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Laravel vs Silex: What are the differences?

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; Silex: The PHP micro-framework based on the Symfony Components. It is built on the shoulders of Symfony and Pimple and also inspired by sinatra. It has an extension system based around the Pimple micro service-container that makes it even easier to tie in third party libraries.

Laravel and Silex are primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" and "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Laravel are:

  • Template Engine
  • MVC Architecture Support
  • Eloquent ORM (Object Relational Mapping)

On the other hand, Silex provides the following key features:

  • Concise API
  • Extensible
  • Testable

Laravel and Silex are both open source tools. Laravel with 54K GitHub stars and 16.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Silex with 3.75K GitHub stars and 743 GitHub forks.

9GAG, PedidosYa, and Swat.io are some of the popular companies that use Laravel, whereas Silex is used by Kairos, Clippings, and ARENA. Laravel has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1138 company stacks & 4161 developers stacks; compared to Silex, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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.

What is Silex?

It is built on the shoulders of Symfony and Pimple and also inspired by sinatra. It has an extension system based around the Pimple micro service-container that makes it even easier to tie in third party libraries.
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      What are some alternatives to Laravel and Silex?
      Symfony
      Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.
      CodeIgniter
      CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
      Django
      Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
      CakePHP
      CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.
      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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      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 Laravel and Silex
      Avatar of BrightMachine
      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.

      Avatar of Kent Steiner
      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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      POROWNEO.PL uses SilexSilex

      Micro-controller in PHP Used on all Restful API and frontends.

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