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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 ...
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An embedded C developer wishing to interface some code with a web page

Okay, so as the title says, I'm an embedded C/C++ developer. Right now, I'm working on a project that involves a client/server C application. The server side of the application is running on ...
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Protected properties vs protected getters

If I have an abstract Animal class with a $name property and constructor like this: abstract class Animal { protected $name; public function __construct($name) { $this->name = $name; ...
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mySQL / PHP design pattern - one function multiple queries

So here's the gist of it. I'm looking for a design pattern where I can have one function, say queryHandler that gets the query and the parameters from a number of different functions and returns the ...
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Like structure table with Laravel and showing the most popular content at top

I am using Laravel to creating a website, my users can post questions and other users can write their comments under the post, each comment have Up vote and Down vote, and users can voting for ...
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Is this pattern of optional dependency injection sound? [duplicate]

A lot of the time when working on legacy code bases, I find it hard to move manually created dependencies to the constructor parameters, because of a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's because the ...
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Design pattern where decorated object may ask for things like “status updates” from the decorator to perform it's role?

Here's an situation that has haunted one of my open-source projects for quite some time. Imagine if you could represent every front-end input form with a single backend object? An object that ...
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Serving a file from a private directory [closed]

I have a PDF that needs to be accessible for multiple unrelated areas across a website. I don't want to reveal anything about where the file is downloaded from and I want to only upload the file once. ...
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What pattern do I use and how do I implement it for one method that will be handled multiple ways

My scenario: I am creating an application that will allow me to create a mapping of redirect url's that will point from the request url (the url in the old ecommerce solution) to the target url. There ...
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Change routing to comply with Law of Demeter

I have a Task, Owner and Plan. Charge values are kept in a plan, owner is on a particular plan and task knows its owner. A task needs to setup its charges based on the knowledge the owner has. Owner ...
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How to add permissions checks 'after the fact'

I have a great number of PHP classes which perform the business logic of my application, e.g. class FileMaker{ public function makeFile(){ //some code here to make a file } } Now I need to ...
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Controller in MVC

Alright so it is an essential part of OOP that one class should only do one thing, and it makes sense. In practice I've seen that classes which don't obey this rule get thick and cluttered. So I was ...
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Does ORM at any point become a “requirement” for RESTful API?

I've started building a RESTful API in PHP's Slim framework. The framework appealed to me because of its light-weight design and routing features. I am using PostgreSQL for the database. However, ...
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Is this the template method pattern?

Could someone tell me whether the following is A) a good solution to the problem of repeating code and B) an example of the template method? Let's say I have one table, named VEHICLES, which I use to ...
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Is this a good implementation of the builder pattern?

I'm trying to design an SQL builder in PHP. I'm trying to make it so that the system could work with different database systems (e.g. Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL). Here's what I've got so far. First, I have ...
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Is there a way to document required properties in traits (PHP)?

I'm fairly new to using traits in PHP and am wondering if there is a way to ensure that a class including a trait has particular properties. I know that you can use something like the following to ...
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Creating variables in methods/functions

In how far do we create variables in our methods or functions? Do we only create one when we're using the result of the variable more then one time like this? function someFunction(SomeClass ...
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How to design database tables for a Factory class?

How can I design database table structure for a class that varies in its core parameters, when it is created by a factory method? I have a Factory like this: class ProductFactory { public ...
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PHP MVC Display many records - model logic

I bet this question has been asked already but I can't form my thought as you can see from the title, so I couldn't find anything. I am working with MVC for quite some time now and I'm pretty happy to ...
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Condition before statement or statement in condition

I've come across this problem a few times: Is there any "programming rule" for checking for an condition (error checking for example) before you want to do execute code, or only execute the code when ...
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How can I program the script on my server to the receive a cname pointed to it?

I am in the final stages of creating a mobile responsive customer relations management platform. Presently it is written in php as a stand-alone self-installing script. I would like, however, to ...
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Login Tokens Remote DataServer for use in a Javascript/HTML-PHP environment

I've asked this question on stackoverflow, but i think this is a more appropriate place for it. I'm creating an app for iOS, Android and the Web. I created a separate Restful Data Service that is ...
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How to use OO Design to Refactor a Library with Functions that are specific Product-aware

I have a class that acts as a library of functions for various products. To compute its data, the function currently needs to be aware of all product names. Depending on which product calls the ...
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What could possibly be a Mysql database structure for an web app say like Flurry?

Simply say, I'm working on a web App say like Flurry (http://www.flurry.com/), that would communicate with a Smartphone App trough API. Right now I'm designing the database structure, and I guess ...
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MVC URL structure with URI parameters

When creating routes for your MVC web application I have seen two possible ways to pass variables to a controller method: With the first approach the variable is passed to a parameter of the ...
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What should be the structure of a person to person store database?

I am going to create a person to person store with Laravel, a website where its users can share and sell their product or their mobile, TV, Computer, Shoes, Shirts, Books, Cars, Bags, Animal, etc. I ...
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Can a class method be accessed both in an instance and statically?

I am relatively new to class design and I have a task that I'm not sure how best to complete, or whether my idea in general is a code smell. I'm developing a RPG where people can own monsters, so ...
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Should I use a large if statement inside a view or create a different view entirely?

I'm using the MVC architecture Laravel 4.2 to create a relatively complex web application. This application consists of a website which is very heavily based on whether an event has occurred or will ...
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Documentation of interfaces

I know how to document a function: /** * Prints a greet message to the web page */ function greet() { echo "Hi!"; } Or describe the usage of a variable: /** * @type string $name The user's ...
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Laravel relationships and database schema

I am playing around with Laravel and came across something in the documentation for defining 1 to 1 relationships between tables that I would like to get feedback on. The example in the docs is ...
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How to pass user credentials to dovecot without storing it in the API

I have developed an interface to dovecot IMAP server using 'PHP IMAP' library. I wanted this interface to be standalone and thus it might have deployed outside the mail server. I used to test the code ...
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What is the best way to create REST API error response model and error codes system?

My REST implementation will return errors in JSON with next structure: { "http_response":400, "dev_message":"There is a problem", "message_for_user":"Bad request", ...
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Best approach to develop / distribute proprietary module

I've been brainstorming for a while regarding the best approach to distribute closed-source modules. I'd like to mention that I have found similar question(s) on SE sites but don't think this is ...