Laravel is an open source PHP framework created by Taylor Otwell. It is popular for creating web applications. Laravel has an elegant syntax and it very well documented.
Until now, many developers who sought a certification to prove their Laravel development knowledge turned to certification.laravel.com. That certification platform, although it operated under the laravel.com domain, it was not part of the core Laravel ecosystem. Meaning it was not managed by the very people who developed Laravel and its first-party packages.
Yesterday, someone tweeted and complained that he sent two tickets to the certification platform with no response.
Taylor Otwell, the creator of Laravel responded in that conversation thread and confirmed that they are breaking ties with the certification platform.
We are going to be discontinuing official ties between Laravel and that platform— Taylor Otwell 🪐 (@taylorotwell) December 18, 2022
Taylor's dissatisfaction with the way the certification platform was being managed was very apparent in the tweet that followed.
It means I am not happy with the way it has been run. At all.— Taylor Otwell 🪐 (@taylorotwell) December 18, 2022
The certification.laravel.com sub-domain now redirects to the project's homepage while returning an HTTP 302 status code.
$ curl -I https://certification.laravel.com HTTP/2 302 date: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 07:38:57 GMT location: https://laravel.com cache-control: private, max-age=0, no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0 expires: Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:01 GMT server: cloudflare cf-ray: 77be7b4ebb53cb7b-MBA
The HTTP 302 status code indicates that it is a temporary redirection.