php meetup

Database Object Relational Mapping (ORM) with PHP and MySQL

Database ORM with LAMP

March 28th, 2006

With technologies like Hibernate and active record models blinking on many of our radar screen, the idea of mapping objects to relational databases is something we all need to consider. New York PHP Community's March presentation features one successful implementation and discusses some of the key concepts involved. Join us this month as development lead Ed Kozek looks at these rapid and streamlined application development techniques.

Ed Kozek is the Director of UI Development at Right Media where the front end is written entirely using LAMP technologies in a clustered environment.

Ed will explore the use of object oriented programming concepts to map database tables to PHP objects. He will talk about how his company used abstract classes (and extensions of them) to build easily configurable objects that update and read from tables. Often tables represent not just collections of data, but actual business objects, so he'll show how he added hooks into these classes that do things like validation, data filtering, and logging. This helps keep lots of the business logic in one place, and also out of the front end of the application.

This presentation should be useful to PHP developers who are still new to some of the less-used OOP capabilities in PHP, and also to anyone looking for a cleaner way to update and read from DBs using PHP.

Thanks to IBM for providing a great presentation space with seating for plenty.

As a service to our community, New York PHP User Group Community meetings are always free and open to the public.


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