Join us at the November meetup to welcome Paul M. Jones, maintainer of Atlas, who will give us an introduction to the powerful database framework for PHP.
Atlas for PHP lets you build an OO model of your SQL tables and relationships. You can use it at the start of your project for basic CRUD operations. As you begin to need simple behaviors in your application, you can add them to the Record and RecordSet persistence model objects. Finally, when the time comes to transition to a rich domain model, you can map the Atlas persistence model objects to your domain Entities and Aggregates.
Check out Atlas ahead of time at http://atlasphp.io