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Mojolicious vs Yii: What are the differences?

Mojolicious: Perl real-time web framework. Back in the early days of the web, many people learned Perl because of a wonderful Perl library called CGI. It was simple enough to get started without knowing much about the language and powerful enough to keep you going, learning by doing was much fun. While most of the techniques used are outdated now, the idea behind it is not. Mojolicious is a new attempt at implementing this idea using state of the art technology; Yii: A high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications. Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.

Mojolicious and Yii can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Mojolicious over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Yii.

Mojolicious and Yii are both open source tools. Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Mojolicious with 2.12K GitHub stars and 498 GitHub forks.

180vita, Utrip, and FreshMail are some of the popular companies that use Yii, whereas Mojolicious is used by Binary.com, WebbyLab, and MynewMD. Yii has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Mojolicious, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

Decisions about Mojolicious and Yii

This website was originally written in Yii as PHP was my main language back then. After learning Django, I realized just how quickly you could build a web app with less lines. So I migrated my website to Django in a week or two and managed to cut down the lines of code by half. Some of the lines saving came from the models, the views, and the expressiveness of Python. Django requires like config for the models and they provide many generic views that abstracts away common patterns.

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Pros of Mojolicious
Pros of Yii
  • 18
    Perl is still awesome
  • 17
    Open source
  • 16
    Real-time
  • 14
    True async
  • 12
    WebSockets
  • 9
    Lightweight
  • 9
    Super easy, fast, and elegant application development
  • 7
    Well designed
  • 6
    Amazing and fun to use
  • 40
    Open source
  • 32
    Code generator
  • 31
    Simple
  • 28
    Active record
  • 25
    Full featured
  • 20
    High performance
  • 20
    Documentation
  • 19
    Rapid development
  • 15
    Flexible
  • 10
    Mvc
  • 9
    Not bloated
  • 7
    Community
  • 7
    Amazing
  • 7
    Stable Release
  • 6
    View Helpers
  • 6
    Long Term Support
  • 5
    Modular architecture
  • 4
    Easy setup, easy develop

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Cons of Mojolicious
Cons of Yii
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    • 1
      Unnatural love of arrays
    • 1
      Too Opinionated
    • 1
      Promotes bad practice
    • 1
      Promotes spagetti code

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    What is Mojolicious?

    Back in the early days of the web, many people learned Perl because of a wonderful Perl library called CGI. It was simple enough to get started without knowing much about the language and powerful enough to keep you going, learning by doing was much fun. While most of the techniques used are outdated now, the idea behind it is not. Mojolicious is a new attempt at implementing this idea using state of the art technology.

    What is Yii?

    Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.

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    What are some alternatives to Mojolicious and Yii?
    Dancer
    Dancer is a free and open source micro web application framework written in Perl.
    Django
    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
    Flask
    Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
    Node.js
    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
    ASP.NET
    .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
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