Laravel Ecosystem Jargon
Laravel, as a framework, has grown slowly but strongly since its inception and so is its ecosystem. The ecosystem here is all the packages/products that are built by the Laravel team which revolves around the original Laravel framework. This includes open-source packages and premium/paid products.
But the thing is all these products/packages don’t have obvious names and often confusing. You wouldn’t get the idea of what the package/products are for only by looking at its name if you’re new in this ecosystem.
So, in this article, I’m listing all those products/packages with its name and what it’s doing in simple terms. Basically, I got to know about this from one of Mohamed Said’s tweet this morning. And so I thought why not list all those under an article? So, here it goes!
First class open-source packages
- Dusk - Browser Testing
- Envoy - Task Runner
- Horizon - Queues Manager
- Jetstream - Frontend Scaffolding
- Fortify - Headless auth backend
- Passport - OAuth 2.0
- Sanctum - Token-based auth
- Scout - Full-text search
- Echo - WebSockets JS Library
- Socialite - OAuth providers integrations
- Telescope - Monitoring / Debug assistant for requests
- Cashier - Billing
- Homestead - Virtual development machines
- Valet - macOS development environment
- Spark - SaaS boilerplate
- Forge - Server Provisioning
- Envoyer - Zero-downtime deployments
- Vapor - Serverless Laravel
- Nova - Admin Panel
This will be a live document. I’ll be updating it as when a new package/product arrives or discontinues. So, bookmark this article somewhere for a quick look at this amazing ecosystem!
Also, let me know if I’ve missed anything in the comments below.