Ionic vs Yii: What are the differences?
Ionic can be classified as a tool in the "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" category, while Yii is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".
"Allows for rapid prototyping" is the top reason why over 234 developers like Ionic, while over 36 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Yii.
Ionic and Yii are both open source tools. It seems that Ionic with 38.5K GitHub stars and 13.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks.
Sellsuki, Zenefits, and MAK IT are some of the popular companies that use Ionic, whereas Yii is used by 180vita, Lulo, and Utrip. Ionic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 393 company stacks & 361 developers stacks; compared to Yii, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.
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Of all PHP frameworks, my best and only choice is Yii . Think of this: you have a MySQL database, it contains several tables. Now you want to setup a PHP-MVC site, firstly, you must create Models, Yii have a very handy tool called Gii, you can easily create model with Gii just by one click, Gii will read your database table columns and create PHP models automatically for you. Now you need Controller, still with Gii, it will automatically create all 4 php files for you with Insert/Delete/Update/Select even with Search function.
Well, now the most modern way is to have a RESTful API, that's even easier with Yii, you even don't need to care about all the columns, just 4 lines of code you can expose your database table as RESTful API with all GET/POST/PUT/DELETE support, even you change your database table columns, you don't need to change any PHP code.
For security, Yii have embedded authentication and RBAC support. For multi language, Yii have embedded i18n support, all with out-of-box. Just play with it, I bet you will love it.
great framework,lots of resources,great community,easy to create UI
We use Ionic as it is an awesome framework to build mobile hybrid apps with nativ access. Also Ionic has a nice community!
Cross-Platform goodness. I am a noob here...learning how to implement Ionic is on the top of my ToDo's
used on a recent project, an internal custom app developed for both ios and android.