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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Description of the generated code

The code generated by Php Object Generator is very simple yet powerful. Every object class is generated with 6 CRUD methods. CRUD methods are powerful enough to handle most of the operations that would be needed in a web application because they allow you to perform atomic operations such as Save, Delete, Get, Update. If having advanced SQL queries is critical to your application, you can always extend the code generated by POG.

There are 3 main ways to modify the code provided by POG:

1. Manual modification of the object classes (generally not recommended).

2. Extending the objects by creating superclasses (recommended)

3. Create or download POG plugins. (recommended)

However, in 90 percent of the cases, you’ll find that the CRUD methods are enough for a fully operational web app.

The 6 CRUD methods generated by POG are:

  1. Save()
  2. Get()
  3. SaveNew()
  4. GetList()
  5. Delete ()
  6. DeleteList()

Along with the object(s), POG also generates a Setup app which resides in the setup directory. This setup ‘app’ does 4 things:

  1. Provides instructions
  2. Automatically creates tables for the generated objects, if needed. If objects are modified at any point in the project lifecycle, running setup will align the tables with the modified objects.
  3. Tests the configuration file and performs unit tests on the object files.
  4. If all tests pass, provides a central interface to all generated objects within the database.

Finally POG also generates a plugins folder which contain POG plugins that further increases POG objects’ functionality. More on plugins later…

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