Laravel, which allows us to implement PHP code, variables and SQL data fetched from the controllers. This helps to make the web pages dynamic and easy to implement.