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List of minimalist frameworks

A list of minimalist frameworks (simple and lightweight). All in alphabetical order.


Framework for CSS

Use http://refresh-sf.com/yui/ to compress, and get size "after compression and gzip"/1024 = KiB

Name Minimum size (base) Repository License
Atatonic 5.1 KiB (minified) http://code.google.com/p/atatonic-css-framwork/ MIT
Base 2.95 KiB (minified + gzipped) https://github.com/matthewhartman/base MIT
Bijou 1.065 KiB (minified and gzipped) https://github.com/andhart/bijou MIT
Cardinal 4.25 KiB (minified and gzipped) https://github.com/cbracco/cardinal MIT
Cascade Framework 10.6 KiB (all modules) https://github.com/jslegers/cascadeframework MIT
Cascade Framework Light 2.0 KiB (all modules) https://github.com/jslegers/cascadeframeworklight MIT
Concrete 3.2 KiB https://github.com/davidlumley/concrete MIT
iceCream 1.8 Kib (minified) http://html5-ninja.com/icecream/ WTFPL
KNACSS 13.2 KiB (all modules) https://github.com/raphaelgoetter/KNACSS WTFPL
Kube 15.2 KiB https://github.com/sashka/kube Unknown
Min 0.9 KiB (minified and gzipped) https://github.com/owenversteeg/min MIT
Mistype 2.1 KiB https://github.com/ZDroid/mistype MIT
PocketGrid 0.5 KiB https://github.com/arnaudleray/pocketgrid MIT
Pure 4.3 KiB (gzipped) https://github.com/yui/pure BSD
RocketCSS 6.4 KiB https://github.com/RocketCSS/RocketCSS MIT
Simple Grid 1.1 KiB https://github.com/ThisIsDallas/Simple-Grid Unknown
Toast 1.2 KiB https://github.com/daneden/Toast Unknown

Web Framework for C

Name Repository License
go-horse https://github.com/gabrielfalcao/go-horse [MIT]((http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)
Raphters https://github.com/DanielWaterworth/Raphters [GPL]((http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html)

Database framework for PHP

Name Minimum size (base) Repository License
Medoo 10KB https://github.com/catfan/Medoo MIT

Frameworks for Front-end JS

Name Bower Install Repository License
Aura bower install aura https://github.com/aurajs/aura MIT
Kraken Unknown https://github.com/cferdinandi/kraken MIT
Min.js Unknown https://github.com/remy/min.js MIT
Reactive.coffee bower install reactive-coffee https://github.com/yang/reactive-coffee MIT
Responsive Unknown https://github.com/ResponsiveBP/Responsive MIT
ScaleApp bower install scaleapp https://github.com/flosse/scaleApp MIT
skelJS Unknown https://github.com/n33/skelJS MIT
Spine bower install spine https://github.com/spine/spine MIT
Stapes bower install stapes http://github.com/hay/stapes MIT

Web framework for Go

Name Repository License
Beego Framework https://github.com/astaxie/beego Apache License V2
Gocraft/web https://github.com/gocraft/web MIT
Martini https://github.com/codegangsta/martini MIT
Traffic https://github.com/pilu/traffic MIT

Web framework for Haskell

Name Cabal Install Repository License
Scotty cabal install scotty https://github.com/scotty-web/scotty BSD3
Snap cabal install snap https://github.com/snapframework/snap BSD3

Web framework for Java

Name Repository License
Play Framework https://github.com/playframework/playframework Apache License V2
Restlet https://github.com/restlet/restlet-framework-java Apache License V2
RestX https://github.com/restx/restx Apache License V2
Spark https://github.com/perwendel/spark Apache License V2
Stapler https://github.com/stapler/stapler BSD

Web framework for JavaScript

Name | Repository | License --- | --- | --- | --- Stapes | https://github.com/hay/stapes | MIT Mithril | https://github.com/lhorie/mithril.js | MIT

Web Framework for Lua

Name Bower Install Repository License
Lapis luarocks install lapis https://github.com/leafo/lapis MIT

Web framework for Node.js

Name NPM Install Repository License
Express.js [sudo] npm install express https://github.com/visionmedia/express MIT
Codekart npm install codekart https://github.com/myworld4059/Codekart MIT
Flatiron [sudo] npm install -g flatiron https://github.com/flatiron MIT
Hapi npm install hapi https://github.com/spumko/hapi Unknown
Koa [sudo] npm install koajs https://github.com/koajs/koa MIT
Meryl npm install meryl https://github.com/kadirpekel/meryl MIT
total.js npm install total.js https://github.com/totaljs/framework MIT
Restify npm install restify https://github.com/mcavage/node-restify MIT
SocketStream [sudo] npm install -g socketstream https://github.com/socketstream/socketstream MIT
Sails.js [sudo]npm -g install sails https://github.com/balderdashy/sails MIT

Web framework for Perl

Name | cpan install | Repository | License --- | --- | --- | --- | --- Dancer | cpan Dancer | https://github.com/PerlDancer/Dancer | Artistic or GPL v.1 Mojolicious | cpan Mojolicious | https://github.com/kraih/mojo | Artistic 2.0

Web framework for PHP

Name Repository License
Afro https://github.com/jbrooksuk/Afro MIT
AuraPHP https://github.com/auraphp/Aura.Web_Kernel BSD
Bullet https://github.com/vlucas/bulletphp MIT
Deano http://github.com/colindean/deano MIT
Fat Free https://github.com/bcosca/fatfree GPL 3
Fitzgerald https://github.com/gregmolnar/fitzgerald MIT
Flight https://github.com/mikecao/flight MIT
Hackwork https://github.com/ZDroid/hackwork MIT
Limonade https://github.com/sofadesign/limonade Unknown
MicroMVC https://github.com/Xeoncross/MicroMVC MIT
Nanite https://github.com/nirix/nanite LGPLv3
Phalcon Framework https://github.com/phalcon/cphalcon BSD3
polyframework https://github.com/polymedio/polyframework BSD3
Respect\Rest http://github.com/Respect/Rest BSD3
Silex https://github.com/silexphp/Silex MIT
Slim https://github.com/codeguy/Slim MIT
Swiftlet https://github.com/ElbertF/Swiftlet MIT
Yaf https://github.com/laruence/php-yaf PHP License v3.01

Web framework for Python

Name PIP Install Repository License
Bobo pip install bobo https://github.com/zopefoundation/bobo ZPL 2.1
Bottle [sudo] pip install bottle https://github.com/defnull/bottle MIT
CherryPy pip install CherryPy https://bitbucket.org/cherrypy/cherrypy/overview BSD
Cyclone pip install cyclone https://github.com/fiorix/cyclone Apache License 2.0
Flask pip install Flask https://github.com/mitsuhiko/flask BSD
Itty-Bitty pip install itty https://github.com/toastdriven/itty/ BSD3
Klein pip install klein https://github.com/twisted/klein MIT
Morepath pip install morepath https://github.com/morepath/morepath BSD3
ObjectWeb Unknown https://github.com/aisola/ObjectWeb LGPLv3
Pecan pip install pecan https://github.com/stackforge/pecan BSD
Pyramid pip install pyramid https://github.com/Pylons/pyramid BSD-derived
Tornado pip install tornado https://github.com/facebook/tornado Apache License 2.0
Web.py [sudo] pip install web.py https://github.com/webpy/webpy Public domain
Wheezy.web pip install wheezy.web https://bitbucket.org/akorn/wheezy.web MIT

Web framework for Ruby

Name Gem Install Repository License
Brooklyn gem install brooklyn https://github.com/luislavena/brooklyn MIT
Camping gem install camping http://github.com/camping/camping MIT
Cuba gem install cuba https://github.com/soveran/cuba MIT
Grape gem install grape https://github.com/intridea/grape MIT
Crepe gem install crepe --pre https://github.com/stephencelis/crepe MIT
Hobbit gem install hobbit https://github.com/patriciomacadden/hobbit MIT
Kenji gem install kenji https://github.com/kballenegger/Kenji Azure
Nancy gem install nancy https://github.com/guilleiguaran/nancy MIT
New York, New York gem install nyny https://github.com/alisnic/nyny MIT
Padrino gem install padrino https://github.com/padrino/padrino-framework MIT
Ramaze gem install ramaze https://github.com/ramaze/ramaze MIT
Sinatra gem install sinatra https://github.com/sinatra/sinatra/ MIT

Web framework for Scala

Name Repository License
Finatra https://github.com/twitter/finatra Apache License V2
Play Framework https://github.com/playframework/playframework Apache License V2
Scalatra https://github.com/scalatra/scalatra BSD
Spray https://github.com/spray/spray Apache License V2

Web framework for .NET (C#)

Name | Repository | License --- | --- | --- | --- Aurora | https://github.com/frankhale/aurora | GPL Nancy | https://github.com/NancyFx/Nancy/ | MIT