Spring MVC vs Yii: What are the differences?
Spring MVC: A Java framework which is used to build web applications. A Java framework that follows the Model-View-Controller design pattern and provides an elegant solution to use MVC in spring framework by the help of DispatcherServlet; 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.
Spring MVC and Yii belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
Spring MVC and Yii are both open source tools. It seems that Spring MVC with 30.6K GitHub stars and 19.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Yii has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Spring MVC, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.