A drop-in Doctrine ORM 2 implementation for Laravel 5+

Doctrine 2 is an object-relational mapper (ORM) for PHP that provides transparent persistence for PHP objects. It uses the Data Mapper pattern at the heart, aiming for a complete separation of your domain/business logic from the persistence in a relational database management system.

The benefit of Doctrine for the programmer is the ability to focus on the object-oriented business logic and worry about persistence only as a secondary problem. This doesn’t mean persistence is downplayed by Doctrine 2, however it is our belief that there are considerable benefits for object-oriented programming if persistence and entities are kept separated.

Laravel Doctrine offers:

  • Easy configuration
  • Pagination
  • Preconfigured metadata, connections and caching
  • Extendable: extend or add your own drivers for metadata, connections or cache
  • Change metadata, connection or cache settings easy with a resolved hook
  • Annotations, yaml, xml, config and static php meta data mappings
  • Multiple entity managers and connections
  • Laravel naming strategy
  • Simple authentication implementation
  • Password reminders implementation
  • Doctrine console commands
  • DoctrineExtensions supported
  • Timestamps, Softdeletes and TablePrefix listeners