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Laravel 8 and Laravel Jetstream- Initial Reactions

cwraytech profile image Christopher Wray Updated on ・1 min read

Today I was exploring the newly released Laravel 8 framework and found the fresh composer package that Laravel developed for authentication view and route scaffolding: Jetstream.

Screenshot of the Profile Dashboard in Jetstream

I was initially a little concerned about the move away from React & Vue, but I decided to give it a try anyway.

I was very happily surprised that Jetstream looks like a wonderful improvement for the Laravel framework.

Here are some awesome features that come with Jetstream, for free, right out of the box:

  • Profile Updates
  • Two Factor Authentication
  • Session logouts.
  • Configurable API tokens
  • Teams
  • TailwindCss configured for you

Jetstream even comes with profile images!

One thing that I am still unsure about is Inertia.js. For my apps, I want to separate the backend from the views to be able to have an API for the backend that all my frontend applications use. (mobile and web)

It looks like with the Jetstream approach, I will still be needing to have to build some of the routes separately for the API, but we will see.

Other than that, I really like Jetstream. Good work, Laravel Team!

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