Frameworks are hot topics in the web-industry and have been for some time. In this vast sea of flavors is Symfony – an extensive PHP framework that follows the ever popular MVC paradigm. Its learning curve is probably a little steeper than its fellow competitors, like CodeIgniter. Don’t worry, once it grows on you, you’ll feel more powerful than ever and you’ll be able to develop fantastic applications.
In this article you will have to use a console program. Esben Petersen personally likes Git Bash, but any will do. You will also need to have curl installed in order to install Composer. If you are a Windows user, you can get all of the above bundled by installing Git for Windows, which is available right here: Git downloads.