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Discussion on: What is Laravel? Explain it like I'm five.

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Unlike CMS's like Drupal or Wordpress, Laravel gives you full control over your application.

I disagree with this line a little... Drupal gives you complete control over your application. It's not a CMS in the traditional "Wordpress" sense, it's a CMF - Content Management Framework. With Drupal you can build a CMS, but out of the box it's a CMF, which needs work to get it to a "Wordpress" state. This makes it very powerful in that you're not stuck being a "Wordpress" site. Drupal is a tool for building a Content Management System for a variety of different needs.

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It's actually a CMS according to their website.

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I would say you haven't been using Drupal too much. They are using the term CMS as it is widely recognized, but in the matter of fact it is a system in which you tailor custom made CMS according to your client very specific business logic. Precisely it is a combination of CMS and Web Application Framework, what +/- makes it CMF.

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