What is an ORM?
An ORM (or Object Relational Mapping tool) is a tool for converting data between incompatible type systems using object-oriented programming languages. This creates, in effect, a “virtual object database” that can be used from within the programming language.— Wikipedia
Why did I decide to do this?
For a quite some time now I have been wanting to replace this piece with something of my own, and the time has come.
I have finally begun development on a new ORM.
The ORM is still in it’s very early stages. I expect many more features to be added in the coming months.
What does it support?
Currently, it supports MySql Database Connections, a basic implementation of Models and a basic implementation of QueryBuilders.
In the future I’m hoping to add support for a few different database drivers out of the box, support for third party custom database drivers and some sort of a system for managing database creation and roll back (similar to Eloquent’s Migrations.)
You can find all of the documentation for this project on it’s Wiki pages.
A small example of the ORM in action
$user = DataBase::get('main') ->table('users') ->select('*') ->where('name', '=', 'Nathan') ->fetchFirst();
Where can I find out more?
You can find out more about this ORM by viewing it’s GitHub Page. And if you like what you see, consider following the project and maybe dropping a star!