Web applications are applications that are accessed over the "web", which can mean the Internet, or an internal network (an intranet).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
2answers
257 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
534 views

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 ...
-1
votes
5answers
462 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
157 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
504 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
164 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
373 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
204 views

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 ...
4
votes
9answers
713 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
452 views

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 ...
12
votes
3answers
1k views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
407 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
253 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
182 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
448 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
491 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
347 views

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 ...
-2
votes
2answers
394 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
582 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

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 ...
8
votes
6answers
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
424 views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
211 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
245 views

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 ...
0
votes
6answers
329 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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. ...
-1
votes
2answers
351 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

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 ...
0
votes
6answers
755 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
419 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
258 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
268 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
390 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
14
votes
7answers
7k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
645 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
333 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
343 views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
144 views

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... ...
3
votes
2answers
136 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
545 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
243 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

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 ...