Phoenix Framework vs Rails: What are the differences?
Developers describe Phoenix Framework as "Most web frameworks make you choose between speed and a productive environment. Phoenix gives you both". Phoenix is a framework for building HTML5 apps, API backends and distributed systems. Written in Elixir, you get beautiful syntax, productive tooling and a fast runtime. On the other hand, Rails is detailed as "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.
Phoenix Framework and Rails belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
"High performance", "Super fast" and "Rapid development" are the key factors why developers consider Phoenix Framework; whereas "Rapid development", "Great gems" and "Great community" are the primary reasons why Rails is favored.
Phoenix Framework and Rails are both open source tools. It seems that Rails with 43.6K GitHub stars and 17.5K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Phoenix Framework with 14K GitHub stars and 1.76K GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Twitter, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Rails, whereas Phoenix Framework is used by DNSBL.io, inkl, and The RealReal. Rails has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2321 company stacks & 796 developers stacks; compared to Phoenix Framework, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.
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