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Should HTTP Request/Response objects be immutable?

I think it's safe to say that most web applications are based on the request/response paradigm. PHP has never had a formal abstraction of these objects. One group is trying to change this: ...
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What is Black Box Testing? Are Functional and Usability Testing its types?

I am writing about testing and I am confused about the following: What exactly is Black-Box testing? Are functional testing and Usability testing two different types of testing and are they types of ...
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PHP Composer vendors licensing

I'm using a composer as a dependency manager for my PHP project. Composer operates as a library, which uses packagist as a software repository to fetch third-party dependencies. I'm interested, ...
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PHP: is read file at every page load too heavy?

In F3 Framework Controller I wrote a function checking whether MySql data are saved in a file, otherwise loading a form to ask users for that data (similar to Wordpress Installation). This function ...
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Selecting between multiple actions in PHP

I have been programming for a number of years now and in PHP for about 4 of those years. I have always wondered what is the best approach when it comes your program deciding what action to take based ...
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Hidden dependencies - why not?

Hidden dependencies: function __construct($dep_registry){ $this->db = $dep_registry->get('db'); $this->request = $dep_registry->get('request'); ... } Not so hidden: function ...
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Using exceptions as regular objects [duplicate]

I have views that handle different errors in my application. For example error 404, 403 and such, giving my errors a more user-friendly presentation. By assumption, they get passed in an exception, so ...
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Test logic with external data [duplicate]

I have a site programmed in PHP where I make more call to external server that return me big xml of data. For each record of the xml I have to make other external call to get other data. So my ...
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Multiple method calls in the constructor and dependency injection

I was asked to refactor some almost ureadable spaghetti code into object-oriented architecture. I have some doubts regarding a class that I designed. Here is the class' skeleton: require_once ...
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Cleanly using PHP Iterator class in Loops - calling first element

I have implemented the Iterator class in PHP and built the follow mandatory methods as follows class I implements Iterator { private $a = []; function __construct(array $a) { ...
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How to store data in memory(RAM) using php without using Memcache/Redis or any other software? [closed]

I want to implement a cache system in PHP consisting of following features 1) It should be able to store any(large or small) amount of data as long as the memory serves.(key value pair i.e. get & ...
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Are there too many parameters in this constructor? [duplicate]

Check this out: public function __construct( \Magento\Framework\Model\Context $context, \Magento\Framework\View\DesignInterface $design, \Magento\Framework\Registry $registry, ...
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Better way of manipulating large objects

I am doing a lot of work with SOAP Api in PHP and the objects that are returned are quite big. I am then updating the objects from local db changes and pushing them back. So more often than not I ...
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Is this a race condition?

I have a friend arguing this is a race condition, but I'm struggling to understand how. This is for a web application using PHP and MySQL where users can login and create tickets, these tickets have ...
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PHP OOP: value property is guaranteed different?

Imagine this code: class Test { public $result; public function makeSum($a,$b) { $sum = $a+$b; $this->result = $sum; } } In a webserver. At same exact moment, ...
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Does the phrase “range for R1-1 through R10H” actually have an agreed-upon meaning? [closed]

I was recently sent a code test by a potential employer to complete on my own time. The first question has to do with identifying whether a given zoning code falls within a range of codes. I'm not ...
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Can i write html on one line only in my php code?

i need to embed a html 301 redirect in my php code and i wanted to save chars in my html. Can i write HTML on one line since it is parsed? Is there anything against this practice? ?> <!DOCTYPE ...
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Are there any strong reasons to use DI for sub-classes that are known to be tightly coupled to their parent containers?

I have Product classes for Products A through Z. And each Product class has its own set of product-specific subclasses, which I'd say are tightly coupled to them, like so: //specific product class ...
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php Database operations in separate files?

I have a single page application. Select boxes need to be filled with select queries from the database. How do I structure the application? Currently I have a file add_details.php. It contains a ...
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Should I extend an interface or keep it independent?

I'm trying to decide whether to extend a base interface with additional methods or create several independent interfaces. I have a Task interface that looks like this interface Task { public ...
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Laravel using models

I started working with Laravel about a month ago and I started by reading the documentation etc. Now I'm working on a project in Laravel 4.2 and I skipped some parts of the full documentation. In my ...
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keeping of all javascript functions in one place [duplicate]

In php website I am using different javascript functions in different pages for example page a calls functions 1,2,3 and page b calls functions 2, 4, 6 and page c calls functions 3, 6 can I place ...
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Calculating winning probability for 2 teams using their history?

So I'm working on this project where I have a database full of team winning history. For example let's say these are all football teams. Every match has 2 participants (2 teams) and always a winner. ...
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Laravel 5 Multi-App

So my work has a dashboard built in codeigniter where every app on the dashboard has its own subfolder in controllers / models / views and nothing is shared. I have been tasked with upgrading this to ...
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2 Classes that share similar behaviours but unrelated.

I'm working on something at the moment and am a little confused. I'm working on an enquiry system in PHP (it's Opencart Based, so MVC). An enquiry comes in and depending on what form it was ...
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OOP implementation doubts with databases

I was starting a project today and after designing the database structure and how the data would be stored etc, I started the implementation. I am doing this on php, but the language isn't really ...
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How to organize code which converts from one type to another

If I have a DateRange class, and I want to translate a DateRange into SQL (e.g. some_col >= '2015-3-5' AND some_col <= '2015-3-5'), where should I put the method that does the translating? ...
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MVC with Post/Redirect/Get

I have a question in mind for the MVC pattern for a long time now. When using the Post/Redirect/Get principle then it doesn't make sense to use ONE model in the sense of MVC, right? Why should I ...
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Executing scripts in parallel based on dependency tree

We have an app that is using a fairly simple stack (Linux, PHP, Oracle, Shell Scripts, etc). We have a series of scripts that need to be executed: /scr/app1/start.sh /scr/app2/start.php ...
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Laravel - BLOB File Management System - Possible obstacles?

I'm working on this weird project where I need to upload huge files (500mb+) and store them in a postgresql table as a blob. Before you start telling me that storing files in the database is bad and ...
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Best way to centralise a php project (except bitbucket)

The structure is as follows: A: this is the live/production website B: this is the staging, which is a copy of live C: this is the testing environment for designers 2 developer and 2 designers. ...
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Prevent Timeout for large scripts without changing any System Settings

Current Option If I have a process that I know may take a while I have been chopping it up using ajax to do a part of the request then once the ajax is returned do the next part of the request. This ...
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Where to put utility classes in php mvc?

I'm working on my first MVC website, where can I put utility classes like Security and Date (my native date) classes, are they model too? App | |--- Model |--- Controller |--- View
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PHPUnit > Best approach to mock container objects? (e.g. $item->id)

I'm using PHPUnit test doubles to mock models, libraries etc. But when I want to return an array perhaps of container objects, how best to do so. Here is what I'm currently doing: /** * This is just ...
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PHP MVC Model with a method to fetch all of the model from database

I have a crazy question, consider I'm developing a blog website, There is two model named Post and Comment, now I wanna add a method to fetch all comments from database, which model should I choose to ...
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Need to store Multiple Images (path) into MySQL after upload [duplicate]

I am trying to build my own little eCommerce CMS, and i want the expert opinion on how to handle multiple uploaded files (images). For Example: A user adds a new item, fills the necessary form data ...
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Storing and retrieving simple data within a framework

I'm determined to get a decent answer to this, because while I have my own approach (constants) I'm not convinced I'm doing it as efficiently as I could be. So I'm editing the entire question, to ...
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Preserving Pre-formatted Multi-Line Strings in Node.js Scripts

There is a lot I don't like about PHP, but one thing I love is multi-line strings: $query = <<<EOT select field1 ,field2 ,field3 from tableName where field1 = 123 EOT; ...
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Database object mapping, good practices [closed]

I think I've understood the basic idea behind object mapping but there is one gap in my knowledge base that I hope to fill now. First let me tell you what I understand out of the whole thing. I have ...
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Scheme/Design Pattern for allowing a certain outside class to set properties

I came up with a solution (in PHP) to a problem and am wondering if it is a named Design Pattern, and if it is good practice. I have a collection class and an item class. The collection class is the ...
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How to efficiently determine when changes occur in event lists

We have a system that stores event information. There is a primary list of events as well as a secondary list, these may overlap. Secondary lists are combined with the primary based on 3 main rules. ...
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PHP extended class method requires same signature including object class requirement? [duplicate]

Not sure exactly how to phrase the question succinctly for the title. I have a collection class that extends another collection class. The parent collection-class has a method addMember(someClass ...
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How to dynamically print a URL as a QR Code using PHP (Drupal Views)

I'm working a small home project, and I wish to dynamically produce a QR code on a content Node (I'm using the Drupal 7.3x CMS framework and specially the Barcode Module). I've not had much success in ...
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How to appropriately structure a script used in an AJAX call?

When I first learned AJAX, I was also teaching myself the languages of PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, and CSS. I followed my coworkers existing web apps as examples of how to write my own web ...
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How to handle coding errors in my PHP AJAX code?

How do I handle coding errors in my PHP which has no GUI, only an API? I am concerned that I might never know that there are any. Note that only I will develop the client side. This is not a public ...
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Architecture: Validate polymorphic votes - Controller or Model?

I have a question because I don't want to do something wrong. I have a polymorphic relation called votes. Well, I want to save votes but I need to validate if a user already has voted. But even if, ...
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Best Way To Store Images For Mobile Synchronization

The scenario is, I have a Web Dashboard (Developed using PHP + MySQL) and have Android and iOS Apps synchronizing data from the Web Dashboard (only one way i.e. Dashboard to Mobile Apps) Now the ...
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Is this a good service locator, and is this service locator pattern(?) OK?

I'm working in Zend framework 1 and was using Zend_Registry to store objects so that I could replace them in my controllers while unit testing: $auth = Zend_Registry::get('Auth'); // set in ...
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PHP mail templates

I'm working on a webshop (used to be for just one product, expanding it to multiple products and multiple shops hooked up to one backoffice, can't use PrestaShop because of compatibility). We send 3 ...
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How to hide a honeypot ( excluding external CSS and JS )

I am adding spam protection to my personal php framework and I think honeypots are a great way to block spam. Unfortunately they weren't invented yesterday and probably most bots do fetch CSS and can ...