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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Alternate approaches to creating custom forms in a web application

We are putting together some distribution software, selling about 150K SKU's. Some of our items have additional requirements in order to be sold that are dictated by our vendors. For instance one type ...
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Is obscuring/obfuscating public-facing database ids really a “best practice”?

I've heard people lecture here and there on the internet that it's best practice to obscure public facing database ids in web applications. I suppose they mainly mean in forms and in urls, but I've ...
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Are there any free tools to measure web project's performance, security and other standards?

Are there any open-source tools to measure the standard of a web application project? I want to verify my project for: Possible security leaks (SQL Injection etc.) Performance Stability (in high ...
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Pros/cons between emphasizing client-side or server-side processing

Why would I want to write a web app with lots of processing server-side? To me, writing the program client-side is a huge advantage because it takes away as much server load as possible because it ...
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Path forward into making Python web applications

I currently know a working knowledge of Python and some related libraries (including the included-with-Python SQLite) for the purpose of making desktop applications. I would now like to start to make ...
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JavaScript Multi Threading

Well these days JavaScript is main player in all web development technologies , on client side for making user interface better, client side logic, on some web servers as server side logic also Add ...
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Geo IP data on stackoverflow API?

Have just looked at stackgeography and at soapi. I cannot see where the geo data comes from as it's not on the soapi. Can anybody shed some light on that? More info on the stackgeography
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Why should I choose Java, Flash, or HTML5 for an online game with server communication [closed]

I'm starting to design a game that is going to have the following characteristics, and I'm trying to decide how I should program it. I'll also give a bit of my experience after, to help make the ...
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The overlap between open source and closed source

I would like to understand why do some people like open source and some others like closed source? Let me be more specific and make my question about web development. If I build my site using an open ...
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Most common website scalability pitfalls

We are designing a website/web application where we hope to to achieve high user counts and, in general, lots of use. More specifically, we intend to be using PHP as the programming/scripting language ...
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Enterprise scalable vs internet scalable, what is the meaning & differences?

While reading about Java EE applications, somewhere I have seen people saying they're enterprise scalable, I am confused as to what that really mean? Are Java web applications mainly written & ...
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Why is it evil to run selects from a prod server?

I'm basically looking for arguments to persuade the internal "consultants" at work as the following are not working: What happens if you do a Cartesian join and crash the server? You don't need to ...
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Why did Google develop a cross-compiler from Java to JavaScript? [closed]

Google developed a cross-compiler from Java to JavaScript. Why did they do this? Does this mean that JavaScript is not good enought for developing advanced web apps?
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Is it OK for me to suggest ready-made scripts to a programmer? If so, how can I do it without offending him/her? [closed]

Is it ok to suggest pre-built scripts from a place like codecanyon to a programmer who is building a startup web app? Or is it more likely to offend? I don't expect that a whole web app could be ...
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Collaboratively working with a WebDesigner - Best practices

I'm a programmer. I have always worked by myself. I usually do only back-end, but now I have a webproject that I want to hand the "View" part to a designer to make it beautiful. What I'm looking for ...
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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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Retexturing a model via API on the web

I'm looking at creating a site where a user could see our product and configure the options or look of it and see an image that represents that. The way I'm doing it now is if you have Piece A ...
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How would I use a browser as a GUI for Emacs apps? [closed]

I've started using Emacs, and love it. Naturally, I'm thinking about ways of extending it. I' m particularly fascinated by the thought of creating browser based GUIs for some stuff I would otherwise ...
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Is it bad practice to store user input in the same table where the admin stores data?

If in a web app, let's say an app that has a table with stored street address (Strings), the admin of the app will be adding data often to grow his archive. The table (MySQL) has a primary key with ...
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Should I use WADL to describe my RESTful API?

I'm about to embark on a project that makes extensive use of a properly RESTful approach. That is, it uses HATEOAS and serves up resources in a manner that allows for general exploration by a client. ...
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What services exist for finding someone specific to then run your own peer to peer software with?

If you give people peer to peer software (such as a web sockets application if the peer to peer part gets implemented, but could be anything) the first step for some kinds of applications is to find a ...
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Attachment handling for web application with Jackrabbit

I need to manage attachments on my Spring web application and I thought to use an open source repository. My app it's a job approval system using J2EE / SPRING 3 Framework and Postgress DB to allow ...
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Build Process for Web Application

I have a web application with lots of Javascipt and CSS code. I want to minify the CSS and JS code using something like UglifyJS. However, I don't want to program with the minified code and I want my ...
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How should an administrating web application control a WCF service's entities?

We have a WCF Service (self-hosted) which can receive several types of calls from the outside, each call encapsulates a business logic procedure. We need to construct a web application which will act ...
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Google Analytics and customers privacy

I work in a company that sells SaaS web applications for HR and financial issues. Our customers are key accounts to which we guarantee the privacy of their data, for obvious reasons. We need to make ...
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Designing web-based plugin systems correctly so they don't waste as many resources?

Many CMS systems which rely on third parties for much of their code often build "plugin" or "hooks" systems to make it easy for developers to modify the codebase's actions without editing the core ...
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In PHP, how do you code with scalability in mind?

I know this may be a general question, but what exactly goes into scaling for all the users you will encounter, even if not in the next few months? I did some research and most of what is done is ...
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What to call pure JavaScript standalone (web)apps for which I've not written any server side code? [closed]

I've been writing a few tools as standalone webapps for which I have written no server side code and it strikes me that I'm not sure what people call such things. I like them because they can be ...
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How do I encrypt the source code on the webserver?

I have a web application developed using Python, HTML, CSS & JavaScript. The customer installs it in any of their own Machine and uses it through their LAN. In short the customer sets up the ...
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How can I efficiently approach cookie-based session handling?

Currently our web application uses server-sided sessions. Because of the large amount of memory usage, we want to switch to cookie-based sessions. I have been thinking about several ways: Idea 1 My ...
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Are there open source alternatives to Bitbucket, Github, Kiln, and similar DVCS browsing and management tools? [closed]

I am aware of several tools/services that provide DVCS browsing and management such as Bitbucket, Github, Kiln, SCM-Manager and Rhodecode. However, the use case I am considering is one such that: ...
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web content management system

Quite a few of my friends want to have their own personal website to showcase their talents. However, they don't want to deal with such technical things as writing html and managing web server. ...
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Evidence of Bad Design: Updating feature A breaks/interferes with existing feature B

I am working on a Javascript Web App & I am finding as I expand the program & add new features(new animations) it causes existing features to break or work differently than prior to adding ...
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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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Publishing an internal web app on the internet to a much larger group of users than before

My company has developed a web application based on GWT (Google Web Toolkit) and Ext GWT in the browser, JBoss application server and Oracle in the backend. The app allows users of different ...
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Where should date formatting take place in an MVC pattern?

Suppose that you want to show a user list, on a web application having to handle custom date formats (depending on current selected interface language). Several locations for applying the date format ...
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How to : Nextag and such other dynamic data pulling website

Yesterday, I came across Nextag which is a website for comparing prices of various products from different retailers. Is this site automated? Can the process of data pulling from various sites can ...
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Static methods on a web context

What happens when concurrent requests call the same static Java method running on an application server? Say that a method run takes 2 seconds and receives 100 calls in a given second. The method ...
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Pattern for a web application

I'm developing a web application for a university project. My professor wants we to use a multi-tier architecture (Client, Web, Business and Data tiers) with EJB. For the Web and Business I have ...
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Evaluating Software Maintenance

1. When to treat a software as deployed and when to start charging for maintenance ? In most of the cases the software we make is deployed on the web at early stages to enhance the testing process ...
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Handling REST Response Formats

It seems that newer websites (and API's especially) make use of request formats by adding the expected format to the end of the URL path. /path/to/resource.html /path/to/resource.json ...
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Using IIS as a server for non-http server

I am developing a system that is designed for multiple forms of interfacing. There is a website, but that is connected through an SDK, as well as an HTTP query interface to access data. But to improve ...
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Mobile: Native vs. web - Input for discussion on top management level [closed]

I have been given the task of producing a compilation of pros, cons and key points on the issue of mobile native applications versus mobile web applications. It will be input for a discussion on top ...
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Organizing large Javascript applications - The view layer

Today Javascript application of a relevant size become more and more common, and as the need arises, certain patterns are identified to manage the code complexity. I try to follow good advice, but I ...
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What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?

Given how much simpler jQuery development is, when compared to native JavaScript, what makes people forgo libraries like jQuery altogether? Is this because jQuery has limitations or it is slow? I ...
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Exposing business logic as WCF service

I'm working on a middle-tier project which encapsulates the business logic (uses a DAL layer, and serves a web application server [ASP.net]) of a product deployed in a LAN. The BL serves as a bunch of ...
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What are the pros and cons of storing files in DB2 vs folders? [duplicate]

I work in a Web Application where users are allowed to upload files. They can retrieve and view those files at a later point in time. A solution that user works with can have multiple attachments but ...
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Is JSF really ready to deliver high performance web applications? [closed]

I have heard a lot of good about JSF but as far as I know people also had lots of serious complains with this technology in the past, not aware of how much the situation has improved. We are ...
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Difference between REST and CRUD

I learned REST and it feels a lot like CRUD (from what I have read about CRUD). I know they are different, and I wonder if thinking they are similar means I don't understand them. Is it that REST is ...
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Is it typical for a provider of a web services to also provide client libraries?

My company is building a corporate Java web-app and we are leaning towards using GWT-RPC as the client-server protocol for performance reasons. However, in the future, we will need to provide an API ...