Fat-Free vs Trailblazer: What are the differences?
Fat-Free and Trailblazer belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
"Open source" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Fat-Free, while over 3 developers mention "Trailblazer allows creating sane, large apps in Rails" as the leading cause for choosing Trailblazer.
Fat-Free and Trailblazer are both open source tools. Trailblazer with 2.91K GitHub stars and 129 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Fat-Free with 2.3K GitHub stars and 443 GitHub forks.
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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.