PHP frameworks make development faster. Among various frameworks, Laravel & Yii are two widely used frameworks. Recent releases are Laravel 5.4 & Yii2, we have analyzed the functioning of both these frameworks from the developer’s point of view.
Yii is used by programmers for developing web portals and much more. The latest version Yii2 requires PHP5.4 or higher versions.
Laravel is designed for the purpose of building high-end web applications. Laravel 5.4 will be functioning only on PHP 5.6.4 or higher end versions.
Laravel Requires OpenSSL Extension, Mbstring Extension, Tokenizer Extension also.
Both Frameworks offering various kinds of useful extensions. Programmers can find many valuable extensions in these frameworks. Laravel has a various number of user contributed / commercial extensions compared to Yii2. It has various kind of extensions providing different scopes in functionality which is ahead of Yii.
Object Relational Mapping
Yii2 Framework feature data access objects, Doctrine2 through plugins and Active Record Pattern. Laravel Also provides the same.
The object relational mapping (ORM ) of Laravel is Eloquent and Yii is Active Record.
Yii2 and Laravel5.4 both have more security features related to authentication, authorization, SQL injections, CSRF coupled with the core code. Whereas Laravel provides these security measures with several extension packages.
When it comes to the performance of these two frameworks Yii is considerably fast when we compare with Laravel. Laravel5.4 takes 2ms as application startup time whereas Yii2 startup time is1ms.
Also, Yii has a wonderful caching system and supports DB based page, Memcache, XCache, segment caching and APC. While in Laravel cache necessities include Database, Memcached, and Redis.
Yii doesn’t use any third party templating system by default. Still, Twig Or Smarty Template Engines can be used.
The selection of framework is clearly based on project requirements, Yii overtakes Laravel in some aspects like security and fast performance. Programmers should use the Laravel framework to avoid coding flaws.
Both these frameworks have their own pros and cons but Laravel and Yii both are excellent frameworks to work on.