What is difference between laravel modules and package?

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by aubrey , in category: PHP Frameworks , 18 days ago

What is difference between laravel modules and package?

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by lizzie , 17 days ago

@aubrey 

In Laravel, a module and a package serve similar purposes but have some differences in terms of functionality and structure.

  1. Module:
  • A module in Laravel is a self-contained unit of code that can be plugged into an application to add specific functionality.
  • Modules are typically used to organize code and separate concerns within an application.
  • Modules are usually created within the application's existing directory structure and are not standalone entities.
  • Modules can contain controllers, models, views, routes, and other components needed to provide specific functionality.
  1. Package:
  • A package in Laravel is a reusable piece of code that can be added to multiple applications to provide specific functionality.
  • Packages are standalone entities that can be distributed and installed independently from the main application.
  • Packages are typically published on platforms like Packagist and can be installed via Composer.
  • Packages can contain any type of code, such as libraries, components, and utilities, that can be used across multiple applications.


Overall, modules are typically used for organizing code within an application, while packages are used for sharing and reusing code across multiple applications.