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Recommend an approach to decouple Product and Access code constructs, in order to simplify Product testing

I have some code that tightly couples Product specific code and Product-Access code. I am not sure how to untangle it. So for example, for testing Product, I have to mock up Access objects. And ...
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Continuous Integration for different languages [closed]

So, I understand Continuous Integration in theory, and have used Beanstalk. However, I've been charged with creating the process at my current PHP shop. My hope was maybe PHPCI, since it looked ...
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C# static practices coming from dynamic background

I have been dappling in C# after coming from several years in PHP. I don't find the language particularly difficult, although there are considerably more constructs for me to get used to. My question ...
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Managing customer-specific modules in a composer/PHP-based SaaS

I'm developing a business-to-business SaaS. I expect that most of my customers will be able to use my mainline product, and I intend to deploy it in an independent instance for each customer. Some ...
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Using Prolog to implement authorization rules

I'm working on a user management "pseudoframework" in PHP, and I'm trying to implement fine-grained rule-based authorization. I'm using a combination of SQL and condition-checking functions written ...
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Querying all data vs required data [duplicate]

If I have a MySQL database that has a table that contains user data, would it be better to load all of the data from the table when loading a page that requires a users data (only one users data is ...
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Class design - should methods call other methods?

I'm writing a very basic custom class for coupons and I've come up with a basic layout for the class, which consists of a number of small methods as I generally understand is a best practice. What ...
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PHP MVC as backend for iOS app

So, essentially, the question is, to develop a PHP back-end to an iOS application, would you implement an MVC architecture on the PHP side? Or no, since the client side (iOS) already has an MVC ...
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How to organize conversion logic for strategy pattern?

I have a Color class. It has a property model which is a class that implements ColorModel interface, this property could be a RGB, Hex or HSL classes which implementing ColorModel interface. // ...
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Features of a routing system

I have been tinkering with the idea of creating a routing system as a learning experience and not for some production purpose. I have trying to decide what features are a must have and what features ...
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Serving a Website as only Cached HTML Pages

Lets say that I want to develop a website where all pages will be dynamically generated and 'printed' into static HTML files. I will then serve these HTML files from a container (such as an Amazon ...
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First programming job with few resources to learn from [duplicate]

I recently started my first programming job after working for a couple of years developing websites. This new company focuses on PHP and has had only one developer responsible for the code since the ...
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What is the best way to approach building search functionality for a large website using PHP, MySQL and JQuery [closed]

I've a question I'm hoping I can get some assistance on because It's causing me a lot of stress in work trying to get it sorted. I figured this was the best place to ask it as it's not a specific ...
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PHP conditional test func call against two values

I was wondering if there's a one liner for PHP that would allow me test multiple values against a function call. As example, say I want to test if foo() returns either 1 or 2, (in pseudo code) if( ...
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Sharing constructor code between classes that do not inherit from each other

There is a PHP library of classes (generated from a WSDL) that cannot be changed. These look like the below for simplicity. class System extends \SoapClient { public function __construct(array ...
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PHP vs ROR for AJAX and responsive design [closed]

I'm in the planning phase of making a website for calculating various mathematical problems, as a school/sparetime project with a couple of friends. We're gonna start off with implementing a "right ...
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Front-end or Back-end Implementation of API? [closed]

Lets say I want to implement an API from an external website, for example like Dribbble or Last.fm. I'm fairly new to this new generation of front-end MVC's (angular, etc), and most example's I've ...
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Is generating a large random number more unique than generating each digit in that number?

I'm using a PRNG (PHP's default rand() implementation) to generate unique 16 digit numbers. Does it make sense to generate digits one by one, or the number at once? I'm using PHP.
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How to avoid switches? [duplicate]

I use Laravel as a PHP framework, although the question is not exactly about laravel, more about structuring controller methods. I have a route to orders page. Depending on the user role I need to ...
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How to choose between different ways to write some code?

I would like to validate point in a two-dimensional rectangular Cartesian coordinate. I found following regular expression solution on stackoverflow ^(\-?\d+(\.\d+)?),\s*(\-?\d+(\.\d+)?)$ . Another ...
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Help Improve DB model/strategy, for use in refactoring SQL-ridden legacy code

Question: Which design pattern do I use to help me refactor legacy SQL code into separate classes? Goal Bring in concepts of data separation and database separation and also latest modern ...
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Patterns for subclass constructors that vary the parent class constructor slightly

So, my problem is in the context of an MVC-style approach. The code here is PHP, but I'm hoping this is a design issue independent of it. abstract class Controller { private $domain; private ...
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How to determine which service to call

I have modeled my application using multiple 'user' domain objects. Candidate Recruiter Administrator Each entity extends from an AbstractUser implementing UserInterface. interface UserInterface ...
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Why is PHP so hated? [closed]

Lately I've been coming across several jokes and comics about how apparently awful PHP is. As a complete ignorant of the language, why is this? Is it my own perception or is this the overall general ...
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How to design large applications with little planning experience [closed]

I understand there is plenty of information on the internet about planning and implementing said solid plan in building a large software application, but I was hoping to get something a little more ...
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Notify about starting event

I am having quite a hard time figuring out how to solve this problem. Basically I have a mini social network with notifications and events. I want to add such functionality where 1 day before an event ...
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How to move php documentation closer to standards?

I have an large php project. I used to document it with NaturalDocs, but I didn't include the documentation generation in the build process for a long time ( years ). I recently started using ...
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Should we use data object (or the data transfer object) for sharing data between these three classes?

I found an article by Martin Fowler that has made me doubt my design choices, particularly about data objects. Martin Fowler has written an article about what he thinks is a code smell. In this ...
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How can I avoid the “global $dbh” anti-pattern?

This is what most of my database-related library code looks like: lib.php <?php $dbh = new PDO(...); function doSomeDatabaseThing() { global $dbh; return $dbh->doStuff(); } function ...
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Automatically verifying INSERTs when building a PHP(5.3.3) application

I am building a form in PHP. I would like to automatically verify that INSERT queries are successful, and populate data correctly, as opposed to running queries in Workbench or MySQL with every code ...
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Using PHP or C++ for in real world electronic devices

I want to use my programing skills to make my day-to-day life easier, to do this I want to be able to program in my appliances like alarm clock or microwave or refrigerator, air conditioner etc, wish ...
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Parameters Stored as Sessions - Pros / Cons?

Some background on my system: I have 1 query with multiple pages. There are filtering parameters on the left of the page which $_POSTs on submission. The posted parameters will change the query at ...
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Good way to count unique anonymous visitors of articles

I'm building a website with articles, and I'd like to count unique-per-day visits for each article. The idea to use cookies suggests itself, but I simply can't set a cookie for each and every article ...
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Would this be considered a plugin or template type architecture?

I would like to build a system that basically offers the option to make various APIs interchangeable for usage to the end user. For example, the person using the software would have the option of ...
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Why is entangling injectable with class that uses it a bad practice?

I have had this argument for a while, because I have noticed some people prefer "readable" code over properly structured one. So in the example I am showing, basically I have this Mapper class in ...
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Incorporating custom Algorithm in SOLR-LUCENE , before Indexing?

CURRENT FLOW: I am using a custom algorithm(presently in php) to rank the MYSQL records before INDEXING it to SOLR . WHAT I WANT : Is it possible implementing this ALGORITHM(may be in JAVA) inside ...
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Understand the date structure - how the date is structured [closed]

I am just not getting the structure below Can anyone pls explain below date structure? 2014-11-01T02:35Z What does the T and Z means here?
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Looking for encryption method [closed]

I have a blackbox system whose code is hidden from the end user. That's the intent anyway, I know some may break into it, but generally it's closed. It's running on PHP, and I need to export a ...
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Improve processing of data (and structure) from flat file to CMS Database

I have a flat file (CSV) that brings me the data I want, but it needs to be cleaned and processed before it can be used, so I built an intermediate Database (MySQL) in order to get the structure from ...
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How do i upload small changes on a view of an asp.net mvc4 project [closed]

How do i structure an asp.net mvc 4 website in such a way that i can make small changes to views and upload those small changes only. i am a php developer trying to switch to asp.net mvc4. please ...
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What is the point behind building an abstraction layer PDO Adapter class instead of using native PDO?

I have built a PDO adapter class because I thought, at the time anyway, it would be a good idea. After fighting with it, it makes no sense to me. Isn't the design of PDO the way it is to keep you ...
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Transferring information between a web server and a Python backend?

I have been Googling my problem but haven't been able to come up with anything; here's the situation: I have a PHP / MySQL website hosted with 1and1.com. I also have a Python program that runs on a ...
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Project directory structure

Actually i'm using this project directory structure http://framework.zend.com/manual/1.12/en/project-structure.project.html But recently i started using namespaces in all my php-classes like: ...
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Storing Form Data in a class

I have a form that writes to a database. Other than creating a class handle an external API, this project is done. However, the processing script is your standard procedural calling of queries using ...
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Different operators in query string like ?var!=value

This one may actually be 2 questions in one. Studying some APIs I came across an api suggesting to have operand different from equal (=) inside the query string (http://www.salesboard.com/api/): ...
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Is not being able to resolve a function call to its declaration a drawback of Polymorphism?

Consider a class that prints an "outline" table for a particular product line. Say you have several, A, B, C, D. The mechanism of the table generation is the same, but the data is different. I ...
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What should config files and the bootstrap do? [closed]

I already read dozens of articles and questions/answers on SO and Programmers but I can't understand what config and bootstrap files are, in the context of a web application. So my questions are : ...
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Illegal in PHP: Is there an OOP design reason?

The below interface inheritance is illegal in PHP, but I think it would be fairly useful in real life. Is there an actual antipattern or documented problem with the below design, that PHP is ...
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How dangerous is it to take shortcuts when coding Web based applications? [closed]

I started working as a Web developer few months back. Previously, I had no prior professional experience in programming besides school classes and fun-side projects I did on my own. I am the only ...
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Static and not-static: programmer quantum theory

Let me illustrate using the PHP language. The discussion here is, how should I do exactly to solve this problem in a clear and unambiguous mode. Imagine that I have a class called Path. This class is ...