I started this project because I want a transparent data mapper (like hibernate), that goes well with PHP (I don't want it to feel like java). It must have the following:
This library is not about database abstraction (although it does provide some abstraction). It is about using objects to model domain concepts. So I don't want to write another language for accessing the database. SQL is very well suited to some operations and I want to be able to take advantage of the differentiating features of the database I'm using. PDO provides enough abstraction for my taste.
Outlet is available under the New BSD License:
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