Serializer for PHP 5.6+ supporting JSON, XML, YAML & CSV

1.0.0 2017-02-27 21:35 UTC

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The Ivory Serializer is a PHP 5.6+ library allowing you to (de)-serialize complex data using the visitor pattern recursively on each node of the graph. It supports the CSV, JSON, XML and YAML formats. It also supports features such as exclusion strategies (groups, max depth, circular reference, version, ...), naming strategies (camel case, snake case, studly caps), automatic/explicit mapping (reflection, annotation, XML, YAML, JSON) and many others...

use Ivory\Serializer\Format;
use Ivory\Serializer\Serializer;

$stdClass = new \stdClass();
$stdClass->foo = true;
$stdClass->bar = ['foo', [123, 432.1]];

$serializer = new Serializer();

echo $serializer->serialize($stdClass, Format::JSON);
// {"foo": true,"bar": ["foo", [123, 432.1]]}

$deserialize = $serializer->deserialize($json, \stdClass::class, Format::JSON);
// $deserialize == $stdClass



The library is fully unit tested by PHPUnit with a code coverage close to 100%. To execute the test suite, check the travis configuration.


We love contributors! Ivory is an open source project. If you'd like to contribute, feel free to propose a PR! You can follow the CONTRIBUTING file which will explain you how to set up the project.


The Ivory Serializer is under the MIT license. For the full copyright and license information, please read the LICENSE file that was distributed with this source code.