WordPress functionality in another PHP Project

I'm working on a Project using Laravel and I need to pull all the blog post from a WordPress site that is already on the same server.

To do this and have the power of WordPress into another project, add the WordPress wp-load.php file.

$wordPressPath = '/wordpress/path/wp-load.php';
require $wordPressPath;
$args = array(
        'posts_per_page'   => 5,
        'orderby'          => 'post_date',
        'order'            => 'DESC',
        'post_type'        => 'post',
        'post_status'      => 'publish'
$posts = get_posts$args );

Something that could happen is that you have a function/class with the same name as WordPress has and this would thrown a function/class redeclaration error.

But aside from this, works perfect.