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Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web application framework for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. Some of the features of Laravel are a modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager, different ways for accessing relational databases, utilities that aid in application deployment and maintenance, and its orientation toward syntactic sugar. Laravel is regarded as one of the most popular PHP frameworks.

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I am a Cyber Security major. I've done a lot of programming as a hobbyist, and when I got into Java (and later when I looked at Swift) I felt like I was experiencing some major breakthroughs with Object Oriented Programming and PHP.

I have Crohn's so I didn't even complete the first course which only went up to multidimensional arrays.

So now I need some guidance - do I work out of PHP Patterns Objects and Practice before learning a framework? That book covers Object Oriented Design as well as the concepts.

Should I do that or just move to Laravel and start learning that?

What would be best.

A huge question I have about object oriented frameworks are - can you add functionality that's not built into the framework into your application?

When designing a complex website do you want to use an existing framwork or build your own? If you use an existing one and functionality isn't built in how do you add functionality?
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I have 5 tables namely product, category, price, inventory and image.

In my product table I have a foreign key column (category_id_fk) referencing to category table primary key column (id). In my product model I have the following function defined:

    public function price(){
		return $this->hasOne('App\Models\Price','product_id_fk');
    }
	
    public function inventory(){
		return $this->hasOne('App\Models\Inventory','product_id_fk');
    }
	    
    public function image(){
		return $this->hasMany('App\Models\Image','product_id_fk');
    }
	
    public function category(){
                return $this->belongsTo('App\Models\Category','id');
    }

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In my category model I have the following function defined:

      public function product(){
		return $this->hasMany('App\Models\Product','category_id_fk');
      }

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I have performed the following query:

$product = Product::with('price','inventory','image')->get();

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The result is it return all records that exist in the product table and associated tables (price, inventory, image) which is correct.

However when I attempt to perform similar action by including the category table

$product = Product::with('category','price','inventory','image')->get();

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The result is it return all records that exist in the product table and associated tables (price, inventory, image) but the category record is incorrect (either null or unrelated record).
incorrect.txt
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Laravel is considered as the foremost PHP framework
Over the recent years, PHP has become one of the most popular scripting languages across the globe.
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We are currently running a laravel 5.3 site using php 5.6 and would like to use caffeine for those users who insist on leaving forms open  on their devices for extended periods of time.
Unfortunately, it seems that the only version of caffeine I can find to install requires php 7.0, which we will not be prepared to upgrade to for some time.
Does anyone have a workaround?
Thanks!
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Hey, guys!

Here's a snippet from a page called "user.class.php:"

 function updateDevices() {
        global $S;
        global $CN;
        date_default_timezone_set('America/Chicago');
        $maxHistory = date('Y-m-d',strtotime("now - 2 weeks"));
        $R = new xajaxResponse();
        $fitBitCalls = array( '/1/user/-/body/weight/date/'.date('Y-m-d').'/'.$maxHistory.'.json',
        '/1/user/-/body/fat/date/'.date('Y-m-d').'/'.$maxHistory.'.json',
        '/1/user/-/body/log/weight/goal.json',
        '/1/user/-/body/log/fat/goal.json',
        '/1/user/-/activities/steps/date/today/max.json',
        '/1/user/-/activities/calories/date/today/'.$maxHistory.'.json',
        '/1/user/-/activities/distance/date/today/'.$maxHistory.'.json',
        );
        //See if this user any devices that have not been synced.
        $stmt = $CN->prepare("SELECT * 	FROM hraUserDevices  UD INNER JOIN hraUserDeviceTypes UT  ON UD.udtID = UT.udtID  WHERE usrID = ? AND (DATEDIFF(day,udFetchedLastDate,getdate()) IS NULL OR DATEDIFF(day,udFetchedLastDate,getdate()) >=1) AND (udUpdating IS NULL  OR udUpdating !=1 OR DATEDIFF(day,udFetchedLastDate,getdate()) >=2)");
        $stmt->execute(array($S->usrID));
        $devices = $stmt->fetchAll();
        $update = $CN->prepare("UPDATE  hraUserDevices SET udUpdating = ? WHERE udID = ? ");

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The question I have is, "What is $CN?"

Obviously, it's a database connection. My problem is that it's not defined anywhere on the page, nor is EVER defined that I can see anywhere in the app.

You do, however, have this at the top of the same page:

	private $cn; // $cn = VARIABLE HOLDING THE DB CONNECTION

	function __construct(PDO $conn) {
		if (!isset($conn))
			throw new Exception('User objects must be passed a PDO Connection object ($this->cn) upon construction');
		$this->cn = $conn;
	}

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Is there a convention that I'm missing? $CN is not equivalent to $cn, and yet throughout the entire app you see repeated references to $CN but I can't find anywhere that $CN is actually defined.

Any ideas?
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I started learning Laravel the other day. I reset my Windows 10 laptop back to factory to begin working in Laravel.

To that end I installed Laravel Valet for Windows.

Just after doing all of this, I was asked to update a ColdFusion application.

I know Valet is based on a nginx engine.

Is there any way to configure ColdFusion 2016 developer into it, so I can still use *.dev addresses and see cfm files properly?
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Hi I want to update the DB when drag and drop.

I post here the question on SO and you can check all the code.

I will be really appreciated, i'm really stocked.

Link: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45839623/update-database-when-drag
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Have integrated social for facebook. It provides only name .But i require birthdate, first and last name, email and phone number.
Same for twitter and google

[token] => XXX
    [id] => 11111111111111
    [nickname] =>
    [name] => Treo Infotech
    [email] =>
    [avatar] => https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/11111111111111/picture?type=normal
    [user] => Array
        (
            [name] => Treo Infotech
            [id] => 11111111111111
        )

    [firstname] =>
    [lastname] =>
    [avatar_original] => https://graph.facebook.com/v2.10/11111111111111/picture?width=1920
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I'm trying to figure out what the correct way is to modify a date format before inserting when using Laravel 5.4.

I have:
public function store(){

        $trip = new Trip;
        $trip->tripName = request('tripName');
        $trip->departing = request('departing');
        $trip->returning = request('returning');
        $trip->save();

        return $trip;

        //return redirect('/home');
    }

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My database mySQL field in datetime, but the date that's passed in the variable is '07/17/2017 3:20 PM'.  How/where would I update that before insertion?
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So I've installed Laravel with this tutorial:
https://laravel.com/docs/5.4/installation

I've then installed the authentication module using this tutorial:
https://laravel.com/docs/5.4/authentication

All the pages are there, but when registering it complains about users table not existing in database which is true.  Have I missed a command to execute the migrations file to actually create this table?
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The following data is returned from my laravel coded controller:

data object
[{"id":1,"name":"View","createdDate":"2017-07-12 14:54:05","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27"},{"id":2,"name":"Read","createdDate":"2017-07-12 14:54:05","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27"},{"id":3,"name":"Write","createdDate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27"},{"id":4,"name":"Update","createdDate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27"}]

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try object
[{"id":1,"name":"Dashboard","createdDate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","permission":[{"id":1,"name":"View","createdDate":"2017-07-12 14:54:05","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","pivot":{"module_id_fk":1,"permission_id_fk":1}},{"id":3,"name":"Write","createdDate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","pivot":{"module_id_fk":1,"permission_id_fk":3}}]},{"id":2,"name":"Employee","createdDate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","permission":[{"id":3,"name":"Write","createdDate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","pivot":{"module_id_fk":2,"permission_id_fk":3}}]},{"id":3,"name":"Report","createdDate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","permission":[]},{"id":4,"name":"Access Right","createdDate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","lastUpdate":"2017-11-07 13:52:27","permission":[]}]

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In my angularjs controller I have the following line of code:

	$scope.compare = function(a,b){
		$scope.tmp = [];	
		for(var outer in a[0]){
			if(b.length>0){
				for(var inner in b){
					if(b[inner].name === a[0][outer].name){
						$scope.tmp.push({"name":a[0][outer].name,"status":true});
					}
				}
			}else{
				$scope.tmp.push({"name":a[0][outer].name,"status":false});
			}
		}
		return $scope.tmp;
	};

	$scope.init = function(){
		
		$scope.dfperm = [];
		$scope.modperm = [];
		$scope.counter = 0;
		
		$http({
			method: 'GET',
			url: "/api/v1/module/list"
		}).then(function successCallback(response){
			//console.log(response.data);
			//$scope.module = response.data;
			$array = response.data;				
						
			angular.forEach($array, function(outer, key) {			
				if(key==='data'){					
					$scope.dfperm.push(outer);
					//$scope.counter++;
				}
				if(key==='try'){
					angular.forEach(outer, function(outerItem, key){ 
						 var tmp = $scope.compare($scope.dfperm,outerItem.permission);
						 $scope.modperm.push({"name":outerItem.name,"permission":tmp});
					});
				}
			});
		}, function errorCallback(response) {
			console.log('intention error',response.data);
		});
		
	}

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What I am attempting to do is to create a new permission object that has the status true or false.

As shown the data object contains a list of default permission.

The try object on the other hand shows that each module has permission. A module can have 0 or more than 1 permission.  

Now i'm trying to reconstruct the information so that each module has equal number of default permission but based on the try object conditioning (permission) is done to set the status either true or false.

However my code above doesn't do so. Rather a module with is set based on the try object conditioning (permission) and others are set with the default permission and status false.

Your help is kindly appreciated.
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Hello Experts,

I would like to know if the is a authentication library within Laravel Framwork can support the following requirements? If so, what is it?

any immediate help is highly appreciated.
-regards

> - Application to prevent the re-use of the last 4 passwords.
> - After 5 failed login attempts to the application, further login attempts will remain locked until the affected account is unlocked by an administrator.
> - Password aging set to no more than 90 days, after that they should be reset.
> - Unused accounts should be disabled after one year of inactivity so that they may not be used to access the application.
> - After 5 failed login attempts to the application, further login attempts will be made impossible until the affected account is unlocked by an administrator.
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I want to know your opinion about site bayt, I want to ask developer framework laravel or other framework, what is the estimated time to realize a site like https://www.bayt.com/fr/
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We need a website for offering jobs and recruitment just like this one https://www.bayt.com
there are different ways to do that. we can develop our own frame work for it or we can use open source for the backend and maybe tamplates for the front end.
I want you to analyse this project requirements .
Please help me to find the requirements for this project.
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Hi everybody.
So I finally decided to start with Laravel. I have followed this tut after having found not clear enough the official doc (since following that I didn't succeed accessing the example website): https://medium.com/@eaimanshoshi/i-am-going-to-write-down-step-by-step-procedure-to-setup-homestead-for-laravel-5-2-17491a423aa

With everything in place, I typed first
git clone https://github.com/laravel/homestead.git Homestead

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Then this
cd Homestead
bash init.sh

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I have edited the homestead.yaml:
---
ip: "192.168.10.10"
memory: 2048
cpus: 1
provider: virtualbox

authorize: ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

keys:
    - ~/.ssh/id_rsa

folders:
    - map: m:/htdocs/LARAVEL_PROJ
      to: /home/vagrant/Code

sites:
    - map: homestead.app
      to: /home/vagrant/Code/Laravel/public

databases:
    - homestead

# blackfire:
#     - id: foo
#       token: bar
#       client-id: foo
#       client-token: bar

# ports:
#     - send: 50000
#       to: 5000
#     - send: 7777
#       to: 777
#       protocol: udp

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A first doubt: homestead.yaml should be .homestead directory but I get it in Homestead directory in my personal directory. Did something went wrong?
And edited the Windows hosts file.
I have created  the ssh key
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C “your_email@example.com”

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and I have logged in
homestead ssh

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I have launched vagrant (with or without using the shorcut described in the tutorial)
Then I have created a laravel project
composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel Laravel

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The folder Laravel is created ion the virtual machine but not on my hard disk: I can't get it!

Any idea?
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I am attempting to apply multiple if condition along with the where condition for filtering purpose as below

		$name=$request->input('name');
		$age=$request->input('age');
		$gender=$request->input('gender');
		$company=$request->input('company');
					
		$employees = DB::table('employee')
								->select('id', 'name', 'age', 'gender', 'company')
								->where(function($query) use($name){
										if(!empty($name)){
											$query->where('name','=',$name);
										}
										if(!empty($age)){
											$query->where('age','=',$age);
										}
										if(!empty($gender)){
											$query->where('gender','=',$gender);
										}
										if(!empty($company)){
											$query->where('company','=',$company);
										}
										return $query;
								})
								->get();

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However only this condition applies

if(!empty($name)){
											$query->where('name','=',$name);
										}

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where else the other conditions are ignored.

Your help is kindly appreciated.
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Here's the HTML that sets everything in motion:

 <li role="presentation"><a href="#summary" aria-controls="summary" role="tab" data-toggle="tab">Health Summary</a></li>

"#summary" - triggers this function:

    $('a[href="#summary"]').on('click', function(){
        setTimeout(function(){
            HealthSummary.init();
        }, 250);
    });

HealthSummary.init - not sure what that means other than, "initialize." There's another script has this:

var HealthSummary = {
    
    initialized: false,
    
    init: function(){
        var self = this;
        
        if (self.initialized) {
            return true;
        }
        
        $('.health-summary[data-id]').each(function(i){
            
            var $this = $(this),
                id = $this.attr('data-id');
            
            if (id === '') {
                $this.html('<h3 class="text-center">Invalid health summary reference</h3>');
                return true;
            }
            
            $this.html('<h3 class="text-center"><i class="fa fa-refresh fa-spin"></i> &nbsp;Loading Health Summary...<br /><small>(This should only take a few seconds.)</small></h3>');
            
            $.get('/health-summary/' + id, function(resp){
                if (resp.error) {
                    $this.html('<div class="alert alert-danger">' + resp.msg + '</div>');
                    return false;
                }
                
                $this.html(resp.data.html);
   

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Hi Experts, trying to install a Laravel application, and everything seems to be loading fine as intended, although when i try to install..any link is clicking through to localhost/appname instead of localhost:8888 ..not sure how to update this in laravel app, must be an .htdoc issue maybe...?  I am running on localhost.  Help much appreciated
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Employee.php

			<tbody>
				<tr ng-repeat="person in employee | orderBy:orderByField:reverseSort">
					<td>{{person.name}}</td>
					<td>{{person.age}}</td>
					<td>{{person.gender}}</td>
					<td>{{person.company}}</td>
					<td>
						 <div class="btn-toolbar" role="toolbar">
							<button class="btn" ng-click="viewEmployee(person.id)"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-eye-open"></button> 
							<button class="btn" ng-click="editEmployee(person.id)"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></button> 
							<button class="btn" ng-click="deleteEmployee(person.id)"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-trash"></button>
						 </div>
					</td>
				</tr>
			</tbody>
			<tfoot>
				<tr>  
                    <td align="center" colspan="6">  
                        <div class="pull-right">  
                             <pagination total-items="totalCount" ng-change="pageChanged()" items-per-page="pageSizeSelected" direction-links="true" ng-model="pageIndex" max-size="maxSize" class="pagination" boundary-links="true" rotate="false" num-pages="numPages"></pagination>  
                             <a class="btn btn-primary">Page: {{pageIndex}} / {{numPages}}</a>  
                        </div>  
                     </td>  
                </tr>  
			</tfoot>

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EmployeeController.php

	scope.maxSize = 5;
	scope.totalCount = 0;
	scope.pageIndex = 1;
	scope.pageSizeSelected = 5;

        scope.init = function(){
              $http({
			method: 'GET',
			url: "/api/v1/employee/list?pageIndex=" + scope.pageIndex + "&pageSize=" + scope.pageSizeSelected
              }).then(function successCallback(response){
			scope.totalCount = response.data.length; 
                        scope.numPages =  Math.ceil(scope.totalCount / scope.pageSizeSelected);			
		        scope.employee = response.data;
              });
        };

       scope.pageChanged = function(){
		scope.init();
	};

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How do I handle pageIndex in laravel? Apart from that I am receiving an error: [orderBy:notarray] when returning in the following manner:

  public function lsAll(){
        $employee = Employee::paginate(5);
	return $employee; 
  }

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Upon pressing the search button, the values in the form-control disappear.  How do I retain the form control values after triggering the search action.

Employee.php

	<div class="panel panel-default">
		 <div class="panel-heading">Search Employee</div>
		 <div class="panel-body">
			<div class="row">
				<div class="col-md-6">
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label class="control-label" for="name">Name</label>
                        <input class="form-control" type="text" name="name" id="name" ng-model="employee.name">                    
                    </div>

                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label class="control-label" for="age">Age</label>
                        <input class="form-control" type="age" name="age" id="age" ng-model="employee.age">                    
                    </div>
				</div>
				<div class="col-md-6">
				    <div class="form-group">
                        <label class="control-label" for="gender">Gender</label>
                        <input class="form-control" type="text" name="gender" id="gender" ng-model="employee.gender">                    
                    </div>

                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label class="control-label" for="company">Company</label>
                        <input class="form-control" type="company" name="company" id="company" ng-model="employee.company">                    
      

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<div class="col-xs-12">
<h2>Listing Employee</h2>
<hr>
<div class="employeeGrid">  
    <table>
        <tr>
            <th><a href="" ng-click="orderByField='name'; reverseSort = !reverseSort">Name</a></th>
            <th><a href="" ng-click="orderByField='age'; reverseSort = !reverseSort">Age</a></th>
            <th><a href="" ng-click="orderByField='gender'; reverseSort = !reverseSort">Gender</a></th>
            <th><a href="" ng-click="orderByField='company'; reverseSort = !reverseSort">Company</a></th>
            <th>Action</th>
        </tr>
        <tr ng-repeat="person in employee | orderBy:orderByField:reverseSort"">
            <td>{{person.name}}</td>
            <td>{{person.age}}</td>
            <td>{{person.gender}}</td>
            <td>{{person.company}}</td>
            <td>
                 <button class="btn" ng-click="viewEmployee(person.id)"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-eye-open"></button> 
                 <button class="btn" ng-click="editEmployee(person.id)"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></button> 
                 <button class="btn" ng-click="deleteEmployee(person.id)"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-trash"></button>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </table>        
</div>

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EmployeeController.js

scope = $scope;

scope.employee = [];

scope.$on('$stateChangeSuccess', function () {
    scope.init();   
});

scope.init = function(){
    $http({
        method: 'GET',
        url: '/api/v1/employee/list'
    }).then(function successCallback(response){
        scope.employee = response.data;
    });
}

scope.editEmployee = function(val){

    empScope = $scope;

    $uibModal.open({
        animation: false,
        templateUrl: '../assets/templates/modal/employee/updateEmployee.php',
        controller: 'UpdateEmployeeController',
        size: '',
        backdrop: 'static',
        resolve: { empId: function () { return val; } }
    }).result.catch(function(res) {       
          if (!(res === 'cancel' || res === 'escape key press')) {
            throw res;
          }
    });
};

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UpdateEmployeeController.js

scope = $scope;

scope.employee = [];

$http({
       method: 'GET',
       url: '/api/v1/employee/get/' + scope.$resolve.empId
}).then(function successCallback(response){
       scope.employee = response.data;
});

scope.updateEmployee = function(){

       $http({
            method: 'POST',
            url: '/api/v1/employee/update/' + scope.$resolve.empId,
            data: {
                name:scope.employee.name,
                age:scope.employee.age,
                gender:scope.employee.gender,
                company:scope.employee.company
            }
       }).then(function successCallback(response){
            //console.log(response.data);                       
       }, function errorCallback(response) {
            console.log(response.data);
       });

       //scope.$dismiss('cancel');
}

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EmployeeController.php

public function lsAll(){
    $employee = Employee::all();
    return $employee;
}

public function getOne($id){
    $employee = Employee::find($id);
    return $employee;
}

public function update(Request $request, $id){
    $employee = Employee::findOrFail($id);      

    $name=$request->input('name');
    $age=$request->input('age');
    $gender=$request->input('gender');
    $company=$request->input('company');

    $employee->name = $name;
    $employee->age = $age;
    $employee->gender = $gender;
    $employee->company = $company;

    if($employee->save()){ 
        return response()->json(['response' => 'The employee record is updated successful']);
    }else{
        return response()->json(['response' => 'Failed to update the employee record']);
    }
}

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QUESTION

How do I parse an event from UpdateEmployeeController to EmployeeController during an edit action and render (reload) a specific record with the updated data from database.
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I did a method to filter the results, I want for example looking for a hotel in a city and whose price and between 0 and 49, I have 4 checkbox 0-49, 50-99,100-149,150-200 I want If I click on the first it gives me the names of the hotels whose city given in query and the price that is in the value of checkbox

For example:

If I look for the city Casablanca, it gives me the name of the hotels that have in Casablanca and when I click on the checkbox 0-49 it gives me the hotels that have in Casablanca and whose price is between 0 and 49 and so on For other checkboxes when I click on the first checkbox that contains the value 0-49 and the second one that contains the value 50-99, it gives me the hotels that have in Casablanca and whose price is between 0 and 49 and 50 -99 and so on

The method works very well, the problem is in pagination, when I click on a single checkbox it gives the exact page number and the number of element to display in the pages is 25

 $ Perpage = 25;

I have made $ product to display the names of hotels and $ afica to calculate the total number of results, because the method "totalHits ()" only works with the get () method,


$ Books = $ product [0]; // this line stores the first results that is to say when I have a single checkbox but when I click on several checkbox it enters the loop for:

 for($i=1;$i<count($product);$i++){
                    
            $collection  = new Collection();
            $collection2 = new 

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ErrorException in Macroable.php line 74:
Method appends does not exist. (View: C:\xampp\htdocs\elasticsearch\resources\views\presult.blade.php) (View: C:\xampp\htdocs\elasticsearch\resources\views\presult.blade.php)

foreach($books as $key => $value)

            <article class="one-third">
              <figure><a href="#" title=""><img src="{{ $value['photo_url'] }}" alt="" style="height: 215px!important;" /></a></figure>

              <div class="details">
           
                <h3>{{ $value['name'] }}
                  <span class="stars">{{ $value['class'] }} 
                    <i class="material-icons">&#xE838;</i>
                    <i class="material-icons">&#xE838;</i>
                    <i class="material-icons">&#xE838;</i>
                    <i class="material-icons">&#xE838;</i>
                  </span>
                </h3>
                <span class="address">{{ $value['city_hotel'] }},{{ $value['address'] }}  <a href="hotel?query={{ $value['name'] }}">Show on map</a></span>
                <span class="rating">{{ $value['preferred'] }}</span>
                <span class="price">Max rate  <em>$ {{ $value['maxrate'] }}</em> </span>
                <span class="price">Min rate  <em>$ {{ $value['minrate'] }}</em> </span>
                <div class="description">
                  <p>{{ $value['desc_en'] }}<a href="hotel.html">More info</a></p>
                </div>   
                <a href="{{ $value['hotel_url'] }}" 

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I find myself defending PHP on a consistent basis and often think about the reason for all of the hate? PHP was the first language I learned in order to get into web development. Granted, the syntax isn't my favorite, but I find a lot of the prejudice is aimed the lack of structure and canned architecture which has been addressed by some great frameworks such as Laravel. Other complaints I hear are about the lack of OO in PHP which is simply untrue anymore.

However, I must admit, that even though I am an advocate of the language I do not use it for new web projects anymore (opting instead for Javascript / Express / SQL stacks), so maybe my affinity is simply misapplied nostalgia.
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by:Ray Paseur
I've just discovered this new blog-looking thingie on the E-E home page.  Looks like fun!  

Here is my favorite article about PHP.  You can agree with all of it and still get quick results with PHP, hence its popularity.
https://eev.ee/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/

In unrelated matters, here's what you get if you search E-E for Gene Richardson.  Why, oh why?
no_sign_of_gene.png
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by:Bill Torchia
I have worked with PHP as the core language at a past job. We did not use a frame work because they did not exist when the company started. From that experience my opinion of PHP is that is a great language that has gotten a bad rep because of bad practices. You will see a lot of the same problems that people complain about in PHP in other, older, languages.
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