FuelPHP vs Play: What are the differences?
What is FuelPHP? A fast, lightweight, community driven PHP5 framework. FuelPHP is a fast, lightweight PHP 5.4 framework. In an age where frameworks are a dime a dozen, We believe that FuelPHP will stand out in the crowd. It will do this by combining all the things you love about the great frameworks out there, while getting rid of the bad.
What is Play? The High Velocity Web Framework For Java and Scala. Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
FuelPHP and Play can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
FuelPHP and Play are both open source tools. Play with 11.2K GitHub stars and 3.77K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than FuelPHP with 284 GitHub stars and 57 GitHub forks.
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Play is a central framework/component/library (not sure what to call things these days) in Scala. We <3 Scala, and therefore we <3 Play.
Play is on of several frameworks we are prototyping and vetting for various public-facing websites, and may ultimately be the framework behind the main datapile.io website.
I used Play to build a configuration UI for the service, which let you create and manage the menus (a hierarchical tree of options and actions).