Frameworks for everyone

I recently read an article about the ecosystem of PHP frameworks. First, I don’t understand why the author puts Aura and Symfony in different categories. Symfony can be used standalone components or as a full-stack framework. Additional components are very easy to install through Composer. The way to describe the frameworks in that article is…

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Doctrine: saving you some tables and headaches

I like database schema normalization, but sometimes it just creates too much overhead. For example, you may want to let your users to enter a number of URLs (facebook, linkedin, twitter, blog, company, etc.) The straightforward solution seems to add a Url table with foreign key (user_id=1)┬áto link it to the User. Sometimes you want…

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Security Questions: Not So Secure

Do you force your users to pick from a list of predefined security questions? Who is my favorite singer? I don’t have one, and even if I did, tastes change over time. What was the name of my first dog? His name was Rex. That was your guess number one anyway. In what hospital was…

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