completely awesome & naturally amazing

cana is an mvc php framework for rapid object oriented development. it combines existing php framework fundamentals found in frameworks such as zend, and combines it with easy to use, extended object support found in ruby, python, and jquery. cana's name speaks for itself.

some cool shit you can do

grab an object from the database and cache it in mem

$shot = new BigBrother_Shot('DEV_DSM_000');

or do the same thing but with auto object creation, auto class aliasing, and removing the unnecessary quotes

$shot = Shot::o(DEV_DSM_000);

call a function on multiple database objects


set a property on multiple objects and save them back to the db

echo Staff::o(DSM,MPR,SSW)->s('permission','MANAGER')->save();

set multiple properties on an object an save it

	'date_due' => '2012-01-01',
	'id_deliv_group' => 'LUMA'

output a database object as json

echo Shot::o(DEV_DSM_000)->json();

or output multiple database objects as a single json object

echo Shot::o(DEV_DSM_000,534)->json();

modify several objects properties from a db query

c::db()->get('select * from shots where id_project="marvel"')->producer = 'DSM';

iterate using the db object

foreach (c::db()->get('select * from shots where id_project="marvel"') as $shot) {

set the producer property of two objects, then access those dbos from their cache and output their producer property

Shot::o(DEV_DSM_000,534)->producer = 'DSM';
echo Shot::o(DEV_DSM_000)->producer;
echo Shot::o(534)->producer;

this filter would be the same as this sql ((id_project=dev AND shot_name=DSV_DSM_000) OR (id_shot=534))

echo Shot::o(
		['shot_name' => 'peanuts', 'id_project' => 'dev'],
		'{"shot_name": "BACON"}',
		['id_project' => 'dev', 'shot_name' => 'DEV_DSM_000'],
		['id_shot' => '534']

filter a set of objects to set the producer property on only specific items, then return the full set

$shots = Shot::o(['shot_name' => 'peanuts'],'{"shot_name": "BACON"}',DEV_DSM_000,534)

access the last items in the set

echo Shot::o('{"shot_name": "BACON"}',DEV_DSM_000,'534')->eq(-1);

constructing a set with several arguments, arrays, or sets, will merge the items insite

i::o(Shot::o(534),Shot_Element::o(4944))->each(function($key, $item) {
	echo $this;

create a set from an already existing array sand iterate through them using foreach

foreach (i::o(Project::o('marvel')->shots(), Project::o('uw4')->shots()) as $shot) {
	echo $shot;

use the query method to build a set, then loop through each item

	select elements.* from tasks
	left join elements on elements.id_shot_element=tasks.id_shot_element
	left join shots on shots.id_shot=elements.id_shot
	left join projects on projects.id_project=shots.id_project
	where id_element="PLATE"
	and id_task_status="NONE"
	and id_elem_status!="FINL"
	and elements.id_deliv_group!="CUT"
	and (elements.id_staff="TDA" or elements.id_staff="JPR")
')->e(function($item) {
	// do some cool stuff here

create the test function on the base cana object. this puts the function easily accesable in the global scope

c::extend(['test' => function() {
	return 'this is a test';
echo c::test();

extend a class with a function that can access the object

Staff::extend(['simpleFunc' => function($me, $in) {
	echo get_class($me).' '.$in;
Staff::o(DSM)->simpleFunc('got this');

extend a class to return a set result

Staff::extend(['devices' => function($me) {
	return $me->q('select * from device where id_staff="'.$me->id_staff.'"');
Staff::o(DSM)->devices()->each(function($key, $item) {

whos using it

Luma Pictures' BigBrother, Capital T, Devin Smith, mobile and desktop versions of, Luma Pictures, pfny,, Colaby, and others.

download it

cana is completely free and open source and available over at github.

who am i

just a little boy who grew up to love booze so much that i renamed my framework after my new favorite bar.

Fork me on GitHub