Joomla and Doctrine, experimenting with automated binding

In my day to day job at the moment I’m working more on Java projects then PHP applications. In our Java project we are using the a very sophisticated framework called Spring Framework. So when I started to work on an new, private PHP project with Joomla I was feeling a bit blunt by all the basic things I have to do to process forms into their representing entities.

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Using Doctrine in Joomla

Joomla is a decent CMS with very nice features. It works great for the end user and has many components ready to use from the online world. What I don’t like personally, as a developer, is the model implementation in Joomla. For me the way ‘ model and table’ classes are implemented, just doesn’t feel right to me. Also it is very difficult to get other models in a controller or an other model class.

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