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4answers
234 views

What is the name of this design pattern? [closed]

I have been using this "design pattern" (may or may not be an "official" design pattern) for a while and I wanted to know if it had a name (so that I could name my classes after it). Example in PHP ...
0
votes
2answers
334 views

How do programs like JAVA and C++ store variables in a database , does it still use MySQL like in PHP? [closed]

I imagine they have to have some sort of query to goes to a database , or maybe I'm wrong and they can just store it to their computer? Is MySQL for server - side scripting only?
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3answers
1k views

how to check email address exist or not in php

I have tried a lot but could not find a way by which I will find if an email id exists or not. My problem is that I do not want to make visitor to email me with fake email Id. Is there any solution ...
1
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4answers
604 views

How to convince my company (operating in the financial sector) to switch from PHP to Java [closed]

My company is in the financial sector and it is using PHP as programming language. I am a PHP developer myself. I am leading a big project started from almost scratch. I can see how PHP is not the ...
1
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1answer
171 views

Is learning different programming languages from different categories good? [closed]

I have read some posts regarding learning different programming languages or not. Most of the answers indicate that learning more than one programming language increase our horizon as a programmer and ...
0
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1answer
6k views

Why would one prefer C# (ASP.NET MVC) or Java (JSP) instead of PHP for web applications/projects [closed]

I'm wondering, why would one (consider it not just a single developer, but a company) prefer C# or Java for web applications? What's their considerations regarding the question. I mean, a company, has ...
2
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2answers
519 views

OOP Objects, nested objects, and DAO's

Here's something I keep struggling to figure out the best solution to. I've had this problem while working with PHP and Java so it's a fundamental understanding of OOP issue. Examples are in PHP. ...
3
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2answers
347 views

What are the different meanings of 'fixture'?

I have some difficulty understanding the concept of "fixture". I know what a test suite is, a test case, a test run, but what exactly is a "fixture"? A parameterized test case? It seems to me that ...
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votes
1answer
862 views

web spider for facebook

I just subscribed to a facebook page which post links to different open source projects or code archives. I'll like to save those links and descriptions to a local db. How can I do that? I heard ...
6
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3answers
233 views

How will writing the transaction part in Java benefit the security of the application, when all other parts are being written in PHP?

A friend of mine while working on a PHP application asked me to write one part of the application in Java. The part that involved transactions. He said it will be better to write this portion in Java. ...
2
votes
1answer
469 views

Migrating Web based projects from Java to PHP

At our work place after hours of coding, testing and QA we have successfully added a couple of software tools in our product line. We specialize in web based software solutions so in order to tap on ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Why does gmail use java? Is there really a advantage over something like php or python? [closed]

Note: I know that none of you (probably) work for google, so this is a lot more of a conceptual question. So yeah, i discovered that Gmail uses java and that got me thinking, Why? I personally never ...
6
votes
2answers
4k views

Java vs PHP Memory / CPU Consumption

I work in a PHP based company. There is a project where we want to create a backend service. Senior members here are going for PHP, even though it is slower than Java. Their only point of contention, ...
0
votes
1answer
287 views

I'm trying to create a visual representation of something, but I don't know what words to use, so I'll try to describe it

My project team is making a site that will use reddit style voting to track users' opinions on various issues, and use the data to create a "heat map". I say heat map in quotes because I'm not sure ...
6
votes
4answers
372 views

Applying DRY to an inheritance hierarchy

I'm working on refactoring a legacy application where I implemented the State pattern successfully as shown in the following diagram: As you see there is a common behavior between the 3 states, so ...
2
votes
3answers
159 views

Would using Quercus make my code fall under the GPL?

Quercus is an implementation of PHP written in Java, and released under the GPL. If I use it, does my PHP code fall under the GPL? What about my Java code? Assuming I write new Java code, and new ...
0
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3answers
3k views

How to create interest in programming? [closed]

I am student of 3rd year software engineering, and I find myself nowhere in field of programming. I know basics of programming languages like C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, HTML, JAVAScript, CSS and ...
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votes
2answers
116 views

Is there a way to input values on a web site's text box using a database table values?

I have a table with username and passwords that I want to input in Hotmail's username and password box. Is there a way to actually program this? Are you allowed to manipulate text boxes of someone ...
7
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2answers
5k views

What does RESTful web applications mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is REST (in simple English) What does RESTful web applications mean? A web service is a function that can be accessed by other programs over the web (Http). To ...
3
votes
3answers
631 views

Algorithm which suggests synonyms based on some term?

Is there an algorithm which I can use in order to generate synonyms for some term (word) in respect of a spam. I am writing a simple spam filter. For example, I set that the app must omit a word ...
3
votes
2answers
926 views

Web Services as a Back end

I am contemplating a direction to take an application. The application is written in PHP which implements a MVC framework. Some of my clients will require web services. I was thinking even building ...
13
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5answers
11k views

Why is Python slower than Java but faster than PHP [closed]

I have many times seen various benchmarks that show how a bunch of languages perform on a given task. Always these benchmarks reveal that Python is slower then Java and faster than PHP. And I wonder ...
11
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4answers
11k views

REST vs RESTful vs “normal” web service - the same or not?

I've read a couple of definitions and discussion on REST and/or RESTful applications, but I still do not understand the real meaning of it. I usually work with the apps which either fetch data via ...
3
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2answers
1k views

OOP - Composition, Components and Composites Example?

I've been reading a bit about OOP in relation to Composition, Components and Composites. I believe I understand the fundamental principle (not sure). Can someone please provide a code example of a ...
1
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6answers
402 views

Interfaces: profit of using

First of all, my ubiquitous language is PHP, and I'm thinking about learning Java. So let me split my question on two closely related parts. Here goes the first part. Say I have a domain-model ...
8
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6answers
6k views

PHP and performance

I always hear that PHP is for medium and small websites whereas .NET and Java for enterprise applications. My question is about PHP. Why is PHP not a good option for enterprise web applications? Is it ...
1
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1answer
1k views

php + web service [closed]

Can someone confirm good performance using PHP + Java webservice (for heavy duty tasks) running on NGINX (or Apache) because PHP is slow in completing some heavy tasks and I want to make a web service ...
7
votes
5answers
614 views

Assuming “clean code/architecture” is there a difference in “effort” between PHP or Java/J2EE web application development?

A client asked us to estimate effort when selecting PHP as the implementation language for his next web-based application. We spent about a week exploring PHP, prototyping, testing etc., We are quite ...
0
votes
2answers
355 views

Programming certificates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are certifications worth it? I'd be glad to hear your opinions on which programming certificates are the most widely recongnized in the industry and how useful are they ...
4
votes
3answers
689 views

Middle tier language for interfacing C/C++ with db and web app [closed]

I have a web application requiring a middle-tier language to communicate between an oracle database and math routines on a Linux server and a flex-based application on a client. I'm not a software ...
7
votes
1answer
652 views

How to document an algorithm properly with sample data?

I am wondering what should an algorithm documentation contain? Can't locate a proper guideline to follow. I have in mind to include summary of the algorithm description of the algorithm flowcharts ...
56
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21answers
20k views

“Don't do programming after a few years of starting career”. Is this a fair advice? [closed]

I am a little experienced developer having approximately 5 years experience in PHP and somewhat less in Java, C# and trying to learn some Python nowadays. Since the start of my career as a programmer ...
1
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5answers
3k views

Does AJAX need to use a server-side language such as PHP/ASP.NET/Java to access a database?

Does AJAX need to use a server-side language such as PHP/ASP.NET/Java to access a database? Or some sort of web service tied to these languages? Or is AJAX able to communicate directly with the ...
10
votes
5answers
8k views

PHP to Java career change [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Going from PHP to Java I have been working at my current job for about 4 years. I have been doing PHP for twice as long. I am completely self taught (with lots of ...
7
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3answers
4k views

Going from PHP to Java

Having been programming in PHP for a year, I now want to start learning Java. I am in a Windows environment. I want to develop a GUI with Java that would query a MySQL database. I know I would use ...
13
votes
3answers
895 views

What is the best way to do offline failover of a desktop based client that uses a web service?

I have three incoming projects that share a common problem: they need to have the logic on a web system and they need a local application (e.g. point of sale) that communicates with such system ...
8
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5answers
6k views

IntelliJ IDEA vs phpStorm for developing PHP projects? [closed]

I'm a Java Developer, and now I'm using IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition. Is it worth to buy phpStorm for developing PHP projects? Also, are there any other features for PHP developers which IDEA ...
4
votes
8answers
3k views

Generating every combination of a 32 character alpha numeric string?

Is it possible to generate every possible combination of a 32 character alpha numeric string? If so, how long would it take on today's fast computers? My lecturer at university said it's impossible, ...
3
votes
3answers
829 views

Java's advantage in shopping cart platform

Open source PHP shopping carts platform/framework occupy most top list. They are hot, and we want start quick. So, we are going to make decision between Magento and Opencart, PHP programmers would be ...
10
votes
2answers
706 views

How can I use my coding skills for good?

By this autumn my two small websites should be generating around a total of $1200 a month with minimal/zero input which is enough to for me to live on comfortably enough. Rather than embark on ...
2
votes
3answers
978 views

I'm hoping to start an online supermarket and needs advice on open source shopping cart software and applications [closed]

I have been researching on both open source software and off-the-shelf software for an online supermarket project in Africa. I have now narrowed by search to X-cart and the PHP based PrestaShop ...
6
votes
5answers
785 views

How could this diagram for “making a career move into software development” be improved?

I'm giving a talk in April 2011 on "Developer English" and showing my non-developer audience, mostly English teachers, various diagrams to explain how developers see their industry etc. One of these ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

What things should be considered in the license etc when you're using some open source projects/ tools in your application

What things should be considered in the license etc when you're using some open source projects/ tools in your application(in my case, specifically a web application/website) ? What are the ...
1
vote
5answers
356 views

Trying not to get ahead of myself but it is hard! [closed]

Well I made a 5 year plan for myself (11years-16years) I am pretty good at Java, HTML, and PHP. I have already done some end projects: Small Java Platform Game A Small Polynomial Solver A Small ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

What are the most common programming mistakes PHP programmers make in Java?

I am more practiced in PHP than in Java, and when I use Java I find myself looking at it from a PHP perspective. This can cause trouble, so I'd like to know, what are the most common programming ...
4
votes
1answer
510 views

Do the benefits of Resin/Quercus outweigh the overhead?

Lately, I've been looking more and more into Resin + Quercus as a technology to develop an application of mine. The reason I started looking into it was that this application has high reporting ...
0
votes
5answers
5k views

Application Development: Python or Java (or PHP) [closed]

I'm looking to get into application development, such as Facebook or Android apps and games. I am doing this for fun and to learn. Once my skills are to par I would like to have some side income from ...
1
vote
5answers
741 views

Php: Whats my next step? [closed]

So in college I started learning Php, mostly starting with the Larry Ullman books. I got a job at a company after, where I was able to learn some stuff from the higher up guys. Since then, I've done ...
2
votes
5answers
466 views

What are the common mistakes when you are a good coder in C and PHP and you start coding in Java ? What are good tips when switching? [closed]

What apsects of Java are the most diificult to learn when coming from such a background? What common mistakes do people make ? What are the top timesaving and produtivtity increasing tricks ? If you ...