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ORM layer that creates models, config and database on the fly

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RedBeanPHP 4 KickStart

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RedBeanPHP 4 KS is an easy to use ORM tool that stores beans directly in the database and creates all tables and columns required on the fly. On the other hand it allows plain SQL to search the database. In fact RedBeanPHP is some sort of combination between document oriented database tools like mongoDB or couchDB and traditional relational database systems like MySQL. It offers the best of both worlds: SQL and no-SQL. You work with no-SQL if you interact with objects will you simply turn the switch and work with SQL if you want to do some typical database tasks like searching or quickly grabbing something out of the data store with specially crafted SQL. RedBean also has excellent performance because it can freeze the database schema which means it no longer scans schemas.

The KickStart Edition of RedBeanPHP is meant for RAD, prototyping and offers easy-to-use interfaces and a wonderful works-out-of-the-box experience.

If you already know the power of RedBeanPHP and you would like to use RedBeanPHP in a more complex project or integrate RedBeanPHP in an existing project you might find the RedBeanPHP 'Adaptive' Edition an interesting solution.

Databases Supported

RedBeanPHP supports MySQL/InnoDB, MariaDB/InnoDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite3 and CUBRID.

Quick Example

How we store a book object with RedBeanPHP:

$book = R::dispense("book");
$book->author = "Santa Claus";
$book->title = "Secrets of Christmas";
$id = R::store( $book );

Yep, it's that simple.

This Github account is for development only. If you want to use RedBeanPHP 4 KickStart please visit the website and download the ALL-in-ONE PHAR file. This should work out-of-the-box with no configuration at all.

More information

For more information about RedBeanPHP please consult the RedBeanPHP online manual at:

http://www.redbeanphp.com/

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