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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Folder structure for app with Symfony 2, React, Webpack, and Sass? [closed]

I am creating an app that uses some components of Symfony2 along with React, Webpack and Sass. We will mostly code in PHP, with the other things adding functionality to our app. I'm having a hard time ...
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No central database

I have a client that is looking to get a website/mobile apps/desktop apps built that deal with very sensitive data (more sensitive than bank/card details). Because of the sensitive nature of the data, ...
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REST Service Description in a Hypermedia agnostic way?

How do I implement REST service description in a Content-type agnostic way? Background I am developing a RESTful API for Web Application. Now this app is somewhat different than a standard ...
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Customer Authentication in a website

Just to be clear, by authentication I don't mean user-authentication, but I want to make sure that my app is running on the customer's server and in a defined time-span. Some of our customers use our ...
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Web applications: is there such a thing as “semi-stateful”?

I'm a bit of an amateur when it comes to web development, but I need to do something a little more sophisticated than usual at work and I'm not sure how best to proceed. The setup is as follows. I ...
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Why HTML5 got rid of Rich Desktop applications? [closed]

I recently noticed that Rich desktop applications (I define it as an application running inside a virtual machine embded in a web browser, based on tools like Java Web Start, Adobe Flash or Unity web ...
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Where to do post-processing of API call when used in MobileApp

Let's say I want to write an (iPhone) app, which tells you if you are in manhattan or not. This query involves additional computation after a google map API call (and is of course just an example). ...
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Hard time understanding structure of web apps w JS frameworks? [closed]

I'm having a difficult time understanding how web applications work. Please help me understand without giving me google definitions. Baby steps/words would be appreciated =) From what I understand so ...
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Azure BLOB grained access

I have a standalone WPF desktop application which gathers data from Digital-to-Analog converter boards, computes, analyzes this data and then it creates binary files (proprietary format) with the ...
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Any benefits of splitting web project stylesheets?

Regarding the fact that C in CSS stands for Cascade, so generally speaking rules described in one file can modify/subsitute rules in other files, can we claim that all project css files should be ...
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Storing an all day event in database

I have an event table that should store events (dt_start, dt_end, all_day,etc). I saw that .ical files stores dt_start and dt_end as the same day (without time) for an "all_day" event. Question: ...
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Using a GPLv2 library in a web project

I'm trying to understand the way that GPLv2 works, and have a couple of questions. I'm going to describe a couple of scenarios, and want to know how GPL applies there. I make a web application that ...
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Storing persistent data that only has a single instance but can change

I'm creating a website CMS in Rails (for fun and learning) and I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to store the data for an "about" page. Due to the nature of this page, the data will only have one ...
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When to load related database data in web request?

I'm trying to determine when a web application should query a database for related data that may or may not be used in the current request. As an example, consider a database that tracks assets for a ...
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How to provide customized UI for different customers of a single web application [duplicate]

At our organisation we are developing a product which happened to be a Java web application. We are using Spring+Hibernate. Client side we are using jQuery and Bootstrap. This product would be ...
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Starting off with Grunt in an eclipse webapp project

I've been developing a webapp for some months now using struts2, jQuery and sitemesh to decorate my pages (JSP's mostly). My dependencies are managed by Maven and I've had a fun time learning as I'm ...
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User based licensing on web server

I'm developing a client-server software for an enterprise customer. I'm being asked to limit the number of user accounts to a number N. Each user logs in with it's own username/password combination, ...
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Cross-language Test-Driven Development

The short question: How do you follow Test-Driven Development on a project that spans multiple languages? Specifically, I'm writing a web application that uses JavaScript and PHP, and I want to ...
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Promise in Web MVVM

In MVVM (or Presentation Model), my (web) view listens to a CLICK event and calls a function of the Presentation Model to ask for the result. To clarify, the presentation model lives browser-side. ...
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Is it okay to return the “wrong” HTTP status code in order to show a more user-friendly error page?

Located here, RFC 7231 is all about the HTTP protocol (status codes) I'm developing an in-house web application for my university's department and I'm at a (probably unimportant) impasse. I'm ...
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Where in an MVC web application should writing files locally go?

In my web application that uses an MVC framework which has different modules for models, views and controllers I talk to several databases and APIs. Those are implemented as individual models. A lot ...
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What locking mechanism should be used when persisting data to files

I am beginning to learn how to create web applications from a golang tutorial. For simplicity, it persists data to files instead of a database. The complete code creates a server that can handle ...
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Designing CRUD part of an HTTP API

This question is in the context of web based applications. A web server exposing an HTTP api for clients (e.g. running in a browser but not necessarily). Usually the web server would be connected to ...
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My web app uses ASP, but does-it need it?

I’m relatively new to web development, and I’m amazed at the variety of new concepts in the field. I could probably use some help to synthetize. I have to deal with is a backend written in Delphi, ...
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Can a client-side library under the GPLv3 be used on a closed source website?

I'm building a website using Django and I'd like to include django-wiki, however it is licensed under the GPLv3. Does this require me to open source my front end code and/or server code? Or can I ...
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Should a SPA have a route URL visible in address bar?

I am developing a Angular SPA using angular-ui-route. We are in a confusion of should we have the route visible for User in the address bar or just have index.html (or home page) always ? Is there a ...
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GUI functional acceptance tests, making them less brittle / obstacle to further development

(Background - skip to bold statement for the crux) I'm working through the book "Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests" by Freeman & Pryce, while applying it to a project I'm ...
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Good practice to save the last time user accessed the app

Using a JWT authentication, the user doesn't have to log in each time he uses my app. I would like to save in DB the last time the user used/opened the app. Technically, I have a set of REST API ...
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Deploy PHP application on customer server independent of the envirorment

Our company has developed a PHP(CakePHP) "Cloud" application that is running on our servers, now we have some customers that would like to use our service and make integrations to their local systems. ...
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Asp.net MVC web application and iOS mobile app

I am currently writing a web application in ASP.NET MVC, so far it is mostly a simple CRUD web app. The database is hosted on the cloud and I am using Entity Framework to interact with it. I know ...
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Do microservices scale down?

I've been reading up on microservices architecture, which gained a lot of recognition in recent years. As a big fan of UNIX philosophy, I find it very clean and sensible. However, exisiting ...
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Structuring a Python Project: Need some guidance

I currently am working on a project that involves several discrete components that have some common functionality, and I am in need of some advice. Right now I have a central component responsible ...
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SPA with RESTful backend

I'm building an app based on ng-seed which is angular setup with routing out of the box. I'm backing the app with a rest interface of which I aim for Richardson level 3 compliance. Often it seems ...
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What is the different between web site and web application? [closed]

I have a friend who works in financing. His company wants a website for the company. He is really confused about a web site and a web app, and I don't really understand them enough to explain. Can you ...
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How to handle mismatched request body and content-type header?

If someone makes a request with a Content-Type that doesn't match the syntax of the request body, how should the server respond? Is there a standard way of handling this (seems like there would be), ...
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How to use SOLID principles in this example

I have reading about SOLID principles last week and decided to try to solve real world problem by using them. So I got the problem of real world ecommerce site managing totals. Problem Statement: ...
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Scraping data from website and passing into Office - a lot of restrictions [closed]

Recently, I was asked to help with some side optimization project at our company, I've made some good research. I'm still not 100% sure if this is most efficient way to do this. Problem: Scraping ...
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What's special about “non-blocking” node.js?

In the short chapter, What is Node by McLaughlin, he writes: "Node has no blocks, no threads competing for the same resource (Node is happy to just let things happen however they happen), ...
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Can I use a closed source JS file in my GPL webapp?

Note: When I say "open source", I am talking about GPL. Substitute with "free" if you prefer. When I say "closed source", I mean "not GPL or MIT, etc". We have an open source (GPLv3) webapp that we ...
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Find all circles that cover one point

I'm not sure if I've been searching using the wrong keywords, but I've tried so many different ways of wording this and I can't find a relevant answer. Basically, given a set of circles defined by ...
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How Do News Websites E.g. Forbes / Zdnet Seamlessly Merge One Webpage into Another?

If you go to E.g: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adrianbridgwater/2015/06/12/why-technology-has-to-be-continuous/ OR ...
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How do I handle authentication in an ASP.NET webapp with offline-capable client code?

I hesitated before writing this question, as it sounds like I'm after an opinion without trying anything yet. That's not the case, I just don't want to go down the wrong route with architecture - it ...
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Separate requests for static and dynamic page content on first page load?

I'm thinking of the following two requests: Request 1: Load all static HTML, JavaScript, images, etc. the website framework so to speak. Then fire a second request to get dynamic content (say news ...
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Application development with fully dynamic controls and processes based on database

All software development projects are moving into separation of design, logic , data in patterns like MVC , MVVM and others. Strangely i got a very strange requirement for a new software; that is : ...
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What's the best practise for storing web server credentials for your web app deployment?

I was looking at the Oracle documentation for the weblogic maven plugin. In it, they store the weblogic user name and password for accessing in the pom.xml. Just wondering, isn't this a terrible ...
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Using Websocket for a multiple-page website

Is using Websocket (in particular, in a Java, SpringMVC webapp, with the Spring Websocket support libs, but the question probably applies to any language) for a multiple-page website a bad idea ? ...
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Semantic web and web UI impedance matching

While developing a web-application (= application with web UI) using semantic web resources / technology like RDF, OWL, SPARQL, there is constantly a feeling that at the same time semantic offers much ...
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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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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 ...