MyActiveRecord is a PHP implementation of Martin Fowler's Active Record pattern, as popularised by Ruby on Rails. Objects are retrieved via static methods of the base class, resulting in clean and simple relational/object mapping. It's MySQL only, meaning the whole thing is contained within a single class and none of the overhead of database abstraction is incurred. There is close to zero configuration. Even relationships are inferred, although this does mean sticking to some simple database naming rules.