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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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Zend framework 2 authentication - only storing the user ID in session

I've just put together my first app using Zend_Authenticate. According to some tutorials I've read they store the user's "email" column. Is this recommended? I've read to store the ID only, then on ...
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Zend 'Page Tile' view helper

I've created a ZF2 view helper PageTitle (extending Zend\View\Helper\AbstractHelper). As the name of the helper suggests , it is responsible for rendering the page title for each action view script. ...
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What is the disadvantage of using abstract class as a database connectivity in zend framework 2 instead of service locator

If I use database by creating adapter with drivers, initialize it in some abstract class and extend that abstract class to required model. Then use simple query statement. Like this: namespace ...
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How to find classes that use certain DB tables

Problem: I'm asked to prepare a document where all our DB tables are listed and I'm supposed to list all Controllers that uses these DB tables for read and another list for Controllers that do write ...
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Zend Framework 2 - Keeping all the models and mappers in Application module?

I am in process of planning web application by following the best practices and approaches of software development. I am building this application using zend framework 2 and going through its ...
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Difference between Zend Framework & Zend Server?

The title tells everything about my question but still let me elaborate to clarify : I know very well about the ZEND Framework but what about the Zend server? Does it work like Apache server or ...
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Unit-testing functions without business logic (only checks) [duplicate]

My team is trying to find out the best way to test one of our components; the main scope is to check if the user/actor has the right to complete the operation requested. The component is formed by ...
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Why does Zend discourage “floating functions”?

Zend's Coding Standard Naming Convention says Functions in the global scope (a.k.a "floating functions") are permitted but discouraged in most cases. Consider wrapping these functions in a static ...
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Calling MSSQL stored procedure from Zend Controller ? Any other approaches?

MSSQL and DB, Zend as PHP Framework, I am using this way to call SP with I/P Parameters and to get O/p Parameters. It seems I am writing SQL code in PHP. Any other good approaches? $str1 = ...
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Zend Framework View Helper Composition

So I'm reviewing a piece of code that is a perfect candidate to be abstracted away into a view helper. However at the moment, the piece of code uses two other view helpers to get the final display. ...
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Where should libraries be placed, in windows?

I have just moved from Linux to Windows, and I have to use the Zend Framework library. Where should the library be placed? Directly on C drive Create a lib folder like C:/lib/ Create a lib folder ...
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PHP common uses for the Command Line

I started with PHP a little while ago. I've been doing a lot of tutorials, practice sites, etc. and it's going great. One thing I like about PHP is how easy it is to get started (downloading WAMP and ...
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Learning Zend Framework 1 or 2? [closed]

I have programmed for a few years in php and now I'm going to learn zend framwork. Zend is very popular and there are a lot of tutorials, books and documentation out there. But I saw in the last ...
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How do you keep track of large projects?

When dealing with a project that has many different files, I always seem to loose track of how the parts interact with one another. I've never really had much of a problem understanding smaller ...
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Why is Zend Framework so complicated?

I am web developer and have experience of developing several web applications in PHP. I have an idea of developing a product for myself and decided to use a MVC based framework because I really like ...
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Why should I use Zend_Application?

I've been working on a Zend Framework application which currently does a bunch of things through Zend Application and a few resource plugins written for it. However, looking at this codebase now, it ...
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Is anyone here Zend certified? Do they recommend it?

For the amount of web developer job interviews I've been to, I'm somewhat surprised that no one has brought up Zend certification. Has anyone ever been certified before, or is it a waste of ...
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Multiple Zend application code organisation

For the past year I have been working on a series of applications all based on the Zend framework and centered on a complex business logic that all applications must have access to even if they don't ...
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Could I learn more about programming from deconstructing drupal rather than continuing with ZF? [closed]

When I was deciding how to go about learning to design PHP web applications, it made sense to sort of shoot toward the middle and go with Zend Framework so that I could be closer to the lower level, ...
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career development strategy for complementing 0+ years of OO PHP [closed]

I started programming in PHP sometime before last Christmas. Before that, I had done some development with Access/VBA (1-2 years). I have a BA in Art History and a masters in Music Composition. I've ...
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git/svn Hooks for PHP/Zend Projects

just because i think we are not using the full potential of all possibilites here yet: What Pre/Post Commit Hooks (i.e. PHPUnit, PHPDoc) do you people use on your Team Git/SVN Servers? By now we do ...
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Getting start with Zend PHP framwork [duplicate]

I've been working with PHP for couple of months now. Learning online, copy paste some code from online tutorials etc. One major problem now is there are many unclean/unstable/unsecure/bad practice ...
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What does Symfony Framework offer that Zend Framework does not?

I have professionally working with Zend Framework for about a year. No major complaints. With some modifications, it has done a good job. I'm beginning to work on a side project where I want to ...
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How do you control code quality on your team? [closed]

Here is my situation. After almost 2 years I was able to convince my boss to use TDD, version control, coding standards for the entire team and a MVC framework for our web projects. I was finally ...
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Need recommendation for transferring ASP.NET MVC skills to PHP [closed]

I am looking to translate my skills in .NET to PHP - specifically in regards to ASP.NET MVC. At work I am currently using .NET MVC 2.0 on a variety of projects and thoroughly enjoy the platform. ...
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Zend Framework: Should I worry about the details of the MVC implementation?

I've been studying Zend Framework's MVC for a few weeks, and am having a really, really difficult time with it. I'm new to OOP, but I understand OOP in PHP without too much difficulty; I understand ...
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PHP framework plunge

I am about to take plunge into PHP frameworks and my weapon of choice is kohona. I have a reasonable amount of OO experince with java. And my javaScript, jQuery, PhP and html/CSS skills are passable. ...
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What is Zend's relationship with PHP?

What exactly is Zend's relationship to PHP? I don't mean the framework but the company itself. Are they the gatekeepers or guardians of sort? I've just been reading up on PHP, and other than ...
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Dependency Injection and method signatures

I've been using YADIF (yet another dependency injection framework) in a PHP/Zend app I'm working on to handle dependencies. This has achieved some notable benefits in terms of testing and decoupling ...
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Familiarizing with the Zend Framework in one week

You are conversant with the ZF? How would you go about getting familiar with it in one week? What would be your suggested schedule?
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How do you know when to split an object method into 2 or more other methods?

I know this is a very basic question, but I sometimes find myself struggling to figure out when to split a single object method into multiple methods. For example, I am trying to set up an ACL using ...
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Does a PHP programmer need ZCE certification?

I want to know if PHP programmers are validated with their Zend Certified Engineer certification. Around me some of them are saying it is very useful, some of them say no. Please clear my mind. Thanks ...
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Zend PHP 5.3 certification [closed]

I'm planning to give the Zend PHP 5.3 certification. Any suggestions on how to prepare for it? Also, what kind of questions can I expect? Can anyone remember what they were asked?
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If you were to build an app like Craigslist, would use an off-the-shelf framework or write your own?

Title is the question. And why I am asking is because from what I read about most PHP frameworks (e.g. Code Igniter, Kohana, Cake, Zend) is that they're ether too complex, or are designed mostly for ...
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Database strategy for connected but disparate applications

I'm working on a series of inter-related but separate web applications, all situated on the same host: Super Admin | ---Site Network Admin | | | ---Site | | | ---Site | | | ---Site | ...