Laravel is an incredible, somewhat new, PHP Framework. It is self-described as:
THE PHP FRAMEWORK FOR WEB ARTISANS.
PHP THAT DOESN’T HURT. CODE HAPPY & ENJOY THE FRESH AIR.
Honestly, though what I love the most about Laravel is the community. I’ve subscribed to Laracasts–a Netflix for Developers (focused on Laravel), but also all things “Good Development”–and bought 2 books on the framework: 1) From Apprentice to Artisan by Taylor Otwell (the creator of Laravel) and 2) Laravel Testing Decoded with Jeffrey Way (the creator of Laracasts). The amount of good, nay professional or expert, development practices I’ve learned from those alone are incredible!
Anyway, I had to rant a bit about how awesome this learning experience has been. I plan to start posting some more specific things I’ve been learning with the framework.