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.
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'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.
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.
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.
We developed our ERP with Symfony, then we use this framework and its components in e-commerce customization.
The RESTful backend for Hilenium was built using the Symfony2 framework.
Solid components backed by a great community and visionary company (sensio labs).