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[POLL] What do you use symfony for?

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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by HomeBru » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:37 pm

Nationality: US
Age: 54
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web Developer / Web Designer / Applications Programmer

What’s the size of your company?
Between 50 and 500

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes (but I am the sole developer/designer for the company)

How did you get to know symfony?
SymfonyWebsite

Since when?
28 Jul 2008

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 IT WORKS!
2 Very well thought out - very careful about segregating code and maintaining a strong MVC environment
3 Intuitive functionality - not knowing Symfony, it is very easy to write code/parameters the way I would intuitively do it and not only does Symfony accept it, but it also works as advertised
- :
1 Installation and setup for website is a bit involved compared to cakePHP
2 Supporting documents are not clearly identified on the web site - I keep finding important, helpful Symfony-Project.org documents by accident when I am search google for help with problems I am having while I am learning symfony - I can't seem to find them listed anywhere OBVIOUS in the Symfony-Project.org Documents pages
3 Not advertised enough - I gave up trying to use the seemingly popular cakePHP because it kept on getting in the way of what I was trying to do. I am having amazing success with Symfony and I strongly believe that Symfony is SO much better than cakePHP that any comparison simply isn't fair to cakePHP!!!!

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Don't know it well enough yet to respond
2.
3.

Which other framework do you use?
Did use cakePHP for a week but stopped using it after I became bald from pulling my hair out in frustration.
Used to do a lot of .Net (ASPX) programming

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Symfony
3. .Net (a different kind of framework, but still a framework)

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
As much as possible. I have very little money available to buy software and as a programmer, I believe in sharing the code with anyone that wants it - I am just that kind of guy - I benefit from using free software so I should pass my stuff on for free to someone else that might benefit, etc., etc.

Also, one of the best ways to learn programming is to 'reverse engineer' someone else's code to learn how they did it! I started my programming career that way 30+ years ago and I still do it that way!

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. I can afford it
2. High Quality
3. Promotes future development by enabling projects that no one wants to support financially but ends up advancing the entire sphere of the technological/programming universe!

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Heavily data-driven websites/applications - the more involved (data-wise) the application, the better suited it is for Symfony

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
That it continues to progress and refine itself and puts all other PHP based frameworks out of business - to use another PHP framework is just a waste of time!
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by kannapiran_86 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:51 am

Nationality: Indian
Age: 22
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web Programmer

What’s the size of your company?
Between 10 and 50

What is your interest for symfony?
Professional

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Community

Since when?
December 2007

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :

1. Free
2. Flexibility
3.
- :
1. Learning
2
3

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1.Admin Generator, CRUD
2.Ajax
3.Configuration Settings

Which other framework do you use?
no

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Zend
3. CakePHP

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
No

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Free
2. Reusable
3. Customization

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
internet and Intranet

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation and More Training

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
More Plugins and examples for all plugins.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by ringhio » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:26 pm

Nationality: Italian
Age: 27
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web developer

What’s the size of your company?
Les than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
SymfonyWebsite

Since when?
06/2007

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 PHP5
2 Documentation
3 Scaffolding
- :
1 Steep learning curve

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Admin generator
2. yml conf
3. routing

Which other framework do you use?
Company built

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Zend Framework
3. CakePHP

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Yes. Etical reasons and company policy

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Cost
2. Community
3. Wideness of solutions

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?

Enterprise applications, web apps in general

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More Training

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
The best things.

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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by opendev » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:56 pm

Nationality: French
Age:22
Sex:Male
Professional activity :Developper

What’s the size of your company?
Les than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Magazine

Since when?

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 Many things can be surcharged without breaking code
2 Everithing is right dispatched
3 Great community :)~ :-)~ :smile:
- :
1 Not very adapted as a plugin for an already existent project
2 Requires a lot of time to understand all possibilities (interesting for big projects)
3

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Many things can be surcharged without breaking code
2. Good documentation
3. Everithing is right dispatched

Which other framework do you use?

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Copix
2. Zend
3. Home's Framework

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Yes because of Open Source Society
Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Community
2. Free of charges
3. Great posibilities

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Society management

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation / More Support / More Training / Other
More Support

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by sowmya » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:54 pm

Nationality: India
Age: 24
Sex: F
Professional activity: PHP Developer

What’s the size of your company?
Between 50 and 500

What is your interest for symfony?
both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Client requirement

Since when? 2007

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 Generators ( admin, crud )
2 MVC Implementation
3 Simplicity
- :
1 Learn Curve
2 Install
3 Propel inflexibility

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. DB Abstraction -> shema.yml
2. :Module/:Action concept
3. validation

Which other framework do you use?
Rails, Zend

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Rails

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
yes.bcoz of support for open source

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Open Source
2. Cost
3. support

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
developing internal tools.

What would you like to see develop around symfony
- propel,yaml support(Documentation)

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
More Stable, more Usefull,full documentation.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by scriptdog » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:36 pm

Nationality: Mexican
Age: 28
Sex: M
Professional activity: developer at www.panchodog.com

What’s the size of your company?
Between 10 and 50

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Other [ Framework reviews ]

Since when?
18 months

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?

+ :
1 Common tasks automated [cache, routing, logs, etc]
2 Documentation
3 MVC distribution

- :

1 Is a very long learning curve but the problem is that when i learn one version the other is launching. Give at least a cople years to one version, focus only in one, fix bugs, create more integrated helpers. Is really annoying that when you get knowledge and experiencie you have to start again and again. You have to give support to several versions and have plugins that some times works and others dont. Thats why i decided not to continue with macromedia/adobe suite.

2 Jquery full integration will help a lot. Right now we have a a plugin but just work partially and its development was harcoded.

3 Is it really necesary to have so many plugins at page [some of them are just started and other works partially], and so manny information? Lets decide whats is really necesary and whats not, keep it simple, if you are new you can get loose at page.

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1.Routing
2.Configuration
3.Admin generation

Which other framework do you use?

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Just symfony

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Cant be modified as your needs
2. You can implement your owns
3. Free

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
a kind of urban music community

What would you like to see develop around symfony
Website better organized / Less versions

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
1 Implement jQuery and Prototype native working the same way [both have the same popularity]
2 Itll be better to have one subdomain with its web folder for application rather than php files [i know this can be done handly].

web_public/index.php => www.domain.com
web_admin/index_dev.php => admin.domain.com
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by Mascot » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:18 pm

Nationality: Biracial
Age: 17
Sex: male
Professional activity: notemine.com

What’s the size of your company?
Less than 10, just me.

What is your interest for symfony?
Professional & Personal

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
No

How did you get to know symfony?
A friend.

Since when?
August of this year

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1. Fast production
2. Easy to modify and customize components for specific use
3 The ability to use Doctrine. (fav orm)
(4.) Active community
- :
1. Schema mapping manually
2. Symfony version differences between plugins (can be confusing)
3. The book - It's split across a lot of seperate "books" and confusing with it's docs (ex: Forms chapter).

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. AJAX integration
2. Admin Generator
3. Correct use of MVC arch.

Which other framework do you use?

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Rails
2. Symfony
3. (No other from person experience)

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
I'm pretty poor

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Fast fixing
2. Plenty of Docs
3. Cost

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Social websites with dynamic content.

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
For it to become a solid framework that is able to become flexible in scaled websites.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by taylorr » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:28 am

Nationality: China
Age: 39
Sex: M
Professional activity: Real Estate Development

What’s the size of your company?
More than 500 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Personal

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
No

How did you get to know symfony?
Other: Various forums, search engines.

Since when?
About 6 months ago.

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1: Well organized
2: Well documented
3: Community support
- :
1: A bit more complicated in configuration
2: Not running well in virtual servers
3: --

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Routing
2. ORM (both Propel and Doctrine)
3. ---

Which other framework do you use?
Pylons (for Python)

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Pylons
3. CakePHP

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
No.

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Free
2. Fully customizable
3. Quick bug-fix

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
My book collection and related.

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More Support

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Keep going! Make it big!
Develop with Symfony, PHP, MySQL
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by hisie » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:20 pm

Nationality: Spanish
Age: 27
Sex: Male
Professional activity: Web developer, designer, programmer

What’s the size of your company?
Les than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Other: i was looking for a framework to develop my end studies project and a friend talked me about symfony

Since when?
Since Mars 2008

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 Easy way of development
2 Small time to learn the base
3 Easy installation (knowing a bit about systems admin)
- :
1 I get lost in documentation that is not tutorials
2 Very small time of life for short versions (sometimes an applications developement take more than a year)
3

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Forms helpers
2. Easy internationalization
3.

Which other framework do you use?
I tried to develop without any framework, and the result is that now use a framework :)~ :-)~ :smile:

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2.
3.

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
I would like to use only open source, but now i have my wifi working with propietarie drivers...The rest i made GPL licensig of all my programs

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Easy share of knowledge
2. Better way to make money (you can make service, personalize other's applications, make installs of open source...)
3. Better feedback from the client

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Small portasl to Small and Middle Enterprises, and a big applicattion to control the data from trained people.

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
A new long time support version... 1.0 is ending its circle of life!! Help
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by syca » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:43 pm

Nationality: Mexican
Age: 24
Sex: Female
Professional activity: engineer in information technologies, web programmer


What’s the size of your company?
Less than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
no

How did you get to know symfony?
Symfony website

Since when?
February 2008

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1. Free
2. Flexibility
3. php5
- :
1. Learning
2
3

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Admin Generator
2. CRUD
3. Ajax

Which other framework do you use?
no

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony (I've just worked with symfony)

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Yes. company policy

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Free
2. Customization
3. Reusable

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
internet.

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation and training

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
develop more plugins and more documentation about them.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by gearond » Tue May 26, 2009 7:36 am

Nationality: USA
Age: 51
Sex: male
Professional activity: Electrician(day);
Owner, programmer, chief bottle washer for next
greatest web phenomena (night)

What’s the size of your company?
Les than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Other

Since when? 2009-05-01

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 Almost or maybe completely most complete of all frameworks.
2 LOTS of helpers, very logically organized concepts
3 Best tutorials
- :
1 Very tightly bound to own M & V & C components
2 No tutorials or maybe not non-trivial to output other than HTML
3 No automatic translation of website for various posts in
different langauges (forums, blogs) Add source language for
all submissions for auto translate.

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Great MVC implementation, true to concept
2. Caching is very intelligent
3. Skeleton system incredibly thorough.

Which other framework do you use? Tried Ying, fastest real
MVC out there, it seems. Not deep enough descriptions
in tutorials, however.

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Ying
3. Can't remember.

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Yes. I ***HATE*** FUD and naming programming concepts via
NIH and the marketing dept. Ex, f I wanted a fancy name
for a journaling file system in order to do 'setpoints',
for example, **I'd** want to be an idiot being pandered
to. Instead, tell me what your doing, and mabye why.

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Made by people who care.
2. Answers to problems are always free, and important.
3. Not developed or named by a marketing dept trying to kill
off competition and force single sourcing the world
to their ideas.

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
The next greatest web phenomena.

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation / More Support / More Training / Other
All the above.

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by msfpp » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:27 pm

Nationality: Italian
Age: 30
Sex: M
Professional activity: web developer

What’s the size of your company?
Less than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Professional / Personal

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
No

How did you get to know symfony?
Professional

Since when?
march 2009

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 object oriented
2 the command line
3 generate-admin
- :
1 relatively new project
2 some propel bug
3 documentation and resources with poor SEO

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. yml configuration files
2. partial and components
3. url system and js, css handling

Which other framework do you use?
asp.net

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. symfony
2. zend
3. asp.net

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
I would like to. But sometimes I have to get dirty with microsoft. I love open source because of linux, php and mysql.

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. lamp
2. documentation
3. fast evolution

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
web sites

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
To keep on watching it grows, and enjoy programming with it
You tell me it's the institution
Well you know
You better free your mind instead

symfony addicted.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by mellowplace » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:12 pm

Nationality: British
Age: 25
Sex: Male
Professional activity: PHP Developer

What’s the size of your company?
Between 10 and 50

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
SymfonyWebsite

Since when?
2007

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 Rapid Application Development
2 Full-stack (great for a project from scratch)
3 Documentation
- :
1 Full-stack (difficult to integrate into existing projects)
2 Performance
3 Not too keen on sfForms - yet another form component lib - would of been happier if an existing library could have been used

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. ORM Integration (schema.yml and the build tasks)
2. Validate.yml and form fillin
3. Automated tasks (generate admin modules, build model etc)

Which other framework do you use? Zend Framework

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards

It really depends on the task, I prefer using ZF on legacy code or on an app where I want to pick and choose for performance reasons. Where I am writing an app from scratch and for speed of development Symfony wins hands down for me.

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?

Generally yes, Cost & I can fix any issues myself.

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Cost
2. Developer resources
3. Contributions

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?

CPDcast.com - an online learning resource for Lawyers

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More Support

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?

I hope it stays relevant to me and I hope it continues to be adopted by many companies. I also hope that the focus stays on delivering quality over quantity.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by theredled » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:31 am

Nationality: French
Age: 25
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web Developper (lead) / Server Admin

What’s the size of your company?

Less than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Community (Internet forums)

Since when?

2008

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 : Admin generator, very customizable
2 : Full-Stack, therefore very predictable when you come to another project
3 : Even the freakest needs are implementable, thanks to factories, inheritance, filters...

- :
1 : A quite fragmented documentation (and too short for some advanced features : Embedded Forms, Admin Generator...)
2 : Performance could be better or more optimizable (1.2)
3 : Forms FW could be even better (especially embedded forms)

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Admin generator
2. Filters
3. ORMs integration

Which other framework do you use? None so much than Sf. (That's there are some matters where I can't really compare)
However, I played with Django, Code Igniter, ZF (by that awful Magento).

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Django
2. Symfony
3.

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
No

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Ability to learn from it
2. Prevent reinventing the wheel
3. "Honnest" communication (not as much bullshit and lies as close-source commercial products)

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Big Flash Apps with services and backends.

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Keep it (relatively) simple ! (to learn, to read, to write...)
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by v.shu » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:26 pm

Nationality: China
Age: 27
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web Application Developer

What’s the size of your company?
Les than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
QQ Group

Since when? January 2009

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 Propel lime
2 Admin Generator
3 Auto class loading
- :
1 Reliance on Pear
2 chinese doc's absence
3 Speed

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Propel lime
2. Admin Generator
3. plugins

Which other framework do you use?
thinkphp zend

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. thinkphp
3.

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
no,It depends
Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Cost
2. Community
3. The use of comfort
What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
i used it not so long,until now i tried it in two bussiness website and a Corporate Finance Statistics System

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More docs(with chinese version) or examples / More Training

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Stand alone from pear,and get a better speed
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by lucasaba » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:20 pm

Nationality: Italian
Age: 36 :shock:
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web Programmer

What’s the size of your company?
Between 3

What is your interest for symfony?
Professional

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
I was looking for a framework and I found that "Symfony Rocks!"

Since when?
2006

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :

1. Documentation
2. Flexibility
3. Build upon strong standards and good practice
- :
1. Documentation (some aspect should be explained in a better way..)
2. Don't know...
3. May be... hummm.... no, nothing else

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1.Clear MVC patterns
2.Test environment
3.Easy integration with AJAX

Which other framework do you use?
None... since a choose Symfony

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Zend
3. CakePHP

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
No

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Widespread knowledge
2. Widespread testing
3. Strong and accepted standards

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
web base solutions (document management and backoffice-frontoffice web applications)

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Symfony 2!
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by jdog » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:21 am

Hi,

Nationality: German based in New Zealand
Age: 37
Sex: male
Professional activity: software development

What’s the size of your company?
Les than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Professional

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Community / Professional

Since when?
2009

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 very slick CRUD form builder so far
2 standardises most common programming problems
3 easy to find professional resources for
- :
1 defautl date picker tedious
2 learning curve
3 server load

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. CRUD builder/ scaffolding
2. user management
3. database migration

Which other framework do you use?

Joomla, Drupal, PHPDBEditTk (inhouse)


Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Joomla
3. PHPDbEditTk

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?

yes, see below


Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. eliminates code ownership problem when selling to high value clients and web ventures
2. community
3. standardisation

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?

- Business productivity - service industry
- Web based ventures

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation / More Support / More Training / Other

unsure, right now

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?

To replace PHPDBEditTk for us.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by CuriousFerret » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:25 pm

Nationality: British
Age: 35
Sex: Male
Professional activity: Web Developer

What’s the size of your company?
Less than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Professional & Personal

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Community

Since when?

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 Documentation
2 Community
3
- :
1
2
3

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Form framework
2. Internationaliztion
3.

Which other framework do you use?

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Zend
2.
3.

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
I always aim to master the technologies I work with and that is more likely to be possible if I can work with and modify the original source. Interacting with and contributing to the community is fun and rewarding. Plus it's free ;)

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Community
2. Able to learn from other people's code
3. Low barrier to entry

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?

Web apps. Here's our latest: http://overturehq.com

What would you like to see develop around symfony
Continue as is - I think it's a fantastic project.

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
As above. Thanks to everyone who's contributed.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by Khepin » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:29 am

Nationality: French, but working in China right now
Age: 26
Sex: M
Professional activity: IT engineer

What’s the size of your company?
More than 500 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both personal and professional

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
No

How did you get to know symfony?
SymfonyWebsite, I first heard a lot about Ruby & Rails on my lazy online time, but didn't know anything about Ruby. Then found Django that I found more appealing but still not exactly perfect for me. Finally found symfony.

Since when?
Just a bit before symfony 1.0, not sure when this was

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 - fully integrated, I don't need to spend the first few hours copying the exact same configuration as everyone does, it works out of the box within a minute.
2 - alive community
3 - the best awesome documentation ever, even though I still find some things for which I think: WHAT??? this is not documented?? how come!
- :
1 - haven't tried other frameworks enough to know this, because without "awesome documentation" and "works directly within 5 minutes", the other frameworks pushed me away from trying them
2
3

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. the doctrine ORM
2. the routing
3.

Which other framework do you use?
None at the moment

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Zend
3. Django

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Yes, because it's available everywhere to everyone so I could start learning without having to pay expensive software / material / lessons to start playing with it
Because when something doesn't work I can go try to find where, what and why, maybe even fix it.
Because the spirit of a community where people help each other is more appealing to me than the only option of paid support. (having both is better)

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1.
2.
3.

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Internal system to support technical operations, sales ...
Personal stuff to be released soon haha!

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation / More Support / More Training / Other
Documentation, even more community support

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Symfony when I started offered a solution with (I find) a quite low barrier to get into it. Within a week you can get started. I hope it stays simple and does not become overly complex.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by davidino86 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:05 pm

Nationality: Italian
Age: 24
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web Developer

What’s the size of your company?
Les than 10 employees /

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Community

Since when?
1 year

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 Generators
2 tasks
3 configuration
- :
1 no so good API, sometimes so obvious
2 the answer on the forum is not so fast
3

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1.ORM
2.Admin generator
3.scalability

Which other framework do you use?
codeigniter

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1.Symfony
2.Codeigniter
3.

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?



Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. No Cost
2. integration
3. free support

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?

dynamic website

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation More Support

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
More usefull plugin and more documentation for the plugin
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by pradap » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:16 am

Nationality: India
Age: 22
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web Application Developer / Consultant

What’s the size of your company?
small company

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Search for good framework

Since when?
May 2006

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1. very complete
2. documentation
3. active community
- :
1. Propel limits
2. Learning curve
3.

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. MVC
2. Plugins
3. I18n

Which other framework do you use?
Tried them all

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Rails
3. Home made ...

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Cost and community support

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Community Support
2. Cost
3. perenniality

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
CMS, kind of tiny ERP, Quality tools, workflow, ...

What would you like to see develop around symfony
Indian community for more business around this technology

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Everything you want ...
Optimize speed
Always more docs, tutorials
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by suraj » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:36 am

Nationality: India
Age: 24
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web Application Developer

What’s the size of your company?
medium sized company

What is your interest for symfony?
Professional

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
No, it was there when i joined the company

How did you get to know symfony?
From my colleagues

Since when?
April 2010

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1. Easy to learn
2. good documentation
3. very active community
- :
1. So many folders
2. Little bit slow

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. MVC
2. Plugins
3. I18n

Which other framework do you use?
Magento,joomla

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. magento
3. joomla

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Cost and community support

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Freedom
2. Cost
3. Community Support

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
CMS,Websites ...

What would you like to see develop around symfony
Same effect with lesser folders and size

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Speed optimization
More and more docs, tutorials
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by f1gm3nt » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:35 pm

Nationality: American
Age: 27
Sex: Male
Professional activity: Developer

What’s the size of your company?
Between 50 and 500

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
No

How did you get to know symfony?
Other

Since when?
Dec/2009

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 symfony cli
2 migrations
3 database orm
- :
1 learning curve
2 use of lime
3

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Plugins
2. Use of many different design patterns (Observer, MVC, etc)
3.

Which other framework do you use?
Zend, Code Igniter, CakePHP, magento, django, rails

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. symfony
2. django
3. rails

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Most of the time yes. Because sometimes you need to modify the core files to get it to work =)

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. cost
2. ability to edit code to fit my needs
3.

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Have built a promotional calendar for a very large appliance manufacture
Built internal product data management application for a very large global company

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
I'd like to see symfony become a lot more stable. There are still a lot of bugs that symfony has, but a user will rarely come across most bugs unless they meet certain criteria. More and better documentation, use of more open source projects like phpUnit, doctrine, etc.
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by juliany » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:58 pm

Nationality:
Age: 44
Sex: 4
Professional activity: Programer / IT manager

What’s the size of your company?
Les than 10 employees / Between 10 and 50 / Between 50 and 500 / More than 500 employees

500+

What is your interest for symfony?
Professional / Personal / Both

Personal

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
No, but if we use php i would

How did you get to know symfony?
SymfonyWebsite / Community / Professional / Magazine / Other

google

Since when?

1.2

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 it works
2 it follow the rails, grails paradigm and is easy to learn
3
- :
1 lack of ORM absraction
2 model gets berried in the framework directory system
3 admin generation could be taken to the next level by a template

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. admin generation
2. routing
3.

Which other framework do you use?

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. symfony
2. grails
3. rails

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?

No , i use best of bread

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. ROI
2. ability to contibute
3.

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?

web base education applications

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation / More Support / More Training / Other

documentation, examples, and cook books, but more examples first

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?

it survives, lets face is its the best PHP framework out there, - i have tried many
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by vincent d » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:12 am

We'd like to get a better understanding of the symfony community.
Would you mind spending a few minutes to answer these questions?
It will help us to see where our efforts should focus first.

Nationality:
Age: 24
Sex: male
Professional activity: SEO

What’s the size of your company? 50 and 500
Les than 10 employees / Between 10 and 50 / Between 50 and 500 / More than 500 employees

What is your interest for symfony? professional
Professional / Personal / Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company? yes
Yes / No

How did you get to know symfony?
SymfonyWebsite / Community / Professional / Magazine / Other From google

Since when?

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1
2
3
- :
1
2
3

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1.
2.
3.

Which other framework do you use?

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1.
2.
3.

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1.
2.
3.

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony? i am fresher in my work so tillm now i didn't not decide.

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation / More Support / More Training / Other - More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by nirav.programmer » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:00 pm

Nationality:Indian
Age: 25
Sex: Male
Professional activity: Project Manager

What’s the size of your company?
Between 50 and 500

What is your interest for symfony?
Professional and Personal

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
SymfonyWebsite, Community, Professional

Since when?

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1. Symfony admin generator
2. Easy maintance for large scale project
3. Good community support
- :
1. In build unwanted extra features
2. No template support
3. ORM makes it heavy

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. MVC structure
2. Dependency Injection
3. Event Dispatcher

Which other framework do you use?

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Cake PHP
2. Code Igniter
3. Struts

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
No

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1.
2.
3.

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation / More Support / More Training / Other

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Symfony grow more and more ..... :)
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by derekp » Mon May 30, 2011 2:17 pm

Nationality: Portugal
Age: 22
Sex: M
Professional activity:Student,Web developer

What’s the size of your company?
50 to 70

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
No but a close colleague did

How did you get to know symfony?
company meeting (discussion on possible directions)

Since when?
February 2007

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 support
2 speed
3 php support utilization
- :
1 steep learning curve
2 instability
3 documentation

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. MVC
2. plugins
3. caching

Which other framework do you use?
none

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1.Rails
2.Symfony
3.

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Yes, community support and better chances of progression

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1.larger market
2.cost
3.first hand experience of community
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by sesss » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:11 am

Nationality: Dutch
Age: 32
Sex: Male
Professional activity: web application developer

What’s the size of your company?
Les than 10 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
Other

Since when?
May 2007

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1 Extensive documentation
2 Good community
3 Available plugins
- :
1 Reliance and speed with propel with bigr4 applications
2 Quality of plugins
3 Outdated documentation

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. MVC
2. Plugin system
3. Ajax integration

Which other framework do you use?
None

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Symfony
2. Django
3. Zend

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Cost

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Cost
2. Support
3. Community

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Web applications

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Faster and more reliabe ORM
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by conine » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:16 am

Nationality: US
Age: 24
Sex: M
Professional activity: Web Developer / SEO Consultant

What’s the size of your company?
Between 5 and 20

What is your interest for symfony?
to enhance our website

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes (we just started using it)

How did you get to know symfony?
Symfony Website

Since when?
10 Jul 2009
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by harleyotto » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:16 am

Nationality: USA
Age: 26
Sex: female
Professional activity: Freelance Designer/Developer

What’s the size of your company?
1

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
no

How did you get to know symfony?
Propel mailing list (was using Propel before)

Since when?
Known about since ~0.4
Played with since ~0.6
One project in production since 2 months

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
(to little experience with other frameworks to give a good answer)

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. Generators
2. Propel
3. Cache

Which other framework do you use?
Struts and my own PHP framwork

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
(to little experience with other frameworks to give a good answer)

Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
For web development, yes. Reasons see below.

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Security
2. Stability
3. Support

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Developed one intranet and one community site so far.

What would you like to see develop around symfony
I thinks features are overall sufficient. IMO, most more specific addons often need to be customized anyway, so I'd rather like to see development effort go into stability, performance, and convenience than into additional features.

One feature that will become important over time is the ability to use different versions of symfony and plugins on one server.

Support is very good overall, but IMO suffers from the separation into the forum and the ML. Things either get duplicated or reach only a part of the potential audience.

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
If you can keep up the level of development progress, documentation, and support, there's nothing left to hope for :)~ :-)~ :smile:
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Re: [POLL] What do you use symfony for?

by Begel » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:57 pm

Nationality: American
Age: 36
Sex: M
Professional activity: Sr. Web Architect

What’s the size of your company?
More than 500 employees

What is your interest for symfony?
Both

Did you introduce symfony into your company?
Yes

How did you get to know symfony?
SymfonyWebsite

Since when?
Yesterday :)~ :-)~ :smile:

In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
+ :
1. Utilizes PHP (EX:more resources available vs. Ruby)
2. Provides standardized approach to application development
3.
- :
1. Stability
2. Larger learning curve
3.

Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1.
2.
3.

Which other framework do you use?

Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
1. Struts
2. .NET
3. Rails

(evaluating Symfony at this time)

Do you only use Open Source? No

Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. Cost
2. Availability of addons through the open source community
3. Support through the community

What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Still evaluating - most likely intranet/community/collaboration

What would you like to see develop around symfony
More documentation

What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
Solid framework that can bring PHP into the enterprise for large scale, scalable solutions to business problems.
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