Good developers always version their code using a SCM system, so why don’t they do the same for their database schema?

Phinx allows developers to alter and manipulate databases in a clear and concise way. It avoids the use of writing SQL by hand and instead offers a powerful API for creating migrations using PHP code. Developers can then version these migrations using their preferred SCM system. This makes Phinx migrations portable between different database systems. Phinx keeps track of which migrations have been run, so you can worry less about the state of your database and instead focus on building better software.