Former Assembly, Object Pascal, C++ etc programmer, and since the 80'ties have been keen on frameworks, not just libraries.
Since early 2000' was seeking for frameworks for web-based applications and eventually, means in 2006, stumbled over symfony...
Did implement web-based business applications based on symfony 1.4 (not just a web site)!
Symfony is great for business applications: our students can easily implement web-based tools for specific engineering tasks instead of using ugly excel sheets.
Raphael Schumacher is a member of the community since August 2007.