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Kohana vs Yii: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Yii? A high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications. 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.

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

"Open source" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Kohana, while over 36 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Yii.

Kohana and Yii are both open source tools. It seems that Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Kohana with 1.61K GitHub stars and 464 GitHub forks.

180vita, Utrip, and FreshMail are some of the popular companies that use Yii, whereas Kohana is used by Huia, Zeel Networks Inc, and Plinga. Yii has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 32 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 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.

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