Since Foundation Manager was data-driven, it made sense to begin development at the database layer. Table
mapping and references all had to take organizational growth into consideration.
Based on its ease of use and projected lifespan, Laravel was an obvious choice for the underlying PHP
framework that would be utilized. The core of the application code and business logic was placed
specifically in the models, since controllers should be no more than the wiring connecting the battery
(models) to the lights (views). A custom Bootstrap 3 dashboard theme was finally applied for
a modern and professional UI/UX.