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Discussion on: Why is Laravel much popular in USA than Symfony ?

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Donald

Where I lived, Symfony was de facto among PHP frameworks at startups. Laravel took over when the local coding bootcamp and some new startups used Laravel.

Laravel appears to be easier to get started with and learn (mind, I used to like CakePHP a lot when I was heavily using PHP, so at the very least, I used to survey frameworks), and the community of Laravel makes a big difference.

One of the enterprise cos here also uses Vue, so that would be an enterprise-level interest in using Laravel over Symfony.

That said, I never used Laravel at all, and I've built products in production using Symfony. By the time Laravel was en vogue where I live, I was forced to use .NET professionally, and I was trying to insert Python where I could. A few opportunities came my way for Laravel, but despite the reasons above for choosing the framework, the startups here hiring Laravel devs seem to forget about that.

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Valentin Silvestre Author

You live in France ? ^

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Donald

No, I live in the US.

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Valentin Silvestre Author

We're experiencing the same thing in France. Startup love Laravel because it's easier to understand and faster to start a project..