If you are a reader of TechCrunch, Read/WriteWeb, or ZDNet you may already know that there is a preview of the next version of del.icio.us. What you might not know is that the next version of Delicious is built with symfony. Of course, Yahoo! extended and modified symfony to fit their needs, but what's great is that they could actually do it, and that they will contribute their modifications back to the community in the form of plugins and bug fixes.
After the release of Yahoo! Bookmarks it is widely known that Yahoo! uses symfony. Why did Yahoo! choose symfony? According to Dustin Whittle, Technical Yahoo!, the major reasons symfony was chosen are:
- Great documentation - In-Depth Online Book + API Documentation + Wiki
- Active development - Consistent improvements in design: flexibility + speed
- Active community - Large community with plenty of free support
- Flexibility - Overall design + configuration system + plugins
- Use of best-of-breed components rather than reinventing the wheel
The documentation was one of the most important reasons Yahoo! choose symfony. The symfony documentation comes in the form of a high quality book filled with real world examples and in-depth discussion of all aspects of symfony. It reaches a unique quality and coverage that is difficult to find in the Open-Source world.
We are very happy to announce that Yahoo! is launching another web 2.0 project with the symfony framework. We hope that it will convince more and more IT managers to discover and adopt symfony, which is definitely a professional framework adapted to high demand web 2.0 applications.