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05.12. Doctrine 2


Object-relational mapping (ORM) frameworks have been around for several years now and for some people, ORM is already outdated by now. As we have seen with other technologies and concepts before, PHP is not exactly what we call an early adopter among the programming languages. Thus it took some time for ORM to grow up in the PHP context.

There have been some frameworks before Doctrine 2 that implement ORM (remember e.g. Propel) specific tasks but most of them lack the required maturity to be used in large projects. With Doctrine 2, PHP takes a huge step into the right direction Doctrine 2 is fast, extensible and easy to use.

This article will take you on a tour through the main concepts of Doctrine 2 in the first part and then explain how to use it in a real world application in the second part. Since at the time of writing …

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PHP 5.3 is released

It was a long run and I'm sure it felt like an eternity for many - for me it certainly did. PHP 5.3 was branched of over two years ago and finally is ready to be called 5.3.0.

The website and many other blogs discuss the features - from often loved closures, to well discussed namespaces to the sometimes hated goto - so I think I don't have to this here but instead can focus on that what really matters:

  • Thanks to all the developers - Without them no new features would be there.
  • Thanks to the documentation team - Without them one would have to decipher the NEWS file and guess what exactly is meant.
  • Thanks to all participants during the Testfest! - During the Testfest we received many good tests for our regression test suite. Many of these tests represent what people do, not what developers think they should do which is important to …
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International PHP Conference 2008

End October - time for the traditional meeting of the German and International "PHP family" - end of October? - Yes, the International PHP Conference is a bit earlier this year. Additonally the organizers moved the conference away from the industrial area of Mörfelden to the center of Mainz which sounds quite promising. Although I'll spend only around 24hrs at Mainz I'm looking really forward to the conference next week.

On Thursday morning I'll give a presentation about PHP 5.3, which will be quite interesting as one of the biggest features, namespaces, is still undergoing heavy discussions and the final syntax probably won't be clear when presenting - fortunately PHP 5.3 is much more than namespaces!

Sun will also be present at the …

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