Professional activity: Head of Development, Projectmanagement
What’s the size of your company?
Between 10 and 50
What is your interest for symfony?
Did you introduce symfony into your company?
How did you get to know symfony?
In your opinion what are the 3 main upside and the 3 main downside of symfony comparing to other Framework?
1 Transparend, Flexible, Structured, it's great
2 Great MVC implementation
1 So many files, folders, configurations... (it's ok, but it needs some time to get used to it)
2 Documentation of I18N lacks (Collecting Phrases, Different sources -> not well documented)
3 No Template engine (need something with markers)
Name 3 of its best technical functionalities
1. DB Abstraction -> sheme.yml and propel-build-* rocks
2. :Module/:Action concept
Which other framework do you use?
TYPO3 Extension Framework, ZendFramework (replaced by symfony), Selfmade company internal (replaced by symfony)
Please rank the three best frameworks according to your personal standards
Do you only use Open Source? If so why?
Yes, we use only open source.
Our salery gets paid by the work/development we sell to our customers, if the licence costs to much, we can sell less work. We hate it to tell a customer "it isn't possible", there is no way we would use/sell a product which we couldn't modify...
Name 3 main advantages of the Open Source for you
1. No licence costs
2. No artificial boundarys
What kind of web application do you mainly develop with symfony?
Applications which fits the individual needs of our customers:
Contract management, Project management...
For the webpages we use a real CMS, the one and only good Open Source CMS: TYPO3
Symfony is for applications and not to develop content oriented webpages...
What would you like to see develop around symfony
What are your hopes for the future of symfony?
To become the best php framework one can imagine. A framework which gives you the feeling you get, when you enjoy your coffee, reading your newspaper, realaxing in the middle of a beautyfull city like Paris... The feeling that there are still beautyfull things on the planet, which are reliable