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Pro Total flexibility
Fuel has very few restrictions on how to write code. Classes and controllers can be in any file structure, any folder can be the "modules" folder and native classes can be extended any way you want.
Fuel takes security very serious, and as a result, has implemented the following measures to ensure the safety of your web applications:
- Output encoding in views
- CSRF protection
- XSS filtering
- Input filtering
- SQL injection
Pro Powerful yet lightweight ORM
FuelPHP is all about being lightweight and simple, this is also demonstrated by it's built-in ORM, it's simple yet powerful. It maps a model to each table in the database, assigns fields on the table depending on the model configuration.
FuelPHP is open source and is released under the MIT license.
Pro Out of the box HMVC structure
FuelPHP follows the HMVC pattern which makes it possible to divide the code into smaller modules.
Con Small community
FuelPHP has a pretty small community compared to other alternatives. This means that there are not many resources and guides for it out there, but on the other hand, it's easier to get help from the core team of developers that are working on Fuel.