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Lumen: A Laravel based micro-framework

Lumen is Laravel, stripped down for speed. It doesn’t bother with views and sessions and other consumer-facing conveniences–it’s optimized for speedy, trim, microservices. Try it out. And check out the docs, too, for a ton of more information about how to use Lumen.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.
  • Juukie14

    But it is very easy to start using sessions with it, without having to pull in other packages :).