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Fat-Free vs Symfony: What are the differences?

What is Fat-Free? PHP micro-framework designed to help you build dynamic and robust Web applications - fast. Fat-Free Framework makes it easy to build entire Web sites in a jiffy. With the same power and brevity as modern Javascript toolkits and libraries, F3 helps you write better-looking and more reliable PHP programs.

What is 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.

Fat-Free and Symfony can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Fat-Free over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Symfony.

Fat-Free 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 Fat-Free with 2.3K GitHub stars and 443 GitHub forks.

What is Fat-Free?

Fat-Free Framework makes it easy to build entire Web sites in a jiffy. With the same power and brevity as modern Javascript toolkits and libraries, F3 helps you write better-looking and more reliable PHP programs.

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.
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    What are some alternatives to Fat-Free and Symfony?
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    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
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    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It 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.
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    Decisions about Fat-Free and Symfony
    Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
    Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
    Web Developer at ipexia · | 11 upvotes · 41.3K views
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    PythonAnywhere
    PythonAnywhere
    Symfony
    Symfony
    Python
    Python
    Django
    Django

    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.

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    Reviews of Fat-Free and Symfony
    Review ofFat-FreeFat-Free

    This compact framework provided me flexibility. I can implement my own design pattern either MVC or something else. What caught my attention the most was its built-in ORM that can accommodate SQL and NoSql database. That means I can have my MongoSql and SQL queries written by those compatible raw sql statements but still creates ORM models the same way as nosql. Consider for example: $user=new DB\SQL\Mapper($db,'users');// for sql db $user=new DB\Mongo\Mapper($db,'users'); // for mongo db then $user = $user->load('id = 1');

    Thanks to its high modularity, I can add more fat to my liking. There's also Cortex ORM f3 extension which handles join tables. Also, handles sessions, routing, and config with ease and let you organize them neatly. That's just a few of the handful features without much weight and with fast performance. One drawback is smaller community, but didn't disappoint me.

    How developers use Fat-Free and Symfony
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    shridhardalavi uses SymfonySymfony

    Symfony is a set of PHP Components, a Web Application framework, a Philosophy, and a Community — all working together in harmony A framework is a collection of universal, reusable programs that accomplish particular tasks to facilitate the development of software applications. A framework is a pledge of quality, upgradability and maintainability of applications at lower cost. Applications developed using a framework are interoperable with market standards.

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    Hevelop uses SymfonySymfony

    We developed our ERP with Symfony, then we use this framework and its components in e-commerce customization.

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    Hilenium uses SymfonySymfony

    The RESTful backend for Hilenium was built using the Symfony2 framework.

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    Oliver Stark uses SymfonySymfony

    Solid components backed by a great community and visionary company (sensio labs).

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    Massimo Floris uses SymfonySymfony

    Back-end Framework, data model implementation, Database interactions.

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