Symfony is a PHP web framework that’s built on top of a set of reusable components. It was first released in October 2005 and is currently one of the most popular PHP frameworks. Symfony components are used in many PHP projects such as Laravel, CakePHP, Yii, Drupal, Magento, Joomla, and more.
Benefits of using Symfony
- Takes care of a lot of common web development tasks (e.g., routing, databases / ORMs, validation, emails, testing, dependency injection, logging, event dispatching, messaging / queues, configuration, etc.).
- Large community. If you get stuck, you can usually find help online. You can find reusable solutions to common problems that many developers have solved before.
- Battle-tested and actively maintained. Used on countless projects. You can rely on it to implement the latest best practices in security and performance.