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Yii vs Bolts: What are the differences?

What is Yii? 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.

What is Bolts? A collection of low-level libraries. It is a collection of low-level libraries designed to make developing mobile apps easier.

Yii and Bolts belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

Yii and Bolts are both open source tools. Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.24K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Bolts with 3.78K GitHub stars and 519 GitHub forks.

What is Bolts?

It is a collection of low-level libraries designed to make developing mobile apps easier.

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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        What are some alternatives to Bolts and Yii?
        Volt
        Volt is a ruby web framework where your ruby code runs on both the server and the client (via opal.) The DOM automatically update as the user interacts with the page. Page state can be stored in the URL, if the user hits a URL directly, the HTML will first be rendered on the server for faster load times and easier indexing by search engines.
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        Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
        ASP.NET
        .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
        Rails
        Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
        Django
        Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
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        Decisions about Bolts and Yii
        Buzz Zhang
        Buzz Zhang
        PHP-MVC
        PHP-MVC
        MySQL
        MySQL
        Yii
        Yii
        PHP
        PHP

        Of all PHP frameworks, my best and only choice is Yii . Think of this: you have a MySQL database, it contains several tables. Now you want to setup a PHP-MVC site, firstly, you must create Models, Yii have a very handy tool called Gii, you can easily create model with Gii just by one click, Gii will read your database table columns and create PHP models automatically for you. Now you need Controller, still with Gii, it will automatically create all 4 php files for you with Insert/Delete/Update/Select even with Search function.

        Well, now the most modern way is to have a RESTful API, that's even easier with Yii, you even don't need to care about all the columns, just 4 lines of code you can expose your database table as RESTful API with all GET/POST/PUT/DELETE support, even you change your database table columns, you don't need to change any PHP code.

        For security, Yii have embedded authentication and RBAC support. For multi language, Yii have embedded i18n support, all with out-of-box. Just play with it, I bet you will love it.

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        Felipe Almeida uses YiiYii

        Yii is great. 90% of the work done by Yii.

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