Cake ORM

2016-10-19 01:41:13
PHP Data Access Libraries (ORM, ActiveRecord, Persistence)
Cake ORM
Github / Bitbucket / Sourceforge
Latest version
How schema is defined?
Code generation
Can be used in Any Framework
Automated Cache
Anti-patterns (purposely included)
Simplicity5.0 1 rating
Enterprise Compliance5.0 1 rating
Minimum PHP Version
Basic Features
PDO Support
Transparent support for NoSQL
How to invoke db-vendor-specific extensions?
Array as a persistence
RestAPI as a persistence
JSON string as a persistence
Same model, multiple persistences
Basic Single-record operations (C,R,U,D)
Table Name Mapping
Field Name Mapping
Map Entity to SubQuery
Map property to expression
Map native types (DateTime)
User-defined types (e.g. "23 USD")
Map field of related Entity ('currency' = currency_id->Model
Map field to sub-query on related entity (Client.balance = Client->orders->sum(total))
Entity to join multiple tables (adding new record populates both tables)
Criteria, Scope, Conditions (Model will refuse to work with records that does not match criteria)
Support model-level criteria
Domain Model Criteria
Expression-based condition
Criteria Compliance (new record must match condition)
Dynamic criteria
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
full support for OR 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)
Select only required fields
Typecasting (e.g. DateTime)
Import (multiple records)
Respect domain model mapping (and criteria)
Single row
Single Value
Single Column
Bypass persistence mapping
Loading and Saving individual records
Load by ID
Load by other field
Read-only Models
Model without primary key
Specify fields to load
Save only sends dirty fields
Guarded / Fillable properties
Object Hierarchy Model
Admin extends User, adds criteria (is_admin=1)
Admin extends User, adds accessible fields
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.
Cross-Persistence traversal
Cross-persistence joins, aggregation, reporting
Multi-persistence join
UNION existing models
Domain-model Aggregation
Model to Model join
Multi-persistence UNION
Behaviours / Hooks
Before/After operation
Override standard C,R,U,D operations
Persistence-specific hooks (to modify Query)
User-defined hooks
Global Auditing
Store old/new field values
Revert action (undo) and replay (redo)
Reactive actions
Store log in any persistence
Override, Add fields to audit log
Custom events
Access to record-specific history
Date of creation, modification
User/IP creation, modification
Store incremental revisions
Field meta-information provided
UI extensions
API extensions
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  • voted for this Item (Like)
    The best PHP ORM hands down
    Posted 2018-06-25 23:19:58 by jose_zap
  • rated this Item: Enterprise Compliance 5
    Posted 2018-06-25 22:50:17 by jose_zap
  • rated this Item: Simplicity 5
    Probably the easiest at using without up front configuration
    Posted 2018-06-25 22:50:06 by jose_zap

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