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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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 ...
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EJB Lifecycle and Relation to WARs

I've been reading up on EJBs (3.x) and believe I understand the basics. This question is a "call for confirmation" that I have interpreted the Java EE docs correctly and that I understand these ...
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Facebook App EULA & Restrictions: What can't they do that my web app can?

I have written a nifty little web app (in Java/GWT/JS) and have been experimenting with the idea of making it available through Facebook as a Facebook App as well. After spending some time reading ...
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OAuth2 vs Public API

My understanding of OAuth (2.0) is that its a software stack and protocol to allow 2+ web apps to share information about a single end user. User A is a member of Site B and Site C; Site B wants to ...
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How to manage and improve web application with 50 customers?

First of all, sorry for my English. We've developed a Web Application using ASP.NET and Sql Server. We've started selling it and of course are still continually improving and developing it. The ...
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Standards & compliances for secure web application development?

I am working with developers right now that write code the way they want and when i tell them to do it other way they respond that its just matter of preference how to do it and they have their way ...
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The architecture and technologies to use for a secure, fast, reliable and easily scalable web application [closed]

^ For actual questions, skip to the lists down below I understand, that his is a vague topic, but please, before you turn the other way and disregard me, hear me out. I am currently doing research ...
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What guidelines should be met for something to be called a webapp

In my mind a webapp is any website that has some complicated features and that's served from the web, but I know there are people who are a lot smarter than me here and they'll point out other ...
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Handle all authentication logic in database or code?

We're starting a new(ish) project at work that has been handed off to me. A lot of the database sided stuff has been fleshed out, including some stored procedures. One of the stored procedures, for ...
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multitenancy with some data sharing

I'm in the planning stages of a new webapp, and I am leaning strongly toward a multitenancy model. The app has a file storage function, where the user can upload (and operate on) files. I would like ...
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Running cherryPy on apache or not?

seems the cherryPy have a standalone web server, is this suggested to deploy the application on Apache Server? or just use the standalone one? If so, any pros and cons between these decision? Thanks.
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Web standards or risk avoidance?

My company is building an App Engine application. The app encounters a bug (possibly due to an issue with App Engine itself, as per our research) on IE9, but it cannot be reliably reproduced and is ...
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Transaction Design Pattern for MVC and location of responsibility?

I'm designing a pretty standard Spring MVC application, and I'm trying to figure out where the responsibility for transaction management should lie. I've been reading Java Transaction Design ...
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Versioning and client upgrade strategy for web applications

I'm writing a web app and am wondering about future upgrades and how upgrading the webapp will affect the user experience. In particular, I was wondering how a company like Google approaches this ...
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Security of logging people in automatically from another app?

I have 2 apps. They both have accounts, and each account has users. These apps are going to share the same users and accounts and they will always be in sync. I want to be able to login ...
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How should I implement an unsubscribe feature for text messages?

On many e-mail subscription lists, the is a link at the bottom that says something to the effect of: You are subscribed to our e-mail list as you@example.com. To unsubscribe, click here What is ...
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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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Pros and cons of an HTML/JavaScript only web app

I come from an ASP.NET forms background and have found server side coding very powerful in the past. More recently, however, I have been wanting to phase out the server side code of the front-end and ...
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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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optimizing webapp workflow

I have a debug and a live server running a LAMP setup with some python scripts. By now I'm working with eclipse and Expandrive (via SSH) on the debug server. Whenever I want to release new code on the ...
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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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force recompilation of war file including its Jar dependencies

I have a project A (a webapp), depending on project B (B.jar) and this one depending on project C (C.jar). I would like to create a maven goal named "Rebuild War", that clean all compiled code for ...
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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 ...