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Utilizing Symfony as a Microframework

Categories : Article, Symfony

Symfony comes out with a new version every six months. Every version is a feature update to its previous one and hence, one thing here is sure that Symfony gets better and better with every new release. The developers get better and much convenient options for use during Symfony development. Back in November of this year, there came an update version called Symfony 2.8 which saw several revisions in terms of form improvements, DX improvements, user permissions management for applications etc. Symfony 2.8 got popular as a microframework because of its flexible internal architecture.

Utilizing Symfony as a Microframework

So, what do you think is actually a microframework? Microframework is a term used to define fast and small web application frameworks which are simple and user friendly. One of the other examples of microframeworks in the market today is Silex. However, many developers have even used the early versions of this framework as microframework because using this as a full stack framework wasn’t completely convenient for them.

However, in this new version of Symfony, there’s a new Microkernel class that makes development of smaller Symfony applications much easier. During custom Symfony development especially when creating single-file applications, this new trait can be very useful to the developers and is expected to simplify their work to a great extent.

Symfony 2.8, it would be possible to create a fully functional Symfony application with very few lines of code as compared to normal code. This is because a single class called ‘Microkernel’ here enables the bundles, configures the bundles, defines routing and also holds the controller code. However, the function declarations and import statements are mandatory. The Microkernel changes the way the bundles and routes are registered.

One of the best things about Symfony 2.8 microframework is that here one will not have to face the usual limitations as that of the other microframeworks because after all you are developing the application on the strong foundation of Symfony. Here you will be able to use all the features and bundles provided by Symfony framework without any limitations in case you require them for your growing application.

Symfony 2.8 framework is a great tool for creating smaller Symfony applications with only one services and one config file per environment and routing defined in the controller classes like the usual annotations.

So, it’s your choice to select between a microframework and full stack framework for developing an application with Symfony framework. However, you can also choose to select both of them at the same time for the same application for adding better and wholesome features to that application.

Only experts will know how to use this framework for better application development. So, just hire the experienced developers of Brainvire in case your requirement is an enterprise Symfony application development. The Brainvire’s Symfony developers are experienced in working on different kinds of projects related to different industry verticals and hence, will serve your needs better. The company provides the most desired Symfony2 development services to meet the requirements of the cut-edge software solutions of the clients.

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