Questions about PHP, a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development.

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More efficient management of assets(image, documents) in a large web project

I am beginning to refactor a large, very old, messy project. One of the biggest issues is the lack of a central location on the filesystem for simple things like images, icons, documents, csv, etc. ...
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How do I design my application to use REST for itself?

I'm not sure how to ask this. I know this is simplistic, but I understand (I think): REST is an architecture, not required, simply a way to build REST is a style and a community standard for ...
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Progress in PHP web application design [closed]

I have created an easy database-driven web application (with PHP+MySQL). It's written procedurally with a few controllers (index.php) in a few directories and a few template files and one stylesheet. ...
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Notifications system with too many subscribers

In my application users can subscribe to other users, like in every social network out there. However I'm experiencing some trouble when a user has too many subscribers. Every time a user posts ...
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PHPExcel Application With Cases

I've been working on an application for my company's intraweb which will automate production scheduling based on information from our legacy mainframe databases in addition to side tables with ...
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Tournament bracket customized algorithm

I'm in the making of a tournament for archery but i'm stuck because they want a specific match-matching for players. There is the usual 1-32,2-31,3-30 etc but the way they want the tree is a specific ...
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Static controllers

I have built myself a PHP MVC framework to meet my needs. As pretty much all of the core classes are static, I just stumbled upon the idea of having static controllers. I know that for some reason ...
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How to implement a Daily Recap email of Database records modified the previous day sent to Subscribed Users like Basecamp does?

I am building a Project Management module for SugarCRM. It consists of a "Project" which has information on the project like Name, description, start and completion dates, creator name, status ...
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PHP as a target language [closed]

Are there stable well tested SDKs (as opposed to simple language converters) that allow you to develop your application in some decent language (I believe it is widely accepted that PHP is not a well ...
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The finer points of HMVC

I'm new to HMVC and whilst tutorials are great about dealing with the overall details of keeping modules separate and only letting controllers communicate, they aren't so great at explaining the ...
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Does phpDocumentor tags order matter?

When we document our class, method and/or function with phpDocumentor, is there any specific order I should follow according to the standards? I know it doesn't matter for output the document. Since ...
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Scale parts of image to fill bezier path with no wastage

I want to be able to take an image and stretch/contract each pixel row (or 5 rows for performance) to fit within a curved shape. I've been searching for this for the last few days and have turned up ...
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How to split a Service class in two but still use them like one?

I've got a class: AuthenticationService findLoggedInUser() Checks session if User is logged in. If not, check client persistent user login cookie and log in. loginUser($email, $pw, $remember = ...
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php make dollar optional [closed]

Is there any reason the PHP language could not be updated in a future version to make the $ prefix on variable names optional? Reasons that would break existing code? I'm thinking it would still be ...
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Workflow for obfuscated PHP code with PHP protect

Let's say I have a database-driven web application written in PHP. After obfuscating the code with PHP protect it will be copied to a web hosting server. And here is the question. What is the ...
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How to tell the View to create a cookie?

I have a LoginService class with loginUser($email, $password, $remember = false) method in the application layer of my model layer. Now, if $remember is true it needs to create a persistent user ...
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Why is the use of conjunctions in method names a bad naming convention? [closed]

In my team, we work closely with a few software architects. They approve all design decisions of our projects, do some code reviews etc. Our projects consist mainly of backend functionality ...
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Version controlling of a web project

We (2 developers) are developing a cakephp app that is running on a remote server. In NetBeans we both have project set up as "PHP application from remote server". The problem is that whenever one of ...
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Using the command pattern for a sequence of tasks

I have a 'sequence of tasks' to undertake on a zip file. It can be simplified into these steps: Validate that the file is a ZIP file and is valid Unzip the file Validate the contents are as ...
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Viable method of sharing our PHP project [duplicate]

We are two developers that have no previous experience in sharing one PHP project. In particular, cakePHP. We both use NetBeans and we have set the project up as a "PHP application from a remote ...
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In MVC design, do I use a base class over an interface?

In web MVC most designs I've seen, (just choosing model layer as an example) the domain problem class, say students, always inherits the superclass "Model." The name is irrelevant, but why do they ...
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Whether to store all numbers or just their ranges in database for this application

I'm developing a (PHP MySQL) Web App which will sell dynamically generated real time cell phone numbers for cellular companies. A company will ask for, say, a thousand numbers and this app will check ...
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How do I keep my classes in MVC from becoming bloated?

I'm not sure how I should have worded the question. If I have a Student and Classes database, and I have queries that involve both. Where do I put my queries? In one case, someone wants student ...
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Efficiency of getters/setters with database performance

I'm currently in the process of refactoring a very old personal project of mine, which used procedural PHP-in-HTML code. I'm modernising it as a learning project, using OOP where beneficial. I ...
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Database conceptual Question [duplicate]

When querying in database through PHP, is it good to open mysql connection before every query and close it as the query completes? or should we open the mysql connection as soon as the first query ...
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Database Handler and SQL injection prevention

I've written a database model class in PHP and have written a controller class that specifically validates the data before sending it to db. I'm getting criticism that I should handle the data in ...
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Does this function do one thing only?

Is the following method considered to be doing one thing only? I'm wondering about that since it takes an optional argument. public function findErrors($name = null) { if ($name) { ...
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Is routing a site with RESTful not the best when you have very long URLs?

I've read a lot about RESTful, but I have always had a hard time figuring out how I'd use it with a very long query string. This is an in-house project, and it won't always have a simple /someAction ...
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Pitfalls of combining dependant traits and exceptions in same file as interface in php

What are the potential pitfalls of combining related class like objects (interfaces, traits, custom exceptions) in the same source file? For code reuse and only loading what I need I always separate ...
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Best practice: dynamically handle variable data, multiple file uploads and encoding with jQuery, AJAX, PHP and MySQL

I'm currently writing an e-learing web-application. I'm sorry if this is information overkill but I think it's better to describe it in detail so you get the idea. I have made thought on every point ...
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Basic PHP Object Oriented Design Review

I am attempting to learn object oriented programming by designing a simple web application related to the Catholic liturgical calendar. I have very little formalized training in programming, but I ...
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Strategy to use two different measurement systems in software

I have an application that needs to accept and output values in both US Custom Units and Metric system. Right now the conversion and input and output is a mess. You can only enter in US system, but ...
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Approach for packing 2D shapes while minimizing total enclosing area

Not sure on my tags for this question, but in short .... I need to solve a problem of packing industrial parts into crates while minimizing total containing area. These parts are motors, or pumps, ...
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Is this a valid implementation of the repository pattern?

I've been reading up about the repository pattern, with a view to implementing it in my own application. Almost all examples I've found on the internet use some kind of existing framework rather than ...
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Billing from card directly [closed]

I, for the life of me, cannot find any literature on this, simply because I have no clue how it is called. I want to learn how to implement a payment option that consists of paying with your ...
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CAPTCHA blocking for my scraping script? [closed]

I am working on a scraping project which involves getting web data and parsing them for further use. I have been working using PHP and CURL to make scraping scripts which crawls web data and I make ...
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Single complex or multiple simple autoload functions

Using the spl_autoload_register(), should I use a single autoload function that contains all the logic to determine where the include files are or should I break each include grouping into it's own ...
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Design Pattern: A single class with multiple purposes, or multiple extended classes each with their own purpose in PHP

I'm working on a PHP framework called Carbon CMS. This framework will be used as base to build larger web applications on top of it. This framework should provide all kinds of interfaces such as ...
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When running PHPUnit tests - is it common to use a separate database for testing?

I'm running tests from the same database as I use in development. I recall using Rails and I used a separate database for testing (mainly coz the tutorial I was going by said so). Made sense though. I ...
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How to handle bad code base [duplicate]

Company I worked for recently inherited a custom CMS system that is extremely buggy, no documentation, and unreadable logic in everything. The client will not have the budget to re-platform for ...
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Non Existent Keys Returning Null Instead of Exception

I have inherited a project from another developer, and it is riddled through and through with the following type of error: echo $data['example']; Notice: Undefined index: example Obviously, I'm ...
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Menu building pattern

I'm having troubles getting my head around the active-state handling of a menu when the menu isn't used for routing. I come from Drupal where the menu system handles the routing as well. so setting ...
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On implementing a dynamic proxy in PHP

I'm trying to implement dynamic proxies in PHP and I'm running into a problem of implementing interfaces. My current approach to building a dynamic proxy is by having a class which uses the __call ...
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Encapsulation: Separate functions for separate variables, or return a table? [PHP]

I have been making a website with PHP and I have a few classes, so far none of them really follow encapsulation rules of OOP. Lets say I have a user class like so: class User{ public $username; ...
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Storing and accessing settings from database query

I am trying to figure out the best way to accomplish this so feel free to criticize my thought process. My tool has different locales and each locale can have different settings for the tool. For ...
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How to handle a vendor who asks for the solution of an issue they could not solve

Being a small department of developers, it's not uncommon for us to outsource projects. We have a set of companies that we really like to work with, very reliable and good local people who appreciate ...
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API Key DDOS protection

Hi I just wanted some feedback on a DDOS preventing php script that I'm designing. It is quite simple and I wanted some feedback on whether you guys think it would be effective. I'm currently using ...
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Best pratice for return json in a REST application?

I'm starting now with REST (using Laravel 4.2) and Mobile (Android, iOS, SP, etc.) applications. Initially I'm checking if the request is ajax/json and then return a json response. But this ...
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When to use packages or Repositories in Laravel?

I'm a Laravel (PHP) developer, and new with DI, Packages (workbench) and Repositories (Pattern). I want to know about the best concept/methodology for a more flexible design; ie. the project can grow ...
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Roles configuration strategy

We're close to start new project using sf2, and, probably, FosUserBundle. Keeping that in mind - what's the best strategy to define roles? App will be used by multiple divisions inside our company ...