Convention over Configuration:
Anti-Patterns in Laravel

By Matt Lantz

There are often various threads of people ranting on Twitter and other social platforms about anti-patterns and the chaos they produce in applications. In a classic developer argument manner, their arguments are often anecdotal and rife with emotionally driven opinions over conclusive pros and cons arguments. Laravel, like any other code and framework, is filled with highly opinionated code; you buy into some of the opinions or avoid them. Laravel itself is not immune to anti-patterns, nor does it distinctively encourage developers to avoid common ones. However, there are common anti-patterns that Laravel developers can avoid while still utilizing the framework conventionally.
by Matt Lantz

This article was originally published in the August 2023 issue of php[architect] magazine. To read the complete article please subscribe or purchase the complete issue.

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