In a recent post to his site Tomas Votruba shares some of his opinions about why he thinks that Doctrine is dying sharing three of the reasons he sees for this trend.
Do you use Doctrine ORM? If so, do you follow its evolution on Github? Symfony is evolving, Laravel is evolving, Nette is evolving, world is evolving... Doctrine not. Today I will show you 3 reasons why.
I've been thinking over 2 years about this post. I wasn't sure if it's only negative hype feeling or real thing. It's still the same so it's time to write about it.
He starts off by stating that Doctrine is "an awesome tool" but suggests that it is stuck in its legacy world and hasn't been able to evolve much past some of its original functionality. In his opinion this is because of the project's "system setup" not the code quality or maintainers. He then offers the Doctrine project three suggestions on what they could do to help change the course of the project. This includes becoming more competition to other options and consolidating the 20+ Doctrine repositories down to a much simpler structure.