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Fat-Free vs Lumen: What are the differences?

Fat-Free: PHP micro-framework designed to help you build dynamic and robust Web applications - fast. Fat-Free Framework makes it easy to build entire Web sites in a jiffy. With the same power and brevity as modern Javascript toolkits and libraries, F3 helps you write better-looking and more reliable PHP programs; Lumen: 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.

Fat-Free belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while Lumen can be primarily classified under "Microframeworks (Backend)".

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Fat-Free over the competitors, whereas "API" was stated as the key factor in picking Lumen.

Fat-Free and Lumen are both open source tools. It seems that Lumen with 6.31K GitHub stars and 836 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Fat-Free with 2.3K GitHub stars and 443 GitHub forks.

What is Fat-Free?

Fat-Free Framework makes it easy to build entire Web sites in a jiffy. With the same power and brevity as modern Javascript toolkits and libraries, F3 helps you write better-looking and more reliable PHP programs.

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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      Decisions about Fat-Free and Lumen
      Y. Taborda
      Y. Taborda
      Full Stack Developer | 1 upvotes 25.7K views
      Slim
      Slim
      Yii
      Yii
      Lumen
      Lumen
      PHP
      PHP

      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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      Reviews of Fat-Free and Lumen
      Review ofFat-FreeFat-Free

      This compact framework provided me flexibility. I can implement my own design pattern either MVC or something else. What caught my attention the most was its built-in ORM that can accommodate SQL and NoSql database. That means I can have my MongoSql and SQL queries written by those compatible raw sql statements but still creates ORM models the same way as nosql. Consider for example: $user=new DB\SQL\Mapper($db,'users');// for sql db $user=new DB\Mongo\Mapper($db,'users'); // for mongo db then $user = $user->load('id = 1');

      Thanks to its high modularity, I can add more fat to my liking. There's also Cortex ORM f3 extension which handles join tables. Also, handles sessions, routing, and config with ease and let you organize them neatly. That's just a few of the handful features without much weight and with fast performance. One drawback is smaller community, but didn't disappoint me.

      How developers use Fat-Free and Lumen
      Avatar of jvihrial
      jvihrial uses LumenLumen

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

      Avatar of Gums Up
      Gums Up uses LumenLumen

      We have a service for resizing and serving images.

      Avatar of thanawatsenawat
      thanawatsenawat uses LumenLumen

      For leaning to Create REST API

      Avatar of Andrei Kun
      Andrei Kun uses LumenLumen

      JSON API Framework

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