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Discussion on: Uploading PDF files as base64 strings in PHP and saving it in the hard-disk.

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Rogerio Taques Author

Sounds like a point! 🙂Tbh, I couldn't find a consensus about what would be the best-practice for that, so I'm curious about how would you do it. Would you mind to give me an example?

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Jakub Sarnowski

I took example from the Google Drive API. You can easily send files + metadata (even as JSON!) without any encoding/decoding and you have binary data right in your API.

According to storing files in database as base64 strings, take a look here.

What do you think about that? 😃 I think you can gain a lot of performance this way.

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Rogerio Taques Author

Interesting, man!

Not really sure about the real benefit of not using base64 as a transport wrapper when posting data to the API (in my particular scenario) , but I’m definitely convinced of the advantages of storing the binary instead.

Thanks a lot for the contribution. 🙌 I’ll take the opportunity with a new project here and try this approach out.

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Jakub Sarnowski

Yeah I don't mean that your approach is wrong, it will surely work! I just wanted to propose a better approach 😃

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Rogerio Taques Author

Sure, I didn’t take it wrong! 😉 It’s awesome have the chance to see what other devs would do to solve situations we’ve faced before. 🤘 Really glad you’ve commented.