Every developer knows what Laravel is. It is everyone’s favourite as it is equipped with a collection of useful functionalities combined with up-to-date features. Additionally, it is one of the top platforms with the best security upgrades.
Enter Lumen which is a recent project from the creator of the famous Laravel, Taylor Otwell. It is called a micro framework. Basically, Lumen is a smaller, leaner and much quicker version of a full-fledged application framework. It is also lightweight and involves fewer resources than Laravel. Basically, it is popularly known as the ‘Light’ version of Laravel.
Lumen is not the only micro-framework. Two other microframeworks are Slim and Silex. Lumen and Laravel have the same foundation and the same components. What Lumen brings out to a project is the amazing speed of its functionalities. It also stands out well against the competition. Lumen is appropriate for projects that do not need much configuration and flexibility. Lumen has been made particularly for microservices.
Microservices are made for supporting and enhancing a core project. Microservices are characterised by separate components which are bound by contexts. The architecture of a microservice will have many Lumen apps that support each other.
Because of the same foundation that Laravel and Lumen share, most of the components are compiled together. This includes both third party and Laravel’s own components. Usually, with microservice frameworks, it will not have frontend necessities like Bootstrap, Elixir etc. It is also difficult to change or extend the bootstrap files. However, Lumen is much more functional. It has some of the most powerful features of Laravel like routing, dependency injection, queued jobs etc. There are certain projects that rely more on configuration and flexibility. So, they cannot afford to sacrifice these two factors. However, small-scale projects might not need such configuration and flexibility factors.
A great way of using Lumen is if one element of your Laravel application is receiving more traffic than all the other elements. Then you need not spend a lot of time or energy. An amazing idea is to build this small element of the application with Laravel Lumen application. The app can be a Laravel powered app for better compatibility. This is a great way to reduce cost. The load on your primary app is significantly reduced. Laravel and Lumen together let you build powerful applications in less time. It can collect data from different sources and distribute them in a normalised manner. Your API will be able to support twelve hundred requests within 10 seconds with only 10 requests exhibiting amazing speed. It thus has all the essentials to make a RESTful API and it also makes the process easy.
aTeam Soft Solutions has had many years of experience in working with Laravel. Thus, Lumen is a part and parcel of the services that they provide. These are just one of the many feathers in their cap. aTeam Soft Solutions is the go-to team if you are looking for an expert on technical development, application development or website design.