On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Laravel 5.6, was released to the public. It's a major release to the most popular PHP framework on GitHub as of this writing. Furthermore, Spark 6.0 was also released alongside Laravel 5.6. According to the policy laid down by the Taylor and the core team, major Laravel framework releases are released every six months (February and August).
In this article, I'll cover the new features in Laravel 5.6 and several other changes and deprecations.