It's time for a new entry in our "How to Read Code" series. This season, we'll dive into the Laravel Breeze source code, taking every opportunity to peek behind the scenes to learn how and why it was constructed in this way. While it's often unnecessary to review the underlying code of the packages and tools you use, that doesn't mean you won't benefit from doing so. If you want to become a better programmer, you must learn, read, and write a lot of code. This series focuses on the reading.
Laravel offers several options for Authentication in your applications. If you'd prefer a head start, you might reach for one of the available first-party packages that provide robust, modern scaffolding for your authentication layer. For example, Laravel Breeze is an excellent choice to get up and running quickly. If you require additional features, Laravel Jetstream offers two-factor auth, API tokens and team management. If you'd instead prefer to use your own front-end stack, you might consider Laravel Fortify as the backend implementation. In this series, we'll review how to use and customize these packages in order to fit the authentication needs of your application.