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Developing on a production server

Today I got yelled at for developing an application on a production server. Quote, "developing on a production server is not acceptable - ever!" Here is the situation. I set up a development ...
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What to do when your company doesn't encrypt passwords

Background I'm been contracted to help a company maintain their server. I work on some minor PHP projects but also look over performance issues and recently, scan logs for hackers. These guys have ...
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Why is the Apache HTTP Server so complex?

The Apache HTTP server is a fairly large project—much larger than, say, lighthttp or nginx or certainly the "simple HTTP servers" you see floating around in C/C++ tutorials. What is the extra code ...
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Execute code every hour

I need to create a web service that executes every hour. It will be used to review data in a database and add alerts to a table in the same database if certain conditions are met/not met. What we ...
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How are Apache HTTP Server and Apache Tomcat related? (If at all)

I currently have Apache httpd running on a production Ubuntu VPS server. I write php scripts. I'm interested in learning Java and I was wondering how I would go about writing some server-side Java to ...
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Why do I have to keep my open source software license in the root?

Nearly all open source software licenses require (or at least lawyers generally suggest they require) users to include the full license in the root of the project that they are protecting. One lawyer ...
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Is BSD license compatible with Apache?

Can I develop a BSD-licensed software that extends an Apache-licensed software (and vice-versa)?
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Can I use open source libraries in trialware?

I have written a small Java program which i'd like to distribute on my website. I have used a few external librarys which declare following licences: Apache License (2.0), LGPL and one API doesn't ...
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License change of original source from Apache 2.0 to LGPL

About a year or so ago, I forked a project licensed under Apache 2.0 and made extensive changes and additions to the code, a good portion of which I contributed back freely to the community. ...
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What do I need to consider when using code under the Apache License in an application submitted to Mac App Store?

First off, I am new to licenses and app stores. There is an example app on a framework that has a Class file with much of the functionality I'll need for my own app. It's less than 1000 lines of code ...
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Session management in a Service Oriented Architecture

Where should you manage a users session in a SOA? Should you manage it in the Web Service or in the client and why? My application is SPA (Considering that this will be the stacked that will be used ...
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Specifically for JS, CSS, HTML: what is the difference between optimization, compression, minification, tidying, concatenation?

When we talk about source code and the file which contains the code like CSS, HTML, JavaScript and we also talk about performance of a web site or application, what is the differences between these ...
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Approaches to updating and adding features to PHP websites

I would like to know how people approach with developing their websites that are in production. For example:- How do you manage versions, etc. Also, do you create a subdirectory within the ...
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Recommend a technical book explaining how the browser and server communicate [closed]

Although I've been developing web applications for close on 6 years now I still do not know what happens when a request reaches the server. I am looking for book that works through what happens when a ...
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What and all the areas of Linux a PHP developer should know about? (Like just commands of it or something advanced)

I've developed a website using PHP but I implemented it on Windows OS and hosted it on Windows server. I just searched the PHP job market to know the on-going technology requirement and to keep my ...
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3answers
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When should I use or not BooleanUtils.isTrue(…) and BooleanUtils.isFalse(…)? [closed]

About this function: org.apache.commons.lang3.BooleanUtils.isFalse(Boolean bool) and the similar isTrue, my co-work (less experienced) use it for every boolean in the code. I am trying to convince him ...
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What are the licensing issues involved in the Oracle/Apache java dispute?

I've just started following with interest the soap opera involving Oracle's acquisition of Java and the detriment of goodwill it seems to have generated in the open source community. Specifically, ...
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What is ant build file and maven build file?

Can somebody please tell me in simple words what exactly is ant build file and maven build file?
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Why HTTP Servers send information about themselves in HTTP Headers?

Most of the HTTP Servers I know send their application name and version in response http headers as default behaviour. (Nginx, IIS, Apache etc.) Of course we can change the default behaviour but I ...
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Apache Wave API

I'd like to create an application based around Apache Wave. Where can I learn more about working with Apache Wave and/or the API for a locally running instance? At the moment, the extent of what I ...
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Is it possible to keep only one Database for both web and desktop applications?

I'm experiencing a trouble with my business model, let me explain better. I'm developing a software for 1 year and few months, it's for the food industry, more exactly a software to: Delivery, Take ...
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Work flow when editing files in /var/www. Constantly needing to input “sudo” commands

I installed Apache2 and PHP5 last night on my fresh Linux Mint machine. I created a folder and created a simple index.php file with a call to phpinfo() to test out the installation and every works ...
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1answer
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Editing Copyright line in Apache2 license.txt

I wish to publish my program under Apache2 license. I have added the "APPENDIX" part of the license text to the top portion of my source.txt file and edited the copyright year and name. But when ...
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1answer
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Moving our web application from a windows development environment to linux environment seamlessly

I am trying to develop a web application on a windows machine using apache wicket, java, jquery etc. Apache wicket comes with an embedded jetty server. I am using eclipse as the IDE. The application ...
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Using SVN along with WAMP

I would like to run SVN server on my local machine along with WAMP. All SVN server binaries include Apache. Whereas I don't need Apache as I'm already running WAMP. Please let me know if there are ...
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2answers
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What is the difference between apache and tomcat in the xampp control panel? [duplicate]

I installed xampp in my machine. I wonder what is the difference between apache and tomcat in the xampp control panel. p/s: I started apache only and test with "localhost/index.html", it works. I ...
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Is it acceptable to work around Apache's .htaccess nonsense in another language?

I'm getting sick of all of Apache's quirks, and I'm considering starting to avoid .htaccess as much as I can in favor of writing actual, predictable code. It would be easy and straightforward to ...
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Why should I use node.js as http server?

I know what node.js is & what it does. What I really want to know is how does it work as an http server? A server like apache gets a request, fork a process, allocate memory to process, handle ...
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Questions and Concerns About Using Java/Tomcat and Apache

I am having to use Java due to needing one backend library. Is it still considered good practice to set up Apache as the front-facing server and have Tomcat behind it? I am spending a lot of time ...
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I need quick start to Java, Apache, and Java web based apps to use JasperReports

Sorry, it is NOT duplicated question, just read it please, I'm totally new to Java world, I'm a .NET developer, and I have a good exprience in ASP.NET. Now I have a task to make a demo for ...
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1answer
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Can I use select2 in my website?

I am working on project that deals in customer support. This website actually sells products ( so it is commerical ), and provides customer support. So in this project/website I was about to use ...
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1answer
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Commercial use for embedded system

I am developing a embedded system (computer + os + programs) to sell it to a company. I am confused about the licensing and the softwares I wanted to use to develop the system.So I want to know if I ...
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1answer
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Apache License and patents

I am trying to understand how Apache License affects patents. In regards to the Apache website http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 section 3, am I right to say for the first part that it is ...
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Advertising clause in Apache License

The Apache 1.0 license includes an advertising clause: Apache: All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this * software must display the following acknowledgment: * "This ...
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Issue with .htaccess sending http to https [migrated]

I want to send all my http traffic to https. This is the code I use in my .htaccess file : RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R,L] This seems to ...
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Simple questions about apache and cgi

I'm just learning about using cgi in html files. I've read a lot of stuff on the web, but most of it is all about the trees and not enough about the forest. I'm a top-down learner and I'm having ...
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Running cherryPy on apache or not?

seems the cherryPy have a standalone web server, is this suggested to deploy the application on Apache Server? or just use the standalone one? If so, any pros and cons between these decision? Thanks.