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 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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Are there open-source JavaScript libraries addressing multiple browser tabs and client state for newer browsers?

There are a few new HTML5 features that have made it into recent browsers that allow sharing state among tabs, browser windows, same domain windows, etc. So it's probably gotten a little easier to ...
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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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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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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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Classic ASP to ASP.net or ASP.net MVC

We have a web application which is developed in classic ASP and it evolved over 5 years to its current form which has 100's of pages, huge database and more than 10000 active users going through at ...
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what is the reason for using xslt? [closed]

Why is XSLT used by many web applications?
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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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How to choose the right web development language for my app without much programming experience? [closed]

I have my own idea for a web application, and I am not a programmer. The application will work similar to Facebook and Twitter, profiles and feeds. I have learned some computer science theory, all ...
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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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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 does one interface C++ with the web (at Google, for example)?

Google is well known for the ridiculous amount of C++ they've coded over the years. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a large part of Google's core search engine is written in C++, isn't it? How does one ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Implementing cache system in Java Web Application [closed]

I worked with JPA (Eclipselink implementation) and Hibernate. As I understand these two have great caching systems. I am interested in caching in a Web application and in order to better understand ...
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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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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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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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J2EE - Field level Role-based security for a complete web application [closed]

I have a complex website designed using Spring MVC and MyBatis. User Interface is very complex and we have lot of custom made widgets - calenders, lists, graphs etc. If we were to implement field ...
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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 do you organize your MVC framework while supporting modules/plugins? [closed]

There are a two main codebase structures that I have seen when it comes to MVC frameworks. The problem is that they both seem to have an organisational bug that goes with them. Standard MVC ...
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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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How to obtain GPS Coordinates for local businesses? [closed]

Is anybody aware of a database that consists of businesses, addresses and GPS location information, preferably searchable by city at a minimum? I have an application in mind that I'd like to develop ...
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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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Writing Web “server less” applications

TL;DR What are the prospects of writing applications which are completely based on a REST database server (CouchDB) and web applications which directly access the DB instead of having a web server in ...
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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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Is there an open source version check library and web app?

I'm a developer for a cross platform (Win, MacOS, Linux) open source C++ application. I would like to have the program occasionally check for the latest version from our web site. Between the ...
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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 ...
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Web Frameworks caring about persistence?

I have noticed that Play! Framework encompasses persistence strategy (like JPA etc...) Why would a web framework care about persistence ?! Indeed, this would be the job of the server-sides ...
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Saving all hits to a web app

Are there standard approaches to persisting data for every hit that a web app receives? This would be for analytics purposes (as a better alternative to log mining down the road). Seems like Redis ...
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Reuse Business Logic between Web and API

We have a website and two mobile apps that connect through an API. All the platforms do the exactly same things. Right now the structure is the following: Website. It manages models, controllers, ...
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Best way to protect website application code

Background I have a web application that I host on my own server. I have clients who use the application as is, but some have asked if they can host the application on their own server. This enables ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a subdomain for each user account?

I notice two types of design used in web applications, some with a particular subdomain for users contents, and some with same URL structure for all the accounts. Ex: unique.domain.com and ...