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

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Improve processing of data (and structure) from flat file to CMS Database

I have a flat file (CSV) that brings me the data I want, but it needs to be cleaned and processed before it can be used, so I built an intermediate Database (MySQL) in order to get the structure from ...
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How do i upload small changes on a view of an asp.net mvc4 project [closed]

How do i structure an asp.net mvc 4 website in such a way that i can make small changes to views and upload those small changes only. i am a php developer trying to switch to asp.net mvc4. please ...
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What is the point behind building an abstraction layer PDO Adapter class instead of using native PDO?

I have built a PDO adapter class because I thought, at the time anyway, it would be a good idea. After fighting with it, it makes no sense to me. Isn't the design of PDO the way it is to keep you ...
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Transferring information between a web server and a Python backend?

I have been Googling my problem but haven't been able to come up with anything; here's the situation: I have a PHP / MySQL website hosted with 1and1.com. I also have a Python program that runs on a ...
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Project directory structure

Actually i'm using this project directory structure http://framework.zend.com/manual/1.12/en/project-structure.project.html But recently i started using namespaces in all my php-classes like: ...
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Storing Form Data in a class

I have a form that writes to a database. Other than creating a class handle an external API, this project is done. However, the processing script is your standard procedural calling of queries using ...
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Different operators in query string like ?var!=value

This one may actually be 2 questions in one. Studying some APIs I came across an api suggesting to have operand different from equal (=) inside the query string (http://www.salesboard.com/api/): ...
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Is not being able to resolve a function call to its declaration a drawback of Polymorphism?

Consider a class that prints an "outline" table for a particular product line. Say you have several, A, B, C, D. The mechanism of the table generation is the same, but the data is different. I ...
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What should config files and the bootstrap do? [closed]

I already read dozens of articles and questions/answers on SO and Programmers but I can't understand what config and bootstrap files are, in the context of a web application. So my questions are : ...
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Illegal in PHP: Is there an OOP design reason?

The below interface inheritance is illegal in PHP, but I think it would be fairly useful in real life. Is there an actual antipattern or documented problem with the below design, that PHP is ...
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How dangerous is it to take shortcuts when coding Web based applications? [closed]

I started working as a Web developer few months back. Previously, I had no prior professional experience in programming besides school classes and fun-side projects I did on my own. I am the only ...
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Static and not-static: programmer quantum theory

Let me illustrate using the PHP language. The discussion here is, how should I do exactly to solve this problem in a clear and unambiguous mode. Imagine that I have a class called Path. This class is ...
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How to keep class parameters visible while using generic argument passing

After writing some classes where class initialization requires multiple options, instead of writing several parameters into constructors or setters, I started passing an associative array of ...
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How would I allow a PHP front end to communicate with a back end written in Go (or any other combination of languages)?

I like PHP. It's not overly complex to achieve what you want, you can write straight up HTML inside it, and I suppose I'm just used to it. I also like Go, having just discovered it while looking for ...
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Directory access from PHP script [closed]

Introduction I'm creating an Android app for webpage that runs on Joomla 1.5. Yes I know that it's an old version etc. but it's not my site and I can't do anything about it. So basically I'm creating ...
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Is there a particular coding standard with comments between function name and body?

I'm integrating with a shipping API built in php. They have a strange coding standard where the comments are between the function name and the first curly bracket.. which - subjectively - makes the ...
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How many functions called by other functions are too many?

I posted a question about a week ago about using PHPExcel with multiple cases of use and how to simplify it. Since then my process has simplified as we've agreed to work with a single lay out with ...
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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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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 ...