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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..
Symfony is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Symfony is an open source tool with 24.2K GitHub stars and 7.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Symfony's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Symfony?

628 companies reportedly use Symfony in their tech stacks, including Stack, Accenture, and trivago.

3653 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Symfony.

Symfony Integrations

PHP, Sentry, Bugsnag, CakePHP, and Airbrake are some of the popular tools that integrate with Symfony. Here's a list of all 19 tools that integrate with Symfony.
Public Decisions about Symfony

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Symfony in their tech stack.

Jaume Bosch
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Symfony is probably the most popular PHP framework nowadays. We began with Symfony 2.6 and during 2019 we migrated to Symfony 4.2, also introducing #DDD and #hexagonal to our development process. Thanks to this improvements we could manage a quite big company with a small development team. If you agree, don't forget to upvote my review.


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Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
Web Developer at ipexia · | 13 upvotes · 170.8K views

I really love Django because it is really fast to create a web application from scratch and it has a lot a facilities like the ORM or the Admin module ! The Python language is really easy to read and powerful, that's why I prefer Django over Symfony.

I use Django at work to make tools for the technicians but I also use it for me to build my personal website which I host on PythonAnywhere, and with a domain name bought on Namecheap.

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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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Daniel Fahl
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Thinking about how to set up simple websites in the future... I was specifically looking at something simple to develop in (coming from a Symfony/Laravel background but with some experience in Vue.js). Any recommendations?

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Symfony Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Symfony?
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