Friend or Foe: Selecting a Framework for Your Next Project
Frameworks can be a developer’s best friend, or the downfall of their website or mobile application if they don’t take the time necessary to choose one that’s right for them. Many think this selection process is easy—one selects a framework and, like magic, they are ready to go. What they fail to consider is there are thousands of frameworks to look into, some of which work together or are dependent on other frameworks. Luckily, complete frameworks tutorials are available to make this process easier. Tutorials don’t take much time and showcase what each framework will do so developers can determine if it will work for their project.
While selecting the proper frameworks requires extensive research, developers first must understand the differences between front-end and back-end frameworks:
Framework: Symfony (PHP)
One such example is Symfony, a PHP-based back-end framework used to power the websites and mobile applications for Spotify, Yahoo, National Geographic, Bla Bla Car, DailyMotion.com, Meetic.com, Vogue and many others. Symfony has earned a reputation for its stability, maintainability and the Long Term Support (LTS) versions released by SesioLabs, the French software development company that initially developed Symfony.
Symfony established its distinction through its aim to speed up the development and maintenance of Web applications, and negate the need for repetitive coding. It is best used in a large-scale enterprise context, and gives developers complete control over configuration. As one of the most customizable PHP frameworks available, Symfony is a major value-add to any PHP-based project or application.