Rails vs. CodeIgniter vs. CakePHP



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Description

What is 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.

What is CodeIgniter?

CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.

What is CakePHP?

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Rails?
Why do you like Rails?

Why do developers choose CodeIgniter?
Why do you like CodeIgniter?

Why do developers choose CakePHP?
Why do you like CakePHP?

Cons

What are the cons of using Rails?
Downsides of Rails?

What are the cons of using CodeIgniter?
Downsides of CodeIgniter?

What are the cons of using CakePHP?
No Cons submitted yet for CakePHP
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Pricing

How much does Rails cost?
How much does CodeIgniter cost?
How much does CakePHP cost?
CakePHP Pricing

Companies

What companies use Rails?
2701 companies on StackShare use Rails
What companies use CodeIgniter?
301 companies on StackShare use CodeIgniter
What companies use CakePHP?
83 companies on StackShare use CakePHP

Integrations

What tools integrate with Rails?
38 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails
What tools integrate with CodeIgniter?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with CodeIgniter
What tools integrate with CakePHP?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with CakePHP

What are some alternatives to Rails, CodeIgniter, and CakePHP?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines
  • Laravel - A PHP Framework For Web Artisans

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