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

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php base64_encode simplified answer

What are practical uses of base64_encode and base64_decode? At what particular situations are they used? For example, in terms of security? What is the usage of using this function when sending an ...
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How to make clear that a method can be overridden?

I have a library that I use in several applications. It has a method that returns a URL: class UrlBuilder { public function url($config) { $config = do_some_checks($config); return make_url(...
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Help in writing more generic code

I'm doing a php MVC project using code igniter. I have two models, a and b. Each class contains four functions (insert, delete, update and view) and their implementations are almost the same with ...
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Any Non-Singleton PHP PDO Db Connection Examples? [closed]

Are there any good examples of non-Singleton PHP PDO Dbfactory or connection classes people can point me in the direction, or perhaps even briefly illustrate. I am interested in learning both support ...
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Question(s) about PHP PDO connections

Let's say I have a Db class [ db.php ] : <?php class Db { // class properties private $db_driver = ''; // dsn credentials private $db_dhost = ''; private $...
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Multiple items in a single column SQL

I'm creating a charter database structure. I'm trying to figure something out, I have read on here that databases should be normalized. Now, I'm a bit confused on this because I believe I have ...
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Should I have code that only exists for testing?

I have a service class which is responsible for instantiating repositories and using them. It makes an external Http request which ideally I would like to mock for testing. However, I am not quite ...
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Making code more “modular”

As an semi-experienced procedural PHP developer, my OOP still needs a lot of work. I am still working through SOLID principles and other theories and guidelines of OOP, and am stuck with something ...
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Is there any low level way to get shifted or unshifted bits which results from bitwise operations?

I was playing with bitwise operations and a question about counting true bits of any positive integer value, so I solved the problem with bit shifting, so I just thought if there would be some way to ...
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PHP Where do routes end and queries begin

I have a PHP app and 90% of the code is about managing multiple MySQL tables. But there are other systems like a User system and an Admin system, etc. All PHP requests are processed in one App file, ...
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Is it possible for $this to return a __construct?

I am currently working on my PHP skills and at the moment I'm working with classes. What I want to do is to create a class for which I can echo the object. I have the following example: class ...
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Should “magic” getter functions be used for dynamically calculated values or just existing properties?

For example, if I had a Customer class and wanted to get all orders by them. Would it be better to do: class Customer{ public function getOrders(){ return results from db query } } .....
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The best way of handing a form post as an API type of submission

I have recently been tasked with a project to create an API that handles a form post using PHP. I have never done something like this before and this will be handling payments so I would like to do ...
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Open source project - framework or core PHP?

I am working in some open source project in PHP. My question is, should I make it using some kind of framework, say Laravel, or in plain PHP, in a hope for a large no of programmers using it? Btw, ...
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Routing with a crowded bootstrap

I'm developing a Hack application with a front controller. I've opted out of using a framework, and though my router is pretty naive, it's done its job. The highest-level components are in the global ...
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Clearing Laravel cache on REST web service and front-end

Our REST web service and front-end are both on the Laravel Framework. The REST service and the front-end share a memcached server. The endpoint response and the data received on the front-end are ...
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Should all PHP requests be centralized?

In a multipurpose website (user system, lots of database operations on different tables, schedule creators, …) should all PHP request be centralized to one app? For example, my current set up is like ...
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What is the impact of re-defining a dynamic type variable (such as in PHP)?

PHP variables are dynamic in type so I can do: $x = 'hello world!'; $x = strlen($x); Sometimes this is trivial and I could save many lines of code, but it reduces clarity. I'm using a text ...
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Different instances on deserialization of php objects?

Suppose I have a class called MyClass, with a member variable 'var'. And the following scenario: echo '<pre>'; $x=new MyClass; $y=new MyClass; $x->var=$y; echo 'Checking for $x->var===...
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Where is password hashing/salt logic applied?

I went through a PHP/JS tutorial on user registration with secure hashing (no salt though) using sha. What I didn't understand is why the hash was generated on the client. Also, I don't understand the ...
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Multiple arguments for last parameter

I have function that has three parameters, called key, value and attribute. Parameter attribute may be empty or have within two arguments. Code of function below is shortened (deprived of arguments ...
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Should Laravel's App::make() be considered a dependency?

I think the question in general is best summed up as, should Laravel's App::make() be considered a dependency? On the one hand it can instantiate any number of different implementations, so maybe it ...
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Should I keep “redirect only” methods in my Controller?

Controller: function indexAction() { if ($condition) $this->renumPosition($id); //LINE #1 } //Redirect only - function's sole purpose is to call another function function ...
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Class that prepares strings from HTTP requests at PHP controller level

I have a library /Web/ such as follows /Web/ Builder/ Builder.php Exceptions/ ExceptionHandler.php JSONSerializer/ CategoryJSONSerializer.php ...
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How to secure my authentication code?

I'm working a PHP project where I need to authenticate users to a portal. Just wanted to get your opinion on the code, statistics of the website show some strange behaviour with the login form. ...
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DDD: Creating reusable modules and service type distinctions (Domain, Infrastructure, Application)

So after reading "Implementing Domain-Driven Design by Vaughn Vernon" I've decided to refactor my code for better re usability by isolating what I believe to be core domain concepts into separate ...
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Why do we separate Data Retrieval from View?

I am seeking a good argument for: Why is it NOT a good idea to embed data retrieval code in my view? Example <tr> <td>Product</td> <td><select name="product"> ...
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Which is better to call: API or Database?

I'm building a web app that hits up some APIs to get JSON dumps of data. I'm running across a problem. I can either grab all the data, dump it into a DB, then pull it from the DB as needed. OR I can ...
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Why are SameAsClassName() constructors deprecated in PHP7?

According to the PHP5 manual, __construct() was introduced in PHP5 as a replacement for SameAsClassName() constructors, and from PHP7, the old style is marked as deprecated, so in future versions, ...
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Registration form with email verification

Can someone point me in the right direction: I need to make a website with a registration form, to create accounts with e-mail verification, to write the forms content in a database table or something ...
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Dependency Injection & In-class Instantiation | Practical Limitations

Dependency Inversion is Good Inversion of dependency is good, it: Simplifies unit-testing Reduces coupling, allowing software components to be used interchangeably Keeps instantiation logic for a ...
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Software Design, a fitting Design Pattern?

Currently we need to interface with a REST API. The only problem we have implementing this is choosing the right approach. We’ve done this by using Resources – for example a Photo Resource that has ...
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Sending large amount of messages async

The scenario is this: I have web based service that does regular request processing and it's doing persistence into db etc.. Fast response to the client is crucial. So now the average request is about ...
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What kind of license to put a private project?

The project in which work is private for commercial purposes and not its source code is distributed to anyone. Only the functional application shown consumers through a website. It has the following ...
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Multiple instance of the same class?

I have a class named "Category" to handle all the operations and data about my categories. Now, my class is created however I need to find a way to build an object for each of the categories in my ...
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How do I decide whether to make an Input/Output data type an array or a class?

I have some input that I send to a computational library, which processes the input and produces some output. Question: What considerations do I take into account to help me decide whether the ...
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What is the difference between these two php operators? [closed]

What is the difference between these 2 PHP operators ? The first one is = and the second one is .=.
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Using multiple languages

I currently have a website running PHP laravel. We came to a point where we want to add a user-backend -- where users sign-up and can access functions when logging in. My question is; Is it possible ...
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Extending the flyweight pattern: an oxymoron?

I'm developing a BNF parser in PHP, for my own flavor of BNF. To keep the resulting parse tree, consisting of objects, as lightweight as possible, I decided to use the flyweight pattern for literals (...
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Do I have to stop using Dependency Injection to keep object debug printouts small?

Say I have a large object - think EntityManager of an ORM such as Doctrine, or a custom DAO object, or what have you. Object, output of which is required to be used inside a class, but the object ...
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Safety of magic setters in PHP

I don't know how in else languages, but in PHP seems to me that they are very unsafe way how to set value of any member variable - because one setter cannot easily validate input for many variables (...
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PHP OOP, structuring my objects properly

I have an architecture similar to this: User (Name, Email, ID...) ---- Studios (Name, Location, Description...) ---------- Videos (Title, Description, URL, Length, Views...) Simply put, a user can ...
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auto generated web CMS for pre-existing SQL db?

What I'm looking for is a way to auto-generate a simple web-based CMS for a simple pre-existing SQL database. To be used by 'app administrators', not the general public. Something that: allows ...
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How far do I separate Model code from Controller code when writing MVC?

I have some code where Controller depends on the Model, and in my case Model acts like a Database Access Object. use FQDN\Model; class Controller { /** @var FQDN\Model */ private $model; ...
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How to architect rule matching with multiple conditionals and outcomes

I'm working on allowing my users to create their own ruleset for data that's coming in. All of the data below is sample mock data and not in relation to our product. Example of a rule (there can be ...
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Am I using Zend Form library correctly? (I am effectively duplicating work in Controller and in View)

Brief Summary This question is asking for guidance on how to deal with Zend Form library that allows me to specify how to construct each form element (Controller side) and how to render each element (...
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Fine-grained data level permissions on a laravel RESTful API

The problem: We want to restrict access to properties returned from our services. Details: We have route level permissions working with no issue. For a user that can view /product/{id} for example,...
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How to persist a session cookie in a PSR7 request/response middleware?

I am building a package that implements native-like sessions in a PSR7 middleware architecture. I created a middleware which is responsible to create and persist a session cookie. The session is also ...
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How to sync the data from the same user across multiple devices

I'm working on a small fitness app in which the user (whom is authenticated with the a server) could create their own workout plan which will be synced with a server. The problem with this is that ...
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Modern recommendations for password recovery

I'm going to implements password recovery in my authentication. I haven't put this together in a while and wondering if there is anything I ought to be aware of. My idea at the moment is: User ...