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 do I convert a list of Requirements into Constraints?

I am trying to prepare my first software design document. I am self-taught and have no formal training in CS. Having done a wee bit of reading up on it beforehand, I have created a list of ...
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How is multi-threading different in a Java based Web Application vs Stand-alone Java Application

I am fairly new to Java and my experience is limited to Web Based Applications running on a Web Container (Jboss in my case). Am I correct in saying that for Web Applications the web container takes ...
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Is the future of the web application going the same as the desktop application? [closed]

I've noticed an increase in mobile applications being released that offer high value features, but without any corresponding web based version. Was just reading about a new medical app for iPhone ...
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Login to a Web App using PKI Certs [duplicate]

I understand PKI reasonably well from a conceptual point of view - i.e. private keys/public keys - the math behind them, use of hash & encryption to sign a certificate, Digital Signing of ...
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Should I use webKit or is there a better technology to make a browser in Windows [closed]

I create web applications most in RoR and PHP. About a year ago a company wanted to use my app but in a stand alone browser window in Linux, so I wrote one in python using webkit, locked it down to ...
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Implementing Digitally signed data in a Web Application

I understand PKI well from a conceptual point of view - i.e. private keys/public keys - the math behind them, use of hash & encryption to sign a certificate, Digital Signing of Transactions or ...
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Build status reporting on javascript project

I have a javascript project which uses Grunt and several plug-ins such as: jshint qunit requirejs optimizer Not all of the developers run the grunt tasks locally (e.g. jshint, qunit), so they ...
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best (web) architecture for my project

So I'm not sure if this is really the right place to ask or even the right question but I want to give it a try. Requirements: We should have a database & webservice (or something similar) which ...
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What is the best/most standard way to measure server load?

I'm a bit green to web applications although I am in the final phases of developing one for a client. I'm using Django with Gunicorn/Nginx on an AWS m1.medium. The database (MongoDB) is on a separate ...
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How do web apps create subdomains?

I want to understand the architecture of web apps that use subdomains. I don't think that I'm phrasing this well, so let me explain. Many web apps, like tumblr or shopify create a user's site on a ...
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MVC pattern with JSF-Spring-MyBatis webapp

I've a Java webapp with these frameworks and I want to know if my implementation meets with MVC pattern: Controller Layer (V) I'm using JSF @ManagedBean public class Controller{ ...
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How will writing the transaction part in Java benefit the security of the application, when all other parts are being written in PHP?

A friend of mine while working on a PHP application asked me to write one part of the application in Java. The part that involved transactions. He said it will be better to write this portion in Java. ...
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How to outsource the UI of a dynamic Web application?

I have a web application developed using Spring and Hibernate, which uses a REST API and Javascript to display and update content. The project is nearly completed, but I want to enhance the look and ...
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Migrating Web based projects from Java to PHP

At our work place after hours of coding, testing and QA we have successfully added a couple of software tools in our product line. We specialize in web based software solutions so in order to tap on ...
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The emperor's new code, or: how to communicate code efficiencies [closed]

So you've made some code changes that should hopefully speed up some part of an application. But there is just one problem - you don't know how it will perform in live. Different networks, different ...
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Javascript and web application data

I am pretty new to Web Application programming and so to OOP Javascript and the new Client-Server interactions. I am encountering some trouble wondering about how much AJAX I should use or how much ...
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Best way to auto login in web application

This question could be titled "Place password hash and salt in query string?" as well to be less subjective, but the point remains the same: I want to create kind of a launcher application for my web ...
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Preventing Web Users From Using Their Location Bar Within An App

My boss asked me to alter our Java Webapp such that users cannot go to places in our Webapp by typing URLs into their browser location bar. I told her that I can not disable their location bars. I ...
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How to implement multi-theme PHP application

I am developing an application which will handle many virtual stores and I would like to have many themes that the user could choose anytime. I would to know what's the main ideia to implement it. I ...
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Why should I should url routes to the user in a single page application?

Why a single page application is a desktop client replacement why should I show certain url`s in the url bar of the browser. Why is mysite.com not enough. My question to you guys is now: What are ...
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What is the best way to load balance javascript applications? [closed]

I write a lot of javascript applications and in many different circumstances the browser will become unresponsive or give a "slow script" error. Even when following best practices, initializing large ...
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Python web application frontend for equipment diagnostics and interaction

My goal is to have a Python application that runs a web server which hosts the user interface, and based on interactions from a user in their browser, long running tasks get kicked off and through ...
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General thought process for “How would you build this website/app” interview questions

I've collected a bunch of interview questions like "Describe how you would design a photo album application", "Describe how you would design this particular feature of this particular website" (e.g. ...
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Which technologies to create web interface for scientific instrument?

I am working on software for some scientific instrumentation. An embedded computer running Windows 7 is inside the instrument, which controls various components of the device; cameras, motors, ...
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Atmosphere + Long Polling : No message distribution?

I'm experiencing a strange behavior with Atmosphere + Long Polling. I'd like to have a broadcaster per user, so I have registered a broadcaster on resource suspension with id : /user/. I use ...
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Create Offline Demo Environment Database Substitute

I would like to know if there is a best practice for creating demo environments that substitutes database interaction into other forms of resource i.e. creating .json files containing the data that ...
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Power of HTML5? [duplicate]

HTML5 is becoming more and more popular everyday. Many great online applications are now being created and described as pure HTML5 apps. (Like Muro) But I don't understand what is exactly so cool ...
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Good approaches for packaging PHP web applications for Debian

Many PHP web applications follow this model for installation and upgrade: Un-tar a source tar ball. Point Apache at the source. Navigate a web browser to the home page. Go through several web pages ...
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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 ...