2016-10-19 01:41:13
PHP Data Access Libraries (ORM, ActiveRecord, Persistence)
Github / Bitbucket / Sourceforge
Latest version2.5.5
How schema is defined?PHP, XML, YAML
Code generationYes schema-tool
Can be used in Any FrameworkYes composer / packagist
Automated Cache
Anti-patterns (purposely included)ORM.
DependenciesMedium: ±5 packages.
Simplicity0 no rating
Enterprise Compliance5.0 1 rating
Minimum PHP Version5.4
Basic Features
PDO SupportYes Yes
NoSQL Integrate Transparently
How to invoke db-vendor-specific extensions?Yes DBAL
Array as a persistence
RestAPI as a persistence
JSON string as a persistence
Same model, multiple persistences
Persistence Mapping (must support C,R,U,D)
Table Name MappingYes Yes
Field Name MappingYes Yes, (Annotations in PHP)
Map Entity to SubQueryNo Must be physical table
Map property to expressionNo Must be physical field
Map native types (DateTime)
User-defined types (e.g. "23 USD")Yes Type class
Map field of related Entity ('currency' = currency_id->Model Specific record only
Map field to sub-query on related entity (Client.balance = Client->orders->sum(total))No
Entity to join multiple tables (adding new record populates both tables)Yes Associations
NoSQL (must be transparent to domain logic)
MongoDB support
Criteria, Scope, Conditions (Model will refuse to work with records that does not match criteria)
Soft-deleteYes Extension
Domain Model Criteria
Expression-based condition
Criteria Compliance (new record must match condition)
Dynamic conditions
Query Building (Convert Model into Query object for further SQL tweaking)
Convert Model into Query Object
Raw expression
Nested/Composite Queries/Expressions
Reference domain-model field in query
field, where, order, limit
options, rollup, partition
UPDATE, DELETE, INSERT query building
ALTER, CREATE query building
User-defined query template
OR deep nested conditions
Use Domain logic in multi-record update
Data Fetching (different ways to retrieve data from database)
Get All Data (2x array)
Associative Array (id=>value)
Single row
Single Value
Single Column
Bypass persistence mapping
Loading and Saving individual records
Load by ID
Load by other field
Load if expression
Load respects Scope (model-level condition)
Specify fields to load
Save only sends dirty fields
Guarded / Fillable properties
Object Hierarchy Model
Admin extends User (is_admin=1)
Model that represent Orders of single User.
Extend model, add Join (Disjoined SubTypes)
Extend model change table
Relations/References (One model can relate to another model. NOT A TABLE JOIN)
Model can define relation to other Model
One-to-many traversal strategy
Deep Many-to-Many traversal.No
Cross-Persistence traversal
Multi-persistence Mapping (some data from SQL, others MongoDB)
Multi-persistence joinNo
UNION existing modelsNo
Multi-persistence UNIONNo
Multi-persistence value linking (current_sensor_value)- Through behaviour
Behaviours / Hooks
Before/After operation
Hooks for C,R,U,D operations
Persistence-specific hooks (to modify Query)
User-defined hooks
Mapping strategy
How to set-up
Store old/new field values
Date of creation, modification
User/IP creation, modification
Store incremental revisions
Revert action (undo)
Custom events
Custom fields, table
Store in CSV
Access to record-specific history
Access Control
Implementation Strategy
Single-system global access scopeNo
Meta-information (allows exploration by UI widgets)
Implementation Strategy
UI Widget can fetch list of Model Fields
UI Widget can get Field type, default value, caption, hint
field storing reference to another Model can map into DropDown
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