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Android SDK vs Yii: What are the differences?

Developers describe Android SDK as "An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android". Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment. On the other hand, Yii is detailed as "A high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications". 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.

Android SDK and Yii can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Android development" is the primary reason why developers consider Android SDK over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Yii.

Yii is an open source tool with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Yii's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Android SDK has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1083 company stacks & 905 developers stacks; compared to Yii, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

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I've just finished my Masters degree and I am looking at routes into developing my Java knowledge.

The University I studied at requested that all practical Java assignments were done in Java Swing and as such I have a strong understanding in that area of development. Looking at job prospects, many employers are now looking for Java Spring or Android developers.

The plan is to move away from Java SE and skill up in Android development. I was planning on learning Spring Boot to gain exposure in web application development, however looking at StackShare, Django seems to be the more attractive choice for developers.

Does anyone have any advice on which routes/stacks would be the most advisable to adopt. If Spring is not receiving as much exposure or support as Django, is it worth adding to my stack?

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Jeffrey Dabo
Software Engineer at Jeffrey Dabo · | 7 upvotes · 142K views
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Though Java is a strong language and basically the first language to be used in Mobile Development (Android), the framework Spring Boot is not as modern as the Django framework which is based on one of the most popular languages today - Python. Moreover the Python language is far more simpler in syntax and just as powerful as Java. However, Java has scaled up it's performance and the Spring Boot framework can support dynamic web development as well as android development. Whichever way you choose to go, there will be no regrets - trust me.

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Spring is generally more an enterprise solution, while I see Django being more startup oriented. Django is lightweight and fast (development time, not runtime!). Spring seems to have more focus on microservice architecture than django, if that matters to you at all. Starting your project in Django, it automatically creates a backend 'admin panel' for you to use and customize. You will not find this in the more serious Spring Boot.

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Decisions about Android SDK and Yii

This website was originally written in Yii as PHP was my main language back then. After learning Django, I realized just how quickly you could build a web app with less lines. So I migrated my website to Django in a week or two and managed to cut down the lines of code by half. Some of the lines saving came from the models, the views, and the expressiveness of Python. Django requires like config for the models and they provide many generic views that abstracts away common patterns.

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Omran Jamal
CTO & Co-founder at Bonton Connect · | 7 upvotes · 249K views

We actually initially wrote a lot of networking code in Kotlin but the complexities involved prompted us to try and compile NodeJS for Android and port over all the networking logic to Node and communicate with node over the Java Native Interface.

This turned out to be a great decision considering our battery usage fell by 40% and rate of development increased by a factor of 2.

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Pros of Android SDK
Pros of Yii
  • 284
    Android development
  • 153
    Necessary for android
  • 127
    Android studio
  • 85
    Mobile framework
  • 81
    Backed by google
  • 26
    Platform-tools
  • 21
    Eclipse + adt plugin
  • 4
    Powerful, simple, one stop environment
  • 2
    Free
  • 2
    Больно
  • 40
    Open source
  • 32
    Code generator
  • 31
    Simple
  • 28
    Active record
  • 25
    Full featured
  • 20
    High performance
  • 20
    Documentation
  • 19
    Rapid development
  • 15
    Flexible
  • 10
    Mvc
  • 9
    Not bloated
  • 7
    Community
  • 7
    Amazing
  • 7
    Stable Release
  • 6
    View Helpers
  • 6
    Long Term Support
  • 5
    Modular architecture
  • 4
    Easy setup, easy develop

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      Unnatural love of arrays
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      Too Opinionated
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      Promotes bad practice
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      Promotes spagetti code

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    What is Android SDK?

    Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.

    What is 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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