Founder: Taylor Otwell
First beta release: June 9, 2011
Mission: Is to make developer's lives more enjoyable and peaceful by creating wonderful tools to create web applications
INTRODUCTION OF LARAVEL FRAMEWORK:
Laravel is a powerful framework of PHP which is used to develop a web application. Laravel is created by Taylor Otwell. This is simple, elegant, robust and easy to understand to create a fully-featured web application. If you know basic HTML, PHP, and Advance PHP then you can easily use this PHP Framework Laravel which is reused the existing components of different frameworks.
What is Composer?
Composer is a tool dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) than for you. Composer is not a package manager in the same a Yum or Apt are. Yes, it deals with “packages” or libraries, but it manages them on a per-project basis, installing them in a directory (e.g. vendor) inside your project. By default, it does not install anything globally. Thus, it is a dependency manager. It does however support a “global” project for convenience via the global command.
HOW TO INSTALL LARAVEL USING COMPOSER
Step 1: If you are using xampp server you have to create a folder inside your xampp server at path C: \xampp\htdocs\(folder name). I had created the folder name as Laravel for identification. After that you have to go inside your command prompt and give these commands and minimize the tab.
Step 2: Go to the composer website (getcomposer.org) and click download
Step 3: Then download composer using the link that I had marked below (Composer-setup.exe ).