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One C codebase as an standalone application as well as Fast-CGI and Apache module

I'm familiar with C, but haven't written any medium or large application in it. I have a requirement to built an application that can be run as a standalone console application as well as Fast-CGI and ...
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How should I handle a HTTP response whose body takes time to generate, and whose headers cannot be determined until generation is complete?

Background My web application lives on a centralised server in the product's "network", and provides the means to manage/configure various distributed devices. The server also logs various statistics ...
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CGI Scripts and Python / Ruby [closed]

I am new to web programming. Now unfortunately, I was a kid during the advent of the world wide web and didn't have access either. So now when I am just starting out, it feels like there's a myriad of ...
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how to do test driven development for cgi / lua script

I'm new to cgi and just finished writing my test website using cgi / lua for an embedded device. Now I'd like to try writing some scripts to automate the testing of the various functions I have in my ...
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How can I run a script/subroutine on a webserver and have that subroutine remain private (eg. Key Generator)?

I am a third-year computing science student with an internship at a small software development company. My Problem: I have been tasked with re-implementing a software key generator routine on an ...
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Is Perl outdated for CGI and FCGI? [closed]

When we did web development in 1996 it was CGI, FCGI and Perl on the backend. Now why is Perl not that popular anymore and instead we use Java, Python, Go, PHP, C# and everything but Perl? To me it ...
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How to wrap console utils in webserver

I have a big dataset (100Mbs/day) and a bunch of console a TCL/TK tools to view it - I want to turn it into a web app that I can build, and others can maintain. In long: my group runs simulations ...
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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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Help understanding server-side scripting

As far as I understand, there are basically 3 options for doing server-side scripting these days: Using scripting languages that can be directly interpreted/executed by the web server (e.g., PHP and ...