Laravel is a relatively new PHP framework but un-arguably the most popular PHP Framework out there to date. Learning Laravel is easy since each release is fully documented. They also provide many screencasts, tutorials, and blog updates.
Laravel has many features that make rapid application development possible. The Artisan command-line interface provides a number of helpful commands while developing the application. Laravel has a powerful templating engine too, which enables common tasks such as authentication, caching, sessions, RESTful routing, and queuing easier for developers.
It has a huge ecosystem with an instant hosting and deployment platform. Laravel can be easily developed with the pre-packaged Homestead bundle with Vagrant.