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Laravel vs. Symfony vs. Yii: Which is The Best PHP FRAMEWORK?

This is the most frequent question for the developers as they are aiming for the best and prominent PHP framework that can make their work easy and through which they can build up some complex applications. 

This is the most frequent question for the developers as they are aiming for the best and prominent PHP framework that can make their work easy and through which they can build up some complex applications. The concept of the framework can guide the web developers to make aware about the PHP framework which can be effective in PHP development. As of now, we have three PHP frameworks which are in the competition to make the best application in the industry. We will throw some light on the pros and cons of every PHP framework to know which one is the better.


• Templating system

In this regard, all the PHP development frameworks use the templating system but what makes a small difference is that Yii doesn’t possess the predefined templating system as remaining PHP framework do. Symphony uses Twig templating system which makes code easy and clean. Laravel uses blade templating system as all the files get automatically converted into raw PHP throughout processing. Yii doesn’t rely on the third party to get the templating system as it all depends on the developers how they build the templating system.

• Installation process

There are some restrictions or freedom while installing the three frameworks. In this case, Symfony composer plays an imperative role as it has the best handling of the components. Whereas Yii offers you a fundamental template and a website page after the complete installation. Symfony 2 provides a demo app. But the thing is that Laravel has the easiest installation that can save your time and energy.

• Framework selection

We already know that Symfony is a better example of a modular framework. It gives us a benefit of using 30 components together in a specified project in an ease manner. Yii supports the MVC framework, but Symfony doesn’t support the MVC framework. Symfony can be employed for various complex projects where we want to complete the project in minimal time. Even Yii shows some modular approach, but it is not that much effective for reducing the complexity so at last Symfony is the best option for the successive PHP development. It is a modular framework chosen over other frameworks.

• Performance

Yii is the best PHP framework which is used for creating applications that can give better performance. The performance of any of the PHP framework depends upon the utilization of the internet network. Real-time events are the main elements that use the maximum of the data. So far Yii is the better PHP framework which is used to develop the high-performance application. It is the fastest PHP development framework. Conversely, Laravel doesn’t show the fastest PHP feature.

• Development pattern

Every developer wants to bring their application in the market as soon as possible. For this, they need to be acquainted with the superior level of each framework. If you are a beginner, then Laravel is the suitable framework for you as it has a clean and clear curve language that is user-friendly. Though Laravel is the speedily growing PHP framework, Yii is the best among others as it takes the performance of the web application to the next level and offers code scaffolding for great programming and application development.

So, these are some of the ways through which you can choose your suitable PHP framework and work upon it. If you wish to create a web application or develop the existing web application through PHP development, then you can figure out the best framework as per your requirement. All PHP frameworks are best in their field.

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