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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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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reloading singleton classes and dependency

I have a singleton object. It's a DAO that looks somewhat like this (pseudoish code): class UsersDAO { public usersDAO init(string sDSN){ variables.sDSN = sDSN; return this; } public ...
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Options for client-side encryption of local web databases

My scenario is as follows: Web application, run from the browser, designed for mobile devices. Uses WebSQL storage which may contain sensitive data. Uses Application Cache to enable offline use ...
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How to handle static-ish content from a CDN with authentication?

I have a website that allows user uploads of content. Part of the design, to date, involves storing the user content on a NAS that has been configured with a separate app pool in IIS that has ...
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Simulate desktop app with Chrome application shortcut

Technically I'm building an intranet web application, with web server running 24/7 and a central database, users can access it with any browser. However, for the user, the app should have the look ...
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What is the applicability of CORS?

I have a system which needs to do cross-origin requests and having trouble understanding the relevance of CORS. At first glance it doesn't appear to provide me with any type of security I'd actually ...
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How to you achieve flow in web programming? [closed]

I really like programming simple things, like solutions for Project Euler, where you can concentrate, write an algorithm, instantly execute, test, verify and change the program until it works. Even ...
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How to keep track of links pointing to existing web applications in an Intranet?

At my new place of employment we have a Intranet solution containing multiple web applications hosted in IIS. Outside of the development department other departments either source or create other ...
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How can I interact with a client-side sound device through a web application?

I'm trying to find something that will allow a web application to analyze the line or microphone input from a client and transmit that data to the server. I've looked briefly at WebRTC and, although I ...
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Is obtrusive JavaScript ever ok?

I was thinking that if all the users of a website are required to have JavaScript enabled, Is it ok to use obtrusive JavaScript? I'm all for progressive enhancement, but what's the point when an ...
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How does browsing speed differ in native apps, web apps, and websites?

I read an article online which I give the reference to below which compare between Native apps and web apps, in addition to standard website. It seems from that article that native apps are faster ...
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How to have my callbacks authenticated in a REST app?

I'm developing a REST application and I allow my clients to authenticate in several ways (typically using Authorization: Token ... as in OAuth 2.0, but also there's session-based auth option for the ...
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Lean Startup MVP: Quality Code or Quick and Dirty [duplicate]

Hello some programmers might know about the lean philosophy, building a minimal viable product Lean Startup MVP. I ask myself (when building Webapps): "Should I put effort into writing good ...
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Using a variable in a Global context in webapps

In a webapp, I have a scenario where I need some kind of global context (Static like) for few variables, for the current thread only. If there are 3 different concurrent users, then I expect three ...
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Why is my page load time so closely correlated with number of database queries?

Whenever I'm doing web development, and a page takes longer than half a second to be generated, I know that somewhere my code is hitting the DB too many times. The normal way to fix this situation is ...
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How does database connection pooling improve application performance?

I can't understand why connection pooling improves application performance. I suppose connection establishment would cause latency. But reusing an established connection requires more complex error ...
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PHP OOP - Getters / setters vs. database storing

Problem I am trying to optimize the architecture of my web-application developed in PHP using the Symfony framework. I have an object "pool" that contains "swimmers". I need to display the number of ...
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Storing user uploaded images / files in multi server env

In a multi server system, e.g. a load balancer, multiple web servers and a database server, where do you store the files / images users upload when each web server will need access? Before now I've ...
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HTML markup vs programmatic JS

I've been thinking about the consequences of using programmatic JavaScript components versus HTML markup. For example I looked into the Enyo Framework, which has its power in composition. One can ...
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Is Interactive the term for web application that respond quickly to user?

Just a quick question on Web Application attribute, if responsive (which mainly stems from web design) means website that adapts to different screen size, then the closest term I can find for Web ...
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How to ensure that all the customers have the latest version of web application deployed on intranet?

How to update web application deployed on intranet? There is a Java Spring application that will be deployed on intranet of multiple customers. In case when there is a major update what should the ...
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Alternatives to OAuth?

The Web industry is shifting / has shifted towards using OAuth when extending API services to external consumers & developers. There is some elegance in simple....and well, the 3-step OAuth ...
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Why can python webapps keep sessions between restart and not java?

I've used both webapp2 + GAE for python and a number of Java/JEE webapp frameworks. The python WSGI framework could keep users logged in while I redeploy the app while none of the Java web framework ...
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GPL and confidential business rules in a single page application

I am designing a web app for a client who wants to keep some of his business rules private, we have an NDA. In a nutshell, customers use the app to book a service, and employees use it to keep track ...
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How to approach design to minimize conflicts when distributing individual locations to merchants

One of my potential customers is operating an open market in their town. From what I'm told, they make a decent profit by renting out the individual locations on that market to small merchants who ...
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How to deploy C# application to be used in branch / remote office(s)

Have very recently started a new position. One of my key challenges is a C# WinForms application (let's call it AppX) that causes a lot of non-planned work. The main reason for this is that it needs ...
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How would I structure my code into an MVC format?

I want to have the home page (root of the website), check if a cookie exists for a user being logged in, and then based off of that determining whether or not to load the sign up page (landing page) ...
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Java web application folder structure

As a beginner to J2EE, I have recently started developing my own project from scratch using the Core of J2EE : Servlets & Jsps. I could not evaluate whether my project folder structure is right ...
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Is there a good reason to avoid node.js for non-realtime web apps?

I've seen a lot of talk about how awesome Node.js is for realtime web apps -- things that need sockets, Comet, AJAX-heavy communications, and so forth. I know that its event-driven, asynchronous, ...
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Framework in which views are defined in the database - design flaw or reasonable?

I'm working with a framework where the fields displayed on each web page are defined in the application database. Administrators can add new fields to pages or hide/completely delete old fields. The ...
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Deploying v Releasing

So there's this desktop application. And I am wanting to inform it's users that a new version has been released. Is it more correct to say that a new version of a desktop application has been ...
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eCommerce use case: removing a product

I am starting to design the database schema for the eCommerce element of a web service I am creating. The thing I'm trying to get my head around is how to deal with the use case of a seller (user of ...
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Storing large data in HTTP Session (Java Application)

I am asking this question in continuation with http-session-or-database-approach. I am planning to follow this approach. When user add product to cart, create a Cart Model, add items to cart and ...
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Build times for small incremental changes to C# Web Applications

I have recently been moving away from ASP.NET Websites in favor of Web Applications. More specifically I have recently been picking up MVC as an alternative to developing ASP.NET Forms websites. ...
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What does it mean for “Bootstrap” to be precompiled?

I was reading the Bootstrap Getting Started docs, and I came across "Pre-Compiled Source" as a feature. Upon downloading the package, I just found .js, .css, and some image files. What is there to be ...
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Service layer vs DAO — Why both?

I have been working with SpringMVC, Hibernate, and some databases in a java web application example. There are a few different ones that do this, but this Spring 3 and hibernate integration tutorial ...
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Python garbage collection giving me a hard time

Context: I am developing a web application using webapp2 web-framework with python to be hosted on GAE. The web application (web-app from now on), is a chess variant. Being a first timer, I have ...
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How to handle when one user deletes the object while the other has it opened in edit mode in a webapp?

I am developing a CRUD type web application. It is a project management system having projects, milestones, tasks, employees etc. Each employee has his/her own account to login and view the system. ...
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Evolution versions of applications [duplicate]

Don't understand some things about evolution versions of some applications. Please tell me why, for example, firefox 26.0b1 released earlier than 25.0? What it means to "x" version? (5.x)? release ...
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Intranet application platform decisions wamp vs node [closed]

I have a client/server java application with a firebirdsql backend. This is a pain because I have to install java and the client on every workstation, etc So it is now time to rewrite the ...
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Are expensive operations for a user bad for other users?

Let's say user A does something expensive (regarding CPU and/or memory), which takes a few seconds. Concurrently, user B needs a very small amount of computing time. In this case, will the computing ...
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What are the characteristics or features of production-quality code?

This is the first time I will be delivering code for a freelance project (web-app), and, since I don't have much experience shipping code, I am having a hard time deciding whether my program is ready ...
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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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Importance of stored procedures and triggers in building web applications? [duplicate]

Almost in every interview for the position of web developer, they ask about stored procedures and triggers well I am aware from their definition and basic usage but the truths is I have never used any ...
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Web application / Domain model integration using JSON capable DTOs

I'm a bit confused about architectural choices for the web-applications/java/python world. For c/c++ world the available (open source) choices to implement web applications is pretty limited to zero, ...
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Pro/con of using Angular directives for complex form validation/ GUI manipulation

I am building a new SPA front end to replace an existing enterprise's legacy hodgepodge of systems that are outdated and in need of updating. I am new to angular, and wanted to see if the community ...
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What Technology can Render Medium Scale 3d Environments in a Web-Browser [closed]

I intend to make a web application that displays 3d environments that can be navigated by dragging(with a finger or mouse depending on the platform). The web app will render 3d environments of ...
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How to handle editing a large file for a non-technical user

I have a client who is given a tab delimited .txt file containing hundreds of thousands of rows. I have a user story as follows: As a user I want to take the text file and add a new value at the ...
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Tell a user whether they have already viewed an item in a list. How?

It is pretty common for a web application to display a list of items and for each item in the list to indicate to the current user whether they have already viewed the associated item. An approach ...
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How to help keep track of identifiers used both in the application and in the database?

For example: I have an ACL (access control list) with keys in the database like create_user and allow_booking_for_past_dates. Each ACL entry has a corresponding method or function name in the ...