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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Web Application Development: VMWare Tools not reliable [on hold]

Probably the best environment for web applications development I have found is by using a virtual machine(Linux Ubuntu) within my host OS(Windows). This way, I can take benefit of Windows based ...
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How to create buyback option on eCommerce site [on hold]

I apologize if this if off-topic or been asked before, but i can't find any information: I have been google-ing for hours and can't find any information. I would like to add the ability to my ...
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How should I distribute a login key?

Our application currently generates "invitation" emails containing an encrypted personId in the query string of an https link. When the recipient clicks the link, the application validates the ...
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What is a context object in relation to a web application?

I've seen the term "context" used in a few web application frameworks but I'm not sure what it's actually about. It seems pretty important and seems to be related to holding session information, but ...
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Which payment service can be used for digital wallet integration in online stores? [closed]

I want to incorporate a digital wallet on my online store, where users can add funds to their account and use it to purchase products. For example, a user may add $10 USD to their account, which they ...
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iOS dev with zero web experience. Need to automate some things in the cloud. Not sure what services I should use or how I should go about this [closed]

I’m going to try and keep this as quick and to the point as possible. I’m an iOS developer that basically has zero programming/web experience outside of iOS. I am building an app right now that can no ...
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How should I develop Web App DB with Azure continuous [closed]

I want to develop new Web App with Microsoft Azure. I have a repository on Bitbucket. The Continuous Delivery with Azure is set up, so when I push my changes Azure builds the app and deploys it to ...
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Is there any reason not to make a webapp be client-side only?

I recently started writing a path-finding algorithm simulation application in python. It takes user inputs, randomly generates a 2d graph, and shows displays the simulation via GUI. Now, what I ...
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Porting Silverligtht application to web application with Asp.net and HTML 5

I work as internal software developer. We used Silverlight to build our application, but we have been asked to start considering their replacement. Currently our set-up is: Silverlight application ...
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Rich object model in the context of a good REST API and of an existing rich object model on the server-side

First off, let's frame this question in the context of a good REST API and an existing rich object model on the server-side, as well as modern web architecture (MVC frameworks like angularjs). I'm ...
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Determining if Heroku app is loading quickly

I recently signed up for Heroku and created a landing page. I want to know if users are waiting only reasonable amounts of time for the page to load when they click on one of my ads. Blitz.io seems ...
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Web applications and homogeneity across users

My boss is asking me to implement certain features in a web application (rails) that are relevant for only a couple users, sometimes just one user (the reason is this is targeted for businesses and a ...
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What are the key limitations of webapps as opposed to desktop apps? [duplicate]

Webapps are continually increasing in importance, but desktop apps are far from obsolete. Ignoring the legacy aspect, what are the key limitations of web apps that lead to people choosing to continue ...
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What's a reasonable limit for email confirmation re-sends? [closed]

I want a secure web app, and allowing infinite email confirmations and re-sends seems insecure. I was thinking 3 but would love an opinion from someone with experience. Edit Sending email with ...
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Creating an auto-patching system for Spring Hibernate Application

I have this question for few months now. We have a web application which has monthly changes and weekly bug fixes if any. Usually we just build the new war, undeploy the old ones and redeploy new ...
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why do people do REST API's instead of DBAL's?

At the past two companies I've been at REST API's exist for querying data via a web app. ie. instead of having the web app do SQL directly it calls a REST API and that does the SQL and returns the ...
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How to version control a running web application? [duplicate]

I am developing a web application in PHP and JS. The software until recently was only being developed on and not being used by clients, so I could just change the script files directly. After the ...
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How should I handle database failures in a web application? [duplicate]

I'm developing a simple RESTful API using Go's Goji framework (although this question is language-agnostic), in which parameters from the URL are queried against a PostgreSQL database. Here's how it ...
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Are web sockets a browser feature or supplied by a specific OS version?

Are web sockets a web browser feature, developed and evolving as the browser developers want, or this feature dependent on the OS version? For example, can I use this feature in JavaScript in IE and ...
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How do you handle shared concepts in a microservice architecture?

I am researching architectural patterns for an application I'm developing and a microservice approach seems like it would be a good choice but I am not sure how to handle interactions between the ...
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How to minimize database deadlocks in a load balanced web application?

I'm working on a web application hosted on multiple load-balanced web front ends (WFEs). This application has an API method that performs a database query and returns the results. This query only ...
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Layers of confusion (abstraction)

I have been assigned to a project where the end-product is a website as a music community. So it's uploading of music, sharing it amongst other users, listening to music from the website and so forth. ...
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Which is the convention in Rails to perform calculations and display the results?

So I'm working on a personal project on Rails to learn more about this framework, and I wanted to add a feature in which the user choose a particular record from the view, and after some calculations ...
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How to protect a public tracking API?

Let's say company X has websites A, B, and C. It would like to track how people are visiting them in ways that Google's Analytics and other services can't. So we company X provides a web API to track ...
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Making backend service urls configurable

First of all, I will talk a little about the purpose of this question. We have several linux boxes on the same network on which different services are installed, some times these boxes are ...
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Building an Amazon S3 based file sharing app using FTP [closed]

I am tasked with suggesting and building a solution for a company which wishes to share data efficiently with their clients through their own custom interface instead of using other data sharing ...
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Printing a large number of images from the browser

I have a web application where I need to create, and then print, potentially tens of thousands of images at once. I need to support most modern Mac/PC browsers, but not mobile or tablet. My current ...
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When to use controllers in mvc

I am studying mvc5 in asp.net and wondering if there is a general rule when to use a controller. If I have a business object like Employee will I create a controller named Employeecontroller? But why ...
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Communicating between browser and a native application securely

I am working on web application that needs data it can only get from its locally installed native application brother. How can you get around the browser sandbox so that you can communicate ...
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RESTful Backend - How coupled should my back end and front end be?

I'm creating a web application with a front end client written in angular as well as a back end that I'm writing in Django (there are reasons I picked the frameworks but they are irrelevant to my ...
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Image uploads - preoptimize with CDN or host on same machine?

I'm working on a personal blog that will be used for reviewing various goods/services and as a dev journal. I'm writing this in Angularjs and Nodejs as a learning experience, but I plan on using it ...
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How to identify http requests made from a closed-source java app?

I am an avid Go player and play on the Kiseido Go Server. I would like to write an open source client for this, but the KGS protocol is a well-kept secret. Is there any way to catch the http ...
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Best practices for programmatic describing of behavior of complex input forms

We have a complex web form (we use GWT/GXT stack) with lots of input elements of different types (text fields, selects, checkboxes, buttons), and behavior of these elements depends on each other. Now ...
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How can I program the script on my server to the receive a cname pointed to it?

I am in the final stages of creating a mobile responsive customer relations management platform. Presently it is written in php as a stand-alone self-installing script. I would like, however, to ...
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Determine exact coordinates for a map image?

My brother suggested that I should write a web app that lets students create and print blank maps. A blank map is a map that contains country borders, waters etc. but no text labels. The first use ...
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Conceptually, is the single page web app more efficient than the web app that loads pieces of the page for every page? [closed]

I searched a lot, but nobody seems to have explained this nor given a proper example. I have a page like this: My team says they want to design the code such that the Title section, Menu ...
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Separating AngularJs and Django into individual Apps?

I am building a web application using AngularJs and our web server is built in Python Django Rest Framework. I would like to have the two projects separated and not coupled. In my current setup the ...
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Advice for Evaluating Web Frameworks (or software libraries in general)

At my workplace we are currently looking to redesign our application stack on the web. We are satisfied and accepted that our server will be Node.js but we are finding it very difficult to find a ...
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Sacrificing readability for shorter compiled code

I'm currently revisiting some code I wrote in sass when I was learning it and I came upon a particular issue. I was able to write the code in 2 ways, with the first being the more readable code and ...
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Mobile app for a website vs browser view [closed]

I have noticed that many websites have their own mobile apps. For developers, What is the benefit of creating mobile app for a website? In which cases it is better than viewing it using browser? ...
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How to model the dependencies between fields in very complex forms

We have to create a web application that will be used as an application form for multiple insurance products (15 in total). This application form will be similar to a form wizard, it will span across ...
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From which point does it become dangerous to keep going as the sole developer on a project? [duplicate]

I'm working at a company where the management wants to capitalise on consulting experience to offer quality software to their (already existing) customers, and expand from that to become one day ...
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Are version numbers needed

We build a system which works as software as a service. Now I am wondering if it is needed to give the version number to the clients. For example Facebook doesn't give a version number neither does ...
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Java Web Application in Cluster with Shared Database. How to Negotiate an Instance to do Updates? How to Notify Instances of Updates? [duplicate]

I have a Java web application, running in a cluster of Tomcat application servers and a shared SQL/JDBC database. Data from the database is cached in memory in each instance of the web app. My web ...
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How to prevent race conditions in a web application?

Consider an e-commerce site, where Alice and Bob are both editing the product listings. Alice is improving descriptions, while Bob is updating prices. They start editing the Acme Wonder Widget at the ...
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Django Project with Multiple Apps on Heroku

A newbie question: I've been able to deploy a few simple Django apps on Heroku very easily. However, now I am tackling a much larger project that consists of several apps (all Django and all with ...
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How to send data between HTTP requests without user modifying it?

I'm currently developing a web application (using laravel) where I have a form that edit a resource. Something like this: <!-- URL: /editResource/3 --> <form action="/editResource/3" ...
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Calling Web API vs adding reference to underlying dlls

This is more of an Architecture question, and I want to know all the possible pros and cons of the approach. In my org, we have an ASP.NET Application say "A", a Web API Project say "W", and ...
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Detect touch sizes on screen [closed]

Is it something possible to detect touch boundaries on a screen? My real question is relative to Javascript and Touch Events, but even speaking of common software (a regular application rather than a ...
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How do different technologies connect to form a web stack? [closed]

I am a little confused, is it possible to implement a front end using common languages like html, css and javascript and then do server side processing using a language of your choice, say python or ...