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