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Spring Boot vs Symfony: What are the differences?

What is Spring Boot? Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss. Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.

What is 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.

Spring Boot and Symfony can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Powerful and handy", "Easy setup" and "Java" are the key factors why developers consider Spring Boot; whereas "Open source", "Php" and "Community" are the primary reasons why Symfony is favored.

Spring Boot and Symfony are both open source tools. Spring Boot with 39.3K GitHub stars and 25.5K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Symfony with 21K GitHub stars and 6.98K GitHub forks.

MIT, PedidosYa, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Spring Boot, whereas Symfony is used by Docplanner, Webedia, and eTobb. Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 326 company stacks & 585 developers stacks; compared to Symfony, which is listed in 355 company stacks and 267 developer stacks.

What is Spring Boot?

Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.

What is Symfony?

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.
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What are some alternatives to Spring Boot and Symfony?
Spring
A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
JBoss
An application platform for hosting your apps that provides an innovative modular, cloud-ready architecture, powerful management and automation, and world class developer productivity.
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.
Play
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.
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Review ofSpring BootSpring Boot

spring boot allow my team to start building web services quickly and package it in a stand alone application

How developers use Spring Boot 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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Climate CoLab uses Spring BootSpring Boot

Spring-Boot allows us to create stand-alone web servers and helps us configure many of our dependencies with sane default, while maintaining flexibility where we need it.

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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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Emcee uses Spring BootSpring Boot

Probably the best application framework in Java, by far. Time-proven, mature.

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Massimo Floris uses SymfonySymfony

Back-end Framework, data model implementation, Database interactions.

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p009922 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

light weight server approach for REST-services

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Project44 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

All services are spring-boot applications.

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Vaadin uses Spring BootSpring Boot

Solid base for Java-based web app backend

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