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Phalcon vs Yii: 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 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.

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

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

Phalcon and Yii are both open source tools. It seems that Phalcon with 9.74K GitHub stars and 1.78K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks.

180vita, Utrip, and FreshMail are some of the popular companies that use Yii, whereas Phalcon is used by Sellsuki, Learning Data, and Ringostat. Yii has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 32 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 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 Phalcon and Yii?
    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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    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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    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.

    How developers use Phalcon and Yii
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    Taylor Host uses PhalconPhalcon

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

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    Felipe Almeida uses YiiYii

    Yii is great. 90% of the work done by Yii.

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    Jesse B uses PhalconPhalcon

    Primary Framework

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