Working with Laravel, or “Stay out of my way, but be there for me”

I got the opportunity to work with the Laravel framework on a new piece of software we are writing at work.

My favorite part so far is that I’ve managed to stay away from things I don’t yet need, like ORM/migrations and controllers-as-classes, while at the same time things like routing or caching were available for me when I needed them. If you’re interested at peeking at how I am using it, let me know.

I think my ideal framework at this moment would have all the pieces turned off, but available for me to turn on when I decide I want to use them.