ORM in the PHP World
Yesterday I gave a talk at the php|tek 2009 Conference about the ORM in the PHP World. In the first part of the presentation, I'm focusing on what an ORM is, what would make a great ORM, design patters for ORM and tying ORM systems to the PHP world in terms of philosophy, uses and approaches. The second part of the presentation talks about a list of ORMs that I have seen and their pros and cons.
The ORMs I mention:
- Zend Framework - specifically the proposed Zend_Db_Mapper
- Xyster Framework
- ez components's Persistent Object and Persistent Mapping
- Solar's Solar_Sql_Model
- Outlet PHP ORM
I plan on talking about each of these ORMs in detail in separate blog posts, so stay tuned!