Symfony in Simple Terms
Symfony is an enhanced PHP web application framework with a set of reusable libraries and components. It accelerates the creation and maintenance of web applications by replacing repetitive coding tasks, while reducing performance overhead with the inclusion of a bytecode cache.
Released under an MIT license in 2005, Symfony was built for robust applications for large enterprise. By giving developers full control over configuration, almost any feature can be customized. Additionally, in order to meet enterprise engineering guidelines, Symfony can be bundled with a suite of additional tools to help developers test, debug, and document projects.
Untold regularly employs Symfony as it is the backbone on which most modern PHP frameworks are built on. Drupal 8/9 uses components of Symfony, and many large enterprise business cases are a great fit for a standalone Symfony solutions. Other PHP frameworks – namely Laravel and Lumen – use Symfony components as well, and are always considered alongside Symfony when finding the optimal technology fit for any problem.