Former Assembly, Object Pascal, C++ etc programmer, and has since the 80'ties been keen on frameworks, not just libraries.
Since early 2000' seeking for frameworks for web-based applications and in 2006 stumbled over symfony...
Have implemented web-based business applications based on symfony 1.4 (not web sites)!
Symfony 2/3 is great for business applications: our students can easily implement web-based tools for specific engineering tasks instead of using ugly excel sheets (the common bricolage...).
Raphael Schumacher is a member of the community since August 2007.