RedBeanPHP – simple, easy-to-use, on-the-fly object mapper

RedBeanPHP is a simple, easy-to-use, on-the-fly object mapper, especially suited for RAD, prototyping and people with deadlines.

RedBeanPHP creates tables, columns, constraints and indexes automatically so you don’t have to switch between your database client (phpMyAdmin) and your editor all the time. Also you don’t have to write configuration files because RedBeanPHP simply infers the database schema from naming conventions.

Most ORMs use configuration files (XML, INI or YAML) or some sort of annotation system to define mappings. RedBeanPHP is different. Instead of using configuration it uses conventions; a very small set of rules. RedBeanPHP uses these conventions to infer relationships and to automate mappings. RedBeanPHP also helps you to follow these conventions by automatically building the initial tables and columns for you.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Automatically creates tables and columns as you go.
  • No configuration, just fire and forget.
  • No complicated package tools, no autoloaders, just ONE file.

Support: Forum, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Gabor de Mooij
License: BSD/GPLv2

RedBeanPHP is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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