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Fat-Free vs Phalcon: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Phalcon? Web framework delivered as a C-extension for PHP. Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

Fat-Free and Phalcon can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

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

Fat-Free and Phalcon are both open source tools. It seems that Phalcon with 9.74K GitHub stars and 1.78K 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 Phalcon?

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.
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    What are some alternatives to Fat-Free and Phalcon?
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    Reviews of Fat-Free and Phalcon
    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.

    Review ofPhalconPhalcon

    'm a professional web developer from Vietnam with B.S Physics and Engineering. I'm a Phalcon enthusiast as Opensource. In free time, I was support on forum Phalcon also my forum and contribution core Phalcon.

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    Review ofPhalconPhalcon

    I think precompiled PHP is the way to go. It saves CPU cycles, RAM and overall I/O. It saves money too. Smaller requirements = smaller bills.

    I've tried symfony and zend. Phalcon was easiest to use.

    How developers use Fat-Free and Phalcon
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    Taylor Host uses PhalconPhalcon

    Internal/admin tools; in-house ground-truth training client.

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    Jesse B uses PhalconPhalcon

    Primary Framework

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