Eden generic model component

4.0.1 2015-10-13 05:10 UTC


Build Status


composer install eden/model


Manipulating array data in most cases can be expressed as a model. Models in Eden is defined loosely and as a utility class to help managing data in a controlled and chainable format. The basic setup of a model is described in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Setup

$user = array(
    'user_name' => 'Chris',
    'user_email' => 'cblanquera@openovate.com',
    'user_location' => 'Manila, Philippines');

eden('model', $user);

From here we can access properties in our model as a method, property or back as an array. Figure 2 shows the ways to access data in action.

Figure 2. Accessing Model Properties

//set user name

// returns user email

// set any abstract key

// get any abstract key

//access as array
echo $model['user_name'];

//set as array
$model['user_email'] = 'my@email.com';

//access as object
echo $model->user_name;  

//set as object
$model->user_name = 'my@email.com';    

We added several common methods to futher manipulate model data.

Figure 3. Utility Methods

//for each row, copy the value of post_user to the user_id column
$model->copy('post_user', 'user_id');

//returns a raw array (no object)

Contributing to Eden

Contributions to Eden are following the Github work flow. Please read up before contributing.

Setting up your machine with the Eden repository and your fork

  1. Fork the repository
  2. Fire up your local terminal create a new branch from the v4 branch of your fork with a branch name describing what your changes are. Possible branch name types:
    • bugfix
    • feature
    • improvement
  3. Make your changes. Always make sure to sign-off (-s) on all commits made (git commit -s -m "Commit message")

Making pull requests

  1. Please ensure to run phpunit before making a pull request.
  2. Push your code to your remote forked version.
  3. Go back to your forked version on GitHub and submit a pull request.
  4. An Eden developer will review your code and merge it in when it has been classified as suitable.