Indoctrinator 0.0.1-alpha1

Posted on April 1, 2015 by Marco Pivetta

We are happy to announce the start of development on a new project called the indoctrinator.

What is Indoctrinator?

For various months, we tried to implement a way to validate the correct usage of the Doctrine Project mapping tools. This sort of validation logic includes:

  • immutability checks/suggestions
  • number of generated DB queries/hits reduction
  • memory impact control
  • hydration profiling
  • code generator avoidance
  • DDD (Domain Driven Development) entity class/method naming conventions
  • ... and much more!

We decided to put these validation rules into a project.

How does Indoctrinator work?

Indoctrinator is currently only working with doctrine/orm version 2.5.x-dev, but the general working concept is as following:

$indoctrinator = new Doctrine\Indoctrinator();

$indoctrinator->registerWithManager(new Doctrine\Indoctrinator\ManagerWrapper($entityManager));

Without going into much details, Indoctrinator hooks into common APIs used in ORM internals, and by using AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming), it catches common mistakes and issues and produces exceptions or log messages that "indoctrinate" the user on correct toolchain usage.

Release RoadMap

Indoctrinator is still in early development, but our plan is to release it with bindings for major editors and IDEs used in the PHP community.

The current version is 0.0.1-alpha1, and is released as a phar archive for now.

Development will likely take 6 or more months, while we stabilize the API and make the various mapper projects compatible with it.

How to get Indoctrinator?

Indoctrinator has its own dedicated documentation section in the doctrine website.

Reporting Issues

Please report any issues you may have with the project on the mailing list or on JIRA.