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Adobe Commerce (Magento 2) vs. Laravel PHP Framework

Adobe Commerce is the legacy Magento 2 under a new name with the same 10 years old framework written on Zend Framework 1, abandoned for the last 6 years. It is not the best software development practice to use a legacy tech stack (KnockoutJS, ZF1) to implement modern eCommerce.

Laravel is the Modern and advanced PHP Framework.

Built and developed by Taylor Otwell, Laravel is based on Model-view-Controller (MVC) architecture. However, it is also good for API development. Laravel is written in PHP language, and it is licensed under the MIT license. The first release of Laravel was in June 2011.

The Highlighting Features of Laravel are its user-friendliness and simplicity. When Magento2 (Adobe Commerce) is the opposite framework. It is a nightmare for the developer the code is bloated and overengineered, and complicated. Laravel has one of the strongest frameworks for the development of web-based eCommerce applications in PHP.

Laravel is recommended for any web application which is prone to security attacks as Laravel has strong security features.

There You can find Open Source Git Hub project on how to build Magento microservices using Laravel, tinker and Eloquent ORM vs outdated Magento PHP framework:

Pros of the Laravel vs Adobe Commerce

  • Laravel has very good development documentation and forum. Right from getting started to covering detailed information about each component, Laravel has all the information required for you to build an e-commerce web application or Magento microservices.
  • Laravel has excellent support for building restful services. You can easily add new APIs and handle CRUD operations.
  • Laravel comes with a built-in ORM called Eloquent ORM, which has excellent support for connecting to databases such as MySQL, Postgres, and SQLite, when Magento uses really outdated Zend Framework 1 ORM.
  • Laravel comes with a built-in CLI called Artisan. Using Artisan, developers can kickstart their projects, migrate databases, and execute their code. Adobe Commerce 2 comes with bugs and huge technical debt.
  • It is easy to learn and kickstart your eCommerce project.
  • Laravel provides developers flexibility with the way they want to structure their code.
  • Laravel allows you to use Symphony components. A lot of these components are tested earlier and can be easily integrated.
  • Laravel has a very powerful template system called Blade. Though it is a little difficult to write, it gets compiled as PHP code, and you can use it directly inside the view.
  • Event management is well done in Laravel.
  • Laravel Elixir is also an excellent framework provided by Laravel using which you can execute Gulp tasks. Laravel Elixir supports various CSS preprocessors.
  • The ecosystem of tools built around Laravel is very powerful.
  • Laravel has excellent community support.

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Cons of the Magento Framework

  • The Magento development documentation doesn’t exist. it is many pages without any sense for real application development
  • It has a very bad learning curve. To start to understand Magento, you need 5–10 Years. When you finally understand Magento, you will be very frustrated with it and will start to use Laravel or Noe JS.
  • Too many components are present, which disturbs the uniformity of the code.
  • It has huge performance issues.
  • Magento can handle x100 fewer requests as compared to the Laravel.
  • It has a poor response time.
  • It doesn’t follow modern software development best practices. It has its own designed development bad practices.

What are Laravel’s specific benefits for ecommerce?

With its considerable community support and built-in libraries, Laravel is the perfect fit for ecommerce:

  • It offers freedom to developers, without compromising on security (see below) or performance
  • It provides easy third-party integration for apps
  • Laravel enables a faster time to market, with rapid debugging and testing, along with easy website maintenance
  • Laravel uses a tool that runs applications and services in small, lightweight service containers, which won’t interfere with already installed software or computer configurations
  • These service containers load products into platform memory, making the platform highly extendable, both in terms of code and plugins
  • Laravel provides plenty of package options, whether you use Laravel plugins or build your own modules
  • It has a very effective, asynchronous scheduling and queuing system, which means that customers aren’t waiting for processes to happen because the system carefully controls timings.



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