Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework designed by Tylor Otwell for the development of web applications. Built as a more advanced alternative to the Codeigniter framework, it provides something more than that in the form of ways to modularize the codes and make them easier to read and understand. Licensed under the terms of MIT License, this framework has the feature of Bundles (packages to add functionality to web applications), Class Auto-loading, Unit testing, Eloquent ORM ActiveRecord implementation, use of encrypted representation of a password for security as some of the prominent features. With in-built lightweight templates, MVC architecture, pre-installed object oriented libraries and migration system for databases, this framework of Laravel offers incredible flexibility to the developers that shall help them create each and everything from small sites to large enterprise applications.
With easy-to-understand and implement functionality, elegant work and up-to-date documentation, Laravel framework is the most popular PHP framework with well tested reliable code.