GraPHP vs Yesod: What are the differences?
Developers describe GraPHP as "A PHP graph DB web framework *". The goal of this project is to build a lightweight web framework with a graph DB abstraction. It should be very easy to create the graph schema with no knowledge of of how the data is stored. Also, the schema should be incredibly flexible so you should never need migrations when adding new models (nodes), connections (edges), or data that lives in nodes. On the other hand, *Yesod** is detailed as "A RESTful Haskell web framework built on WAI". Yesod believes in the philosophy of making the compiler your ally, not your enemy. We use the type system to enforce as much as possible, from generating proper links, to avoiding XSS attacks, to dealing with character encoding issues. In general, if your code compiles, it works. And instead of declaring types everywhere you let the compiler figure them out for you with type inference.
GraPHP and Yesod can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
Some of the features offered by GraPHP are:
- Full MVC. Zero boilerplate controllers, models, and views.
- Models are your schema. Defining data is up to you (but not required).
- No migrations. Team members can add new models independently without conflicts
On the other hand, Yesod provides the following key features:
- safety & security guaranteed at compile time
- developer productivity: tools for all your basic web development needs
- raw performance
GraPHP and Yesod are both open source tools. Yesod with 2.11K GitHub stars and 329 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than GraPHP with 135 GitHub stars and 5 GitHub forks.