What is Symfony development?

Symfony is a powerful and flexible PHP framework for building high-performance and scalable web applications. It offers a variety of tools and components that make website and application development faster and more efficient.

One of the main advantages of Symfony is its good documentation and active community. This helps across countries to solve problems and improve the framework. Symfony is built in modular packages called bundles. Data, presentation and logic are cleanly separated in these bundles. Developers need only use the components they need for their application. This saves unnecessary code and development time.

Due to its high performance and scalability, we use Symfony for the development of enterprise applications. Among the most common tasks we perform are the generation and validation of dynamic forms, user rights and role systems, and the provision of application programming interfaces (APIs).

The PHP framework includes a comprehensive security system and enables the development of security-critical applications. It provides a simple method for handling routes and URLs, making it easier for us to structure and organize.

Special features of Symfony

The Symfony community is one of the largest and most active in the world of PHP development. As developers, we benefit from the extensive documentation and resources available. Members regularly publish guides, tutorials and examples. This allows many different programmers to work easily and efficiently with the framework.

Another advantage of Symfony is the strong support. There are many forums, chat groups and social networks where we solve problems and answer questions together. In addition, many members of the community have developed plugins and extensions that extend Symfony's functionality and make it even more powerful.

Thousands of software developers worldwide participate in the active further development and improvement of Symfony. There are regular updates and new features that arise from the feedback and requirements of the community. The framework is constantly being improved and adapted to the needs of the developers. Security concerns are addressed quickly. Attack surfaces are avoided through rapid updates. With Symfony-based applications, you are also on the right track in terms of security.

Symfony family: Sonata, Sulu, Sylius

Symfony serves as the basis for various open source projects. We mainly use Sonata, Sulu and Sylius.

Sonata is a collection of bundle extensions for the Symfony framework that were created specifically for the development of content management systems (CMS for short). Sonata allows us to quickly and easily create sophisticated CMS systems that offer easy content management and a user-friendly interface.

Sulu is a stand-alone CMS. It is easy to use and offers a wide range of features to create websites and applications quickly and efficiently. Sulu is particularly useful for small and medium-sized businesses.

Sylius is an e-commerce system based on Symfony. It is a complete solution for building and operating online shops. Sylius offers a user-friendly interface and a variety of functions, such as a shopping cart, an ordering system and the management of customers and products.

Diagram showing how Symfony, Sonata, Sulu and Sylius are interrelated
Connection between Symfony, Sulu, Sonata and Sylius

Why you should work with us

We are experts in PHP programming with Symfony. After more than 10 years of experience and numerous realised projects, we still enjoy what we do and look forward to new challenges.

The quality of our work is based on an eye for detail as well as an independent way of working. Be it in the conception, development or maintenance of your web application: We think along with you.

The results speak for themselves: the progressive web app for Kulturaufnahme GmbH was programmed with Sonata, as was the Fideo app. The website of the Leipzig youth centre Heizhaus runs on Sulu. We build online shops based on Sylius as standard.

We would be happy to advise you in detail about the possibilities and opportunities of a collaboration.

Screenshot of an online shop based on Sylius
Online shop based on Sylius

Our services

  • Software Consulting
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Conception & development of system architecture
  • Implementation, testing and deployment
  • PHP development tech stack: Symfony, Sonata, Sylius, Sulu

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