This is an interview with Jonathan Wage from SensioLabs.com. We met Jonathan at Confoo where he delivered a presentation on Doctrine 2 for enterprise level web development. Doctrine is an ORM (object relational mapper) for PHP 5.2.3+. One of its key features is the ability to optionally write database queries in an OO (object oriented) SQL-dialect called DQL, giving developers a powerful alternative to SQL that maintains flexibility without requiring needless code duplication.
Jonathan discussed with us how Doctrine 2 is an improvement on earlier versions of its implementation, as well as what are some of the barriers to open-source technology obtaining wide-scale use by corporate America. He also shared with us his thoughts on Microsoft’s recent engagement with the open-source community, and how he sees it affecting open-source developers’ ability to engage the corporate world with their technologies.