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Kohana vs Laravel: What are the differences?

Kohana: An elegant HMVC PHP5 framework. Kohana is an elegant, open source, and object oriented HMVC framework built using PHP5, by a team of volunteers. It aims to be swift, secure, and small; Laravel: A PHP Framework For Web Artisans. Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.

Kohana and Laravel can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Open source" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Kohana, while over 420 developers mention "Clean architecture" as the leading cause for choosing Laravel.

Kohana and Laravel are both open source tools. Laravel with 53.4K GitHub stars and 16.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Kohana with 1.61K GitHub stars and 464 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Laravel has a broader approval, being mentioned in 831 company stacks & 773 developers stacks; compared to Kohana, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is Kohana?

Kohana is an elegant, open source, and object oriented HMVC framework built using PHP5, by a team of volunteers. It aims to be swift, secure, and small.

What is Laravel?

It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
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    What are some alternatives to Kohana and Laravel?
    CodeIgniter
    CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
    Yii
    Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
    Node.js
    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
    ASP.NET
    .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
    Rails
    Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
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    Reviews of Kohana and Laravel
    Review ofLaravelLaravel

    I moved from .NET and Rails to Laravel, and since then never thought to go back. I feel Laravel framework has the capability to overcome all modern frameworks.

    At Soft Pyramid we are developing rich business applications using Laravel Framework, and never feel any limitation even for complex reporting.We have written REST apis, complex ERP solutions and found awsome in all areas.

    How developers use Kohana and Laravel
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    BrightMachine uses LaravelLaravel

    The best PHP framework right now, intuitive and growing up quickly.

    We use Laravel in the outer layer of our Clean Architecture codebases, whereby the domain model does not rely on the framework as a whole.

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    Kent Steiner uses LaravelLaravel

    See "PHP", I don't really choose to use it, but I can step in and operate in Laravel when necessary. Same goes for quite a few other PHP frameworks, including my own full-featured proprietary stack.

    Avatar of Nicholas Alexander
    Nicholas Alexander uses LaravelLaravel

    An excellent PHP framework employing SOLID principles to rapidly develop web-site systems and connect them to databases. Custom development of admin screens for website management.

    Avatar of Doug Bromley
    Doug Bromley uses LaravelLaravel

    A clean, easy to understand, well documented framework with excellent tools and a great community providing every imaginable extension to add functionality to your project.

    Avatar of Jake Taylor
    Jake Taylor uses LaravelLaravel

    Laravel is the PHP framework we use. It speeds up development and simplifies a lot of PHP. Complicated at first but saves time once you're comfortable with it.

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