Web applications are applications that are accessed over the "web", which can mean the Internet, or an internal network (an intranet).

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PHP MVC/PAC - Logged In/Admin checks placement

I have set-up a MVC/PAC-like structure for a web application (unsure if it fits any of these design patterns fully). In short it is: Routing in index.php, which selects the controller and method ...
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What Are Online Advertising Networks Coded In? (Adwords, Outbrain, Mobile Display Ads, Etc.) [on hold]

I want to practice my coding skills and I figure it could be a cool project to make a miniature advertising network just locally on my computer. I am curious how advertising networks work on the ...
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How to develop an online video editor? [on hold]

I need to develop an online video editor that supports the basic functionalities of video editing like cutting, combining, reordering videos and adding effects or transitions on the timeline. In my ...
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Registration servlet issue (BLOB and DAO) in mysql [on hold]

I was trying to implement a registration page where I had profile image as a blob in the form. I tried to use a DAO to insert the form inputs to a mysql table 'users'. However this is not inserting ...
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Would a JS framework that automatically performs ajax requests in background be useful? [on hold]

For the type of applications I usually develop (AngularJS single page applications that communicate with the server side based on the REST API) there are some requests done at the start for loading ...
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Transfer flattened entities instead of DTOs?

I wonder, if the below idea makes sense for our web application. We show various lists of entities, which typically refer to other entities and so on. In the table view, there are columns showing some ...
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Possible performance issues implementing multi-tenant database?

I would like to design and develop school application using PHP and MYSQL as backend. The frontend - a combination of HTML, JS and CSS - has a registration form for every school. Every school has its ...
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Testing performance of a single page application

I am in a need to prove the performance of a single page application. I would compare it with an application that uses server side to fill the HTML content. How would one do that? Obviously the Ajax ...
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Does it make sense to internationalize logs?

I'm working on converting the logging API used by a web application from log4j to slf4j, and noticed that the interface used to abstract over the log4j implementation supports internationalization; I ...
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Handling and reporting errors consistently

Errors can come from many different sources - third-party services, libraries, environment, etc. When an error prevents a user from performing their desired action, these diverse errors should be ...
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Alternatives on how to deal with data fetched from external API

We are planning to build a web application which will consume data from an internal REST API that centralizes all of our "core" business data. For matter of demonstration, let's say this API exposes ...
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Finding performance (network perspective) differences between mobile websites and their corresponding applications?

I'm researching performance differences when using an application, compared to its mobile website counterpart. To my help I looked into what other people define as performance(since it's a broad term) ...
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What design patterns exist for large dataset manipulation within MVC for a rich client data grid?

I want to feed an HTML5 data grid with large data sets that the client will want to manipulate in different ways, e.g. aggregation, grouping, pivoting. The data comes from different web services and ...
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How to detect whether user is actively in the web app?

I'd like to know whether it's possible (and how) to detect whether a user is actively in a web app (aka in the browser tab) and not on another website. If also like to relay the information to a web ...
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Where should I do localization (server-side or client-side)?

I am currently developing a new web application based on a rich JavaScript client which communicates with multiple REST web services on my server. That application is intended to be used in at least ...
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Browser Web Application UI/End User Testing

I am building a web application in php. I am following TDD (write tests before production code) for my unit tests and using BDD to drive discovery of my applications features and to provide ...
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Incorporating external web services in Java/Spring web app

With traditional Java/Spring web apps, I've historically used an JEE architecture where there's a domain tier and a web tier. The web tier mostly contains web controllers. The domain tier includes ...
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What is meant by “Call Stack” in the context of an OWASP review?

I am studying the OWASP Level 2 review measures and methodology. I am applying this to a software I am designing and developing now, so the goal is to write the software the proper way so that it will ...
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Why do some web apps append (random?) strings to cookie names?

I've noticed that, for example, WordPress appends what seems to be some kind of hash or random string to its wordpress_logged_in cookie, making a cookie name of, for example, ...
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Which is the best way to manage multI-account multi-user web application ?

I Am junior web developer, currently I developing school application with PHP and MYSQL, after finishing the app I would like to distribute more schools by allowing them to register in the app and use ...
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What is the proper infrastructure and release cycle for developing and testing an application? [closed]

I am developing a web application for my coworkers, and from a little management app it is becoming a more and intense large project that is involving more people as I go. I am pretty sure my boss ...
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Reasons not to have flexible role management system

Our .NET web application has the ability to add roles dynamically and assign functionalities (we define them in an application enum) to that role. So those functionalities are defined by us (our ...
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How do I calculate server requirement for a web application

I am developing a backend where in I will be exposing APIs for my mobile application. Users can register,add products,share the links of products through email/sms/anywhere and others can click on it ...
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The future of application cache in HTML 5 [closed]

I had previously deployed application storage in HTML5 to great success in the deployment stage of a few client projects. I used the app cache feature mostly as a way to allow my clients to remotely ...
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Web server facilitating a TCP handshake between two native apps behind typical home firewalls

I currently have two parties set up: typical HTTP web server native app distributed to consumers (presumably behind typical home router/firewall configuration) The app is designed to work on ...
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Is it better to have one web app or multiple web apps

I am going to develop a server application to provide the functionality of a book keeping software in tomcat server. I can think of two ways to achieve this. Creating a single web application - ...
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Splitting the application into two different hosting providers

Due to cost I am currently thinking of using AWS for scalable hosting of the node.js backend of the application that would be nice to have monitoring,load balancing and all the goodies of the AWS ...
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Relationship between REST APIs and Databases [duplicate]

I've been studying databases and rest APIs lately and I have a question about the relationship between the two. Imagine I have a database with three tables, STUDENTS, ENROLLED, and CLASSES. STUDENTS ...
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Should we reuse web app logs for user behaviour analytics?

Our web app generates a large amount of logs. These logs include both events regarding background operations in the app (data arrives from the server, ajax failures, inter-component communication, ...
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Building a real-time web-app with Ajax .post()

Usually, real-time web-apps are built with websockets, right? Well, let me be radical here - what if I used Ajax? Okay, okay, I know it has its limitations. You can't build Agar.io, sending data ...
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What is a correct way to exchange information between “frontend” and “backend”? [closed]

I am not so experienced in client-server applications and I could not find exactly answer to my question anywhere in google. I am developing part of application on server side and my collegue who ...
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B2B SaaS application architecture

For my angularJS application I'm using asp.net web api backend. For B2C I'm normally have one scalable backend application and each customer can have an account to use the services. There is one ...
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Postgres roles for website users

I am setting up a PostgreSQL database with a very small number of tables for a simple website. I am looking at ways to make it as solid and auditable as possible. Is there any particular reason why ...
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Developing an app using Django. Do I design front-end after app? Or develop Django to fit UI? [duplicate]

Edit: this differs from a similar question because I'm interested specifically in how Django works with the front-end. I.e. what is considered best practice when developing using the Django framework. ...
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A way to update a list an Android application displays

I just started working on an Android app that should display posts from my site and then a three-column list of some products. The three columns on the list contain the product names, a short ...
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Client Side Filtering or Server Side Filtering

So I am building a web-app. The app will be hosted on heroku and I using a MEAN Stack for development. The main purpose of the app is to allow users to search through data and be able to find a ...
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Why are the smart folks who write and adopt react.js okay with the way markup is tightly-coupled/buried inside Javascript?

Quite a while ago there was a concerted trend in the industry to move towards adopting templating to separate markup from logic, or something like that. The result was much more pleasing to the eye ...
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Interactive review of data in modal before inserting in db

I'm looking for a conceptual approach to a problem. I'm building a web app that imports data from a source I don't control. The data quality is pretty high, but occasionally, the data does not make ...
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Tracking online users with a stateless architecture

I own a stateless architecture, exchanging a JWT token between client and server at authentication time. I want to store in database (once per day) a timestamp related to the user access. Indeed, I ...
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Job Scheduling, Stored Procedures

I am working on a polyglot web app project that has functionalities that can be separated, but that rely on each other. I am unfamiliar with the following (what key words to even search for, what ...
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Using the Facebook Login button, how would I securely convey to my web app's backend that the user is authenticated?

Background: I'm building a web app using the most recent Facebook Javascript SDK to help with user registration and login. The backend is built in PHP, but that likely is irrelevant. The situation: I ...
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Who does what in a Single Page Application? [closed]

My development background is in ASP .NET webforms. I've been reading various SPA tutorials but they always get into the weeds about specific javascript libraries. I'm just trying to understand what ...
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Hide, obfuscate or otherwise prevent the harvesting of email addresses [closed]

I am developing a public repository webapp for my organization. It will be public webapp, exposed to the internet. All people and organisational units can be queried and its contact data will be ...
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I have one app on one server - is there a critical reason to use a web server like IIS or NGINX? [closed]

Considering the following For a stack: ASP.NET/MVC5 WebApi with Single Page Application (SPA). This typically must run in IIS or hosting container (OWIN). I want to deploy multiple web application ...
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Background Threads in Horizontally Scaled Application

I have what I believe is a fairly common situation these days: I have a webapp that scales horizontally across multiple machines in order to serve greater load. This particular application is written ...
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Is there any danger in rendering user-entered HTML and can it be mitigated?

I'm guessing the answer is no because there's quite a few examples, including right here. If I let users submit their own HTML text and then render it side by side, what could the user do that would ...
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Naming conventions for hierarchical roles in an application [closed]

I'm creating an application that internally will have have three totally different separated areas of interfaces. - One where users create content and interact with each other - One where one person ...
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What mechanism/protocol transmits non-HTML files when downloaded from the web?

When a non-HTML file such as a PDF, DOCX, EXE, etc is made public to the WWW by an HTTP server, and a client makes a request for said file, www.example.com/download?=test.doc what facilitates the ...
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What is NOT MVC? (in a web app)

It is easy to find many descriptions of what MVC is - for instance here, here or in this video. I'm curious, what is NOT MVC? or more precisely - In a MVC-using app, what is everything else apart ...
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What is the role of the public folder in MVC web applications? [closed]

Must all the controllers, models and views be placed in the private folders? If so, what are the roles of the public folder? What are the correct terminologies for such roles in computer science? How ...