Tag Archives: propel

Why I wouldn’t use Symfony for a new project

Symfony is pretty good for a PHP framework — it’s probably still one of the better ones. While Symfony is open source, its development clearly isn’t open. Nowadays, it is mainly unmaintained. Well, it’s maintained by Sensio, which is very closed towards outsiders, and doesn’t apply fixes for versions below 1.3 even when patches are […]

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PHP serialization optimization

I recently had to use the serialize() function to store objects in Memcache. However, I realized that a lot of these objects (Propel objects precisely) were unnecessarily huge when stored: they had a lot of properties with quite long names having their default class value. That’s when I realized I could use the __sleep() function […]

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