Laravel vs. Symfony vs. CakePHP

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What is Laravel?

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.

What is Symfony?

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.

What is CakePHP?

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.
Why do developers choose Laravel?
Why do you like Laravel?

Why do developers choose Symfony?
Why do you like Symfony?

Why do developers choose CakePHP?
Why do you like CakePHP?

What are the cons of using Laravel?
Downsides of Laravel?

What are the cons of using Symfony?
Downsides of Symfony?

What are the cons of using CakePHP?
No Cons submitted yet for CakePHP
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How much does Laravel cost?
How much does Symfony cost?
How much does CakePHP cost?
CakePHP Pricing
What companies use Laravel?
1055 companies on StackShare use Laravel
What companies use Symfony?
452 companies on StackShare use Symfony
What companies use CakePHP?
83 companies on StackShare use CakePHP
What tools integrate with Laravel?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with Laravel
What tools integrate with Symfony?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Symfony
What tools integrate with CakePHP?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with CakePHP

What are some alternatives to Laravel, Symfony, and CakePHP?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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