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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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 ...
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Why use iFrames in a web application? [closed]

I am new at a company that has a saas web application, which uses iframes to load content from several different servers (all operated by us). Is there any known compelling reasons to use iFrames ...
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Decoupling HTML pages from App deployment

I work on an app where offline functionality is an integral part of the app. When small tweaks are necessary for the HTML pages, we need to redeploy the app in order for the changes to take effect ...
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Should I have a separate “Application” server to handle the REST traffic, or just one server to handle both browser and API (REST) traffic?

Let's forget scaling or cloud configuration for a second. Think of an application with a few platforms: Mobile (iOS, Android) Desktop (Windows, OS X) Web (HTML/CSS/JS) The question is regarding ...
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Balancing between performance, convenience & separation

Consider a web application that works with somewhat sensitive data on reliable, high performance clients. The data needs to be processed and manipulated. So far I have learned that when possible, ...
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Eliminating choices of programming languages? [closed]

There are a number of programming languages available today. My question is given a specific job what is the criteria one should use to eliminate other programming language choices which serve the ...
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Project directory structure

Actually i'm using this project directory structure http://framework.zend.com/manual/1.12/en/project-structure.project.html But recently i started using namespaces in all my php-classes like: ...
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How to pick a platform for a new application [closed]

What should be taken into account when choosing between desktop and web as a platform for a new application? There are definitely a lot of arguments for both platforms but what are the most important ...
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Advice on which approach to follow for sandboxing the input in an intentional “vulnerable” web app (sandbox in python) [duplicate]

my question is about which is the best approach/practice on building a "sandbox mechanism" in Python in a web application. The app will provide intentional vulnerable scenarios, and the user has to ...
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How to ensure multiple clients don't poll the server at the same time?

I am making an android app which will talk to a web service to get data. The web service has a rate limit of 100 calls per minute. Is there a way, recommended method to ensure that the app across ...
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Choosing a Programming Language Systematically [closed]

I am looking for a methodology for choosing a language. I am not asking for opinions about languages. I have been tasked with the process of comparing our shop's current language with others that are ...
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How many functions called by other functions are too many?

I posted a question about a week ago about using PHPExcel with multiple cases of use and how to simplify it. Since then my process has simplified as we've agreed to work with a single lay out with ...
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More efficient management of assets(image, documents) in a large web project

I am beginning to refactor a large, very old, messy project. One of the biggest issues is the lack of a central location on the filesystem for simple things like images, icons, documents, csv, etc. ...
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Common Methods for communication between Offline Software and Web Application?

The purpose/s of this question is to discover what are some of the most reliable methods of achieving communication between existing offline software and a web application. (Example) Scenario: A ...
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Factors for choosing between using a wrapper library or issuing command line process from my web application

I have a Java web application that makes use of certain libraries for example: Ghost Script for converting PDFs to TIFFs and Tesseract for OCR. There are java wrappers for both of these: Ghost4J and ...
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Is it necessary to collect zip codes if I'm already collecting address, city, and state?

I'm currently building a B2B web application. As a part of the signup process, I require users to enter their office's street address, state, and city, which I then geocode into latitude and longitude ...
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What's the best way of building an administrative UI for an existing SPA application?

I’m working on an application where the client-side interface and backend server are completely separate applications. The backend is written in Ruby and only serves JSON via HTTP. The client is a ...
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What is “presentation logic” and how much is acceptable in views?

In my web application I have to provide a form for creating and editing. The forms for creating and for editing have minor differences, so I am thinking of doing something like this in my view: ...
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Would it be a wise decision to opt for just Javascript to create a single page application, instead of HTML and CSS?

I've mainly done application development, but have also worked on simple web projects (where the HTML and CSS were created by the web dev guys). Recently I tried creating a website for myself, and ...
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Is a web application only something that has a UI that runs in the browser? [closed]

Consider an application that relies heavily on the internet. It constantly talks to a remote server. However it's UI is a desktop program that doesn't live in a browser. Would you consider such a ...
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Declaring many times: script type=“text/javascript”

Trying to clear my HTML code, is it correct if in my web page I declare many blocks of <script> . Like this: <script type="text/javascript"> ... ... </script> <script ...