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Questions tagged [php]

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

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Wrapper class organization

I have Auth class which I am calling at one place in the code: $this->auth = new Auth($this->options); Now, the Options is the class containing things like host, port, username, pass... and is ...
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Could you please recommend an approach on converting non-unique field to a unique field?

On our prod db we have two tables: companies invoices Relationship: A company has many invoices An invoice belong to a company The invoices table contains duplicate invoice_number for each company. ...
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Is there a cleaner way to save a copy of an object (with its data) for access throughout the application than making it global? [migrated]

The framework is WordPress. There's a thing such as "filters". Filters are, more or less, global variables but without the stigma, the way they work is: you give the filter a name and what you want to ...
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PHP class inheritance in variable depths across systems

I have a project where I develop a software which consists of a CORE which is in a separate project, developed separately, and a CLIENT which's base is the CORE but adds to the functionality with ...
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How to display dynamic data using models and custom helpers in CodeIgniter? [closed]

I am creating a feature in my application where in I want to dynamically change the text of page headers, page header titles, and breadcrumbs based on the menu id and menu name from the table in my ...
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Can I make other developers aware that they can define certain functions for extra-functionality even if they're not required?

The language is PHP. I have the certain, in my opinion, code smell, it doesn't feel right: In my controller class that ingests objects of the same type (interface, it's ViewBlockInterface), I check if ...
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What to do when interfaces force me into violating the single-responsibility principle?

(The code I'd have to post is huge, I'll resume to just function names) I'm currently faced with the following issue on my project: I have a "each module from this framework can have a small view ...
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How to implement acquaintance and aggregate as described by the Gang of Four

Is the following implementation in PHP correct? I focused on what they say about the lifetime of dependencies: “Aggregation implies that an aggregate object and its owner have identical lifetimes.“ ...
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Integrate react app with php app

I have an old php web application, with very bad code. While a lot of it just has html and ajax calls in the, the wrapper is still php. I want to develop the new modules in react, and slowly replace ...
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A better way to generate plaintext content

I'm generating plaintext emails with heavily personalized content: depending on various factors, sections or sentences need to be inserted, left out or phrased differently and placeholders need to be ...
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Separate Function or Same Function for similar functionality (SRP vs DRY)

I'm trying to decide the best course of action based on two design principles that seem to be conflicting with each other: "a function should only do one thing" (SRP) and "don't repeat yourself" (DRY)....
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Allowing a user on one page to be able to cause an event on another

I would like to allow a set of users to be able to submit a form on one page, and then it would cause an event to trigger on another page. For example: Submit Page: Includes the form, the user ...
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URL friendly id from DDD entity id

I am currently learning DDD and having a hard time wrapping my head about how to implements URL friendly ids for a web application. From my knowledge, in DDD it is common practice to use UUID as ...
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PHP - Dynamically apply parsing rules to text, and save to dynamic fields

OK, so I have been at this problem for the last few days, and I must admit - I am stuck. I am trying to make a web application, where users can upload documents or send inbound e-mails. Each ...
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PHP - Designing a rule based parsing engine

Dynamically apply methods/"rules" to documents I hope someone here can help me/guide me in the right direction. I am currently creating a web application, where users can import a text file, and then ...
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User class: How do I handle different user “subjects” and still keep my single responsability principal?

I have a User class, this class handles things like: login (UserAuthenticateModel) Handle user sessions: user login tokens, fetching user from session if set in session, ect' (UserSessionsModel) ...
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Data is in database or get from API, where should API request code goes?

For me, the data I want to retrieve may be in database for which I can use properties of model and also relationships, but if the record is not a property and no relationship exists for that ...
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Creating the perfect self populating CDN, serving static optimized content from cookieless domain

I am building my own CDN in PHP and I am thinking that having Apache serving static files must be the optimal strategy, so a well crafted .htaccess file handling all headers correctly sounds like the ...
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Is a cookie hash that matches with file hash safe?

I've made a simple login form. It's made very generic to be used for any project. Now I wonder if the security is good enough and if my approach is safe. On success When successfully logged in I do ...
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Website Multi Languuage [closed]

I have one website and the website are now in HTML, that actually is structured: domain.com = English domain.com/es = Spanish domain.com/de = Germany I copied the HTML of English page to Spanish ...
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How to let users specify their own logical conditions (PHP / Laravel)

I am currently trying to create a web application, that saves inbound emails. I have figured out how to save the incoming emails into my database, and I have all the email information available (...
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Building a MVC Framework: Should I get an instance of Database, or should I extend with a “general” model class that already has an instance of DB

I am trying to get a database instance via any model-class that uses the database. This is ideal in my opinion: class UserAuthenticator { private $db; private $customer; public ...
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Apply Value Object (Stringly Typed) in PHP

What is the best way to prevent wrong states in an object? This is the source of my question. Basically my curiosity started with the intention of not letting a class exist with wrong values. Prevent ...
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over come HTTP client time out issue

I have an api end point which receives some parameters and process them returns a csv file. But the processing time may take more than 15 seconds. My server has build in timeout and some client ...
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Is there a pattern or best practice for returning dynamically typed data?

I have a method that returns the percentage change of a data in a certain period. After calling that method, i need to know if in the current period the data increased, decreased or is the same when ...
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Should you “rebrand” the exception of the library you're using?

Say your making a library Foo that depends on a 3rd-party library Bar. Bar throws a custom exception \OtherVendor\Bar\CustomException. Is it recommended to just throw that exact exception to your ...
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Is singleton use acceptable for static single responsibility?

I have been reading into possible design patterns and have found the use of singletons always referred to as an anti-pattern. I am currently using a singleton for the sole purpose of gathering ...
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Integration Testing: Should a test check every validation?

I am somewhat new to writing tests and I want to build that habit into my workflow. So for example I might write a test that a user can create a blog post however I'm not sure on how to do that ...
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Database abstraction layer

I'm currently developing an SaaS application in PHP, with Laravel, using its own DB class. Let's pretend we've got 2 classes under 2 namespaces, plus Laravel's own DB - so Illuminate\Support\Facades\...
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Role Based Access Control on OOP how do you map Permission of Role to Entity?

I've been trying to wrap my mind around this RBAC system. The goal is with a static method from a class, I can get the current user/actor, then check if he has capability to do something for specific ...
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PHP MVC - which approach is the right one

Next semester we'll learn the mvc pattern in web development but since it looks pretty interesting to me i decided to learn it now but...there is a problem. Surfing trough the pages i found two ...
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Getting into situations that requires mixin while building classes. How should I correct my class design?

I have the following classes for to solve a particular problem related to HTTP responses. Problem is for class ServerSentEventStreamResponseService I am in a situation where I need mixin because I ...
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Considerations for delegating long running to CLI from PHP/Apache

I'm working on a web project that executes CLI commands to perform running tasks to spare users from having to wait since PHP/Apache combo cannot (to my understanding) create a separate process for ...
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Restructuring PHP application classes

I'm trying to modernize a very old PHP application for a customer to keep its code base up with modern coding standards. I am permitted to restructure things a bit, but dumping the entire app and ...
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Updating a distributed backend and keep track of compatible releases for Electron app + Webserver (PHP + MySQL )

Currently i'm working on a small platform with a simple client-server model and will soon go in a closed beta with a launching customer. In essence it's an Electron application which is mostly used ...
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Which architectural patterns should I use for a decoupled notification system?

Background The application I work on use a command bus to handle events (REST API HTTP requests, commande line interface). This bus is built using the well known league/tactician package. Feature to ...
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Public var vs protected var and get function [closed]

I've noticed this style of code a lot in frameworks like Symfony and Magento 2 (which is based on Symfony): <?php class Foo { protected $foo; # construct function - not ...
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How do you force developers to define dependencies/arguments if it's bad to put the constructor function in the interface?

I just started reading more about OOP and its design patterns and is confused with this conceptual question. I am too new that I am having second thought that the proper title should be, "when is it ...
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Folder structure for child classes

I have a user feature. user feature also has other subfeatures user application details and user contact information. Usually, because application details and contact information are part of user ...
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Design Pattern to wrap a series of step

I'm already posting this question on StackOverflow, but thought that asking it in different communities might give me different insight. So here's the repost of the question: Hello, I'm having a ...
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Using the adapter design pattern for a news application microservice

I am currently developing the backend for a news application, which fetches news from various aggregators (e.g. Feedly). I thought this qualified as a good use case for the adapter design pattern, so ...
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should i create db functions in MySql rather than Php code?

I have a MySQL database and I am working with Core PHP. What is the best practice in terms of accessing the database? Should I create functions in MySQL and access them in my PHP-code OR write ...
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Secure Admin-pages-only login without HTTPS

I'm adding admin dashboard to a website that doesn't use HTTPS. For now only that (admin) section requires user authentication. If I use encrypted + salted password and check the client IP address to ...
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Modeling entities for company invoice management software

I am making a software to store all my company invoices (and then infer some statistics about it). The idea is: My company issues invoices to it's clients. My company receive invoices from it's ...
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PHP Sort question

I have a camera based security system that uploads all its images via FTP to a folder in one of my hosting accounts. (FYI, I use it to watch my cats when I'm traveling). So I created a PHP file to ...
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How can I force an object that respects an interface to output a certain data type / structure with its functions?

This is exactly my code, I'm just stripping out everything that isn't needed: First of all, I met this issue a lot of times and something tells me that it's something to do with PHP itself and "data ...
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How to handle complete rewrite of a file in regards to code review

My situation is this: I am contributing to a Symfony/PHP project. I had to completely reskin one page in the application. The controller logic is almost totally unchanged. I only had to change the ...
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Where should permissions be stored in a micro services architecture

We are currently in the process of building a service (a REST API) which is called on by our primary application. The primary application contains a users/permissions/roles set up which is used to ...
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How can I make sure my PHP code is compatible with a newer version

I have a bunch of PHP 5.6 code that I would like to get up to 7.2. My biggest concern was the change that causes an error when you call a function without enough parameters. Previously, this was a ...
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How to collaberate UI Team & Development Team for smooth development process over time to adapt changes in design?

The UI team deliver the HTML files to the development team. Developers code PHP on html files to make the website. But later we face a lot of changes in design. The designing team makes the changes in ...