Generating ORM classes (doctrine, propel, zend db table) with MySQL workbench and schema exporter

Just a short post to let you know that I just found this awesome github project that I need to checkout some day, to generate model files automatically.

  • In doctrine/propel you generate ORM classes based on annotations, yaml or xml.
  • In MySQL workbench, you can completely design a schema file and “migrate” the schema file against a database. The changes will be detected and will be written in an update script.

With these two tools, developing with database entities should be a breeze.