Play vs Symfony: What are the differences?
Play: The High Velocity Web Framework For Java and Scala. Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications; 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.
Play and Symfony belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
"Scala", "Web-friendly architecture" and "Built on akka" are the key factors why developers consider Play; whereas "Open source", "Php" and "Community" are the primary reasons why Symfony is favored.
Play 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 Play with 11.2K GitHub stars and 3.77K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Symfony has a broader approval, being mentioned in 374 company stacks & 277 developers stacks; compared to Play, which is listed in 112 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.