Original Link: http://code.tutsplus.com/articles/five-hidden-gems-of-laravel--cms-21907

Many developers who use Laravel are probably only barely scratching the surface of what the framework has to offer. While the documentation does cover the most common use cases and the obvious features, it doesn’t cover everything.

Don’t get me wrong, the documentation is fine, it’s just that there’s so much you can do, it’s hard to document everything. Because of that, we’re going to take a look at some of the hidden gems that lurk within Laravel.

I do most of my coding work with Jolt (my own framework), or Slim, but I also work with Laravel on a few projects, so I thought it worth sharing these handy tips.