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What is Slim?

Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented ‚ÄĒ both online and in the code itself.
Slim is a tool in the Microframeworks (Backend) category of a tech stack.
Slim is an open source tool with 10.7K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Slim's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Slim?

47 companies reportedly use Slim in their tech stacks, including E-Commerce, Evergreenteam stack, and HHEY.

164 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Slim.

Slim Integrations

Public Decisions about Slim

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

Ember.js PHP MySQL Propel Slim Intercom

Mostly CRUD app, using propel orm, jsonapi serializers and ember.js frontend, this app was in ember 2.16 and we recently upgraded without any issue to 3.15, propel is super good as ORM, slim is a thin framework basically for routing and middleware

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Y. Taborda
Y. Taborda
Full Stack Developer · | 1 upvotes · 96.8K views
Shared insights

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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Slim Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Slim?
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 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 is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.
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Slim's Followers
247 developers follow Slim to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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