Rails vs Symfony: What are the differences?
Rails: Web development that doesn't hurt. Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern; 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.
Rails and Symfony can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
"Rapid development", "Great gems" and "Great community" are the key factors why developers consider Rails; whereas "Open source", "Php" and "Community" are the primary reasons why Symfony is favored.
Rails and Symfony are both open source tools. It seems that Rails with 43.6K GitHub stars and 17.5K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Symfony with 21.1K GitHub stars and 7.01K GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Twitter, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Rails, whereas Symfony is used by Typeform, BlaBlaCar, and Accenture. Rails has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2321 company stacks & 796 developers stacks; compared to Symfony, which is listed in 374 company stacks and 277 developer stacks.
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