If you’re using or planning to use an Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) library
for PHP, this talk is for you. You’ll learn about the common ORMs,
including Propel, Doctrine, Zend Framework, Solar, and more. This session will show you how to use an ORM in
your application, including how ORMs work and relevant design patterns.
Additionally, we’ll examine the potential pitfalls. ORMs are popular
because they let programmers write clean, object-oriented code without
needing to think about SQL, but there are both well-known and not-so-obvious
ways that this can cause unexpected trouble. We’ll examine why you might be
surprised by poor performance and other side effects if you use ORMs in
their default manner or without understanding what they really do.
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