Rails vs Yii: What are the differences?
What is Rails? Web development that doesn't hurt. Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
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.
Rails and Yii can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
"Rapid development" is the top reason why over 822 developers like Rails, while over 36 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Yii.
Rails and Yii are both open source tools. It seems that Rails with 43.6K GitHub stars and 17.5K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Rails has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2321 company stacks & 796 developers stacks; compared to Yii, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.
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