What is Laravel 9?
Laravel is a fast-growing PHP framework loved all over the world to build websites and web apps. And thus, the Laravel community brings out its updates regularly to make it even better. Laravel 9 is the latest version of Laravel which was launched on 8th February 2022.
Usually, Laravel’s updates come every 6 months. But it took 1.5 years for this update to arrive as Laravel 8 was launched on Sept 2020. This shows the amount and magnitude of changes that were made in its latest update.
What’s new in Laravel 9?
1. Brand new home page design - With the launch of the latest Laravel version, its website also has got a new and better look.
2. New PHP requirement - Laravel 9 asks for PHP 8 as a bare minimum requirement because it requires Symphony 6.0 which in turn demands PHP 8.
3. New query builder interface - The interface of the query builder has just got even better. FYI, a query builder provides a drag-and-drop graphical user interface (GUI) for creating SQL queries.
4. New design for routes:list - One of the issues with the earlier versions of Laravel was the complexity of huge routes when tried viewing on the console. But it has got better this time.