Rails vs. CakePHP vs. Fat-Free

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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 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.

What is Fat-Free?

Fat-Free Framework makes it easy to build entire Web sites in a jiffy. With the same power and brevity as modern Javascript toolkits and libraries, F3 helps you write better-looking and more reliable PHP programs.
Why do developers choose Rails?
Why do you like Rails?

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

Why do developers choose Fat-Free?
Why do you like Fat-Free?

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

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

What are the cons of using Fat-Free?
No Cons submitted yet for Fat-Free
Downsides of Fat-Free?

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How much does Rails cost?
How much does CakePHP cost?
CakePHP Pricing
How much does Fat-Free cost?
What companies use Rails?
2725 companies on StackShare use Rails
What companies use CakePHP?
84 companies on StackShare use CakePHP
What companies use Fat-Free?
2 companies on StackShare use Fat-Free
What tools integrate with Rails?
39 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails
What tools integrate with CakePHP?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with CakePHP
What tools integrate with Fat-Free?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Fat-Free

What are some alternatives to Rails, CakePHP, and Fat-Free?

  • 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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