Slim VS Laravel

Compare Slim vs Laravel and see what are their differences.


Slim Framework 4 Skeleton Application (by slimphp)


Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We’ve already laid the foundation for your next big idea — freeing you to create without sweating the small things. (by laravel)
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Slim Laravel
27 248
1,459 71,061
0.1% 0.4%
7.5 9.1
17 days ago 11 days ago
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Slim. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-26.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Laravel. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-29.
  • Yii2 vs Laravel
    3 projects | | 29 Sep 2022
    Links: 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9:
  • Does Go have a widely used framework, or it's used without anything?
    21 projects | | 24 Sep 2022
    Laravel (71.1k stars, 23k forks):
  • +20 Best Projects Made With Laravel
    10 projects | | 18 Sep 2022
    Today, we are going to list the +20 best PHP projects that were built using Laravel. I have used Laravel to develop my own web apps and found it to be a highly useful and powerful PHP framework.
  • Banco de Dados SQLite no Laravel 9
    8 projects | | 18 Sep 2022
  • Differences between Laravel and Lumen
    2 projects | | 17 Sep 2022
  • Are releases of versions in GitHub done by tags?
    2 projects | | 11 Sep 2022
    For example, the release page of Laravel of GitHub:
  • Building a full-stack app with Bud and Go
    5 projects | | 8 Sep 2022
    Full-stack frameworks come in many shapes and sizes, but they often come in two general molds. The first mold includes frameworks like Ruby on Rails and Laravel, which are backend-centric with features to help you build your frontend within the same project, and easy-to-use conventions and templating. Then there is the second mold, which includes Next.js, Nuxt.js, and SvelteKit, which are more frontend-centric but allow you to create serverless functions as your backend within the same project.
  • How to get started with Filament
    4 projects | | 7 Sep 2022
    Filament is a package for the PHP Framework Laravel built using the TALL-Stack. T - Tailwind CSS A - Alpine.js L - Laravel L - Livewire
  • Mongez Http, A Axios Based package to manage http requests better than you do in your projects
    3 projects | | 2 Sep 2022
    In some languages such as PHP, you can not directly upload files or images using PUT request method, alternatively some frameworks like Laravel made a workaround to solve this issue by making POST request with _method key paired with PUT as its value so you can listen to the request as PUT request, this also can be the same here by setting the putToPost key in the http configurations to true but your code will still the same.
  • A Blueprint for Session Based Applications in Laravel
    3 projects | | 29 Aug 2022
    These session-based applications have become so common, that after constructing several with the Laravel PHP framework, we designed a blueprint for their construction.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Slim and Laravel you can also consider the following projects:

Lumen - The Laravel Lumen Framework.

Spiral Framework - High-Performance Long-Living PHP Framework for modern enterprise application development

Slim Framework - Slim is a PHP micro framework that helps you quickly write simple yet powerful web applications and APIs.

Gin - Gin is a HTTP web framework written in Go (Golang). It features a Martini-like API with much better performance -- up to 40 times faster. If you need smashing performance, get yourself some Gin.

Yii2 - Yii 2: The Fast, Secure and Professional PHP Framework

Phalcon - High performance, full-stack PHP framework delivered as a C extension.

Symfony - The Symfony PHP framework


Ubiquity - Ubiquity framework

CodeIgniter - Open Source PHP Framework (originally from EllisLab)

Nette - 📖 The Nette documentation

Bullet PHP - A resource-oriented micro PHP framework