The Symfony Framework
The Symfony framework is well established in the PHP community as a mature and stable set of tools, a complete solution for developers. Being a full stack framework it offers components that are well integrated with each other, leaving the developer to spend his time programming and being productive instead of installing third party tools and linking everything together.
Symfony offers 90% of the building blocks most projects need, while allowing quick and easy integration with external components for advanced projects if desired. By focussing on common functionality, Symfony is able to provide a stable base with a minimum of code and less effort. It helps us to deliver stable products and prevents vendor lockin by using opensource code to build upon.
Going even further, Symfony pioneered with a developer toolbar that allows developers to spot and correct problems early on in the project. The use of such a toolbar is now common practice in other PHP frameworks. Further innovation thereafter led to the development of Symfony2, a next generation framework that is sure to change the PHP landscape once again.
At King Foo, we closely follow the Symfony ecosphere and keep ourselves uptodate with best practices and recent evolutions. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want more information.