First, Symfony is a collection of blocks. We can choose only those that are necessary for a particular application or its component. For example, we need to provide a protected area in the application that a limited number of people will have access to — take a security block. If it is necessary to implement registration on the site, then we take the block of forms. In other words, development with Symfony is structured. This reduces the likelihood of errors and speeds up the process.
Secondly, Symfony does not require the reinvention of the wheel. It has a sufficient set of tools for each stage of development. Sample display of pages, checking the values of submitted forms, protection and much more is already in this framework. Its capabilities are always enough to create an effective web application.
Thirdly, Symfony does not create restrictions. It has a lot of smart settings, but the developer can always disagree with them, having implemented his idea. Thus, the applications are unique, which is very important in today's market.
Fourthly, the framework has high flexibility. The packages that are used to develop applications are not related. In other words, each of them can be reconfigured and reused for another application.
Also, each component of the framework can be used independently, and if desired, you can add your own modules to the architecture. This significantly reduces development time and cost.
Fifth, it provides simple testing. For stable operation of the application, each line of code must be verified. Thanks to the reusability of packages and the lack of dependency between them, testing is much easier.
Merehead employees claim that a good application is one that the developer himself will love. Symfony is not left in the past precisely because it gives everything to create such applications.
How we work with Symfony
Popular frameworks are open to free developer action. Regardless of the way the code is written, the result will be achieved. However, each framework has one or more optimal development paths. By adhering to them, development time and cost are reduced. Here are some tricks that Merehead employees use.
1. We do not ignore files. For example, on the forums at one time there was an opinion that the composer.lock file should be ignored. We did not follow this advice. As it turned out - the decision was right. If you ignore this file, later, several developers and the server may have different code, which leads to incorrect application operation.
2. We keep packages independent. Symfony provided high flexibility. Why not use it? Creating hard links can have a negative effect on updates. For example, one section of the application will be inoperative while the second is undergoing technical work. For business it is critical.
3. We use a continuous integration server. Continuous integration implies the addition of working copies of the code to the main branch of development, which allows you to quickly find possible defects. Thus, only the working code is stored in the repository. Accordingly, the deployment of the application becomes quick and painless anywhere.
4. We use additional tools. One of the most labor-intensive processes is the delivery of code to the server. Many developers do this by adding code to Github and using the git pull command. This method requires you to clean the cache every time, install new dependencies, start migrations, and so on. Our employee found a little trick: use the Capifony Deployment Tool. For quality deployment, it is now enough to enter just one command.
The Merehead team achieves high scores by searching for framework tricks. There are many more tricks on our list that are not written in the Symfony documentation. But at once we will not reveal all the secrets.
Symfony successfully delivers applications for various sectors, such as social networks, content management, online auctions or electronic billing. This is a great web development
tool for small and large projects. Symfony has become the choice of sites like Snippet, Steer CMS, Askeet and PlanCake. Why is it so good at business?
Low maintenance. A large set of packages, independence of files, the ability to quickly deploy and other features lead to the fact that the developer and the company can customize anything. Thus, you can choose even the cheapest way to write an application without losing quality.
Compatible functionality. Symfony is an open source framework that already gives a developer a lot of opportunities. However, this development environment also has the ability to interact. This means that it can be combined with other web development tools like Angular
for even greater effect.
Flexibility. Symfony can be fully customized to the priorities of the enterprise. It is easy to install and use, and can also adapt to any requirements of complex projects. Also, it is easy to expand or integrate with other technologies.
Speed. The framework has bypassed many PHP technologies like Zend
. It takes half the memory, which has a positive effect on application performance. It provides an opportunity to redo a part of the code if necessary, which is much faster than redoing all the code.
Having an efficient structure at your disposal ensures that the business has only the necessary functions for a profitable job. Symfony makes development reliable and applications easier to maintain. Contact Merehead to order Symfony development!