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Phalcon vs Spring Boot: What are the differences?

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.

What is Spring Boot? Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss. Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.

Phalcon and Spring Boot can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Fast" is the top reason why over 57 developers like Phalcon, while over 78 developers mention "Powerful and handy" as the leading cause for choosing Spring Boot.

Phalcon and Spring Boot are both open source tools. Spring Boot with 39.8K GitHub stars and 25.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Phalcon with 9.74K GitHub stars and 1.78K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 333 company stacks & 615 developers stacks; compared to Phalcon, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

What is Phalcon?

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

What is Spring Boot?

Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
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What are some alternatives to Phalcon and Spring Boot?
Symfony
Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.
Laravel
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.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
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.
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Decisions about Phalcon and Spring Boot
Marwen Trabelsi
Marwen Trabelsi
Software Engineer | 3 upvotes 18.8K views
Spring Boot
Spring Boot

I use Spring-Boot because it almost let you get things done quickly for a JVM-target project, with auto configuration components and dependency management starters. It is almost perfectly tailored for microservices applications development with a single unit deployment artifact (JAR) along with support for Service Registry and Discovery, Circuit Breaker pattern...

Any third-party library or any back-end service would perfectly integrate well since Spring offers integration support for most of mainstream services, let it be a RDBMS service, a NoSQL database, a Message Broker...

Coming to day-to-day development, Spring-Boot enjoys a great community so you can get support, direction, focused guidance from almost everywhere.

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Praveen Mooli
Praveen Mooli
Technical Leader at Taylor and Francis | 11 upvotes 162.5K views
MongoDB Atlas
MongoDB Atlas
Amazon S3
Amazon S3
Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS
Serverless
Serverless
Docker
Docker
Terraform
Terraform
Travis CI
Travis CI
GitHub
GitHub
RxJS
RxJS
Angular 2
Angular 2
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda
Amazon SQS
Amazon SQS
Amazon SNS
Amazon SNS
Amazon Kinesis Firehose
Amazon Kinesis Firehose
Amazon Kinesis
Amazon Kinesis
Flask
Flask
Python
Python
ExpressJS
ExpressJS
Node.js
Node.js
Spring Boot
Spring Boot
Java
Java
#Data
#Devops
#Webapps
#Eventsourcingframework
#Microservices
#Backend

We are in the process of building a modern content platform to deliver our content through various channels. We decided to go with Microservices architecture as we wanted scale. Microservice architecture style is an approach to developing an application as a suite of small independently deployable services built around specific business capabilities. You can gain modularity, extensive parallelism and cost-effective scaling by deploying services across many distributed servers. Microservices modularity facilitates independent updates/deployments, and helps to avoid single point of failure, which can help prevent large-scale outages. We also decided to use Event Driven Architecture pattern which is a popular distributed asynchronous architecture pattern used to produce highly scalable applications. The event-driven architecture is made up of highly decoupled, single-purpose event processing components that asynchronously receive and process events.

To build our #Backend capabilities we decided to use the following: 1. #Microservices - Java with Spring Boot , Node.js with ExpressJS and Python with Flask 2. #Eventsourcingframework - Amazon Kinesis , Amazon Kinesis Firehose , Amazon SNS , Amazon SQS, AWS Lambda 3. #Data - Amazon RDS , Amazon DynamoDB , Amazon S3 , MongoDB Atlas

To build #Webapps we decided to use Angular 2 with RxJS

#Devops - GitHub , Travis CI , Terraform , Docker , Serverless

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Reviews of Phalcon and Spring Boot
Review ofPhalconPhalcon

'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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Review ofPhalconPhalcon

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.

Review ofSpring BootSpring Boot

spring boot allow my team to start building web services quickly and package it in a stand alone application

How developers use Phalcon and Spring Boot
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Climate CoLab uses Spring BootSpring Boot

Spring-Boot allows us to create stand-alone web servers and helps us configure many of our dependencies with sane default, while maintaining flexibility where we need it.

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Emcee uses Spring BootSpring Boot

Probably the best application framework in Java, by far. Time-proven, mature.

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Taylor Host uses PhalconPhalcon

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

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p009922 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

light weight server approach for REST-services

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Project44 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

All services are spring-boot applications.

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Vaadin uses Spring BootSpring Boot

Solid base for Java-based web app backend

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Jesse B uses PhalconPhalcon

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