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Accessing large lists of words PHP Array or MySQL

I'm creating an application that grabs a list of words, and mashes them together. Example: Hello, World, Coding Output: Helld, ingdld, Codrld I want to have many lists of words. I originally was ...
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How else can I write the following code to generate C code and then the user submits a C file to the database? [on hold]

How else can I write the following code to generate C code and then the user submits a C file to the database? <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ...
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Controller technique with request data in session

I am trying to find out the best possible way to save the POST data in session and making it available in different page requests. For example at website's homepage I have a Search form with ...
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How to solve numbers combinations using php [on hold]

I am using this php code # for ($pvalore = 1; $pvalore < 91; $pvalore++){ for ($stepvvx = $pvalore; $stepvvx < 91; $stepvvx++) { $stepvvx2=$pvalore; if ...
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How can get the responce with multi object classes using simplexml? [on hold]

Im trying to get the responce from https://api-dev.learningassistant.com/webservices/soap/enrolment.cfc?wsdl But sad to say the xml file for request are more complicated. My problem is how can I ...
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Form not saving data to MySQL Database [closed]

Please let me know how I can save the form data to my MySQL database. Currently I am using the following codes: the html form: <form id="signup-form" method="post" action="save.php"> ...
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Less PHP request to REST API

I had an argument with my PHP developer today who tried to convince me that REST API has to provide all the request from PHP since a server is faster than client devices such as desktop. As I am a ...
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PHP mysql checking for relational equivalence

Suppose I have a users table and in that users table I have a role_id. In my roles table I have: users - id - role_id roles - id - name roles id | name 1 | admin 2 | normal Now ...
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Class member access on instantiation without variable

With a new feature in PHP 5.4, we can access a class member on the same line as instantiating the class. e.g. // Instead of $obj = new myClass(); $obj->myMethod(); // PHP 5.4 allows $obj = ...
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Handling insertion to database with Repository pattern

I have a design question for working with databases in object-oriented PHP. I have a table in my database called products. Then I have 2 classes for this table in my PHP project. ...
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What does comma signify in a function definition?

From PHP manual: array array_change_key_case ( array $array [, int $case = CASE_LOWER ] ) What does comma signify in a function definition?
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What's the difference between a Factory method and Entity Translator

The entity translator provides a function that takes one or more data contract classes as parameters and returns a specific business entity. Within the implementation of the function, a new ...
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Accessing database from static and non-static methods

I'm currently building a REST API in PHP & MySQL, and now I'm stuck at how I should structure the classes and the database connection. Let's say I have a table in my database for movies. How ...
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Relationship between objects

I got the models Post and Category. A Post is assigned to a Category. A Category has many Posts. They should be stored in a database. I implemented the following classes for it: Models/Post.php: ...
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PHP mysqli adding multipe entries for one insert [migrated]

the following short PHP code should be adding 1 entry into the database table. however when I run this I find 3 identical entries. MySQL Server version: 5.5.39 - MySQL Community Server PHP/5.4.31 ...
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Application requires specific PHP version, but code to check if version is adequate cannot run if version is not adequate (chicken and egg problem)

A framework I'm writing (for learning) requires a specific PHP version to run, so I'm implementing a "PHP version check" to ensure the running PHP version is the minimum required for the framework. ...
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How to use SOLID principles in this example

I have reading about SOLID principles last week and decided to try to solve real world problem by using them. So I got the problem of real world ecommerce site managing totals. Problem Statement: ...
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Best practices to prevent DoS attack, PHP running bash script on apache server

I have a PHP page the sole purpose of which is to spawn a bash script to run some background code (10-15 seconds run time), and then forward to a second page. The second page waits for the background ...
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Algorithm to maintain a blog sign up page

I have a functional sign up page for a blog that updates a database with a users name, email, profile picture and a short bio. The General information page and the profile picture upload/bio page are ...
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Cookie name security

Is it a security hole to name each session with the username of the user currently logged in? example: //Alice has login sessions_name('Alice'); sessions_start(); //Alice has login //When Bob Logs ...
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What is a good Design Pattern for a bundle of methods that comprises an algorithm?

This is a Design question relating to finding out a good OO design pattern or design structure or class combination that can house an algorithm that processes user selection to produce product ...
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Utilizing Python Slate for pdf text extraction from PHP

I want to use Python Slate module for PDF text extraction, and I have my code up and running for this. What I would like to know here is how to link my existing PHP MVC to utilize/make a request to ...
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should we also develop our PHP backend as an API? [duplicate]

I found a really interesting question here (ASP. NET). And I would like to know if we should think about the same concept on PHP? This seems to me portable with ease. Maybe there are already basic ...
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How can I keep browser URL secret when editing data?

Suppose, There is a user list. <a href="user/5">Edit</a> <a href="user/6">Edit</a> When a system user clicked to edit a user info. Then it goes to url to browser like as ...
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How to pass view data to controller? [migrated]

I want to create sample web app using php mvc but don't know how to pass view data (login.php) to controller (userController.php) My view (login.php) <body> <form ...
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How to prevent multiple form submissions when user reloads the page

I'm currently working on a project which requires that we integration a 3rd party SOAP API to handle a number of basic CRUD type operations. Our current implementation allows us to leveraging the ...
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DTOs vs Domain Models and invoking Command Handlers directly

I was just hoping someone might be able to answer a few questions I have regarding the proper design of DTOs and Domain Models. I'm currently working on a project which involves leveraging a SOAP API. ...
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Implementing SEO for a Zend Framework/PHP/Angular.js application

A team has implemented a web application using MySql, PHP with the Zend framework and Angular.js on the client side. I am in charge of implementing the SEO for this application. I understand I have ...
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How to use DataMapper pattern methods, when loading data from database?

How do I use DataMapper Pattern? I can use it as a glorified Database Access Object, aka TableGateway (loading a single class from a single database table), or I can use it more to drive business ...
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PHP filesystem best practice

I'm writing a PHP script which communicates with another program via files. I wonder if there is some policy or standard on where to put such files? I assume choosing a path like C:\foo\bar\ isn't the ...
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Where should PDOExceptions be dealt with?

I wrote a database wrapper class to help with queries and I'm trying to figure the best way to implement try-catch blocks. In my database class, I have a helper function; public function ...
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Can I resolve an issue with SRP, SOC that prevents object initialization via constructor?

In OOP, I can populate (initialize) an object using constructor injection at object creation time, or setter injection, after creation time. I like the idea of populating object at creation time via ...
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Why is SRP using the class construct to contain a responsibility opposed to using any other OOP entity?

SRP states ... There should never be more than one reason for a class to change. But why a class? Why not use granularity of a function/method? What instead of separating my functionality into ...
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Is it safe to only use intval to sanitize user input for a database select?

Is it safe to only use intval to sanitize the user input for a database select, as in the following example? $id = intval($_GET['id']); $query = "SELECT * FROM table WHERE id='$id'";
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When should mixed PHP/JS snippets be refactored into a separate JS file? [duplicate]

This code snippet is from a teammate of mine, his title is "Full Stack Developer". He mostly write PHP code. I found this code at the end of a .php file and asked him to move it to a separate JS file ...
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Is automatically generating passwords during registration a good idea?

I'm developing a registration system for a project I'm working on. Since users tend not to sign up if the process is too long, I've thought to require (at least initially) just their email, where I ...
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Why different languages have different syntax? [duplicate]

Different programming language always/most of the time use different syntax. For example take PHP, Java and Python. In Php & Java semicolons are compulsory at the end of the line, yet Python ...
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Does it break SRP to have concerns of data handling and object mapping inside a single class, as part of the DataMapper pattern?

Summary I want to look into separating the concern of "creating a populated object from database", to use inside my application. DataMapper pattern seems to be doing just that for me. DataMapper ...
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What's special about “non-blocking” node.js?

In the short chapter, What is Node by McLaughlin, he writes: "Node has no blocks, no threads competing for the same resource (Node is happy to just let things happen however they happen), ...
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What is the fool-proof way of setting up spreadsheet_excel_writer on Windows Server 2012 R2 [migrated]

I have an financial projection and budgeting application that produces spreadsheet outputs. This is working fine on Linux OS, with PHP 5.5.12 and also Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer 0.9.3 and OLE 1.0.0RC2. ...
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What are PHP Worker (with functional example)

I was handed a PHP Project to maintain and after going through the code, I think some tasks can be off-loaded to increase efficiency and create some compartmentalization. Our app runs on Heroku and I ...
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BCMath vs MySQL: performance

Scenario I am working on a web application that handles financial transactions, and my code will need to be reusable for everything from consumer carts to manufacturer/distributor shipments. The ...
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PHP Refactoring advice

I'm working on a Soccer management game. Project is fairly new and small and I'm new to PHP. The project was starting to get a bit messy so I've been looking into refactoring. The first thing I've ...
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php - design: database operations

I am working on a control-panel for a VoIP program and I've been working on it for a while. It started off as a small project that I just did because it was fun, but over time I added more and more ...
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What can I use to distinguish a user chosen name from other identical names [closed]

I am writing a dating/social website using php and mysql. We want the users to select a name for themselves, but we don't want to make it unique. It is not going to be used for searching. It is ...
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PHP: Injecting the same database connection into multiple objects

Suppose that there are two classes that define objects of vastly different function such that in the datastore, the information they require is divided into two separate databases. For example, the ...
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Should migrations modify data?

Imagine you have a table that has 5 columns, and you need to split this into two tables, because in your iterative process, your application has increased in complexity. Should migrations change the ...
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Making a safe PHP login system [duplicate]

I am making a php website that requires user login. It has a remember me function. I would like to ask if the following approach is safe ? User logs in with correct username and pass (and remember ...
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The correct way to use Sessions (PHP)?

I am making a website that requires logins, and would like to know what a good approach is. Right now, I am thinking of the following: User sends username and password to server, where it is ...
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What might be a good way to get hands on experience with Object Oriented PHP [closed]

I am a Computer Science student. I took a course on OOP, and I understand the concepts (classes, extending, encapsulation, etc). I'm also a web developer, have been doing it for about three years; ...