ColoredCow has been working on Laravel for the past 3 years. In this time period, we have learned a great deal about coding from the way the framework is architected. We have also vastly grown in terms of processes around development following some of the practices that are built into the Laravel ecosystem.
We particularly enjoy how Laravel utilizes features of different packages to add more functionality and extend its core. The number of packages that Laravel offer in its initial core is great and very mindfully setup keeping in mind the needs of a generic user.
Although Laravel does an excellent job of offering many useful packages as part of core setup, we felt the need to add some of our own across all our packages.
Why we needed the core package-
All, this pushed us to build a common boilerplate that would enable us to quickly get started on a project.
We were already using one for all of our WordPress projects. There we maintain our own custom copy of WordPress, that we use to jump-start our projects.
For Laravel, we are going with the approach of creating a base ‘core’ package. All the packages that we currently use to set up our projects will be configured using this packages.
This approach offered some advantages-
To be continued…