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What is Lumen?

Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.
Lumen is a tool in the Microframeworks (Backend) category of a tech stack.
Lumen is an open source tool with 6.6K GitHub stars and 871 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Lumen's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Lumen?

Companies
60 companies reportedly use Lumen in their tech stacks, including Geocodio, Next, and Autotrader.

Developers
166 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Lumen.

Lumen Integrations

Why developers like Lumen?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Lumen
Lumen Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Lumen in their tech stack.

Tassanai Singprom
Tassanai Singprom
JavaScript
JavaScript
PHP
PHP
HTML5
HTML5
jQuery
jQuery
Redis
Redis
Amazon EC2
Amazon EC2
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
Sass
Sass
Vue.js
Vue.js
Firebase
Firebase
Laravel
Laravel
Lumen
Lumen
Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS
GraphQL
GraphQL
MariaDB
MariaDB
Google Analytics
Google Analytics
Postman
Postman
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch
Git
Git
GitHub
GitHub
GitLab
GitLab
npm
npm
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
Kibana
Kibana
Sentry
Sentry
BrowserStack
BrowserStack
Slack
Slack

This is my stack in Application & Data

JavaScript PHP HTML5 jQuery Redis Amazon EC2 Ubuntu Sass Vue.js Firebase Laravel Lumen Amazon RDS GraphQL MariaDB

My Utilities Tools

Google Analytics Postman Elasticsearch

My Devops Tools

Git GitHub GitLab npm Visual Studio Code Kibana Sentry BrowserStack

My Business Tools

Slack

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Y. Taborda
Y. Taborda
Full Stack Developer | 1 upvotes 62K views
PHP
PHP
Lumen
Lumen
Yii
Yii
Slim
Slim

I'm about to start a new project to build a REST API, and I got to this point: Yii2 Vs Lumen Vs Slim, I used Yii 1.1 a while a go and it was awesome, really easy to work with, as a developer you don't have to worry about almost anything, just setup the framework, get your php extensions, and start coding your app.

But, I was told about performance and someone recomended Lumen or Slim to work with a micro framework and a less bloated framework, what worries me is the lack of advantages that Yii2 offers, ACF and RBAC as a native tool on the framework, gii, the model validations and all the security props already in it.

Is it worth it? Is the performance so great on those frameworks to leave aside the advantages of a framework like Yii2?

How do you suggest to make the test to prove wich one is better?

PHP Lumen Yii Slim

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Lumen
Lumen

First our BE was pure PHP, then it evolved to Laravel and now we are on Lumen. Superb. Lumen

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Lumen Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Lumen?
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.
ExpressJS
Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
Flask
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
Django REST framework
It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
Sinatra
Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
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Lumen's Followers
210 developers follow Lumen to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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