Mastering Eloquent ORM: Boost Your Laravel App’s Database Performance

Ismat Babirli
6 min readJun 27, 2023
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Are you ready to take your Laravel applications to the next level? Dive into the world of Eloquent ORM and discover how it can revolutionize your database interactions. 🚀

Laravel includes Eloquent, an object-relational mapper (ORM) that makes it enjoyable to interact with your database. When using Eloquent, each database table has a corresponding “Model” that is used to interact with that table. In addition to retrieving records from the database table, Eloquent models allow you to insert, update, and delete records from the table as well.

Before getting started, be sure to configure a database connection in your application’s config/database.php configuration file. For more information on configuring your database, check out the database configuration documentation.

Getting Started with Eloquent ORM

To get started with Eloquent, you’ll need to generate Model Classes using Artisan commands. Models typically live in the app\Models directory and extend the Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model…