In this post Matt Stauffer walks you through the new Laravel route annotations.
Once again, this new Laravel 5.0 feature both opens up new possibilities, and in my mind also helps us to write cleaner, better architected code. Since routes.php is simply a map between URL routes and controllers, route annotations moves the mapping into the controller and removes the need for a separate routes file entirely.
Seems people either love or hate annotations. I’ve never used them in a project but just from looking at the examples it sure is a mind shift for me.