In this article we will be discussing about “Laravel Modular approach”. There is no doubt that Laravel is an amazing framework and it provides rich features and high performance.
When to use Modular approach in Laravel?
If you are planning to build a large and high end featured applications in Laravel then default Laravel structure can be a tricky and time consuming thing. Because the way default structure of Laravel works is that all application logics will be placed in “App” folder. So sometimes it’s confusing to search, configure, debug and manage things because all the code files and features will be placed in the root of app folder.
Modular approach in Laravel provides a structure from which you can setup things properly. With this every module will contain its group of classes and have its own routes/controllers/models/views etc.
App/http/controllers/frontfeatures/*files of all features
Similar to above for all the requests, models folder will have all the code files of every feature in single folder.
Modular approach structure in Laravel:
Modules/featureA/http/controllers/*all featureA controller files
Modules/featureB/http/controllers/*all featureB controller files
So each feature will have its own folder, models, controllers etc. With the modular approach every feature and code files, which belong to each other, will be stored in same place. This structure will help you debug and configure things easily as you exactly know where to search for something when you search for something.
Another benefit of using modular approach in Laravel is that you can re-use your modules on other projects as well. So along with organized structure it will be time effective solution as well.
How to use modular approach in Laravel?
There are 2 ways to use modular approach in Laravel:
1st – Auto-load the “Modules” folder using PSR-4 and after this you need to register custom views, configuration of namespaces and migrations.
2nd – Laravel module package – This package will provide you control to manage namespaces, views, configs and migrations.
Hope the above article will give you an idea about modular approach Laravel and you can plan things as per your business requirement. Still if you have any confusion or looking for help of Laravel experts then just drop us a line and will assist you in all the best possible ways.