I am happy to announce the 1.2.0 release of the Alpha Framework is now available for download. You can download the release from the Alpha website here.
This release of Alpha is the first version that supports a database other than MySQL, as a driver for SQLite is now provided. The SQLite Data Access Object (DAO) provider makes good on the work that I done in Alpha 1.1 to abstract out the DAO providers in Alpha, making it much easier to provide support other databases in the future.
In this release, I have taken a similar approach to the view layer by introducing abstracted view providers that implement the new AlphaRendererProviderInterface. I hope that this refactor will pave the way for other DAO renderers for XML and JSON in the near future when I introduce REST API support in Alpha.
Other changes include:
For more information on this release, see the full change log and expect more frequent releases to come.
Updated 2023 : note that the above post was originally published in 2012, but is left here for archival purposes. I have fixed some broken links above.