Lumen vs Sinatra: 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 Sinatra? Classy web-development dressed in a DSL. Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
Lumen and Sinatra can be categorized as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.
"API" is the top reason why over 16 developers like Lumen, while over 63 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Sinatra.
Lumen and Sinatra are both open source tools. It seems that Sinatra with 10.6K GitHub stars and 1.89K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Lumen with 6.29K GitHub stars and 833 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Sinatra has a broader approval, being mentioned in 92 company stacks & 33 developers stacks; compared to Lumen, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.
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I'm about to start a new project to build a REST API, and I got to this point: Yii2 Vs Lumen Vs Slim, I used Yii 1.1 a while a go and it was awesome, really easy to work with, as a developer you don't have to worry about almost anything, just setup the framework, get your php extensions, and start coding your app.
But, I was told about performance and someone recomended Lumen or Slim to work with a micro framework and a less bloated framework, what worries me is the lack of advantages that Yii2 offers, ACF and RBAC as a native tool on the framework, gii, the model validations and all the security props already in it.
Is it worth it? Is the performance so great on those frameworks to leave aside the advantages of a framework like Yii2?
How do you suggest to make the test to prove wich one is better?
PHP Lumen Yii Slim
Scalatra (we had to pick Sinatra on StackShare since Scalatra is has not yet been officially added) is the slickest (not to be confused with Slick for Scala) web/applet server framework we've had the pleasure of playing with in Scala.
For all intensive purposes, Scalatra is the Scala version of Sinatra (which for anyone who doesn't know is a Ruby web server DSL).
We use Sinatra a lot. I love Sinatra for APIs. It's really simple, really lightweight. It's awesome.
First our BE was pure PHP, then it evolved to Laravel and now we are on Lumen. Superb.