In the comments around the last post here on Malt Blue, why Kohana is an excellent alternative to the Zend Framework, which received quite a bit of attention socially as well, there was a bit of attention focused on the database layer. Specifically: Lubos said: Very similar to Kohana is Yii, however it offers significantly more robust functionalities - ORM based on PDO supports 5 RDBMS, web2 widgets based on JQuery UI, built-in support for integration with 3rd party libraries.
<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 13px; font-weight: normal;">In <a title="Beginning cloud development with cloudControl" href="http://www.maltblue.com/php/beginning-cloud-development-with-cloudcontrol">part one of the series</a> we got a birds eye view of a great cloud development solution for <acronym title="Pre-Hypertext Processing">PHP</acronym> - <a href="http://cloudcontrol.com/?utm_source=maltblue&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=MaltBlue"><strong>cloudControl</strong></a>. We looked at the concept of what it is, what you can do with it and ran through a basic deployment with a rather basic application. If you missed the first part, I strongly encourage you to read it before continuing on with part two. When you&rsquo;re done, come on back and work through it here.</span></p> <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 13px; font-weight: normal;">In this, part two of the series, things start to get more serious. </span>In this part, we&rsquo;re going to start to flesh out the application started in part one, adding in MySQL support - showing just how simple cloudControl makes this for us.</p>