Andres Galindo of FlexShopper will talk about Doctrine 2.
Doctrine 2 is a full featured PHP ORM very similar to Java’s Hibernate. It offers a way to abstract your database away into easy to use Plain Old PHP Objects (POPOs) with support for filters and events that allow you to automatically add all sorts of neat things like auditing or updating search indexes.
We’ll start with a dive into what ORMs are, how they work, the different approaches to them, and the features they generally offer. Then we’ll go onto integrating Doctrine 2 into Zend Framework 2 and how Doctrine 2 can be used to define and manage your schema within the POPOs, querying with DQL and the repositories as well as how to hook onto events exposed by Doctrine 2 to perform actions automatically.