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05-04-2009, 06:54 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New York
I did a search and didn't find much about this so I'd like to ask...
As I try to implement more OO code into my everyday life. I am struggling to find the benefits of creating a session class...
Here is how I normally use sessions...(small snippit of course)
My main header file starts the session so it is available on all pages that include the header file...
As the user successfully logs in, I create a session for them that would include your basic needs, info taken from the DB...
(SQL query and results)
$_SESSION['username'] = $rows["username"];
$_SESSION['userid'] = $rows["userid"]
So that's about it. As I need to access the username, I just simply access the superglobal array throughout the site...
echo "Username: " . $_SESSION['username'];
I read a good OLD post just now from Xenon about not trying to make everything you do in OO....and I do think that makes sense too...
So is making a session class overkill? Are there any benefits to it especially since it's a superglobal array that I can access anywhere on the site by just calling: $_SESSION...
Am I not seeing the bigger picture because I'm using it in such a basic way?
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