Thx for writing this great article on Symfony! I've returned from JavaEE to PHP with Symfony 2 years ago and everything feels so familiar. I really like the annotation based approach to configure ORM and routes. It places the necessary configuration next to the code and you don't have to switch between configuration files and application code.
Also the maker-bundle was really helpful in my last projects for quick prototyping (make:crud ;-))
Yes. In some sense, I see PHP with Symfony as a somewhat lighter version of Java, at least in terms of how you structure your application. If you like OOP, Design patterns and Clean Architecture without the memory hog that is Java, you will feel at home with Symfony.
Maybe Typescript could also be a viable option for this kind of architecture.
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