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Kohana vs Symfony: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kohana as "An elegant HMVC PHP5 framework". Kohana is an elegant, open source, and object oriented HMVC framework built using PHP5, by a team of volunteers. It aims to be swift, secure, and small. On the other hand, Symfony is detailed as "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.

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

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

Kohana 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 Kohana with 1.61K GitHub stars and 464 GitHub forks.

eTobb, Improvely, and Chooos are some of the popular companies that use Symfony, whereas Kohana is used by Huia, Zeel Networks Inc, and Plinga. Symfony has a broader approval, being mentioned in 374 company stacks & 277 developers stacks; compared to Kohana, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is Kohana?

Kohana is an elegant, open source, and object oriented HMVC framework built using PHP5, by a team of volunteers. It aims to be swift, secure, and small.

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 Kohana and Symfony?
    Laravel
    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.
    CodeIgniter
    CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
    Yii
    Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
    Node.js
    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
    ASP.NET
    .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
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    Decisions about Kohana and Symfony
    Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
    Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
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    Django
    Django
    Python
    Python
    Symfony
    Symfony
    PythonAnywhere
    PythonAnywhere

    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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    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).

    Avatar of Massimo Floris
    Massimo Floris uses SymfonySymfony

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

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