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MEAN vs Symfony: What are the differences?

MEAN: A Simple, Scalable and Easy starting point for full stack javascript web development. MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) is a boilerplate that provides a nice starting point for MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS based applications. It is designed to give you a quick and organized way to start developing MEAN based web apps with useful modules like Mongoose and Passport pre-bundled and configured; 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.

MEAN and Symfony belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

"Javascript", "Easy" and "Nosql" are the key factors why developers consider MEAN; whereas "Open source", "Php" and "Community" are the primary reasons why Symfony is favored.

MEAN and Symfony are both open source tools. Symfony with 21.1K GitHub stars and 7.01K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MEAN with 11.8K GitHub stars and 3.57K GitHub forks.

eTobb, Improvely, and Chooos are some of the popular companies that use Symfony, whereas MEAN is used by CodeLordz, ClickBalance, and Adsia. Symfony has a broader approval, being mentioned in 374 company stacks & 277 developers stacks; compared to MEAN, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

What is MEAN?

MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) is a boilerplate that provides a nice starting point for MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS based applications. It is designed to give you a quick and organized way to start developing MEAN based web apps with useful modules like Mongoose and Passport pre-bundled and configured.

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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    Decisions about MEAN and Symfony
    Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
    Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
    Web Developer at ipexia · | 11 upvotes · 95.3K views
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    Namecheap
    Namecheap
    Django
    Django
    Python
    Python
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    Symfony
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    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, and with a domain name bought on Namecheap.

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    Reviews of MEAN and Symfony
    Avatar of AlmogBaku
    Cofounder & CTO at Rimoto
    Review ofMEANMEAN

    I found mean.io just smooth, fun, orginized and just work out-of-the-box.

    How developers use MEAN and Symfony
    Avatar of shridhardalavi
    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.

    Avatar of datapile
    datapile uses MEANMEAN

    MongoDB is a solid NoSQL store. Angular.js is being vetted as a potential front-end framework for the website (though it may ultimately not be used for the non-app site). Everything is running on node.js and hosted via an Express.js web server (though we are looking into Koa.js as it is the official successor to Express.js)

    Avatar of Christian Bryant
    Christian Bryant uses MEANMEAN

    FULL STACK ( preferred if;at all possible! ). Any "NEW" project (all me) I am tasked with I try to sketch it out with MEAN in mind first and then will tweak or stray from the 'plan' when necessary

    Avatar of Hevelop
    Hevelop uses SymfonySymfony

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

    Avatar of Hilenium
    Hilenium uses SymfonySymfony

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

    Avatar of Oliver Stark
    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.

    Avatar of Khalid Garner
    Khalid Garner uses MEANMEAN

    Mongo for nosql, express server angular front end and node packages

    Avatar of clonn
    clonn uses MEANMEAN

    light weight

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