Last updated: 2016-06-06 13:00
With the TYPO3 8.1 release, the Doctrine Database Abstraction Layer (DBAL) will be introduced into the TYPO3 core. Sooner or later the old TYPO3 database wrapper (together with the old dbal and adodb extensions) will be removed. So if you’re an extension developer creating extensions for TYPO3 8.1 or above, it could come in handy to migrate all of your database calls to the new syntax. If your extension just relies on Extbase Repository stuff, then you are fine. The migration of Extbase will be done by the core itself so your magic functions will also work in the future. But in case you still have this dusty exec_SELECTgetRows somewhere in your extension, I’ll try to give you some help to come to the light side.