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Symfony vs Yii: What are the differences?

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.

What is Yii? A high-performance PHP framework best for developing Web 2.0 applications. Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.

Symfony and Yii belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Symfony over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Yii.

Symfony and Yii are both open source tools. It seems that Symfony with 21.1K GitHub stars and 7.01K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Yii with 4.86K GitHub stars and 2.22K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Symfony has a broader approval, being mentioned in 374 company stacks & 277 developers stacks; compared to Yii, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

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..

What is Yii?

Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
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    What are some alternatives to Symfony and Yii?
    Laravel
    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
    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.
    WordPress
    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
    Phalcon
    Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.
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    Decisions about Symfony and Yii
    Buzz Zhang
    Buzz Zhang
    PHP
    PHP
    Yii
    Yii
    MySQL
    MySQL
    PHP-MVC
    PHP-MVC

    Of all PHP frameworks, my best and only choice is Yii . Think of this: you have a MySQL database, it contains several tables. Now you want to setup a PHP-MVC site, firstly, you must create Models, Yii have a very handy tool called Gii, you can easily create model with Gii just by one click, Gii will read your database table columns and create PHP models automatically for you. Now you need Controller, still with Gii, it will automatically create all 4 php files for you with Insert/Delete/Update/Select even with Search function.

    Well, now the most modern way is to have a RESTful API, that's even easier with Yii, you even don't need to care about all the columns, just 4 lines of code you can expose your database table as RESTful API with all GET/POST/PUT/DELETE support, even you change your database table columns, you don't need to change any PHP code.

    For security, Yii have embedded authentication and RBAC support. For multi language, Yii have embedded i18n support, all with out-of-box. Just play with it, I bet you will love it.

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    Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
    Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
    Web Developer at ipexia · | 11 upvotes · 125.8K views
    atipexiaipexia
    Namecheap
    Namecheap
    Django
    Django
    Python
    Python
    Symfony
    Symfony
    PythonAnywhere
    PythonAnywhere

    I really love Django because it is really fast to create a web application from scratch and it has a lot a facilities like the ORM or the Admin module ! The Python language is really easy to read and powerful, that's why I prefer Django over Symfony.

    I use Django at work to make tools for the technicians but I also use it for me to build my personal website which I host on PythonAnywhere, and with a domain name bought on Namecheap.

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    How developers use Symfony and Yii
    Avatar of shridhardalavi
    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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    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.

    Avatar of Oliver Stark
    Oliver Stark uses SymfonySymfony

    Solid components backed by a great community and visionary company (sensio labs).

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    Massimo Floris uses SymfonySymfony

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

    Avatar of Felipe Almeida
    Felipe Almeida uses YiiYii

    Yii is great. 90% of the work done by Yii.

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