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Slim vs Yii: What are the differences?

Slim: A PHP micro framework. Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself; 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.

Slim belongs to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack, while Yii can be primarily classified under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".

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

Slim and Yii are both open source tools. It seems that Slim with 9.92K GitHub stars and 1.84K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Yii with 4.87K GitHub stars and 2.21K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Yii has a broader approval, being mentioned in 48 company stacks & 29 developers stacks; compared to Slim, which is listed in 26 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

What is Slim?

Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself.

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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      Decisions about Slim and Yii
      Y. Taborda
      Y. Taborda
      Full Stack Developer · | 1 upvotes · 23.8K views
      Slim
      Slim
      Yii
      Yii
      Lumen
      Lumen
      PHP
      PHP

      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

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      Buzz Zhang
      Buzz Zhang
      PHP-MVC
      PHP-MVC
      MySQL
      MySQL
      Yii
      Yii
      PHP
      PHP

      Of all PHP frameworks, my best and only choice is Yii . Think of this: you have a MySQL database, it contains several tables. Now you want to setup a PHP-MVC site, firstly, you must create Models, Yii have a very handy tool called Gii, you can easily create model with Gii just by one click, Gii will read your database table columns and create PHP models automatically for you. Now you need Controller, still with Gii, it will automatically create all 4 php files for you with Insert/Delete/Update/Select even with Search function.

      Well, now the most modern way is to have a RESTful API, that's even easier with Yii, you even don't need to care about all the columns, just 4 lines of code you can expose your database table as RESTful API with all GET/POST/PUT/DELETE support, even you change your database table columns, you don't need to change any PHP code.

      For security, Yii have embedded authentication and RBAC support. For multi language, Yii have embedded i18n support, all with out-of-box. Just play with it, I bet you will love it.

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      How developers use Slim and Yii
      Avatar of Tristan Bailey
      Tristan Bailey uses SlimSlim

      Knocking up apis and smaller than laravel work projects

      Avatar of InApplet
      InApplet uses SlimSlim

      Framework usado no código da aplicação principal

      Avatar of Felipe Almeida
      Felipe Almeida uses YiiYii

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

      Avatar of Takkaa
      Takkaa uses SlimSlim

      we create our API with this microframework

      Avatar of Björn Pfoster
      Björn Pfoster uses SlimSlim

      A fast, slim and scalable PHP Framework

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