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Lumen vs Silex: What are the differences?

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; 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.

Lumen and Silex can be categorized as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

Lumen and Silex are both open source tools. It seems that Lumen with 6.35K GitHub stars and 840 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Silex with 3.75K GitHub stars and 743 GitHub forks.

Geocodio, Next, and Index.co are some of the popular companies that use Lumen, whereas Silex is used by Kairos, Clippings, and ARENA. Lumen has a broader approval, being mentioned in 54 company stacks & 132 developers stacks; compared to Silex, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 7 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 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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        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.
        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
        Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
        Django REST framework
        Django REST framework is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
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        Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
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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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        POROWNEO.PL uses SilexSilex

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

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        Gums Up uses LumenLumen

        We have a service for resizing and serving images.

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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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