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Alternatives to CakePHP

Laravel, CodeIgniter, WordPress, Rails, and PHP are the most popular alternatives and competitors to CakePHP.
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What is CakePHP and what are its top alternatives?

It makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.
CakePHP is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
CakePHP is an open source tool with 8.3K GitHub stars and 3.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CakePHP's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to CakePHP

  • Laravel

    Laravel

    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. ...

  • CodeIgniter

    CodeIgniter

    CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps. ...

  • WordPress

    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Rails

    Rails

    Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. ...

  • PHP

    PHP

    Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world. ...

  • Django

    Django

    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. ...

  • Symfony

    Symfony

    It is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP.. ...

  • Yii

    Yii

    Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly. ...

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    Mvc
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    Quickly develop
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    Dependency injection
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    Application architecture
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    Embraces good community packages
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    Write less, do more
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    Restful routing
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    Orm (eloquent)
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    Artisan scaffolding and migrations
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    Database migrations & seeds
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    Awesome
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    Great documentation
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    Awsome, Powerfull, Fast and Rapid
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    Build Apps faster, easier and better
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    Modern PHP
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    Security
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    Convention over Configuration
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    PHP
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    Too many dependency
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    Bloated
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    Laravel
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Back at the start of 2017, we decided to create a web-based tool for the SEO OnPage analysis of our clients' websites. We had over 2.000 websites to analyze, so we had to perform thousands of requests to get every single page from those websites, process the information and save the big amounts of data somewhere.

Very soon we realized that the initial chosen script language and database, PHP, Laravel and MySQL, was not going to be able to cope efficiently with such a task.

By that time, we were doing some experiments for other projects with a language we had recently get to know, Go , so we decided to get a try and code the crawler using it. It was fantastic, we could process much more data with way less CPU power and in less time. By using the concurrency abilites that the language has to offers, we could also do more Http requests in less time.

Unfortunately, I have no comparison numbers to show about the performance differences between Go and PHP since the difference was so clear from the beginning and that we didn't feel the need to do further comparison tests nor document it. We just switched fully to Go.

There was still a problem: despite the big amount of Data we were generating, MySQL was performing very well, but as we were adding more and more features to the software and with those features more and more different type of data to save, it was a nightmare for the database architects to structure everything correctly on the database, so it was clear what we had to do next: switch to a NoSQL database. So we switched to MongoDB, and it was also fantastic: we were expending almost zero time in thinking how to structure the Database and the performance also seemed to be better, but again, I have no comparison numbers to show due to the lack of time.

We also decided to switch the website from PHP and Laravel to JavaScript and Node.js and ExpressJS since working with the JSON Data that we were saving now in the Database would be easier.

As of now, we don't only use the tool intern but we also opened it for everyone to use for free: https://tool-seo.com

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I use Laravel because it's the most advances PHP framework out there, easy to maintain, easy to upgrade and most of all : easy to get a handle on, and to follow every new technology ! PhpStorm is our main software to code, as of simplicity and full range of tools for a modern application.

Google Analytics Analytics of course for a tailored analytics, Bulma as an innovative CSS framework, coupled with our Sass (Scss) pre-processor.

As of more basic stuff, we use HTML5, JavaScript (but with Vue.js too) and Webpack to handle the generation of all this.

To deploy, we set up Buddy to easily send the updates on our nginx / Ubuntu server, where it will connect to our GitHub Git private repository, pull and do all the operations needed with Deployer .

CloudFlare ensure the rapidity of distribution of our content, and Let's Encrypt the https certificate that is more than necessary when we'll want to sell some products with our Stripe api calls.

Asana is here to let us list all the functionalities, possibilities and ideas we want to implement.

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    Open source
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    I think it is best. we can make all types of project
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    Powerful
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    Open source, Easy to setup
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    No CLI

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    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
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    Rapid website development
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    Best documentation
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    Codex
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    Product feature set
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    Custom/internal social network
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    Open source
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    Great for all types of websites
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    Most websites make use of it
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    API-based CMS
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    Community
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    <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>
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    Complex Organization
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I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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Back in the days, we started looking for a date on different matrimonial websites as there were no Dating Applications. We used to create different profiles. It all changed in 2012 when Tinder, an Online Dating application came into India Market.

Tinder allowed us to communicate with our potential soul mates. That too without paying any extra money. I too got 4-6 matches in 6 years. It changed the life of many Millennials. Tinder created a revolution of its own. P.S. - I still don't have a date :(

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    Elegant
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    Easy to learn
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    Easy Database Migrations
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    Free
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    Great routing
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    Great Data Modeling
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    Ultra rapid development time
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    It's super easy
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    Great Resources
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    API Development
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    Great documentation
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    Quick
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    Haml and sass
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    Easy Testing
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    Convention over configuration
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Oof. I have truly hated JavaScript for a long time. Like, for over twenty years now. Like, since the Clinton administration. It's always been a nightmare to deal with all of the aspects of that silly language.

But wowza, things have changed. Tooling is just way, way better. I'm primarily web-oriented, and using React and Apollo together the past few years really opened my eyes to building rich apps. And I deeply apologize for using the phrase rich apps; I don't think I've ever said such Enterprisey words before.

But yeah, things are different now. I still love Rails, and still use it for a lot of apps I build. But it's that silly rich apps phrase that's the problem. Users have way more comprehensive expectations than they did even five years ago, and the JS community does a good job at building tools and tech that tackle the problems of making heavy, complicated UI and frontend work.

Obviously there's a lot of things happening here, so just saying "JavaScript isn't terrible" might encompass a huge amount of libraries and frameworks. But if you're like me, yeah, give things another shot- I'm somehow not hating on JavaScript anymore and... gulp... I kinda love it.

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Related to this, we need a way to "deploy" our frontend changes to various server environments without building & releasing the entire Ruby application. We built a hybrid Amazon S3 Amazon CloudFront solution to host our Webpack bundles. A new CircleCI script builds the bundles and uploads them to S3. The final step in our rollout is to update some keys in Redis so our Rails app knows which bundles to serve. The result of these efforts were significant. Our frontend team now moves independently of our backend team, our build & release process takes only a few minutes, we are now using an edge CDN to serve JS assets, and we have pre-rendered React pages!

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    The best glue on the web
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    Continual improvements
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    Good old web
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    Web foundation
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    Community packages
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    Tool support
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    Used by wordpress
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    Excellent documentation
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    Used by Facebook
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    Because of Symfony
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    Dynamic Language
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    Awesome Language and easy to implement
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    Fast development
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    Cheap hosting
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    Very powerful web language
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    Flexibility, syntax, extensibility
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    Composer
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    Easy to learn
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    Short development lead times
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    Worst popularity quality ratio
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    Fastestest Time to Version 1.0 Deployments
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    Readable Code
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    Easiest deployment
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    Fast
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    Faster then ever
  • 5
    Most of the web uses it
  • 4
    Open source and large community
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    I have no choice :(
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    Easy to learn, a big community, lot of frameworks
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    Is like one zip of air
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    Has the best ecommerce(Magento,Prestashop,Opencart,etc)
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    Cheap to own
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    Simple, flexible yet Scalable
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    Easy to use and learn
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    Hard not to use
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    Large community, easy setup, easy deployment, framework
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    Safe the planet
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    Walk away
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    Great flexibility. From fast prototyping to large apps
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    Used by STOMT
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    Great developer experience
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    Open source and great framework
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    Fault tolerance
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    FFI
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    Interpreted at the run time
CONS OF PHP
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    So easy to learn, good practices are hard to find
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When I joined NYT there was already broad dissatisfaction with the LAMP (Linux Apache HTTP Server MySQL PHP) Stack and the front end framework, in particular. So, I wasn't passing judgment on it. I mean, LAMP's fine, you can do good work in LAMP. It's a little dated at this point, but it's not ... I didn't want to rip it out for its own sake, but everyone else was like, "We don't like this, it's really inflexible." And I remember from being outside the company when that was called MIT FIVE when it had launched. And been observing it from the outside, and I was like, you guys took so long to do that and you did it so carefully, and yet you're not happy with your decisions. Why is that? That was more the impetus. If we're going to do this again, how are we going to do it in a way that we're gonna get a better result?

So we're moving quickly away from LAMP, I would say. So, right now, the new front end is React based and using Apollo. And we've been in a long, protracted, gradual rollout of the core experiences.

React is now talking to GraphQL as a primary API. There's a Node.js back end, to the front end, which is mainly for server-side rendering, as well.

Behind there, the main repository for the GraphQL server is a big table repository, that we call Bodega because it's a convenience store. And that reads off of a Kafka pipeline.

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Our whole Node.js backend stack consists of the following tools:

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  • Fast server-side solutions: Node.js adopts the JavaScript "event-loop" to create non-blocking I/O applications that conveniently serve simultaneous events. With the standard available asynchronous processing within JavaScript/TypeScript, highly scalable, server-side solutions can be realized. The efficient use of the CPU and the RAM is maximized and more simultaneous requests can be processed than with conventional multi-thread servers.
  • A language along the entire stack: Widely used frameworks such as React or AngularJS or Vue.js, which we prefer, are written in JavaScript/TypeScript. If Node.js is now used on the server side, you can use all the advantages of a uniform script language throughout the entire application development. The same language in the back- and frontend simplifies the maintenance of the application and also the coordination within the development team.
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    Open source
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    Easy to learn
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    Mvc
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    Elegant
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    Beautiful code
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    Free
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    Great packages
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    Great libraries
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    Restful
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    Comes with auth and crud admin panel
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    Powerful
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    Great documentation
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    Great for web
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    Python
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    Great orm
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    Great for api
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    All included
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    Web Apps
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    Fast
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    Used by top startups
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    Clean
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    Easy setup
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    Sexy
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    Convention over configuration
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    ORM
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    Allows for very rapid development with great libraries
  • 5
    The Django community
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    Mvt
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    Its elegant and practical
  • 3
    Great MVC and templating engine
  • 2
    Easy to use
  • 2
    Easy to develop end to end AI Models
  • 2
    Easy Structure , useful inbuilt library
  • 2
    Cross-Platform
  • 2
    Fast prototyping
  • 2
    Full stack
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    Batteries included
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    Easy
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    Great peformance
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    Many libraries
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    Zero code burden to change databases
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    Have not found anything that it can't do
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    Map
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    Scaffold
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    Modular
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    Very quick to get something up and running
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    Just the right level of abstraction
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    Python community
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    Full-Text Search
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    King of backend world
CONS OF DJANGO
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    Underpowered templating
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    Underpowered ORM
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    Autoreload restarts whole server
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    URL dispatcher ignores HTTP method
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    Internal subcomponents coupling
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    Not nodejs
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    Admin
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    Configuration hell
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    Not as clean and nice documentation like Laravel
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    Bloated admin panel included
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    Not typed
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    Python
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    Overwhelming folder structure
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    InEffective Multithreading

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For building user interfaces, we're currently using React as it provided the fastest rendering back when we were building our toolkit. It’s worth mentioning Uploadcare is not a front-end-focused SPA: we aren’t running at high levels of complexity. If it were, we’d go with Ember.js.

However, there's a chance we will shift to the faster Preact, with its motto of using as little code as possible, and because it makes more use of browser APIs. One of our future tasks for our front end is to configure our Webpack bundler to split up the code for different site sections. For styles, we use PostCSS along with its plugins such as cssnano which minifies all the code.

All that allows us to provide a great user experience and quickly implement changes where they are needed with as little code as possible.

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Hey, so I developed a basic application with Python. But to use it, you need a python interpreter. I want to add a GUI to make it more appealing. What should I choose to develop a GUI? I have very basic skills in front end development (CSS, JavaScript). I am fluent in python. I'm looking for a tool that is easy to use and doesn't require too much code knowledge. I have recently tried out Flask, but it is kinda complicated. Should I stick with it, move to Django, or is there another nice framework to use?

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I really love Django because it is really fast to create a web application from scratch and it has a lot a facilities like the ORM or the Admin module ! The Python language is really easy to read and powerful, that's why I prefer Django over Symfony.

I use Django at work to make tools for the technicians but I also use it for me to build my personal website which I host on PythonAnywhere, and with a domain name bought on Namecheap.

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Samuel Webster
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We needed our e-commerce platform (built using WooCommerce) to be able to keep products in sync with our #pim (provided by #akeneo) which is built in Symfony . We hooked into the kernel.event_listener to send RabbitMQ messages to a WordPress API endpoint that triggers the updated product to rebuild with fresh data.

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Of all PHP frameworks, my best and only choice is Yii . Think of this: you have a MySQL database, it contains several tables. Now you want to setup a PHP-MVC site, firstly, you must create Models, Yii have a very handy tool called Gii, you can easily create model with Gii just by one click, Gii will read your database table columns and create PHP models automatically for you. Now you need Controller, still with Gii, it will automatically create all 4 php files for you with Insert/Delete/Update/Select even with Search function.

Well, now the most modern way is to have a RESTful API, that's even easier with Yii, you even don't need to care about all the columns, just 4 lines of code you can expose your database table as RESTful API with all GET/POST/PUT/DELETE support, even you change your database table columns, you don't need to change any PHP code.

For security, Yii have embedded authentication and RBAC support. For multi language, Yii have embedded i18n support, all with out-of-box. Just play with it, I bet you will love it.

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