Link:  https://www.codechief.org/article/laravel-6-building-a-rest-api-with-lumen

Lumen is a new project from Laravel creator Taylor Otwell. It's a "micro-framework", meaning it's a smaller, faster, leaner version of a full web application framework. PHP has two other popular micro-frameworks, Slim and Silex.

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Lumen has the same foundation as Laravel and many of the same components. But Lumen is built for microservices, not so much for user-facing applications although it can be used for anything.