According to Taylor, this release has been the major and ground-breaking release of Laravel. Last year, during the Laracon, Taylor has announced that he will be releasing Laravel 4.3 in around november 2014. But as per his tweet related to it later, he has mentioned that due to some major changes like directory structure, the release will be round up to 5.0.
Some major features of Laravel 5.0
1) New Directory Structure – Only your app logic will go inside the app folder. Everything is outside of app directory.
2) Name-Spacing – setup your app namespace globally.
3) Requests –
4) Method Parameter Injection – This is self-explanatory.
What’s next for me
I would surely give it a shot and test this new version in my separate development branch, but right now, I am more focused on completing my current laravel 4.2 projects. Hopefully, you will see me developing new projects using 5.0 in couple of months.