Laravel 9: What’s New?

Laravel Version 9

11 May 2022

Jonathan Ward

Laravel 9 has been officially released, and if you have been left wondering what the new features are, then here’s a few of the most notable changes...

What is Laravel?

Laravel is an open-source framework that mainly works on PHP and advanced PHP frameworks. Laravel has now released its new version Laravel 9. This new version got released on the 8th February this year (2022). Before releasing the latest version, the creators introduced three versions, including Laravel 8, Laravel 7 and Laravel 6. Laravel is widely used to develop MVC-based object-orientated and high-performing web apps.

What’s New in Laravel v9?

Laravel 9 has been officially released, and if you have been left wondering what the new features are, then here’s a few of the most notable changes:

  1. Brand New Home Page Design

With the launch of the latest Laravel version, its website also got a new and better look.

  • New PHP requirement

Laravel 9 asks for PHP 8 as a bare minimum requirement because it requires Symfony 6.0 which in turn demands PHP 8.

  • New Query Builder Interface

The interface of query builder has just got even better. FYI, a query builder provides a drag-and-drop graphical user interface (GUI) for creating SQL queries.

  • New Design For routes:list

One of the issues with the earlier versions of Laravel was the complexity of huge routes when tried to view on the console. But it has been improved with this release.

Laravel 9 provides long-term support, like Laravel 6. Laravel 9 will provide the longest maintenance and support guidance to date. You will get two years of support to fix bugs, which will remain until February 2024. For Security support, it will be for three years which will last till 2025.

Laravel v9 Features

Since this update has been made after a year as compared to a six-month gap like previous versions, you get many a new feature in Laravel 9. Some of them are: –

  • Anonymous Stub Migrations are now the default
  • PHP 8 String Functions
  • Moved mailer functionality from SwiftMailer to Symfony Mailer
  • Flysystem 3.x
  • Controller Route Groups
  • Soketi Echo Server
  • Enum Eloquent Attribute Casting
  • Implicit Route Bindings with Enums
  • Laravel Scout Database Engine
  • Laravel Breeze API & Next.js

This is just a few of the new features. Laravel 9 has lots more up its sleeves. If you would like to know more, check out this video:

Why upgrade to Laravel v9?

If you are thinking of developing any web application, then Laravel 9 is the way forward. Even the previous versions were widely loved by the developer community. And that’s also the case with the latest version, it is the icing on the cake. It provides:

  • Increased Security
  • Greater Simplicity
  • Improved Interface

Need any help with Laravel 9? If so, Reach Studios are here to help. We understand that not everyone has a technology tooth or has time to learn and develop a project through Laravel. In which case, we are here to help.

Here, at Reach Studios, we are experienced in Laravel development, so if you’d like to get your next project off the ground using Laravel 9, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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