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 to unit test large legacy systems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best practices for retrofitting legacy code with automated tests When working in large legacy systems (large systems with no unit testing ever) I often come across ...
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When to use shared libraries for a web framework?

tl;dr: I've found myself hosting a bunch of sites running on the same web framework (symfony 1.4). Would it be helpful if I moved all of the shared library code into the same directory and shared it ...
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How to implement Facebook leaderboard game for mobile?

I am in the final stages of developing an indie C# mobile game that I will deploy to iPhones and Androids using Mono. I wish to add push notifications and a Facebook leader board feature into the ...
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Heavy use of static methods in a Java EE web application?

Generally I am asking if this is a norm. The application architecture includes spring and the zk framework. I personally can't help but think this introduces a number of problems. I mean...this is a ...
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How to roll out a feature to only a select few users

A good example of what I'm trying to ask about would be Facebook's new Timeline feature. In the beginning, only a select few were allowed access to timeline. As the feature became more solidified in ...
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Should a web developer know how to do slicing?

I am a web developer. I'm doing all kinds of web-sites and web applications. It's very strange for me that a lot of customers do not know the difference between a web developer and a slicer. They ...
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Managing a website with version control?

The small website I built a long time ago is starting to pick up a little and I'm starting to run into problems with making changes. Originally, all the pages were .html and I would edit and test them ...
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Including Module Source files into War file using Maven

My goal is to include modules sources files into War file. I read this explanation on the maven official site: ...
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Flexible cloud file storage for a web.py app?

I'm creating a web app using web.py (although I may later rewrite it for Tornado) which involves a lot of file manipulation. One example, the app will have a git-style 'commit' operation, in which ...
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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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Is it the job of programmers to design the database?

I've been a programmer for the past six years. Throughout my career, I have worked on many web applications. Most of the time, when a database was needed, it was given to us (the programmers) or we ...
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Architecture guidelines for a “single page web-app”

I'm going to start a side project to build a "single page" web application. The application needs to be real-time, sending updates to the clients as changes happen. Are there any good resources for ...
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Handling and organizing data from save file?

I'm working on a webapp (python/javascript) to modify a game's save file. The file has certain bytes representing player information, such as the gun, the equipment, etc. The idea is to show an ...
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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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Advantages and disadvantages of building a single page web application

I'm nearing the end of a prototyping/proof of concept phase for a side project I'm working on, and trying to decide on some larger scale application design decisions. The app is a project management ...
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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 can describe slow connection issues?

I have been working on a website containing 3d maps, virtual 3d tours, etc. All of the content is large like images and video. The problem is the site performs well under normal speed connections but ...
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Conceptual question regarding the portability of a software from desktop to mobile

I am planning to create a web solution for the desktop, I would be dividing my task into three steps Design Coding Automated use case I am wondering if in the future I have to port my web solution ...
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Web application deployment and Dependencies

I have a free software web application that using other free software scripts for appearance. I have trouble to decide whether should I copy source code of used scripts to my project main repository ...
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Best way of Javascript web development in Netbeans (Hot deployment)

I'm beginning Javascript development and as a beginner in JavaScript I make a lot of mistakes. The way I'm developing is very counter-productive because every mistake I fix I have to shutdown ...
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What advantages are conferred by using server-side page rendering?

I am developing a web app and I have currently written the entire website in html/js/css and on the backend I have servlets that host some RESTFUL services. All the presentation logic is done through ...
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Finding right bug tracker web application

I'm looking for a bug tracking system (similiar as http://www.mantisbt.org) with these following requirements: Requirement specifications are: Upload picture and different files without any ...
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What is the best approach for Single Sign On Application Development that is lightweight?

What is the best approach for Single Sign On Application Development that is lightweight? By lightweight I mean not too much javascript. I know stackexchange does use single sign-on. Basically is the ...
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Proper way to measure the scalability of web Application

Let's say that I have a web Application where i'm going to have 300 users and each one have to see data on real time, imagine that each client make an ajax call to the server to see in real time ...
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Java web app, with plugin framework and ability to connect to source for updates

I've searched all around for some good sources, but either have been searching for the wrong keywords, or I'm just missing something. I'm looking to redevelop a web app I've been using for some time ...
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Strategy for restoring state via URL in web apps

This is a question about modern web apps, where a single page is loaded, and all subsequent navigation is done by XHR calls and modifying the DOM. We can use libraries that manipulate the hash ...
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how to choose a web framework and javascript library?

I've been procrastinating learning some framework for web apps w/ some library for AJAX, something like django with prototype, or turbogears with mootools, or zeta components with dojo, grok, jquery, ...
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Should cookies be used in a RESTful API?

I'm specifically interested in how users perform authorized / authenticated operations on a web API. Are authentication cookies compatible with the REST philosophy, and why?
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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 ...