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It was 3:21 in the morning when all my devices awoke to a flurry of emails and text messages. I was sound asleep, exhausted after a long day, nurturing what I thought was a common cold. I didn’t feel sick, but I felt tired and groggy all day long. When…


As a Doctrine maintainer, one of the most exciting parts is working on software that powers thousands of businesses, and helps developers write better software for themselves and their employers. It is a huge challenge to get right, and a large source of satisfaction when it goes to plan. The…


Let’s start out with a clear statement: our entire IT infrastructure is built on Open Source. Many of the basic tools in IT, from small libraries to entire operating systems, are developed and maintained by people with a passion for software development, often in their free time. It started out…


A few weeks back, I was approached by Asmir about some changes he wanted to make to the Doctrine Migrations library. The changes sounded simple enough: to add support for multiple migration namespaces. This has been on our wishlist for a while, but we’ve never managed to get to it…


With the release of Doctrine MongoDB ODM 2.0-RC1, it is time to start thinking about migrating to this new version. 2.0 brings a load of changes and most importantly a switch away from the legacy MongoDB driver, which did not support PHP 7 natively. MongoDB ODM now utilises the new…


With the release of Doctrine MongoDB ODM 1.2, we’ve introduced several new features. I want to highlight some of them in this blog post and give an outlook on future development of MongoDB ODM.

Aggregation builder

With aggregation builder, we’re giving you a tool to create aggregation pipeline queries similar to how…

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Doctrine coordinator and MongoDB ODM maintainer. I break stuff so you don’t have to. Lead Engineer @mongodb — join me in making databases more fun to use.

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