Symfony Development in Los Angeles
Symfony is the Leading PHP Framework
For Developing Advanced Web Applications
What is Symfony?
Symfony is a general purpose web application framework. In more layman’s terms, it is a system for building advanced customized websites and Internet software. It includes foundational programming libraries that give developers a jumping off point that enables focus on the details of the software to be written, instead of the tools needed to get off the ground.
Symfony is an open source project that was originally developed by Fabien Potencier and his company, Sensio Labs out of Paris, France. Today Symfony is supported by a worldwide collection of high achieving web and software developers who uphold higher standards for software architecture and testing than the majority of open source projects.
This worldwide group of developers have contributed numerous libraries of code, dubbed “bundles” in the parlance of Symfony, to advance the purposes of any developer familiar with the platform. Bundles exist for common needs like content management, database administration, search, templating, and many other software needs large and small.
How is Symfony different from WordPress or Drupal?
One way to imagine it is to compare WordPress and Drupal to a prefabricated home, and Symfony to a custom home.
With the prefab you can spruce up the interior, paint the exterior, and maybe move a wall or two if you really need to. With custom home, you start with milled lumber and other refined materials. You decide where everything goes.
Notice we called it refined materials, not raw materials. Raw would be starting with no framework at all, just the programming language itself, your axe, to chop down trees with. No thanks, I’ll skip that part.
Dropping the metaphor, WordPress and Drupal enforce a lot of pre-built structure on you. That’s fine if your needs fit nicely into that structure, but it’s not appropriate for projects that have unique requirements, many custom features, and which may grow in unpredictable ways.
Should my project be built with Symfony?
Maybe. Let’s consider the nature of your site and goals in order to determine the right platform.
First, if you’re just doing straight ahead e-commerce with a product catalog and shopping cart, then you will probably be best served by a focused e-commerce platform like Magento.
Next, if your site is for marketing your business, and will primarily contain information about your products and/or services, with the purpose of generating leads, but not too heavy on the interactive features for your customers, then again, WordPress or Drupal are probably the way to go.
Finally, if your site fits none of the above descriptions, then it is probably a good candidate for a framework like Symfony. Symfony is the right starting place for custom web applications. For instance, a custom database application for managing your business, a customer service portal, a corporate intranet, a new social network, an API that exposes your business data to vendors or customers.
When in doubt, let an expert with broad experience guide you. Find an experienced Symfony developer who has also built many sites with many different platforms, listen to their advice, and, as always, trust your intuition.
What are some Symfony tips and tricks?
Discover the Sonata Project.
The Sonata Project is one of the major sub-projects of Symfony. The developers involved have produced some very foundational bundles that nearly every Symfony project can benefit from. These include the Admin Bundle to develop the backend interface for your site, an SEO bundle, a News (blog) bundle, a Media bundle, and many more.
Discover the CMF project.
Symfony CMF provides a content management framework so that a content management system can be designed and developed on top of Symfony. This is a very powerful solution for sites that need to blend the features of a standard CMS with other custom requirements like internationalization / multi-lingual, a user log in system with advanced features and security, or other interactive systems.
Assetic is your friend.
Assetic is a tool that integrates with Symfony to minify your JS and CSS. This practice will help to reduce page load times.
Know your caching systems.
Symfony provides tools for caching responses and objects of data within your system. Study the config_prod.yml file and the caching related articles in the Symfony documentation.
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Every project with Endertech begins with discovering and understanding your needs. That’s how we’re able to build a versatile, custom ecommerce website that our clients (their teams, their CEOs, and their customers) love.
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Can Endertech get the job done right, on time, and on budget?
If you’re reading this, you probably have two questions:
“Can Endertech build the functioning Symfony website that my company needs?”
“Can I rely on Endertech to get the job done and keep my team/clients happy?”
Those are smart questions. Many clients come to us with these concerns.
But, as much as we can tell you what we’ve done, it’s more helpful for you to see Symfony website examples of similar work completed so that you can see how we can help you.
Because let’s be honest, all you want to know right now is, can Endertech, and will Endertech be able to build my vision?
Here are a few projects that we’ve completed with our awesome clients.
Do any of these look similar to what you want to create? If not, reach out to us with more information on your project and if we’ve worked on something similar- we’ll send you more information so you can see what that looks like.
A Magento store that instantly communicates with third-party software and business applications.
A custom Magento store to meet the high-level demands of an industry. We designed a custom Magento user-experience, implementing page caching, and crafting a unique Magento 2 ERP integration. Taking into consideration shipping logistics and a network of pick-up locations across the US, it was an ecommerce project that went beyond an online storefront. The store represents a complete system of functions that serve a purpose to the overall operation.
Improve your clients’ online experience and your conversion rates.
This art gallery shows you how effectively your ecommerce website’s virtual operations can run with Magento. Check out this intuitive and fast-loading site that connects consumers from a variety of industries with the art they want to buy.
Easily manage a large product catalog with a Magento upgrade.
For Wig Salon, a 30,000+ product catalog is nothing to worry about for this Magento upgrade. Also, the new custom Magento theme design included data refactoring and web extensions, which made shopping and data tracking faster and easier. All the upgrades contributed to growth in sales and business efficiency.
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“Very professional and easy to work with. Extremely knowledgeable, there was no question that we posed that they couldn’t readily answer. They built the entire back end for us and have continued to hold our hand as we tweak the system and look for better ways to deliver value to our clients. In my experience, it is hard to find a technically savvy company that also provides a personal touch. I would highly recommend them to anyone that requires web services.”
Los Angeles, CA
“Thank you again for fourteen years of great, uninterrupted service since 2005. A very, very special thanks to Sheila and Rob Olmos who learned the tangled backend and made the app run long after it should have died, and were so very patient with me, taking the time to explain the issues and potential pitfalls with an aging, unsupported system. You’re all such pros!”
HERO Entertainment Marketing
“A big THANK YOU to Endertech for our new website! Having the staging site to practice changes before they went live was terrific. Best of all was teaching us how to update it on our own. Endertech made it all very easy for us!”
Haight Law Group
Los Angeles, CA
Many of our clients tell us they’re surprised that working with Endertech gives them a sense of a conference room table connection without actually having to sit down together. That they felt in-person vibes while collaborating virtually. That sometimes, they forget we’re not sitting in the same room together as we’re connecting on the same emotional and intellectual levels to solve problems and create amazing websites.
Our collaborations still feel warm and fuzzy despite the physical distance, because of the sincerity and emotional intelligence that our team members bring to every interaction.
And since 2000, we’ve been helping people find the solutions they need – that’s right – we’ve been doing this for over 20 years!
Can you see yourself laughing and collaborating with this fun group?