Php Object Generator Tutorials
  1. Introduction to POG
  2. Setting up PHP, MySQL etc.
  3. Designing your objects
  4. Generating your code
  5. Description of the generated code
  6. Edit configuration file
  7. The Setup Process
  8. Using the code: Save()
  9. Using the code: Get()
  10. Using the code: SaveNew()
  11. Using the code: GetList()
  12. Using the code: Delete()
  13. Using the code: DeleteList()
  14. Advanced: object relations
  15. Advanced: Set{Parent}()
  16. Advanced: Get{Parent}()
  17. Advanced: Add{Child}()
  18. Advanced: Get{Child}List()
  19. Advanced: Save(deep)
  20. Advanced: Delete(deep)
  21. Advanced: Add{Sibling}()
  22. Advanced: Set{Child}List()
  23. Advanced: Set{Sibling}List()
  24. Advanced: Get{Sibling}List()
  25. Advanced: DeleteList(deep)
  26. Customizing POG-generated code
  27. Customizing: Extending POG Objects
  28. Customizing: Plugins
  29. Examples
  30. Examples: User registration system
  31. Examples: User authentication
  32. Examples: Survey form
  33. Examples: Using POG with AJAX
  34. PDO: Introduction
  35. PDO: SQLite example
  36. PDO: Firebird example
  37. PDO: PostgreSQL example
  38. PDO: MySQL example
  39. PDO: ODBC example
  40. Troubleshooting
  41. Troubleshooting: Data appears encoded
  42. Troubleshooting: Can't regenerate object
  43. Troubleshooting: Can't seem to Save()
  44. Troubleshooting: Can't get object / object attributes from database
  45. Troubleshooting: Can't open zip file on Mac
  46. Troubleshooting: Setup screen is blank
  47. Videos
  48. Appendix: Creating table(s) manually
  49. Appendix: Regenerating objects
  50. Appendix: Generating objects using SOAP
  51. Case Study: Gravity GTD
  52. Case Study: Web Form Factory

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Introduction to POG

NOTE: We tried to keep the tutorials concise, but we also know some of you just don’t have the time to read. If you’re in a rush, jump straight to the videos section at the end of the tutorials to watch video(s) that show you how to use POG. Else, keep reading.

Welcome to the Tutorials! First off, a quick introduction to Php Object Generator. Php Object Generator is an object-oriented code generator for PHP 4 and PHP 5 which uses the Object Relational Mapping (ORM) programming pattern to accelerate web development. ORM allows developers to ‘forget’ about the underlying database and instead think about their web application in terms of objects. Normally, implementing this programming pattern makes the application easier to maintain in the long run, but since the initial code is generated for you, POG also gives you a head start.

The PHP objects are generated along with 5 CRUD Methods 6 CRUD Methods. The first 4 CRUD methods allow you to Save(), SaveNew(), Get() and Delete() objects easily to and from your database. The 5th & 6th CRUD methods, GetList() and DeleteList(), allow you to retrieve or delete a list of objects from the database that meet certain conditions.

There’s 3 things we wanted POG to do when we first started this project (and still keep in mind as things develop)

  1. Generate extremely clean and simple code which is intuitive to the average PHP programmer.
  2. Do simple things but do them extremely well.
  3. Not be a framework. Just a useful tool.

We’ve also being careful to strike the right balance between helping the PHP programmer and making sure we’re not imposing restrictions and thus ‘taking over’
his/her project.

This tutorial is aimed towards anyone who likes learning through example. We hope you find it somewhat useful.

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