In a recent post to the ServerGrove.com blog today there's a look at using the MongoDB with symfony to create a simple application with a NoSQL-based backend.
Part of our business is to develop internal applications and support customers, so we dedicate a good amount of time to research, test and learn new technologies. We have been following this whole movement and decided to give MongoDB a try. What has really taken our attention regarding MongoDB is its simplicity, yet how powerful it is. It lowers the barrier to develop DB-driven applications even more.
They start by explaining how to use MongoDB together with PHP and get both the server and client sides up and running. From there they introduce ODM, a object document mapper from Jon Wage (of the Doctrine project) that lets you easily interact with MongoDB instances. A code sample it provided to show how simple the tool is to use and how it can integrate with symfony as an entity.