One area that was mostly abandoned in applications is the Model layer. Doctrine is a project that brings enterprise support this layer through a powerful ORM implementation.
Allied with new support introduced in PHP 5.3, Doctrine 2.0 brings the concept of ORM in PHP to the next level. It introduces a couple of concepts known from other languages and areas, like Annotations, Object Query Languages and Parsers. This talk will introduce these new concepts as well as explain most of its architecture.