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Apigility vs Lumen: What are the differences?

What is Apigility? The world's easiest way to create high-quality APIs. An API-based architecture is essential to agile delivery of mobile applications. Apigility provides JSON representations that can be parsed and used in any mobile framework; write for the web or native applications simultaneously!.

What is Lumen? The stunningly fast PHP micro-framework by Laravel. 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.

Apigility and Lumen are primarily classified as "API" and "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools respectively.

Apigility and Lumen are both open source tools. Lumen with 6.31K GitHub stars and 836 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Apigility with 477 GitHub stars and 144 GitHub forks.

What is Apigility?

An API-based architecture is essential to agile delivery of mobile applications. Apigility provides JSON representations that can be parsed and used in any mobile framework; write for the web or native applications simultaneously!

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.
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      What are some alternatives to Apigility and Lumen?
      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 — both online and in the code itself.
      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.
      API Platform
      It is a set of tools to build and consume web APIs. You can build a fully-featured hypermedia or GraphQL API in minutes. Leverage its awesome features to develop complex and high performance API-first projects. Extend or override everything you want.
      Postman
      It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
      Amazon API Gateway
      Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.
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      Decisions about Apigility and Lumen
      Y. Taborda
      Y. Taborda
      Full Stack Developer · | 1 upvotes · 45.3K 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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      Reviews of Apigility and Lumen
      Review ofApigilityApigility

      Apigility is loyal to the standards; we do not need a framework to write custom REST APIs, anyone can do that; we need a framework that makes sticking with the standards easy.

      Every PHP framework should be designed in such a way, that it forces you to think about what you are doing, the current PHP mind-set is too much crowded with lazy documentation of custom-solutions that do not work as expected (because the language gives you too much freedom).

      With Apigility it is easy to build RESTful APIs in a declarative way, so that you do not need to write tests for every API Service you create, because the underlying code doesn't change or break, all functionality comes within the framework, that has already been tested.

      You do not need to write any boiler plate code, which is huge plus compared to Symfony 2 and the likes.

      Apigility has had some reliability problems with newest releases and as far as I know, they do not report which release is the latest stable. But of course, they reached the 1.0 in 2015.

      How developers use Apigility and Lumen
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      jvihrial uses LumenLumen

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

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      Gums Up uses LumenLumen

      We have a service for resizing and serving images.

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      thanawatsenawat uses LumenLumen

      For leaning to Create REST API

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      Andrei Kun uses LumenLumen

      JSON API Framework

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