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Lumen vs Meteor: What are the differences?

What is Lumen? The stunningly fast PHP micro-framework by Laravel. Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.

What is Meteor? An ultra-simple, database-everywhere, data-on-the-wire, pure-Javascript web framework. A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.

Lumen can be classified as a tool in the "Microframeworks (Backend)" category, while Meteor is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".

"API" is the primary reason why developers consider Lumen over the competitors, whereas "Real-time" was stated as the key factor in picking Meteor.

Lumen and Meteor are both open source tools. Meteor with 41.2K GitHub stars and 5.03K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Lumen with 6.31K GitHub stars and 836 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Meteor has a broader approval, being mentioned in 195 company stacks & 157 developers stacks; compared to Lumen, which is listed in 34 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.

Decisions about Lumen and Meteor
Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 13 upvotes · 234K views

Next.js is probably the most enjoyable React framework our team could have picked. The development is an extremely smooth process, the file structure is beautiful and organized, and the speed is no joke. Our work with Next.js comes out much faster than if it was built on pure React or frameworks alike. We were previously developing all of our projects in Meteor before making the switch. We left Meteor due to the slow compiler and website speed. We deploy all of our Next.js projects on Vercel.

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This basically came down to two things: performance on compute-heavy tasks and a need for good tooling. We used to have a Meteor based Node.js application which worked great for RAD and getting a working prototype in a short time, but we felt pains trying to scale it, especially when doing anything involving crunching data, which Node sucks at. We also had bad experience with tooling support for doing large scale refactorings in Javascript compared to the best-in-class tools available for Java (IntelliJ). Given the heavy domain and very involved logic we wanted good tooling support to be able to do great refactorings that are just not possible in Javascript. Java is an old warhorse, but it performs fantastically and we have not regretted going down this route, avoiding "enterprise" smells and going as lightweight as we can, using Jdbi instead of Persistence API, a homegrown Actor Model library for massive concurrency, etc ...

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Pros of Lumen
Pros of Meteor
  • 33
    API
  • 25
    Microframework
  • 19
    MVC
  • 16
    PHP
  • 12
    Open source
  • 11
    Eloquent
  • 10
    Restful & fast framework
  • 7
    Illuminate support
  • 7
    Composer
  • 4
    Brother of laravel and fast
  • 4
    Easy to learn
  • 4
    Fast
  • 250
    Real-time
  • 197
    Full stack, one language
  • 181
    Best app dev platform available today
  • 153
    Data synchronization
  • 151
    Javascript
  • 117
    Focus on your product not the plumbing
  • 106
    Open source
  • 105
    Hot code pushes
  • 100
    Live page updates
  • 92
    Latency compensation
  • 38
    Ultra-simple development environment
  • 29
    Smart Packages
  • 28
    Real time awesome
  • 23
    Great for beginners
  • 22
    Direct Cordova integration
  • 16
    Better than Rails
  • 15
    Less moving parts
  • 13
    It's just amazing
  • 10
    Blaze
  • 8
    Great community support
  • 8
    Plugins for everything
  • 6
    One command spits out android and ios ready apps.
  • 5
    It just works
  • 5
    0 to Production in no time
  • 4
    Is Agile in development hybrid(mobile/web)
  • 4
    Easy deployment
  • 4
    Coding Speed
  • 4
    You can grok it in a day. No ng nonsense
  • 2
    AngularJS Integration
  • 2
    Easy yet powerful
  • 2
    One Code => 3 Platforms: Web, Android and IOS
  • 1
    High quality, very few bugs
  • 1
    Easy Setup
  • 1
    Free
  • 1
    Nosql
  • 1
    Hookie friendly
  • 1
    Community
  • 1
    Friendly to use
  • 1
    Stack available on Codeanywhere
  • 1
    Real time

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Cons of Lumen
Cons of Meteor
  • 3
    Not fast
  • 2
    PHP
  • 1
    Not fast with MongoDB
  • 4
    Hard to debug issues on the server-side
  • 4
    Heavily CPU bound
  • 4
    Does not scale well

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What is Lumen?

Laravel Lumen is a stunningly fast PHP micro-framework for building web applications with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Lumen attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as routing, database abstraction, queueing, and caching.

What is Meteor?

A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.

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Laravel
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ExpressJS
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Flask
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
Django REST framework
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Sinatra
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