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Falcon vs Lumen: What are the differences?

Developers describe Falcon as "High-performance Python framework for building cloud APIs and web app backends". Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks. On the other hand, Lumen is detailed as "The stunningly fast PHP micro-framework by Laravel". 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.

Falcon and Lumen can be primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

"Python" is the primary reason why developers consider Falcon over the competitors, whereas "API" was stated as the key factor in picking Lumen.

Falcon and Lumen are both open source tools. Falcon with 6.8K GitHub stars and 707 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Lumen with 6.31K GitHub stars and 836 GitHub forks.

Geocodio, Next, and Index.co are some of the popular companies that use Lumen, whereas Falcon is used by HENNGE, Fivestars, and Vokal. Lumen has a broader approval, being mentioned in 34 company stacks & 25 developers stacks; compared to Falcon, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

What is Falcon?

Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks.

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.
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      Y. Taborda
      Y. Taborda
      Full Stack Developer | 1 upvotes 80.3K views
      PHP
      PHP
      Lumen
      Lumen
      Yii
      Yii
      Slim
      Slim

      I'm about to start a new project to build a REST API, and I got to this point: Yii2 Vs Lumen Vs Slim, I used Yii 1.1 a while a go and it was awesome, really easy to work with, as a developer you don't have to worry about almost anything, just setup the framework, get your php extensions, and start coding your app.

      But, I was told about performance and someone recomended Lumen or Slim to work with a micro framework and a less bloated framework, what worries me is the lack of advantages that Yii2 offers, ACF and RBAC as a native tool on the framework, gii, the model validations and all the security props already in it.

      Is it worth it? Is the performance so great on those frameworks to leave aside the advantages of a framework like Yii2?

      How do you suggest to make the test to prove wich one is better?

      PHP Lumen Yii Slim

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      How developers use Falcon and Lumen
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      jvihrial uses LumenLumen

      First our BE was pure PHP, then it evolved to Laravel and now we are on Lumen. Superb.

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      thanawatsenawat uses LumenLumen

      For leaning to Create REST API

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      Andrei Kun uses LumenLumen

      JSON API Framework

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      Freeth uses FalconFalcon

      Application server

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