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lightweight and simple php ORM

Posted on 2014-03-15
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Hi

I'm looking for a really lightweight and simple ORM for php. I had a look at propel/doctrine as part of symfony and it is just way to complicated for my needs. I am not doing any sort of MVC model and I dont want to use any other frameworks. I have looked at fuelphp and similar for example

The best I could see was NotORM but I was concerned that there didnt seem to be much documentation or any sort of active forum.

Can anyone recommend an ORM suitable for my needs please?

Many thanks in advance

Thanks in advance
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Question by:andieje
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by:Cornelia Yoder
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Have you looked at RedBean?

http://redbeanphp.com/

It is a fairly simple, the documentation is good, and it's free.

It claims to be suitable for projects such as

Prototypes
Small-medium applications from scratch, less than 50 tables
Large and complex applications (use RedBeanPHP Adaptive)
Phasing out old legacy applications with horrible schemas (remap using views and make the Legacy code fun again!)
Low power, embedded apps

Their website also references another orm, suggested for small applications where you want more control of the table/field names:  
http://dicabrio.com/php/dica-orm-object-relational-mapping.php 
but I know nothing about this one.
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by:andieje
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Hi

Ive looked at redbean but i dont want the database schema to be made dynamically

Thanks
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by:andieje
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I also looked at phpactiverecord which doesnt look as if it has a very active forum or is maintained anymore?
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by:Cornelia Yoder
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Did you check out the other one?   dica-orm...

It was mentioned on the redbean site specifically as an alternative for people who wanted control of their table and field names.
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by:andieje
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I couldnt even find a basic crud tutorial for the dica-orm. Any ideas? thank you
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lenamtl earned 500 total points
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You can try Cough PHP
https://launchpad.net/coughphp

Prado
http://www.pradosoft.com/

CodeIgniter (very active one)
http://ellislab.com/codeigniter
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by:andieje
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Hi

Ive looked at them but they are not what I would consider lightweight. However I will give coughphp a go
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