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    Laravel vs raw php code

    It depends. Do you want to learn how to code or do you want to learn how to use Laravel? Read the manual and watch the Laracast videos they provide. You should really learn the basics of coding before you attempt a Framework.
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    Can’t figure out what’s wrong with this array

    It' simple really. You are providing an array, it matches the 1 and returns back to the caller so the rest of the if's are not processed. Try this... <?php declare(strict_types=1); function property_structure_type ($data) { if (in_array("1", $data)) { return "House"; } if (in_array("2", $data)) { return "Cabin"; } if (in_array("3", $data)) { return "Mobile Home"; } if (in_array("4", $data)) { return "Apartment"; } if (in_array("5", $data)) { return "Condominium"; } if (in_array("6", $data)) { return "Townhome"; } if (in_array("7", $data)) { return "None"; } } echo property_structure_type ([2]);
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    Is there a way to simplify this code?

    A minor comment. This line if(count($result_contest) > 0) Can simply be if($result_contest) The return value for fetchALL is either an array with results or an empty array, or false on failure. There is no need to count anything. The default truthy check of the if is all you need.
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    Arrays: concatenation operator .= vs =

    Well..., if that isn't a "how about that" LOL. I get the explanation by Andrea, but still.......
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    Arrays: concatenation operator .= vs =

    Just a reminder, in PHP 7 with strict_types, the second parameter of print_r MUST be a boolean and not an integer or it will fail with a fatal error. Correct <?php declare(strict_types=1); echo '<pre>', print_r($array, true), '</pre>'; Fails Fatal Error <?php declare(strict_types=1); echo '<pre>', print_r($array, 1), '</pre>'; Fatal error: Uncaught TypeError: print_r() expects parameter 2 to be boolean, integer given TypeError: print_r() expects parameter 2 to be boolean, integer given It does "work" but it will give you an Undefined variable notice. It doesn't matter if it is an array or not.
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    array in mysql database?

    The \ is escaping the /. Why is your data in the DB like that in the first place?
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    Cant figure out PHP/MySQL Error

    No. https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/logical-operators.html
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    JSON naming convention

    You pretty much covered it in the first sentence so I will just tell you what my standard is. snake_case = DB Columns, Variable Names & Function Names (same as Php. i.e: set_exemption_handler) camelCase = OOP methods, method calls, & OOP Properties PascalCase = Class Names. (i.e: class UserAccount) dash-seperator = Filenames (For SEO i.e: my-file.php)
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    Extra characters in a image link string

    You have a malformed image tag. Forget the error prone escaping gymnastics. $image = "<img src='imgpg/$part_no.JPG'>";
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    Hyperlink on email address from database element

    First off, I would suggest eliminating all the escaping gymnastics. It is harder to read, more prone to error and not as clean as not doing it. As to your problem, you are missing the basic syntax of a hyperlink, the closing </a>. Here is a cleaned up version. Take note of the single quotes on the elements. echo "<p>Name:{$item['first_name']} {$item['last_name']}<br> Email: <a href='mailto: {$item['email']}'>{$item['email']}</a></p>";
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    refreshing page issue

    @gw1500se is correct, you would use PRG (Post/Redirect/Get). You would not need Sessions in this case.
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    Taking the leap to MVC

    Is the Fowler book agnostic? The concepts are. Will it work for Python and Java as well as PHP? The concepts will Do I already need to understand MVC or OOP prior to reading it?  Not at all. When it says novice, it means it. Also, can you recommend some exceptional books (or online resources) for learning *proper* MVC? I already did.
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    Taking the leap to MVC

    Novice to Ninja covers MVC and OOP. It's just like the name, you start out a Novice and end up a Ninja. I know the title can imply that the book is FOR novices to Ninja expertise level rather than starting as a novice and ending up a Ninja. I have also brought that up to the author, as my first impression was the latter.
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    Taking the leap to MVC

    It's your code, your call. There is one other option, you could email a zip to me. There is nothing you have written that I could not do myself so you don't have to worry about me stealing it. I was just offering solutions that will get you on the fast track to where you want to go. So, if emailing to one person doesn't work for you either, then I would say take a break from your project and read a book. Actually, two books, the ones I mentioned previously. If you read and learn what is in them, you wont need us for much of anything, at least for a long time.
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    Taking the leap to MVC

    LOL! I get it. Op would be in the copilots seat but there's no pilot! (Well, okay, the Laracasts are actually pretty good) Learning Laravel is just that, learning how to USE Laravel when what you really want to learn is how to write your own "Laravel". So sorry to hear you have to work with Laravel every day. I didn't realize things were that rough for you. I laugh when I see ads looking for "Laravel Ninja's". Some fun facts. A current install of Laravel before you even think about writing a lick of code is 7,445 Files and 1,445 Folders. Symphony is a whopping 9,855 Files and 1,843 Folders. I am coming in for a landing and waiting for the OP in the First Class Pilots Lounge.
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    Taking the leap to MVC

    Jumping into a framework without even being able to do the basics of procedural code separation, de-duplication, logic, etc.. is not a good move IMO. I liken it to trying to fly a Jet Fighter when you haven't mastered the basics of flying a Cessna. Of course it wont hurt anything to snoop around and try out frameworks (I did as a noob) but the OP has some specific timing goals. If he just wanted to "get the job done" that may be one thing, but the OP has stated he wants to learn. It doesn't take MVC or a framework to "separate my website's PRESENTATION from its LOGIC" as the OP posted. Based on OP's posts across numerous forums, he is not ready for Controllers, Models and the like. A framework like Laravel has a whole ton of "magic" which is just going to confuse the OP. I go back to my previous post as a good approach for the OP to move forward swiftly. I for one would take some time to review OP's project as a whole if he should make it available on a repo. So OP, it's your move. You have at least one expert that will review your project and is willing to guide you towards higher level programming. Who better to teach you how to become a "Jedi" than other "Jedi's"? As you correctly stated, there is a lot of junk out there and you don't know enough to know what is a good tutorial.
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    Taking the leap to MVC

    That's great you want to learn new things. I would encourage anyone to always keep learning. What I would suggest, instead of jumping into something completely new, especially based on your story, is to learn refactoring. There is probably quite a bit you can do with your current code base to refactor yourself towards an MVC/OOP application. I would recommend you put your entire project on GitHub so we can see what your working with and make recommendations. If you don't want the world to see the code you can make the repo private and PM access to those of us that would look it over. I very highly recommend the book "PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 6th Edition" by Tom Butler & Kevin Yank. I would also recommend the book "Refactoring - Improving the Design of Existing Code" by Martin Fowler. By the time you learn what is in those two books you will indeed be a master "Jedi".
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    Securing 'hidden' form values

    The current coding standard is to use Prepared Statements. There is no "escaping" done.
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    PHP Not connecting to SQL Server

    mssql_connect was removed from Php http://php.net/manual/en/function.mssql-connect.php PDO is how you will want to do it. http://php.net/manual/en/book.pdo.php
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    Recursive Conditional Copy and Rename

    What are you doing in dev that is not going to be pushed to production? If you are serious about development you shouldn't be in a position where the web host is making changes to your server. A VPS is super super cheap these days and is the equivalent of a dedicated server as far as access and what runs on it. YOU have full control of the server. Of course that means you will need to have or get some server admin skills. There is also no reason you couldn't exactly mirror whatever production setup you have in dev between Vagrant, Containers such as Docker or Virtual Machines. You should also be using version control like Git if you are not already. That will allow you to have dev branches and not affect the master codebase until you are ready to merge the changes.
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    Recursive Conditional Copy and Rename

    You probably should go into it. Experience says whatever you are doing, you are doing it the wrong way. You are asking how to solve your attempted solution which I would pretty much guarantee is not the right approach. If you tell us what the real problem is we can properly advise you.
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    Submit large form created with select statement

    Start by posting your form. You are heading off in the wrong direction.
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    Submit large form created with select statement

    I will give you a clue. When you submit a form you get an array. The array has keys and values. You can loop over an array and do something with the keys and values.
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    Doctrine, Composer, and namespace

    @NotionCommotion, thanks, that explanation is exactly what I was getting at. It helps put everything in perspective. Glad you figured out the problem.

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