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Phalcon vs Symfony: What are the differences?

Phalcon: Web framework delivered as a C-extension for PHP. Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption; 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.

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

"Fast" is the top reason why over 57 developers like Phalcon, while over 154 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Symfony.

Phalcon 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 Phalcon with 9.74K GitHub stars and 1.78K GitHub forks.

eTobb, Improvely, and Chooos are some of the popular companies that use Symfony, whereas Phalcon is used by Sellsuki, Learning Data, and Ringostat. Symfony has a broader approval, being mentioned in 374 company stacks & 277 developers stacks; compared to Phalcon, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

What is Phalcon?

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

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 Phalcon 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.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
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 Phalcon and Symfony
Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
Web Developer at ipexia · | 11 upvotes · 98.6K views
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Namecheap
Namecheap
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, and with a domain name bought on Namecheap.

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Reviews of Phalcon and Symfony
Review ofPhalconPhalcon

'm a professional web developer from Vietnam with B.S Physics and Engineering. I'm a Phalcon enthusiast as Opensource. In free time, I was support on forum Phalcon also my forum and contribution core Phalcon.

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Physics
Review ofPhalconPhalcon

I think precompiled PHP is the way to go. It saves CPU cycles, RAM and overall I/O. It saves money too. Smaller requirements = smaller bills.

I've tried symfony and zend. Phalcon was easiest to use.

How developers use Phalcon 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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Taylor Host uses PhalconPhalcon

Internal/admin tools; in-house ground-truth training client.

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Jesse B uses PhalconPhalcon

Primary Framework

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