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We specialize in high end programming projects, primarily in the PHP language. In addition to training videos produced for O'Reilly Media, unlikelysource.com has been heavily involved with Zend Technologies in the development of educational labs. Our specialty is PHP, MySQL, MongoDB, as well as a number of other programming languages.

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Just finished a video training course on Doctrine for O'Reilly media. Topics covered include (among others): ORM (object relational mapping), DBAL (database abstraction layer), DQL (doctrine query language), Query builder, Life Cycle Events ... and much more. Also discussed is how to integrate Doctrine with: Zend Framework 2, CodeIgniter, MongoDB and CouchDB.   Learning Doctrine »

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Demystifying Doctrine

Here is a tutorial which demonstrates how to migrate a Zend\Db\TableGateway based application to one using the same tables, but based on Doctrine.

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Zend Framework 2

This website is devoted to Zend Framework 2. On it you will find a demo of various techniques as well as a link to the source code on github.com.

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New! Have a look at source code which demonstrates new features of PHP 7. NOTE: you'll need to install PHP 7 in order to run these examples!

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