Drupal 8 to utilize Symfony 2.0 Components
One of the most exciting talks we were able to experience at Drupalcon Denver was on Drupal 8 and the Symfony 2.0 framework. Dries and the drupal core development team are really aiming towards creating a “framework” type core for Drupal 8, and believe that utilizing a number of Symfony components can help achieve that goal.
There has been a large movement with PHP evolving more towards an Object Oriented design process and Drupal had already begun adopting this process with the redesign of the Drupal 7 database API system. Several Symfony components will enable Drupal 8 to take this development philosophy even further through implementing more Object Oriented code directly into the new Drupal core.
Through the utilization of several Symfony 2.0 components and a more Object Oriented core, we can expect Drupal 8 to even further expand the adoption and development capabilities of content management systems. You can learn more by reading this case study on the Symfony2 meets Drupal 8 initiative.