CodeIgniter vs GraPHP vs Node.js





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 GraPHP?

The goal of this project is to build a lightweight web framework with a graph DB abstraction. It should be very easy to create the graph schema with no knowledge of of how the data is stored. Also, the schema should be incredibly flexible so you should never need migrations when adding new models (nodes), connections (edges), or data that lives in nodes.

What is Node.js?

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.

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        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.
        Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
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          Avatar of mihaicracan
          Web Developer, Freelancer
          Review ofNode.jsNode.js

          I have benchmarked Node.js and other popular frameworks using a real life application example. You can find the results here:

          How developers use CodeIgniter, GraPHP, and Node.js
          Avatar of MaxCDN
          MaxCDN uses Node.jsNode.js

          We decided to move the provisioning process to an API-driven process, and had to decide among a few implementation languages:

          • Go, the server-side language from Google
          • NodeJS, an asynchronous framework in Javascript

          We built prototypes in both languages, and decided on NodeJS:

          • NodeJS is asynchronous-by-default, which suited the problem domain. Provisioning is more like “start the job, let me know when you’re done” than a traditional C-style program that’s CPU-bound and needs low-level efficiency.
          • NodeJS acts as an HTTP-based service, so exposing the API was trivial

          Getting into the headspace and internalizing the assumptions of a tool helps pick the right one. NodeJS assumes services will be non-blocking/event-driven and HTTP-accessible, which snapped into our scenario perfectly. The new NodeJS architecture resulted in a staggering 95% reduction in processing time: requests went from 7.5 seconds to under a second.

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          Trello uses Node.jsNode.js

          The server side of Trello is built in Node.js. We knew we wanted instant propagation of updates, which meant that we needed to be able to hold a lot of open connections, so an event-driven, non-blocking server seemed like a good choice. Node also turned out to be an amazing prototyping tool for a single-page app. The prototype version of the Trello server was really just a library of functions that operated on arrays of Models in the memory of a single Node.js process, and the client simply invoked those functions through a very thin wrapper over a WebSocket. This was a very fast way for us to get started trying things out with Trello and making sure that the design was headed in the right direction. We used the prototype version to manage the development of Trello and other internal projects at Fog Creek.

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          AngeloR uses Node.jsNode.js

          All backend code is done in node.js

          We have a SOA for our systems. It isn't quite Microservices jsut yet, but it does provide domain encapsulation for our systems allowing the leaderboards to fail without affecting the login or education content.

          We've written a few internal modules including a very simple api framework.

          I ended up picking Node.js because the game client is entirely in JavaScript as well. This choice made it a lot easier for developers to cross borders between being "client side" game developers and "server side" game developers. It also meant that the pool of knowledge/best practices is applicable almost across the company.

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          Tony Manso uses Node.jsNode.js

          Node.js is the foundation for the server. Using Express.js for serving up web content, and for synchronizing communications between all clients and the server, the entire game runs as Javascript in Node.js.

          I don't know how well this will scale if/when I have hundreds of people connected simultaneously, but I suspect that when that time comes, it may be just a matter of increasing the hardware.

          As for why I chose Node.js... I just love JavaScript! My code is all original, meaning that I didn't have to inherit anyone's bad Javascript. I'm perfectly capable of creating my own bad Javascript, thank you! Also, npm rocks!

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          Tarun Singh uses Node.jsNode.js

          Used node.js server as backend. Interacts with MongoDB using MongoSkin package which is a wrapper for the MongoDB node.js driver. It uses express for routing and cors package for enabling cors and eyes package for enhancing readability of logs. Also I use nodemon which takes away the effort to restart the server after making changes.

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          Megan Morsie uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

          I used CodeIgniter while working at KHM Travel Group. It was the system we used for an affiliate-based site called TravSearch, which I later replaced with a WordPress Multisite. I developed a .csv upload form to transfer all the information from the affiliate table of CodeIgniter to the user and options tables in WPMU.

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          Gorka Llona uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

          CodeIgniter is the MVC framework used for the PHP coding. Also, validation criteria for (database) table fields are the provided by CodeIgniter, and signatures for others are derived from those.

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          Delbin Thomas uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

          It is super easy to do things in PHP using codeigniter. Used the MVC architecture to create different types of pages and modules.

          Avatar of Romans Malinovskis
          Romans Malinovskis uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

          Integrate with some code-igniter low-level modules through composer.

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          Ascendify uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

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