Laravel is an opportunity
March 03, 2022
I just watched Laravel Origins: The Documentary and it warms my heart seeing such an amazing group of people. The Laravel community isn’t just the people on that video and you can feel their welcoming among each other and among their viewers. It is like Jeffrey said: it is a niche, specialized and focused to be the best at one thing. The community is everyone talking about the framework, using it on a daily basis, producing content, sharing with co-workers, attending conferences, writing books, linking videos or even sharing twitter snippets of code. Matt said it best that we’re competing with each other on who can create more free content for others to consume and be inspired to create more free content.
With every passing year, Laravel grows beyond what I can follow and that’s exciting and empowering. It’s not getting less relevant and it’s not getting more complex. It is always trying to solve a niche problem that if one day you need to address, it will help you do just that. It’s fresh and innovative and there’s always room for improvement and the community take advantage of that. So many people have found what they’re good at and added more value to the community itself. Taylor’s philosophy of giving everyone an opportunity to make something has “infected” the community to do just that but for the community and with every passing year a new age begins with a snowball of innovation that is rooted with the foundation of improving on the artistic profession that is being a Software Engineer.
I hope this community can thrive for another 10 years to come while making my work fun, enjoyable and satisfying. Thank you everyone in the Laravel community for being so passionate. You all have made me better.