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Symfony is a PHP framework from French company SensioLabs.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/Md/Y8/W50QT7M22TS5.pngThe new standard in PHP librariesThe Symfony framework underpins several of the applications that we use. Most notably, is it used by Drupal 8 core, and so it makes its way into many of our client projects. We have also used components of Symfony directly in other PHP web applications, as we find that it puts a lot of industry-standard practices in place saving us time and headaches. It's easy to use and always getting better.,Symfony covers all of the bases that one might expect from a PHP framework, it can essentially be a one-stop-shop for the lower-level components you might need when developing a PHP application. Symfony is a fully modular library, allowing you to easily use only the parts you want, easily plug it into other systems, and easily augment or replace parts of it with other libraries. Symfony plays nicely with other code. We've never had an issue using it with any other PHP library or framework we've come across.,It's hard to fault Symfony for much of anything today. There are occasional security issues, but they are typically handled professionally and patched quickly. Symfony can be a heavyweight solution if you don't really need a framework. This isn't really a fault with Symfony, since it does allow you to only use the components you need.,9,Using Symfony (or certain components of the Symfony framework) has allowed us to more rapidly and securely build custom PHP scripts and applications that would have taken us more time or had more bugs otherwise. Spending less time coding and re-coding the basics that Symfony covers helps to free up our time to get more client work done. Drupal 8's use of Symfony has helped to make its developer experience far better than ever before, keeping our developers happy and working at maximum effectiveness.,Laravel PHP Framework, CakePHP, Drupal, WordPress, CodeIgniter and Zend Framework,Drupal, WordPress, Laravel PHP Framework, GitHub, CircleCISymfony: For Complex Enterprise Scalable ProductsWe use Symfony PHP framework for the development of the majority of the projects within the company. Some of the projects use Symfony for the front-end (for example, www.grossum.com) as well as the back-end. Symfony as a back-end is used for most of the mobile apps as well as the web. From all the research our developers have done and their experience, Symfony is one of the most convenient frameworks for complex projects.,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.,For less complex projects, Laravel or Silex (or even WordPress) can be used. Symfony is better for enterprise products than just for the fun of it. There are always debates regarding Sonata Admin for Symfony, but while there are people who dislike it, we use it and heavily rely on it.,8,Considering it is one of the main frameworks we rely upon at the APP Solutions / Grossum, it had a wonderful impact on our overall business objectives :) Being an open-sourced product yet well-maintained, it is a great instrument for web and mobile development.,Laravel PHP Framework, Zend Framework and Drupal,Google Drive, Dropbox, Vidyo, Zoom Video WebinarThe best php frameworkSymfony is our main development framework, its stack or base components make up 100% of our products. We have built not just products purchased by other companies but also platforms for our internal consumption and company management. Accounting, Reporting, E-Commerce, Blogs and Bots are just a few of the areas where we have been using Symfony. Using Symfony allows us to speed up the development process and know for sure that it is strongly supported by its robust community.,RAD, with it, and with a huge set of bundles; you can start and leverage a project in just a few weeks. Support for BC, its strong commitment on semantic versioning and not introducing any BC break in any minor version. Evolving, its community and its main developers are always pushing forward on new components and enhancements.,Micro services architecture, even with the new introduction of flex it has a lot of room for support and enhance this pattern. Form component, this component its always facing challenges on how to be more flexible and more easy to use and will has room for improvement. Support and enhancement for non blocking /async programming with reactphp.,10,Improve our development quality. Improve our development speed. Improve the relationship with our customers because our products are more stable.,Laravel PHP Framework, CakePHP, Zend Framework and CodeIgniter,Jenkins, MongoDB, Elasticsearch
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January 11, 2019

Symfony Review: "The new standard in PHP libraries"

Score 9 out of 10
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The Symfony framework underpins several of the applications that we use. Most notably, is it used by Drupal 8 core, and so it makes its way into many of our client projects. We have also used components of Symfony directly in other PHP web applications, as we find that it puts a lot of industry-standard practices in place saving us time and headaches. It's easy to use and always getting better.
  • Symfony covers all of the bases that one might expect from a PHP framework, it can essentially be a one-stop-shop for the lower-level components you might need when developing a PHP application.
  • Symfony is a fully modular library, allowing you to easily use only the parts you want, easily plug it into other systems, and easily augment or replace parts of it with other libraries.
  • Symfony plays nicely with other code. We've never had an issue using it with any other PHP library or framework we've come across.
  • It's hard to fault Symfony for much of anything today. There are occasional security issues, but they are typically handled professionally and patched quickly.
  • Symfony can be a heavyweight solution if you don't really need a framework. This isn't really a fault with Symfony, since it does allow you to only use the components you need.
If someone is writing a PHP application and looking to determine which framework would be best suited, I think Symfony is almost always a great choice. I sometimes prefer to use other frameworks or tools that were built with Symfony, such as Laravel or Drupal 8, but unless you need more than what Symfony offers, then using Symfony directly is simple and powerful.
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July 31, 2018

Review: "Symfony: For Complex Enterprise Scalable Products"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Symfony PHP framework for the development of the majority of the projects within the company. Some of the projects use Symfony for the front-end (for example, www.grossum.com) as well as the back-end. Symfony as a back-end is used for most of the mobile apps as well as the web. From all the research our developers have done and their experience, Symfony is one of the most convenient frameworks for complex projects.
  • 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.
  • For less complex projects, Laravel or Silex (or even WordPress) can be used. Symfony is better for enterprise products than just for the fun of it.
  • There are always debates regarding Sonata Admin for Symfony, but while there are people who dislike it, we use it and heavily rely on it.
Symfony is good for ensuring scalability of the project (granted, you also would require a cloud for that, but that's another topic), therefore it is a good framework to use if you are thinking about creating an enterprise product. Symfony's documentation is also done quite well, so that's another advantage because you can easily trace the changes and find out what happened when.

Symfony isn't the ideal choice for a small-scale website simply because there are other frameworks and CMS that would do that quicker and easier. If you, however, need strong backend for a project, Symfony's your mate.
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November 10, 2017

Symfony Review: "The best php framework"

Score 10 out of 10
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Symfony is our main development framework, its stack or base components make up 100% of our products. We have built not just products purchased by other companies but also platforms for our internal consumption and company management. Accounting, Reporting, E-Commerce, Blogs and Bots are just a few of the areas where we have been using Symfony. Using Symfony allows us to speed up the development process and know for sure that it is strongly supported by its robust community.
  • RAD, with it, and with a huge set of bundles; you can start and leverage a project in just a few weeks.
  • Support for BC, its strong commitment on semantic versioning and not introducing any BC break in any minor version.
  • Evolving, its community and its main developers are always pushing forward on new components and enhancements.
  • Micro services architecture, even with the new introduction of flex it has a lot of room for support and enhance this pattern.
  • Form component, this component its always facing challenges on how to be more flexible and more easy to use and will has room for improvement.
  • Support and enhancement for non blocking /async programming with reactphp.
Symfony is a strong framework because of its strong set of components. Its architecture allows Symfony to grow and allows us to use what we need. It is well suited for both small bots, console commands, micro services and big monoliths.
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