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Phalcon vs Symfony: What are the differences?

Phalcon: Web framework delivered as a C-extension for PHP. Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption; Symfony: A PHP full-stack web framework. Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.

Phalcon and Symfony can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Fast" is the top reason why over 57 developers like Phalcon, while over 154 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Symfony.

Phalcon and Symfony are both open source tools. It seems that Symfony with 21.1K GitHub stars and 7.01K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Phalcon with 9.74K GitHub stars and 1.78K GitHub forks.

eTobb, Improvely, and Chooos are some of the popular companies that use Symfony, whereas Phalcon is used by Sellsuki, Learning Data, and Ringostat. Symfony has a broader approval, being mentioned in 374 company stacks & 277 developers stacks; compared to Phalcon, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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I'm about to begin working on an API, for which I plan to add GraphQL connectivity for processing data. The data processed will mainly be audio files being downloaded/uploaded with some user messaging & authentication.

I don't mind the difficulty in any service since I've used C++ (for data structures & algorithms at least) and would also say I am patient and can learn fairly quickly. My main concerns would be their performance, libraries/community, and job marketability.

Why I'm stuck between these three...

Symfony: I've programmed in PHP for back-end in a previous internship and may do so again in a few months.

Node.js: It's newer than PHP, and it's JavaScript where my front-end stack will be React and (likely) React Native.

Go: It's newer than PHP, I've heard of its good performance, and it would be nice to learn a new (growing) language.

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Max Musing
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Go with Node.js. There's something really satisfying about being able to use a single language across your entire tech stack. Especially once you integrate GraphQL, which is effectively JSON.

Your second best option is Go, but the ecosystem around Node.js is quite a bit stronger. This will play a big factor when you start building functionality like file management, messaging (especially in real-time), and authentication. The libraries and documentation are just stronger for Node.

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Pros of Phalcon
Pros of Symfony
  • 64
    Fast
  • 54
    High performance
  • 37
    Open source
  • 35
    Fast and easy to use
  • 32
    Scalable
  • 23
    Versatile
  • 22
    Fiexble
  • 20
    Automatic routing
  • 19
    It is easy and fast
  • 17
    Is very good
  • 9
    Dependency injection
  • 9
    Low overhead
  • 6
    Awesome
  • 2
    Easy and fast
  • 1
    Great for API
  • 1
    Clean Architecture
  • 1
    Modularity
  • 1
    Easy Setup
  • 0
    Very customizable
  • 171
    Open source
  • 144
    Php
  • 125
    Dependency injection
  • 124
    Community
  • 117
    Professional
  • 76
    Doctrine
  • 69
    Organized
  • 64
    Modular architecture
  • 44
    Smart programming
  • 40
    Solid
  • 16
    Documentation
  • 13
    LTS releases
  • 8
    Robust
  • 8
    Easy to Learn
  • 7
    Good practices guideline
  • 7
    Bundle
  • 7
    Decoupled framework components
  • 6
    Service container
  • 6
    Simple
  • 4
    Powerful
  • 3
    Flexible

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Cons of Phalcon
Cons of Symfony
  • 4
    Support few databases
  • 2
    Very bad documentation
  • 9
    Too many dependency
  • 7
    Lot of config files
  • 3
    YMAL
  • 2
    Feature creep
  • 1
    Bloated

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What is Phalcon?

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

What is Symfony?

It is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP..

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What are some alternatives to Phalcon and Symfony?
Laravel
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CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
Lumen
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Slim
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