Why I Created “Eloquent by Example”
Jeff Madsen

Thanks for your notes Jeff. I was nodding along when reading through your points because they actually do fit into my workflow as well. I especially agree with you on knowing when to use Eloquent or not.

I will like to add that if a query needs to be part of the application but is quite a complex one (for instance backend reports), Laravel also had the DB Facade that can be used to execute raw queries which return collections (from L53)