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Algorithm to generate Edges and Vertexes outwards from origin with max multiplicity of 3

I am creating a 2d game for a website where the universe can grow extremely large (basically infinitely large). Initially, the universe is composed of 6 stars that are an equal distance from the ...
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Menu building pattern

I'm having troubles getting my head around the active-state handling of a menu when the menu isn't used for routing. I come from Drupal where the menu system handles the routing as well. so setting ...
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How to bypass Oauth2 authentication when the client and resource owner is the same entity?

We are currently working on using an API provided by Mercado Libre which is a maket place for selling various goods. Their APIs use OAuth 2.0 for authentication. The problem is that OAuth 2.0 as ...
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Standard for order of tags in PHP DocBlocks?

Based on the tags listed from this "standard", is there an order of the tags that people typically follow? Even if it's not something that has been entirely accepted, but something proposed? I am ...
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PHP Vertical Columns from 3 SQL Tables

I work at a high needs school in which there are several classes that plan their work through Excel spread sheets grading and tracking student progress. We have come to the conclusion that this ...
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PHP MySql - Statistical Reporting - Best Approach to query appointment system time utilization

I have built an appointments system for various medical practices. Practice schedule appointments - I am looking to provide analysis on the amount of time that has been utilised by the practice. I ...
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Incorporating custom Algorithm in SOLR-LUCENE , before Indexing?

CURRENT FLOW: I am using a custom algorithm(presently in php) to rank the MYSQL records before INDEXING it to SOLR . WHAT I WANT : Is it possible implementing this ALGORITHM(may be in JAVA) inside ...
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ffmpeg: cut multiple input files with seeking to one output file

I have list of video files (loaded from database), each with start and end time of requested interval: # file begin end v1.mp4 1:01 2:01 v2.mp4 3:02 3:32 v3.mp4 2:03 5:23 And ...
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Websockets VS SSE

Suppose I have a service which requires to seek the database for different data once and in a while. For this I have 2 or 3 SSE, each one with a different retry basetime (20000 miliseconds, 1000 ...
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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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Child class accessing its parent's method from Ancestor method

I find myself right now banging my head with the following issue (in PHP): I have an abstract base class, which has a non-abstract method, inherited and unchanged all over the inheritance chain ...
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Can this be used to implement Post Redirect Get pattern?

I am trying to implement proper a Post Redirect Get on a PHP site (question is language agnostic in nature however). I thought about it, and realized that running this code on every request seems to ...
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How does postback url works in campaign tracking systems?

my question is theoretical, a vague idea or some sort of algorithm will be great. I am building an advertising campaign tracker web app for a friend, yet i am kinda lost, i cant figure out how the ...
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Storing reference to a model obtained using DataMapper to be able to call save on it

When using the DataMapper pattern, which involves modeling classes containing business logic and knowing absolutely nothing about persistence, caching,... I usually want the models to represent ...
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Recursive(?) algorithm design help

I have a requirement to allow my end users to input formula much like a spreadsheet. I have an array like this: $table = array( 1=>array( "id"=>1, ...
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Authenticate Joomla User from an External App based on Node.js, Javascript and mongoDB

I have an iOS App which currently pulls in all the data from the MongoDB using a Node JS server. Currently my API / my node server handles all the data manipulation the iOS app/Swift only displays the ...
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Class Interfaces with Multiple Classes and Dependency Injection

NOTE ON QUESTION TITLE: I did not really even know how to phrase the title so if someone can edit and make it more articulate I would really appreciate it. QUESTION: Basically, what I'm trying to do ...
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Android, PHP session and JSON object retrieval

I am working on an app in android studio.. it currently has a login and registration system that are linked to a database and both work perfectly. I am now trying to carry over the user id value ...
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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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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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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 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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Managing customer-specific modules in a composer/PHP-based SaaS

I'm developing a business-to-business SaaS. I expect that most of my customers will be able to use my mainline product, and I intend to deploy it in an independent instance for each customer. Some ...
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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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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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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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Are Components ideal for packaging and reusing find() requests?

I find myself loading several models over and over again throughout my application. Instead of typing the code to load the model, run a find, would it be reasonable to put that code in a method and ...
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Rendering STL file to STL viewer which is in new page

I've uploaded a STL file as an additional file for a product. And it gets downloaded in frontend as shown in screen shot. When I click on that link for STL Downloader, then that STL file will be ...
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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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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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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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Pattern or solution for using classes with different interface the same way

What I would like to achieve is to use classes (now two, later more) with different interface the same way, so I would like avoid using decisions based on the interface on upper levels for instance, I ...
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Codeigniter modular separation with Phing

I am thinking of managing a product source I am doing using Codeigniter + HMVC. Right now my folder structure is something like this: application |-modules |-module1 | |--controllers ...
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Google Maps - Geofence a route

I'm looking at implementing a PHP based application, where by you have a certain route for example London to Edinburgh. Along this route, I want to calculate say a 10mi Radius or Polygon around the ...
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Compute geographic areas Laravel

I am developing a backend for a taxi app in Laravel 5. Up to now, served areas are defined by the admins but I would like to change the way it works. I would like each taxi driver to define their ...
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how to create messaging storage structure in redis?

I am developing Node.js, Redis based chat application in php. I had an idea about chat logger structure but I required suggestions that how and what to choose proper data structure to create Redis ...
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How to handle 301 redirection loops?

I'm working on custom 301 redirect module. I am getting a redirection loop if source url == www.xyz.com/aboutus/*.php and destination url == www.xyz.com/aboutus/xyz.php or source url = /abc/* and ...
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MVC single view file with multiple uses depending on passed in value

I'm using Laravel with Blade to build a simple maintenance application for my work. One of the functions of the application is to display simple statistics for a piece of machinery. To keep things ...
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Kind of Servlet (J2EE) for PHP?

I'm coming from a J2EE development environment, and by there, I used a Servlet context to hold all the website meta data (title, description ...) for the whole application (some kind of a session for ...
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Broadcasting events asynchronously in a high frequency application to prevent hangs?

I'm doing a bit of socket.io work in an application that demands high frequency updates with minimal wait times (imagine a commentator annotating a video livestream, with viewers both watching the ...
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Correct way of running methods from frontend in an OOP framework

If I have a link to change language of my website, where should that link lead in order to execute a PHP command, specifically in Codeigniter framework? I am interested in the most recommended, DRY ...
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Test for PHP Errors using Browser Emulator (Mink)

I want to know the most robust way of checking for PHP error messages when running automated tests that interact with a PHP application via a browser emulator. The reason is: I use Behat, Mink and ...
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Best practice: Web service to issue sequence numbers

We have several disparate systems. These systems assign ORDER numbers. Basically, these are sequential numbers. They are NOT database ID numbers. These order numbers are like "A01457" or "Z4T456", ...
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How does consistent hashing work in PHP memcached module?

What is the consistent-hash algorithm used by PHP's memcached module? What are its settings (that is, how many times does it add a server on the ring?) Is the consistent-hash array (continuum ring) ...
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Best practices to prevent DoS attack, PHP running bash script on apache server

I have a PHP page the sole purpose of which is to spawn a bash script to run some background code (10-15 seconds run time), and then forward to a second page. The second page waits for the background ...
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Utilizing Python Slate for pdf text extraction from PHP

I want to use Python Slate module for PDF text extraction, and I have my code up and running for this. What I would like to know here is how to link my existing PHP MVC to utilize/make a request to ...
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What are PHP Worker (with functional example)

I was handed a PHP Project to maintain and after going through the code, I think some tasks can be off-loaded to increase efficiency and create some compartmentalization. Our app runs on Heroku and I ...
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BCMath vs MySQL: performance

Scenario I am working on a web application that handles financial transactions, and my code will need to be reusable for everything from consumer carts to manufacturer/distributor shipments. The ...
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php - design: database operations

I am working on a control-panel for a VoIP program and I've been working on it for a while. It started off as a small project that I just did because it was fun, but over time I added more and more ...
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Uploading Named Binary Tag files(NBT) via PHP - a bit scared security wise

I'll cut right to the chase. I'm building an application that deals with NBT files(named binary tag). They are being uploaded via the usual PHP methods. I haven't dealt much with uploading files in ...