Laravel: Fine for simple projects
Peter Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 12, 2017

Laravel: Fine for simple projects

Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with Laravel PHP Framework

We manage a client's web application, including all maintenance and feature enhancements, on their behalf. It is used through their entire organization by staff to process licensing applications from individuals worldwide.
  • Built-in abstraction components
  • Well-organized
  • Since version 5.5, auto-discovery of package dependencies.
  • Poor support and inadequately addressing framework bugs
  • Database ORM has undocumented requirements for implementation
  • Poor (vague) documentation
  • Increased time to troubleshoot issues
  • On-boarding new employees takes longer because of the need to explain parts where the framework is very vague.
  • For clients who need an enterprise solution, Laravel doesn't provide a robust enough framework.
I inherited Laravel projects originally created by other developers. I haven't migrated clients at this time, however as the project gets bigger and I need to find more elaborate workarounds to address needs that option will be put on the table.
I've implemented Lumen for some basic system automation and it would be fine for a basic API implementation (though there are still better options). In general, if you are working with a system that has a complex database structure and potentially complex querying requirements, Laravel is not the right choice.