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PHP-MVC vs Symfony: What are the differences?

PHP-MVC: Simple and easy to understand MVC skeleton application. This project is - by intention - NOT a full framework, it's a bare-bone structure, written in purely native PHP ! The php-mvc skeleton tries to be the extremely slimmed down opposite of big frameworks like Zend2, Symfony or Laravel; 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.

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

PHP-MVC 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 PHP-MVC with 1.25K GitHub stars and 494 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Symfony has a broader approval, being mentioned in 374 company stacks & 277 developers stacks; compared to PHP-MVC, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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I'm about to begin working on an API, for which I plan to add GraphQL connectivity for processing data. The data processed will mainly be audio files being downloaded/uploaded with some user messaging & authentication.

I don't mind the difficulty in any service since I've used C++ (for data structures & algorithms at least) and would also say I am patient and can learn fairly quickly. My main concerns would be their performance, libraries/community, and job marketability.

Why I'm stuck between these three...

Symfony: I've programmed in PHP for back-end in a previous internship and may do so again in a few months.

Node.js: It's newer than PHP, and it's JavaScript where my front-end stack will be React and (likely) React Native.

Go: It's newer than PHP, I've heard of its good performance, and it would be nice to learn a new (growing) language.

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Max Musing
Founder & CEO at BaseDash · | 6 upvotes · 92.4K views
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Go with Node.js. There's something really satisfying about being able to use a single language across your entire tech stack. Especially once you integrate GraphQL, which is effectively JSON.

Your second best option is Go, but the ecosystem around Node.js is quite a bit stronger. This will play a big factor when you start building functionality like file management, messaging (especially in real-time), and authentication. The libraries and documentation are just stronger for Node.

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Decisions about PHP-MVC and Symfony
Danilo Polani
Senior Software Engineer at WeRoad · | 7 upvotes · 43.5K views

For a full-stack app or just simple APIs I'd go 100% with Laravel. You get a clean architecture, beautiful documentation and friendly and always growing community: the project is yours, from A to Z. With their docs and resources like Laracast you can start from zero and build what you want, when you want. The learning curve is definitely smaller when compared to Symfony and, with the help of a bit of "magic" (Facades etc.) you get the same results in the half of the time with cleaner code.

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Pros of PHP-MVC
Pros of Symfony
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    Easy to Learn
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    Open source
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    Php
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    Dependency injection
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    Community
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    Professional
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    Doctrine
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    Organized
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    Modular architecture
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    Smart programming
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    Solid
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    Documentation
  • 14
    LTS releases
  • 9
    Easy to Learn
  • 9
    Robust
  • 9
    Decoupled framework components
  • 8
    Bundle
  • 8
    Good practices guideline
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    Service container
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    Simple
  • 6
    Powerful
  • 4
    Flexible

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Cons of PHP-MVC
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      Too many dependency
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      Lot of config files
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      YMAL
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      Feature creep
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    What is PHP-MVC?

    This project is - by intention - NOT a full framework, it's a bare-bone structure, written in purely native PHP ! The php-mvc skeleton tries to be the extremely slimmed down opposite of big frameworks like Zend2, Symfony or Laravel.

    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 PHP-MVC and Symfony?
    PHP
    Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
    Spring MVC
    A Java framework that follows the Model-View-Controller design pattern and provides an elegant solution to use MVC in spring framework by the help of DispatcherServlet.
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