CodeIgniter vs. Lumen

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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 Lumen?

Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.
Why do developers choose CodeIgniter?
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Why do developers choose Lumen?
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What are the cons of using CodeIgniter?
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What are the cons of using Lumen?
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What companies use CodeIgniter?
305 companies on StackShare use CodeIgniter
What companies use Lumen?
38 companies on StackShare use Lumen
What tools integrate with CodeIgniter?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with CodeIgniter
What tools integrate with Lumen?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Lumen

What are some alternatives to CodeIgniter and Lumen?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • 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

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