Yahoo! bookmarks uses symfony


The release of the new Yahoo! Bookmarks Beta has been on all news portals lately. Check the screencast accompanying the news if you didn't hear about this great release. Yahoo! Bookmarks has 20 million users, and is available in 12 languages (and counting).

But the real news about the new Yahoo! Bookmarks is that it was built with symfony. Why did Yahoo! choose our framework? According to Michael Salisbury, Technical Yahoo!, who was kind enough to give us his feedback, the major strengths of symfony over its competitors are:

  • Great documentation
  • Explicit and extensive configurability
  • Active development
  • Use of best-of-breed components rather than building everything again

The documentation was the first reason to choose symfony. It reaches a unique quality and coverage in the open-source world.

Michael emphasized that the configurability of symfony made it possible not only to translate the interface, but also to propose different features to every country and localize the application completely.

The Beta Bookmarks frontend development time took about 12 man-months; they started it in mid-June and released it a few days ago. Of course, they 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 to the community.

We are very happy to announce that such a major player in the web world chose symfony. That's the best birthday present we could ever dream of. And 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 applications.

Spread the word, celebrate, for symfony enters a new age!

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It was a pleasure to integrate symfony into Yahoo! I remember releasing Answers before y'all completed your tutorial =)

Much thanks!
This is a great milestone for the best PHP framework around!
Congratulations. Keep up the good work!!!
great, yahoo and I have choosen the right framework :)
Great news guys! We always knew symfony was a great framework, hopefully this puts to rest any questions people had about it's enterprise readiness.

Congratulations team - that's an awesome milestone to have achieved.

Congratulations, Symfony!

Keep up the excellent work! :)
Way to go guys!
Big congratulations guys! This is a truly exciting event both for symfony and its user community.
It was a joy to work with Symfony on this project. Documentation was top notch and the framework provided a lot of flexibility. Keep up the great work!
I hoped something similar would happen. This is great for the framework and the community.
Congratulations!! :)
Great news, great software - everything's great! :)
Congrats, guys! Great work!
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People are getting warned about dupes. :)
Symfony rocks!!!!!!!
I think a hearty congratulations to the symfony team is much in order. It is good to see their hard work paid off with this kind of recognition. Meanwhile I look forward to seeing the contributions of the Bookmarks technical team back into the symfony core.
Congratulations ! And happy birthday
A real acknowledgement of our beloved framework's power :)
Congratulations to the entire dev team and looking forward to these guys' additions to symfony.
awesome! :-)
A great news for the team and all symfony users !
Symfony rocks!! :D

Congrats symfony team and thanks for this awesome PHP framework!
Congratulations guys, Symfony go ahead.
I would be curious to know what they mean exactly by "using" symfony : what did they keep, what did they throw away (DB layer with propel supposed to be slow ? symfony UI/ajax helpers ? routing configuration ? filters ? Did they integrate Yahoo UI tools into the framework ? etc...)

Because with symfony being so "configurable", what they're using of this great framework could be much different from what I'm using...
many congrats to symfony team!

Symfony rocks!
Hurrrreeeyyyy .. Its really wonderfull .. play while working and work while playing ..
Congrats Symfony!!!

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