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Lumen vs Phalcon: 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 Phalcon? Web framework delivered as a C-extension for PHP. Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

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

"API" is the primary reason why developers consider Lumen over the competitors, whereas "Fast" was stated as the key factor in picking Phalcon.

Lumen and Phalcon are both open source tools. It seems that Phalcon with 9.71K GitHub stars and 1.77K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Lumen with 6.29K GitHub stars and 833 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Lumen has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to Phalcon, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

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 Phalcon?

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

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ExpressJS
Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
Flask
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'm a professional web developer from Vietnam with B.S Physics and Engineering. I'm a Phalcon enthusiast as Opensource. In free time, I was support on forum Phalcon also my forum and contribution core Phalcon.

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I think precompiled PHP is the way to go. It saves CPU cycles, RAM and overall I/O. It saves money too. Smaller requirements = smaller bills.

I've tried symfony and zend. Phalcon was easiest to use.

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jvihrial uses LumenLumen

First our BE was pure PHP, then it evolved to Laravel and now we are on Lumen. Superb.

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Taylor Host uses PhalconPhalcon

Internal/admin tools; in-house ground-truth training client.

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thanawatsenawat uses LumenLumen

For leaning to Create REST API

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Andrei Kun uses LumenLumen

JSON API Framework

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Jesse B uses PhalconPhalcon

Primary Framework

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