What’s new in Laravel 7?

Laravel 7 was officially released on 3rd March 2020. It is another major version and the latest in the Laravel 6-month major version release strategy. It’s not an LTS version so that according to Laravel version support policy they provide 6-month bug fix until September 3rd, 2020.

New in Laravel 7

  • Laravel Airlock
  • Blade X
  • Laravel Sanctum 
  • Zttp for HTTP client
  • CORS Support
  • Custom Eloquent Cast
  • Fluent String Operations
  • Customizable Stubs
  • Query Time Casts
  • New Artisan Command
  • Multiple Mail Driver

Improvements in Laravel 7

  • Route Model Binding Improvements
  • 2x Faster Route
  • Markdown Mail Template Improvements
  • Database queue improvements

Laravel Airlock

Laravel Airlock is an official package for API authentication. It provides a featherweight authentication system for SPAs, mobile applications, and simple, token-based APIS.

It allows each user of your application to generate multiple API tokens for their account.

Laravel Sanctum 

Laravel Sanctum provides API API authentication.

CORS Support

Now Laravel 7 supports CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) out of the box.

Improvements in Laravel 7

  • 2x Faster Route
  • Route Model Binding Improvements
  • Database queue improvements
  • Markdown Mail Template Improvements

Database queue improvements

Laravel 7 provides improvements to applications using MySQL 8+ operating in hosted environemnts. Head over to the official Laravel website detailed information.

We’ve already started updating existing Laravel applications so if you need support then please get in touch.