Update – This list is now outdated. Checkout the Laravel 5 post which covers all the new features with links to resources and tutorials.
Here is a list of new Laravel 5 features that have been mentioned so far. Lots more has been done under the hood but these are the important ones that will affect you as a user of the framework.
- dd() get an upgrade
- Laravel Scheduler
- Eloquent Attribute Casting
- New Environment Detection
- Blade Changes
- New directory structure
- Method Injection
- New and improved validation
- New File Generators
- Illuminate Contracts
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