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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Converting Java applet to web application

I would like to convert this Java applet into an equivalent web app. This is my first time creating a web app, but I have some programming experience and time, and am willing to teach myself all of ...
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caching on multiple servers

Because we need to keep response times low, we get tons of requests, and we need to basically process ALMOST the same data (which I'll refer to as X) each request (the inputs are different though, so ...
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How can we avoid having to build yet another CRM system from scratch

We are building an accounting web application. In our database, we store basic data about our customers, like phone number, their login informations, because these things are tied into our web ...
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Is it reasonable to use Javascript MVC Frameworks for closed source paid web applications?

I am wondering if it is reasonable to write closed source, paid web apps in Javascript (JS MVC Frameworks like AngularJS, Backbone, Knockout, ...)? I'm concerned because in this type of frameworks you ...
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How to get a Web Application to communicate between users

I am developing a multipalyer web Application for Anti-Chess. It would be hosted on Google App Engine. I have a few questions: How do I get two different users who have opened the webapp on their ...
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Application architecture for subscriber based system

I am planning on building a system where users "subscribe" to "records". Records are updated on a schedule, several times a day. When records are updated, the user should be notified that these ...
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HTTP Session or Database approach

I am confused a little as what should be my approach, Working on a design of shopping cart and i need to store shopping cart either in session or in database but not sure which approach would be ...
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What does a node.js web application's setup look like on a real production server?

Being new to node js magic world, i'm wondering how does a web application's setup look like on a real production server? So far all tutorials, create the js file that is started from a console...and ...
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Where to start in developing a game engine as a web app

I have to create a web application, preferably I would host that on Google App Engine. it is a multiplayer game, So it needs to be interactive. I am only familiar with C/C++ coding, and have started ...
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Suggested Web Application Framework and Database for Enterprise, “Big-Data” App?

I have a web application that I have been developing for a small group within my company over the past few years, using Pipeline Pilot (plus jQuery and Python scripting) for web development and ...
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Will the Facebook apps I build still be available if I deactivate my account? [closed]

I have no desire to have a personal Facebook account, I do have one but it has been deactivated for awhile. A client of mine would like me to port over a few web apps to Facebook that are hosted on ...
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How can you provide a public writeable API and not get spammed?

So say you had a site like StackExchange. Now imagine you created a machine-writeable API capable of posting questions and comments and doing everything your browser can do. Of course, about 5 ...
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For a web-application, should I programmatically create the database tables or provide a schema file and instructions?

The few LAMP web applications I have installed require me to create the necessary database tables myself, with a schema file, instead of doing it automatically with a script or setup page. Is this a ...
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Exception Handling in Java web application

I know exception handling is a topic often discussed in the world of Java. I've read a few threads on here and SO as well. ...
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Any performance advantage in copying the session to a variable?

I have a fair number of items in a session, and I am wondering if there are any advantages to copying the session variable to a normal php variable (in order to close the session file as quickly as ...
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How web-servers identify a client

I have seen on some sites which say ,for-example, multiple votes/views from same computer will be neglected/penalized etc. For-example liking a facebook page, or youtube video from same ...
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How to manage automated emails sent from a web application

I am designing a web application and I am wondering how to design the architecture to manage sending automated emails. Currently I have this feature build into my web app and the emails are sent ...
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Limit number of users in a web app?

I've been asked to look at converting our traditional client-server software into a web-based version (using PHP). One of the first questions from management was how we'd limit the number of ...
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Presenting PHP source on the Web

I've written a patch for a GPL'ed JavaScript library. To check how the patch works one needs sample CGI (or PHP) backend. I want to write a demo PHP to show that my JS works and put the open code on ...
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Looking to build a 2 java applications. should it be web-based application or standalone application?

The first application (web-based) will be located at site1 and once the information is processed, it will be sent to the second application(web-based) located at site2. Application2 needs to be able ...
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Using a public username as a login username

It has just dawned on me, that a system I am developing exposes a users username in the URI. This is a problem, since some of the users pages are public. Therefore people will know their username. I ...
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Managing Alerts in Web Application Using RESTful API

I have designed a RESTful API and I am now working on creating a web application to use the service. One thing I am struggling with is how to manage alerts in the web application (similar to the ...
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How to make my web app restful

I have a web application which I want to make RESTful. Here is the structure of the app: Top level has a bunch of search screens, they are basically tabs which search different parts of database ...
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How should my web application handle common errors such as incorrect password, session timeout, etc.?

How should my web application handle common errors such as incorrect password, session timeout, etc.? I have a class called Hotmail that contains various method such as login, logout etc. To ...
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How are programming teaching websites built? [duplicate]

For those that don't know I'm referring to codeacademy or codeschool type of websites, where the user inputs ruby/python/whateverlanguage, and gets back the result evaluated. Is the code input ...
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How to choose between lightweight or heavyweight framework for web application

In my current role as a software developer in a Java/Spring/Hibernate/JSF shop, I am sometimes asked to develop large-scale web apps with many interfacing systems and/or large databases as well as ...
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A Web application as a REST API client: how to handle resource identifiers

Several concepts related to REST conflict in my head when I try implementing it. I have a REST-ful back-end API system that holds the business logic, and a web application that provides the UI. From ...
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In-house SMS (using a SIM card) receiving and sending?

My needs are very simple but I don't know the terms I should be Googling for: I need to occasionally send a SMS to a machine and that machine is going to answer with another SMS to the number that did ...
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Does the lack of states on HTTP make the protocol unfit for modern applications? [closed]

I changed from PHP to ASP.NET, now I’m working with webforms in a somewhat large company. I given some though and research to back my impressions on ASP.NET webforms and I came to the conclusion that ...
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What is a practical level of abstraction in a web application? [closed]

(Originally asked on StackOverflow - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14896121/what-is-a-practical-level-of-abstraction-in-a-web-application) I still consider myself a newcomer to OO programming, ...
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Feasibility of continuous delivery with a mixture of development platforms

What are the major obstacles (and potential solutions, if known) for implementing "continuous delivery" software development when an application relies on varied programming languages or modules... ...
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Does this situation call for well specified associations, single table inheritance, or polymorphic association?

I'm building a web-app where users can keep track of who owes whom money. I have users and debts. Given a user I want to be able to find out all the debts to other users, and all the loans to other ...
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Possible with PHP MVC Framework? A better solution to client 'override' of core functionality?

Background / The Problem I need to make a (large) application with a certain set of core functionality, and certain functionality for multiple clients within it. Each client has different ...
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Last semester of college: while trying to get first web/mobile developer job [closed]

I am in the last year of my BS in Engineering - Information Technology degree. Some things I have noticed while looking for jobs is that larger older corporations want you to know java or c# for their ...
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Custom templating in a web application

I want to understand the pros and cons in generating dynamic web application controls. The idea is to generate all the controls dynamically based on the database procedure output and populate the ...
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How to structure our Javascript so that it is easily editable, testable, and can make calls to render a view without knowing specifics about the view

I am working on a web app that displays some data and uses javascript. Right now, we are serving up parts of our js (to display certain types of information, ie "Render a View") via our server which ...
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When creating an api should I stick with small functions and many calls, or a few calls and large functions?

I have a rails platform that I maintain. It has a lot of different web applications built on top of it. However now a client is asking for an API so that they can keep users on their site, but take ...
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How do you handle multiple users editing the same piece of data in a webapp?

There's a project I'm working on that is looking to produce a web application that will manage a task list between multiple users. This is a master task list whose task items get distributed by an ...
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How can I create and manage permissions more dynamically?

I want to implement a security system into my web-based Intranet application which allows security administrators to 'fine-tune' exactly what type of access a user/role has to an object. For example, ...
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Python in Big Data?

Can python be efficiently implemented in big data field? To be precise I am building an web app that analyses really big data in medical health care field consisting of medical history and huge ...
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Securely changing system configuration from a web application

I need to write a web application that acts as a configuration interface for some system services. Meaning it will probably change some kind of configuration file and has to restart (linux) system ...
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Designing a Web Application with Two Different Backend Databases [closed]

I'm working on a pretty standard LAMP based web application. The server itself has a standard MySQL database and the application is written in PHP. The kicker is, we also use SQL Server databases ...
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For a front-end application broken down in a MV* manner, should I have models dedicated to UI logic?

I am not talking about simple UI logic like clicking a button directs you to another page, but where one action may result in several different of behavior depending on current application state, and ...
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Acceptance tests for large multi-step online form

I have to extend/fix a large online form written by other developer. There is a lot of code, mixing PHP and JS. It's kind of write-only style of coding and I want to redo it completely, but currently ...
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how to develop a common pool of functions? [closed]

I need to develop an application which runs on the web as well as on mobile platform. I want to make something like a directory where i hold my common functions in respect to web and mobile platform. ...
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Do I have to learn html and javascript to create web applications?

I am an experienced Java programmer, and I want to create a complex web application requiring dynamic pages, drawings, etc (take SO as an example). Do I have to learn javascript/html in order to ...
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Rails-API gem, Is there such thing as an API only application?

I've built a few API's using the complete rails stack. In each project there have been multiple uses for rails core features. Each of the API has had management screens for monitoring usage, managing ...
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Alternative Web model

One of the problems web apps have against native apps, especially on the mobile front, is the constant need to re-download each web page on request. Ultimately, this leads to slower performance. Why ...
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Joomla Secondary Users

Background I have a joomla based application. My customers sign up and they register as a user on the site. My customers (primary customers) then have their own space on the site that they can then ...
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Is there a way to check if redistributed code has been altered?

I would like to redistribute my app (PHP) in a way that the user gets the front end (presentation) layer which is using the API on my server through a web service. I want the user to be able to alter ...