Nova now comes with a new set of functions for use with databases based on Laravel. I’m getting to know this functionality by running through what's possible with a few practical examples. I’ve always like w3resources for presenting interesting challenges asking I query my database with raw mysql queries. Until now I have written these raw queries first in sequel pro and then using existing functionality in the style of SMVCF 2.2 (pre-nova) in models. Nova presents us with a new way to work.