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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Why can't WARs share session info?

I have seen several developers looking for a solution for this problem: accessing session information from a different WAR (even when inside the same EAR) - here are some samples: Any way to share ...
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Looking for enterprise web application design inspiration [closed]

I've checked many websites to be inspired about what the look and feel of a serious enterprise web-application should look like. But the whole I saw were designed for being used by single users and ...
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Best way to use GIT to maintain web application template

I am a sole developer and I have a web application template that I have created in Visual Studio. I am using GIT for source control, but only on my development machine. Presently I have a master and I ...
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How to organize my site's file system properly?

Doing some reading on Stack Overflow, I've found a lot of information suggesting that proper organization of a file system is crucial to a well-written web app. One of the key pieces of evidence is ...
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Saving all hits to a web app

Are there standard approaches to persisting data for every hit that a web app receives? This would be for analytics purposes (as a better alternative to log mining down the road). Seems like Redis ...
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Why don't we have web IDEs?

Why don't we have a lot of good web-based IDEs? Which aspects of the system make it difficult for IDE to be implemented as a web application?
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How to customize web-app (pages and UI) for different customers

We have an ASP.NET web-application which has become difficult to maintain, and I'm looking for ideas on how to redesign it. It's an employee administration system which can be highly customized for ...
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RESTful API design - should a PUT return related data?

I have an API which allows a user to update their system status; and a separate call to retrieve system status updates from other users. Would it make sense to unify them under a PUT request where a ...
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One codebase - lots of hosted services (similar to a basecamp style service) - planning structure

We have built a service (PHP Based) for a client, and are now looking to offer it to other clients as a hosted service. For this example, think of it like a hosted forum service, where a client signs ...
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Graphically intensive silverlight design

I'm designing a silverlight application for showing sheet music from a midi file. I want to create a horizontally scrolling musical staff. At my job I maintain a winforms application that is a ...
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IIS for beginner [closed]

I have a problem understanding some functionalities in IIS. Per example I want to know when do I use "Add application", "add virtual directory" or "add website". Currently I have around 10 websites ...
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Is it possible to build a single game to run in Facebook & Google+?

I was asked by my customer to build a Facebook game. The game would be something similar to Mafiawars.com where the game is hosted on a server and run through a frame on Facebook. The thing is after ...
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What is the origin of the phrase “SaaS”?

Recently I heard someone say they built a "SaaS" application. At first I thought "this guy knows something new", and I figured SaaS was some hyped enterprise framework or design pattern, but after ...
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How would I implement this application idea? [closed]

I am a D&D gamer and a developer that has mostly worked with ASP.NET applications professionally. I have written some chat bots in Node.js and I have only played a little with PHP but wrote ...
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How can I get non-programmer colleagues on board with bespoke software rather than Dynamics CRM + Sharepoint?

I am working with a company which designs and builds one-off machines. They have been 'dabbling' with hosted Dynamics CRM and Sharepoint (on different servers!) in an attempt to centralise their data ...
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What is meant by sandboxing?

Sanboxing is listed as one of the many security features in html5 specification . Can someone explain what is meant by sandboxing? Does it relate to HTML only or to JavaScript also?
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Client-Side V.S. Server-Side Searching?

I am currently helping to design a web site and application in HTML. We would like the user to be able to search the site/app for desired content via a search bar. We would also like to include an ...
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Free cloud web service development [closed]

I am looking for a free (as in beer) combination of services, for learning "cloud SW development" and very small scale private use (say, a private streamlined web shopping&todo list with simple ...
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How important is using the same language for client and server?

I have been evaluating architecture solutions for a mobile project that will have a web-service/app in addition to native apps and have been looking at various libraries, frameworks, and stacks like ...
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J2EE - Field level Role-based security for a complete web application [closed]

I have a complex website designed using Spring MVC and MyBatis. User Interface is very complex and we have lot of custom made widgets - calenders, lists, graphs etc. If we were to implement field ...
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Which web framework to use under Backbonejs?

For a previous project, I was using Backbonejs alongside Django, but I found out that I didn't use many features from Django. So, I am looking for a lighter framework to use underneath a Backbonejs ...
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Multi-platform Map Application

I'm working on a web project (PHP, jQuery) which currently using Google Maps powering up the map functionality of the application, however we need to make it multi-platform like you can go to the ...
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starting project with growth in mind. [closed]

I have an idea for a web application and have some good people keen to get involved. I will be doing most of the code at the start and have a few years experience with some quite large projects. I ...
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Is it the job of a developer to suggest IT requirements?

I am the only developer working on a web application which is nearing to its end. Now we are looking into making it Live in maybe a couple of months time. This is a web application for a non IT ...
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Is there any kind of established architecture for browser based games?

I am beginning the development of a broser based game in which players take certain actions at any point in time. Big parts of gameplay will be happening in real life and just have to be entered into ...
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Should I still use a web application framework? [closed]

I'm about to make a simple web application with just image uploading and user management. I'm browsing through several web app frameworks I could use yet I'm still thinking if I should still make use ...
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Servlet : Usage of Constants.java class vs context param

I'm just wondering whether to keep some of my variables in Constants class or keep it in web.xml Say, I want to keep a variable of Facebook graph API prefix or api_key, client_id From my ...
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Drop in service for account management, authentication, identity?

I'm building an Android app and associated set of web services for uploading/downloading data. I need a basic (no frills) solution for account management (register, login, logout, verify ...
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What is consultant application development?

Recently I got a job offer from csc as consultant application development. Currently I am working as a software engineer. Can somebody enlighten me on what is consultant application development ...
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Is Web application a Web service?

According to W3C: Web service is a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. It has an interface described in a machine-processable format ...
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How best to store images on a file system

Developing an application in which users have to upload images. I have not really got much experience with file uploads in an application so I am wondering what the best way is for storing images ...
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Web Frameworks caring about persistence?

I have noticed that Play! Framework encompasses persistence strategy (like JPA etc...) Why would a web framework care about persistence ?! Indeed, this would be the job of the server-sides ...
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Complexity of a web application

I am currently writing my Master's Thesis on maintainability of a web application. I found some methods like the "Maintainability Index" by Coleman et.al. or the "Software Maintainability Index" by ...
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Revamp application [closed]

I am a software developer having an experience of 3 yrs. I want to play with latest technologies always. But this is not practical. Because say, I developed a web application in .Net 3.5, now its 30% ...
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One page using querystring or many folders and pages?

I have an application where I have the 'core' code in one folder for which there is a virtual directory in the root, such that I can include any core files using /myApp/core/bla.asp. I then have two ...
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Are there any conceptual drawbacks to building a web app with C++ and MySQL?

I've inherited a pretty interesting project where there is a good opportunity to take an existing piece of software and turn it into a SaaS web app. As the project is inherited, the code base/ ...
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We are moving an Access based corporate front-end into a Web-based App

We have an enterprise application with a front end written in Microsoft Access 2003 that has evolved over the past 6 years. The back end data, and a fair amount of back-end logic is contained within ...
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How does the GPL work in regards to languages like Dart which compile to other languages?

Google's Dart language is not supported by any Web Browsers other than a special build of Chromium known as Dartium. To use Dart for production code you need to run it through a Dart->JavaScript ...
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Is it worth converting a Django project to Rails?

I have a project I shelved a while back- it was essentially a working web app built in django but I stopped working on it to work on something else. I plan on starting it up again in my spare time, ...
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Implementing cache system in Java Web Application [closed]

I worked with JPA (Eclipselink implementation) and Hibernate. As I understand these two have great caching systems. I am interested in caching in a Web application and in order to better understand ...
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Pros and Cons of holding all the business logic in stored procedures in web application [duplicate]

In some organization I worked for web applications are developed basing all the business logic in Database stored procedures. For example, use html for view and servlet as controllers to divert the ...
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Considerations for developing a large scale system that needs to be both traditional web accessible and mobile accessible

I am trying to begin planning of a system that would be both client management, and document management, with tools built in to do analysis on all of the transactions, etc. I'm wondering what are the ...
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How do CDNs protect failover sites from DDoS attacks?

I'm in the design process for a Java web app that I will probably end up deploying to Google App Engine (GAE). The nice thing about GAE is that I really don't have to worry about fortifying my app ...
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Reasons NOT to use JSF [closed]

I am new to StackExchange, but I figured you would be able to help me. We're crating a new Java Enterprise application, replacing an legacy JSP solution. Due to many many changes, the UI and parts of ...
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What is the name to differentiate between parts of an app that have different types of users in each part?

On a project I'm working on, I'm trying to find a noun to describe the different parts of the application dependent on user interface. There are three parts: super admin, admin and regular users. Each ...
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What is the rationale behind entering email twice for registration? [duplicate]

Many web sites ask users to enter their email address twice, sometimes taking the trouble to disable copy-pasting. What is the logic behind this? Is this e.g. a security measure?
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Pending and Approval process

So let's say I have a DB table with 8 columns, one is a unique auto-incrementing used as ID. So I have a page that pulls in the info for each row based on query string ID. I want to give my users ...
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Are scheduled job servers the right choice for a time sensitive game engine?

I am currently architecting and designing an exciting new web application that will be entering into some areas that I have very little experience in, game development. The application is not ...
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Is an app that does nothing but link to a web site functional enough to meet Apple's iOS guidelines? [closed]

I don't hang out on Programmers enough to know whether this question is "ok", so my apologies if not. I tried to make the title obvious so at least it can be closed quickly :-) The question is ...
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Facebook Payments & Credits vs. Real-World & Charities [closed]

I am having a difficult time understanding Facebook's internal "e-commerce microcosm" and what it allows Facebook App developers to do (and what it restricts them from doing). Two use cases: I'm an ...