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CakePHP vs Yii: What are the differences?

What is CakePHP? The Rapid Development Framework for PHP. 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 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.

CakePHP and Yii can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Open source" is the top reason why over 34 developers like CakePHP, while over 36 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Yii.

CakePHP and Yii are both open source tools. CakePHP with 7.9K GitHub stars and 3.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks.

EventManager-Online.com, Swat.io, and Gymglish are some of the popular companies that use CakePHP, whereas Yii is used by 180vita, Utrip, and FreshMail. CakePHP has a broader approval, being mentioned in 66 company stacks & 29 developers stacks; compared to Yii, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

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 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 CakePHP and Yii?
      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.
      CodeIgniter
      CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
      WordPress
      The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
      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.
      PHP
      Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
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      Reviews of CakePHP and Yii
      Avatar of LukeWatts85
      Full-stack Developer at Three.ie
      Review ofCakePHPCakePHP

      The main pro of CakePHP is "bake" functionality and use of conventions, which, if you follow them and buy into them you can really create some complex, large applications quite fast. Faster than any other PHP framework I've ever used, and I've tried all the popular ones.

      However, my issues with Cake are as follows:

      The ORM is slow. Slower than many of the alternatives. It's queries sometimes do strange things like querying 2 tables separately instead of using a join and I've often faced memory issues stemming from the ORM.

      The code conventions, while since 3 they have adopted PSR-2 are still a long way to go to being as compliant with the many PSRs as say, Laravel and Symfony. For example the controllers have an "initialize" method which is doing what you would/should do in __construct. Bugs me.

      The template layer needs to be Twig and not the ctp one. This is where the conventions fall apart and I've seen controller code, and tonnes of php logic in views because ctp offers nothing useful, unlike twig or blade templates which are very clean in comparison.

      That said I work on a project with hundreds of models and controllers and it holds up really well. I couldn't imagine the same application in Laravel or Symfony. It would be a mess.

      Review ofCakePHPCakePHP

      CakePhp has is own Comunity and its very coprative they helpd me lot wen i wind no way to resolve a problem then i go for googling and Stack OverFlow but when we could not find any answer then we have to just post and shere issue with CakePhp Community and get answer Shortly

      How developers use CakePHP and Yii
      Avatar of Dynamictivity
      Dynamictivity uses CakePHPCakePHP

      CakePHP is used because it is a very feature-complete, battle-tested rapid development framework. This saves us months of development time because the API's do most of the work. There is also an extensive plugin and community built around this platform.

      Avatar of Digital2Go
      Digital2Go uses CakePHPCakePHP

      CakePHP is one of the most mature and developed PHP Frameworks available, it brings order to Chaos and the core team are a decent bunch of people who really care about the project

      Avatar of Felipe Almeida
      Felipe Almeida uses YiiYii

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

      Avatar of Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please
      Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses CakePHPCakePHP

      Admin interface for users.

      Avatar of ajuria
      ajuria uses CakePHPCakePHP

      The best FW

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