I was doing a study of PHP frameworks but there are so many frameworks that study of all was not possible. I saw a poll at http://completeopensource.blogspot.com
What I saw on poll voting pattern was surprising. I considered Yii in top 5 of my choice but people have voted Yii at 6th position (see attached image- snap shot of poll).
There may be two conclusions of this:
1) Either Yii is not the best framework or not among top 5
2) Its community is not so active.
Second point looks more realistic because I didn't see good number of members of Yii group on linkedin. Same is the case on facebook too. Even if there are Yii groups and very few members, I saw there was no post in discussionhttp://www.yiiframework.com/forum/uploads/monthly_09_2009/post-2321-12519226730352_thumb.png forum on those groups. Similarly I tried looking at google groups but same condition is there too.
While comparing frameworks or any open source tool, product or software, active community is considered very seriously. If this is the situation with Yii than why one should not consider it out of top 5?
Now my question is: Who is responsible for this situation? We, the community members.
See this interesting post: http://completeopensource.blogspot.com/2009/08/php-frameworks-comparison-part-1.html
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