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Javascript based application controller in Javascript-less environments

I just got done watching an informative Box tech talk by Nicholas Zakas on a javascript architecture for web development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKouqShWI4o&feature=youtu.be This image, ...
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Applying DDD to a simple app with a configuration twist

I’m using the light-weight PHP Fat-Free Framework as a base to form a simple MVC based app with DDD philosophy for the Model layer. I’m aware that DDD is most suitable or enterprise solutions and that ...
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What is the proper way to extract and pass parameters to call javascript functionality from my PHP page?

This is my situation: I have a search results page in PHP where most of the logic resides in a javascript file in order to avoid refreshing the page every time an action is performed. The first thing ...
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How do you detect lying Stubs/Mocks?

Consider this piece of code from the PHPUnit manual(I'm using PHP only as an example): class StubTest extends PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase { public function testStub() { // Create a ...
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Is there just one EventHandler class per application?

In a game I'm making I was about to add a MovementEventHandler, with events like "pre-character-movement" and "post-character-movement". But this class will do exactly the same as a future ...
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Restricting object types that can be added to each other using the Composite Pattern

The Situation: I am building a custom PHP application framework. I have implemented a composite pattern so I can build a object tree representing the page to be rendered. Example: abstract class ...
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Import data and modify

I should build an importer in PHP. So below you can see how it should work or how it currently works. This is only a small example, the real importer is much bigger so the import() method is also ...
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Many-to-many in OOP: Class A instantiates Class B, which instantiates Class A, which

I am mapping Field1 to Field2. The map object instantiates the field object and vice versa, creating an infinite loop. This is in PHP. class field { protected $maps; // mapCollection object. all ...
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How to build child classes as parent configuration?

I'm using Codeigniter PHP Framework for developing a web application, and when developing an admin zone, I've ended building a generic parent class called AdminController which is extended by the ...
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How to authenticate user on php and Node.js

I´m currently developing a little chat page. The main page and user management is written in php and also all the authentication stuff with sessions. Now I´m planning to run the messaging stuff on a ...
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How to insert/update a large amount of data into mysql using php

I have an excel sheet which has a large amount of data. I am using php to insert the data into mysql server. I have two problems 1) I have to update a row if the id already exists, else insert the ...
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Reason to treat internal class variables and functions inside a class as “separate” entities

Note: there is a similar question that addresses my subject: Better style for member variables? ... but that question does not address "dealing with large legacy code base and comprehension of ...
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How should I create object after database insert PHP

I have just been working on a new project and doing things the same way I have for years now. However for the first time, I am constantly thinking about scalability and performance of both the ...
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Use Generic of Specific Function names for similar objects

Is there a school of thought on putting focus on using generic names for functions, opposed to naming functions based on the things they do? Example Say we have a Bill / Price Sheet object, that has ...
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What concrete steps can I take to assess PHP framework(s) without having to go to the extent of getting to know each framework in intimate detail?

This question is about what methodology to follow when evaluating one or more PHP frameworks to see which one would suit the needs of my project best. In other words, given the time pressures that ...
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How to refactor code that has 2 concerns

Say I have this code: if ($this->ship == "e") { $this->price->addLine($this->price->base * $this->price->e, 0, "Export"); ...
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Develop a website using mustache.js and PHP [closed]

I'm thinking of building a website using mustache.js to render the website and having PHP as the backend. The PHP will then mainly contain queries to the database and some SESSION checkings. ...
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Interface hierarchy design for separate domains

There are businesses and people. People could be liked and businesses could be commented on: class Like class Comment class Person implements iLikeTarget class Business implements iCommentTarget ...
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How to unit-test for PHP implicit conversion errors?

Is there a way to find errors caused by crafted input in php, such as naming POST-fields like variable[] instead of variable, causing PHP to implicitly convert it into an array, by using some form of ...
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How should I connect to my php framework to use methods written in the framework, in a framework agnostic environment?

My company runs 2 websites, a public facing website for clients, and an employee intranet. The intranet is used as a backend for employees to edit and maintain various parts of the public website. ...
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How to not let anyone inspect elements of a webpage?

I was thinking to make some jQuery functions that will use ajax to control mysql. The whole idea is to make separate files of PHP (e.g query.php, addRow.php, update.php and delete.php) provide data to ...
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variable overwriting in PHP

For example I have this code: $route = 'product/category'; //variable overload $type = explode('/',$route); $type = $type[1]; My thinking behind this is that I actually don't need unique ...
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Large MySQL Batch Inserts From PHP: Run insert from script, or save as SQL file?

We have a large dataset that's current residing in many, many spreadsheets. I've been tasked with getting part of that data into our MySQL DB. When all is said and done, I will probably be inserting ...
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Persist AJAX values [closed]

I have a simulator that pulls data from a DB - calculates and return JSON result to an ajax call that renders a table for the results. The calculation procedure are as follow: grab X number of data ...
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Exception when logging exception: is it correct to ignore them?

My question is specific to php, but i think it can be useful in other languages. I log into a table all the exception a code can throw: try{ //Some code } catch (Exception $e) { $log = new ...
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Writing a PHP wrapper for Javascript to safely access REST API

I am looking for signposting help to secure my API keys when accessing a database over REST API from Javascript on a webpage. I have read that in order to secure the API key I need to create a wrapper ...
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Dependency injection for request variables in a web application

I'm working a PHP 5.5/MySQL web application. If a class depends partly on some global GET and POST variables for its members, should I just refer to them directly from within the class, or should I ...
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Combining two MVC frameworks in a project

Is it any good to combine two MVC frameworks together in a project? Is it a fairly common approach? I am thinking about using a serverside framework like CodeIgniter/Laravel and client side framework ...
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Implementing Syncing between localStorage and SQL database?

I have made a simple web app, which runs completely offline - all data is saved in HTML5's localStorage. Now, I want the data to get synced with the server, so that the user is able to use the app on ...
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Commercial use for embedded system

I am developing a embedded system (computer + os + programs) to sell it to a company. I am confused about the licensing and the softwares I wanted to use to develop the system.So I want to know if I ...
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Prevent 3D model from being copied [closed]

So I have been messing around with thingiview since I wanted to have a 3D viewer for the models on my site. It works great and everything except one problem. It's nothing wrong with thingiview, it is ...
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Building a DBAL from scratch

I am considering building a DBAL from scratch with PHP to use within my projects and also to learn through the process. I have noticed on SO and other reputable forums that whenever this is mentioned ...
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gnu lesser general public license question [closed]

I have a question about Thingiviews license. I have a site that has to do with 3D Printing, it is not done yet but I was wondering if I would be able to use it on my site, The big reason I am asking ...
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User Generated Content and Hotlink Protection

I have a website that allows for users to paste content (like snippets of code, etc) for sharing. Like Pastebin and Github, I also have a "raw" link that will display the raw contents of those posts. ...
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Class/Object with different sets of configurations, singletons etc (PHP)

I want to produce maintainable code for configuring one or multiple classes differently depending whether in a production or development environment. For example, making a Paypal class/object that ...
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How can I handle Bots in a site that creates a database item every page

I have an eCommerce platform that creates a basket as soon as the user lands on the site if they don't already have one (from session or cookies). It then stores the basket information in session and ...
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Ensuring non conflicting components in a modular system

So lets say we are creating a simple "modular system" framework. The bare bones might be the user management. But we want things like the Page Manager, the Blog, the Image Gallery to all be ...
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Is it good practice to declare and set properties in abstract classes?

I am using PHP and designing some abstract classes. I can declare properties with constant values within my abstract class and access/overwrite them from any class which extends this without re ...
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Visitor only applicable when using the Composite pattern?

For a long time I've tried to get my head wrapped around the visitor pattern, and somehow this thing keeps being rather fuzzy to me. I'm currently under the impression it is only useful to apply ...
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True/false on the left or the right? [duplicate]

I have heard that generally, an expression like: if (true === $variable) is faster than: if ($variable === true) My question is about the performance, not the readability. Questions such as this ...
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Implementing a strategy pattern with dependency injection

Okay, so the goal here is to implement a strategy pattern that can be tested using any sort of automated testing tool. I've been struggling with this problem conceptually for a few weeks now and I ...
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DDD - Business rule that depends on a service

I got confused about if a domain is required to access an external service in some state of it's life cycle. The business rule is this : If an Employee is accepting a JobSeeker's JobApplication, ...
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Use a global variable, a singleton, or something else

Preface: I am working in PHP (Abandon hope all ye who enter here). Background: There exists a large set of global functions in PHP, a number of which are miscellaneous system calls, like sleep (and ...
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New User Registration Logic [closed]

I am writing up a user registration application in PHP as part of my learning process. I have written up the general rules my code should follow. Please let me know what you guys think of it. Have ...
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How to inherit from two parent classes [closed]

I have many classes with many relationship I draw Uml that relation between them: Is this relation true and how to implement this?
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Loosely compare user input with database record [closed]

I have a database table with 3 columns; id, question and answer. On the front-end, I have a PHP application that shows questions to the user. The application would then compare the user input with the ...
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Automating form error handling

I'm not sure if I'm being clever or making things more difficult. I'm working within a custom MVC framework, and within some of my "views" which contain forms I'm preserving input and styling errors ...
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API Client Design

I'm designing a client to the Tomtom WEBFLEET.connect API in PHP. (You can read more about the API through the full documentation here: ...
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Separating php and html code [closed]

What is the industrial practice on how to separate html and php code in a web project? Using echos to generate html is considered bad but what is the standard way to achieve the sought separation? ...
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Is a PHP array an example of a dynamic data structure?

I did my homework, and it says that dynamic data structures are "data structures that change in size as a program needs it to by allocating and de-allocating memory from the heap". So I was ...