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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 6.4K GitHub stars and 844 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Lumen's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Lumen?

Companies
53 companies reportedly use Lumen in their tech stacks, including Purplecow, Geocodio, and Next.

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

Lumen Integrations

Why developers like Lumen?

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

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 · 8.7K views
Slim
Yii
Lumen
PHP

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

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
Django REST framework 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 Stats

Lumen's Followers
159 developers follow Lumen to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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