We, Unleashed Technologies, have partnered with SensioLabs, the creator of Symfony, the leading PHP framework for creating web applications and Websites.

If you have heard of Symfony PHP, you know it is a better way to build sites and applications. But if you have never heard of it, you have come to the right place. Symfony is a set of open-source reusable and organized PHP components, like a toolbox, facilitating a pick-as-you-go approach for the components you need for your Project.

Major brands use Symfony PHP.

Many renowned brands use Symfony PHP. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) worked with SensioLabs to use Symfony to build a user-centric and responsive approach to their website, which automatically adapted content to each terminal without additional development. (Link to sensioLabs success story-To read more, follow the link) Using Symfony components, the site simplified maintenance, and its responsive architecture allowed developers more efficiency and flexibility by basing the entire system on a single code.

Some of the brands using Symfony are:

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List of brands
  1. Drupal console
  2. Spotify
  3. Vogue/France 
  4. Trivago
  5. Swiss open government data
  6. Coursehero
  7. Grand Tour of Switzerland 
  8. Dailymotion

Symfony has finally arrived in the USA.

Symfony has revolutionized site architecture in Europe for quite some time. It doesn't have a significant known presence in the USA, but the partnership with Unleashed will help change the dynamic and bring it to its full potential in the U.S. market.

The open-source nature of Symfony PHP has created a large community of developers committed to it. This ability to attract and generate a community around Symfony PHP allows the components to remain relevant and have plenty of Symfony information and resources available to any user.

Symfony Advantages

Symfony has many advantages, but if you are wondering, what Symfony can do for you, read our article about the benefits of Symfony (link to second article). Some of these many advantages include:

  1. Testing is a vital part of creating a site or application. Symfony includes several built-in testing tools to ensure the proper functioning of Symfony, including built-in tools for testing the effectiveness of applications. These tools facilitate the creation of test-driven, practical business solutions.
  2. It is a framework that facilitates personalization. Symfony PHP's flexible framework is ideal for creating carefully tailored solutions or developing applications and solutions for existing websites. Symfony PHP components integrate easily with an extensive array of popular platforms.
  3. Symfony has a layered architecture model-view-controller (MVC). This layered architecture allows for a convenient and straightforward application and programming. Symfony centralizes changes by not requiring the user to edit large pieces of code. The view layer is separated from the model layer, allowing the user to make changes in the visible part of the internet, simplify modifications, and make site management much less expensive.
  4. Symfony PHP components facilitate the creation of entire applications or only some components, making it ideal to either create a solution from scratch or add functions and components to the existing code.
  5. Users of Symfony PHP can benefit from an extensive and passionate community of more than 600,000 developers, all working to help PHP exceed expectations.
  6. Symfony makes it easy to translate applications into different languages. Symfony can add string translations in multiple file formats. PHP, XLF, INI, JSON, and PO are some of the most popular.
  7. Symfony provides the user with a practical toolbar called "Profiler." The tool lets you look behind the curtain and see what's happening. It is an efficient tool when debugging an application. This tool can also give you more information about your application and show you the details you request, exceptions, and form input. You can also view translations and have the tool in the footer or at the bottom of the site while you have it activated.

The core of Symfony's architecture is The Model-View-Controller (MVC)

The structure of Symfony PHP has a robust and organized set of folders and directories, including translations, directories, and templates for you to configure and personalize.

To give you a quick overview, below is the default folder structure of a typical Symfony application:

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Open computer displaying the Symfony application

symfony_project/

├─ assets/

├─ bin/

│ └─ console

├─ config/

│ ├─ packages/

│ └─ services.yaml

├─ migrations/

├─ public/

│ ├─ build/

│ └─ index.php

├─ src/

│ ├─ Command/

│ ├─ Controller/

│ ├─ DataFixtures/

│ ├─ Entity/

│ ├─ EventSubscriber/

│ ├─ Form/

│ ├─ Repository/

│ ├─ Security/

│ └─ Twig/

├─ templates/

├─ tests/

├─ translations/

├─ var/

│ ├─ cache/

│ └─ log/

└─ vendor/

As you can see, Symfony provides a robust set of tools and resources, and facilitates the creation of adaptable and tailored business solutions. If you are ready to take your applications to the next level or want to learn more about this and other platforms, follow us on LinkedIn, explore our blog, or send us a message.