Laravel Best Practices

January 30, 2018


Laravel Best Practices

Laravel best practices aim to curate some of the smart yet simple practices that are recommended to optimize the development process and fine-tune the resultant product.

  • Usage of the Latest Version

This is no rocket-size. Latest version usually has some added features and most importantly bug fixes.

  • Development Standards

Every language and framework internally follows specific code development standards. Laravel experts have recommended following PSR-1, PSR-2 and PSR-4 coding standards.

  • Artisan

Laravel provides this amazing Command Line Tool to fasten the repetitive tasks. This makes the development process rapid by focusing on the functionality rather than scaffolding.

  • Migration and Seeders

Try and use Laravel’s in-built feature of migration to create database tables and fields instead of creating a database manually. This can save a lot of complex jobs for database upgrades in production applications.

Also, instead of faking data to work around, use Laravel seeder to populate the database tables right after table creation. This way both database schema and initial data will always be coupled with application files.

  • Naming

– Table names should have plural form while creating migration from artisan CLI.
– Table and Field name should be lowercase or snake cased.

  • .env File

This helps keep confidential data like passwords, API keys, etc secure.


We just discussed some of the standards and best practices that are recommended by Laravel Community. If you have any tips – please share them in the comment section below.

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