Why Symfony is a Top Choice for Entrepreneurs Globally?
As an entrepreneur, when you start a new project, you have to take one of the most vital decisions of choosing the right framework. No matter how experienced you are, you are going to find it challenging to determine whether you should opt for vanilla PHP or use a high-performance framework like Symfony.
Let’s see why you should choose Symfony for enterprise-level projects such as those involving a custom ordering systems or, a portal with a multi-step authentication model.
There are very good reasons why today, more than a million of developers use Symfony worldwide.
Refined MVC Architecture:
Symfony has a very familiar MVC type architecture which is apt for systematic and scalable web development projects. The intent behind using MVC as the core of the development is to make the process a cakewalk while segregating file structure into Model, View, and Controller.
Each of these components contributes towards handling specific development aspects of an application. The ‘Model’ sums up the business logic of the application. The ‘View’ transmutes a specific model into a web page visible to the user and the Controller acts as an interface between the Model and View components to process all the business logic and incoming requests.
By using the MVC model, developers can now easily separate the Model (business logic) and the View (user presentation).
In short, it’s robust, powerful, and really cool, allowing for great maintainability.
Presently, it’s an amazing choice for developing enterprise-grade apps that are highly dynamic and interactive in nature.
Pre-built Directory Structure:
A typical Symfony Project folder consists of the strictly organized subfolder. More so, Symfony creates its own platform of the application on the basis of user-provided input. The goal is to generate a skeleton application that could be further improved with the help of Views and Controllers.
On the contrary, if you opt for vanilla PHP, you are likely to build the entire directory structure from scratch, thereby accounting for valuable project hours.
The problem of clashing names for code classes can be really daunting and stressful. The issue can become more problematic when the code is recycled or re-purposed. Using Symfony helps improve the power of namespacing without the hassle of dealing with similar class names.
Leveraging the Power of Composer:
Working with Symfony allows developers to truly leverage their power. As a developer, you can use Composer to download and install Symfony’s various components as well as third-party libraries and packages.
Since none of the downloaded packages is auto-enabled, developers have to enable the packages before using them in the code. Thus, the practice eliminates the hassles of dealing with auto-enabled problematic packages.
Symfony’s Smart Bundle System:
Symfony bundles act like plugins in software, increasing the functionality of the application. In fact, the entire Symfony framework consists of bundles alone. As such, the framework is highly flexible and can be adjusted to the specific requirements of the application.
Templates with Twig:
Twig is the default template format in Symfony which is used to create templates that are used across the application. Working with Symfony also allows to recycle twig based templates across applications.
Managing Environment Variables:
Using Symfony allows developers to perform several actions such as user authentication with ease. These requirements are often handled through environment variables that are globally available across the application.
Keep an eye on the latest in the world of this Symfony framework. At the moment, it benefits eCommerce projects like Magento and Shopware as well as CMS including Drupal and Joomla.