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Likelihood to Recommend

Node.js

If you need a fast, robust and reliable server side framework that allows you to write JS on the backend and therefore have your project in one language - Node.js is a stand out choice. It can easily handle heavy traffic on very little resources (CPU and memory usage is very efficient). I can't recommend it enough, it is such a pleasure to work with - I feel it gave me back my career. I was so bored with the banality of .NET, I had also come to dislike it's overly convoluted and complicated class structure. Node.js was the fresh start I needed, it can be as simple or as complicated as you like - but even at it's most complicated it can still beat the pants off .NET core any day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symfony

Any small project which you want to have ready in a couple of hours would be probably a bad candidate for using Symfony. Even the most seasoned senior developer can easily spend hours or days creating a small MVP with Symfony. While Symfony's learning curve isn't necessarily bad and will depend a lot on the architectural knowledge of the developer itself, because of the modularity required by Symfony you will need to spend a significant amount of time coding. If you are looking for a quick project, perhaps this framework isn't the best solution.Robust applications can benefit from Symfony's architecture. I have participated in projects on different industries including lead generation, marketing and even some micro-services for other industries which use Symfony. Because of how thorough the framework has been architected, you will have a reliable solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Node.js

  • C and C++ plugins are good for heavy calculations.
  • Easy to use and maintain with a little knowledge of Javascript.
  • A wide range of json support.
  • It provide robust technology to work.
Tanay Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symfony

  • Sonata Admin for Symfony is very versatile and we've used it for both the admin part of our website (even created a landing page constructor using it) and for the ERP system we've developed for inside use.
  • It is easy to learn if you know PHP and the community is quite large so you can easily find experts to help you with issues.
  • It's good for high-load projects. We have used it for the back-end of a custom affiliate marketing system that currently processes over 180 million requests per day.
Zee Gimon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Node.js

  • There are no cons in the approach we use.
Jedrzej Marciniak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symfony

  • There are so many ways to do things that FAQs around the internet may not work for the way you did it.
  • The default database ORM doctrine is not well documented and has a large learning curve when optimizing for high traffic.
  • Matching the Symfony version with your selection of bundles makes it difficult to upgrade bundles because many things change between updates.
James Hilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Node.js

Node.js 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Node.js is easy and good to use, their support team is also good they always tend to help you, and solve your problem,even we know that Node is free to use and opensource but then also we get support from them but for getting much better results we need to purchase standard or enterprises support provided by them.
Tanay Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symfony

Symfony 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Symfony has a great following and finding relevant articles or looking into social channels for support is quite easy. I have no comments on any type of official support because I didn't ever need to look into it.
Daniel Petrie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Node.js

Other alternatives would be Python or Ruby, both of which are inferior in terms of performance, usability, scalability, and error handling.
Adam Stern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symfony

Symfony has become such a standard that many frameworks which previously may have been seen as competition, are actually adopting Symfony components to allow them to focus more on what makes their solution unique. Drupal 8 has replaced much of its low-level internal code with Symfony components. Laravel utilizes much from Symfony and builds on it. CakePHP was my preferred framework over Zend and CodeIgniter, but now I typically prefer Symfony or Laravel depending on the type of application and complexity of what I'm doing.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Node.js

  • Node.js allows us to get more systems up and running quicker
  • Zero cost
  • Robustness
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symfony

  • One negative thing to point out of Symfony is how painful it is to migrate legacy or relatively old projects from previous versions of Symfony into newer versions.
  • Symfony projects are usually reliable and provide the results you need.
  • Performance can be an issue sometime depending on the kind of project you are working on. Symfony can have some issues with cache.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Node.js

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Symfony

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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