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Dropwizard vs Yii: What are the differences?

Dropwizard: Java framework for developing ops-friendly, high-performance, RESTful web services. Dropwizard is a sneaky way of making fast Java web applications. Dropwizard pulls together stable, mature libraries from the Java ecosystem into a simple, light-weight package that lets you focus on getting things done; 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.

Dropwizard and Yii belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

"Quick and easy to get a new http service going" is the primary reason why developers consider Dropwizard over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Yii.

Dropwizard and Yii are both open source tools. Dropwizard with 7.25K GitHub stars and 3.04K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks.

180vita, Utrip, and FreshMail are some of the popular companies that use Yii, whereas Dropwizard is used by Yammer, Opower, and ClassPass. Yii has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Dropwizard, which is listed in 51 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

What is Dropwizard?

Dropwizard is a sneaky way of making fast Java web applications. Dropwizard pulls together stable, mature libraries from the Java ecosystem into a simple, light-weight package that lets you focus on getting things done.

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 Dropwizard and Yii?
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    Decisions about Dropwizard and Yii
    Buzz Zhang
    Buzz Zhang
    PHP-MVC
    PHP-MVC
    MySQL
    MySQL
    Yii
    Yii
    PHP
    PHP

    Of all PHP frameworks, my best and only choice is Yii . Think of this: you have a MySQL database, it contains several tables. Now you want to setup a PHP-MVC site, firstly, you must create Models, Yii have a very handy tool called Gii, you can easily create model with Gii just by one click, Gii will read your database table columns and create PHP models automatically for you. Now you need Controller, still with Gii, it will automatically create all 4 php files for you with Insert/Delete/Update/Select even with Search function.

    Well, now the most modern way is to have a RESTful API, that's even easier with Yii, you even don't need to care about all the columns, just 4 lines of code you can expose your database table as RESTful API with all GET/POST/PUT/DELETE support, even you change your database table columns, you don't need to change any PHP code.

    For security, Yii have embedded authentication and RBAC support. For multi language, Yii have embedded i18n support, all with out-of-box. Just play with it, I bet you will love it.

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    Felipe Almeida uses YiiYii

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

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