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Query7.com: A Look At PHP 5.3 Frameworks - Symfony2

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 15 March 2011.
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On Query7.com today they've posted the first in a series looking at frameworks that are more PHP 5.3 centric. They start things off with a very popular framework that currently has a major update in the works - Symfony2.

Ever since PHP5.3 was released we have seen several new frameworks pop up in the PHP community. In this series of articles we will look at and evaluate some of the next generation PHP frameworks. Today we look at Symfony2.

He starts with an overview of what the framework has to offer - things like the expected MVC structure, database integration with Doctrine2 and templating with Twig - as well as its heavy use of dependency injection. He also mentions its ability to use PHP, XML or YAML for configuration files as well as other features like bundles, large support for testing and built-in HTTP caching. He also briefly mentions something that is the heart and soul of any open source project - its community.