After over a decade since the introduction of the wildly popular Laravel framework, have you ever wondered, “What else can Laravel offer PHP developers?”
Given how much it has already simplified PHP development for both beginner and professional developers, some may even argue that it has spoiled developers into believing that PHP is the easiest programming language out there.So, does Laravel still have more surprises in store for Laravel developers? Or has it exhausted all possible means to support PHP developers?
Well, at the very least, we know that Laravel 10 has a lot to offer. This is what we’ll uncover in this article as we take you on a journey through Laravel 10’s new features, fixes, and freshly deprecated methods and packages.
The Laravel core team used to release two major versions annually (one every six months).
However, the release cycle was changed when Taylor Otwell, the creator of Laravel, announced that a single major version would now be released each year. This enabled the core team and community to devote more time and effort to a specific version of the framework and introduce new powerful features without making any breaking changes.
Laravel 10 was scheduled to be released on February 7, 2023, following the release of Laravel 9 on February 8, 2022. However, the team needed more time to finalize their piece of art, and Laravel 10 was eventually published on February 14, 2023.
Laravel 11 is now expected to be released in the first quarter of February 2024.
In addition, according to the support policy, bug fixes are offered for 18 months and security updates for two years for all Laravel versions.