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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Making backend service urls configurable

First of all, I will talk a little about the purpose of this question. We have several linux boxes on the same network on which different services are installed, some times these boxes are ...
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How to write a web based scheduling service [on hold]

I run an app that needs a scheduler for things such as reminders as well as setting due dates. These schedulings are per user. I'm trying to figure out the theory of how this would work. My concept, ...
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Multiple sites with the same codebase in Python

I am trying to run a large amount of sites which share about 90% of their code. They are simply designed to query an API and return the results. They will have a common userbase / database but will be ...
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Web applications and homogeneity across users

My boss is asking me to implement certain features in a web application (rails) that are relevant for only a couple users, sometimes just one user (the reason is this is targeted for businesses and a ...
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What do you think about a CMS similar to WordPress but implemented in Java? [on hold]

I am a Java developer and I am also interestest in WordPress CMS (it is a very popular PHP product, I think that all know it) website development. In this time I am working in Java on LifeRay webapp. ...
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Porting Silverligtht application to web application with Asp.net and HTML 5

I work as internal software developer. We used Silverlight to build our application, but we have been asked to start considering their replacement. Currently our set-up is: Silverlight application ...
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Rich object model in the context of a good REST API and of an existing rich object model on the server-side

First off, let's frame this question in the context of a good REST API and an existing rich object model on the server-side, as well as modern web architecture (MVC frameworks like angularjs). I'm ...
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Determining if Heroku app is loading quickly

I recently signed up for Heroku and created a landing page. I want to know if users are waiting only reasonable amounts of time for the page to load when they click on one of my ads. Blitz.io seems ...
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Choosing a Programming Language Systematically [closed]

I am looking for a methodology for choosing a language. I am not asking for opinions about languages. I have been tasked with the process of comparing our shop's current language with others that are ...
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How risky is it to use Coffeescript without knowing Javascript? [closed]

I'm a reasonably experienced programmer trying to learn web developement. I'm trying to develop a client-side web application which uses svg or canvas for graphics. I've decided I'd like to write ...
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What are the key limitations of webapps as opposed to desktop apps? [duplicate]

Webapps are continually increasing in importance, but desktop apps are far from obsolete. Ignoring the legacy aspect, what are the key limitations of web apps that lead to people choosing to continue ...
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Should a web app be compiled/minified server side or locally? [on hold]

I have been wrestling with this for a bit as to when it makes sense to let the server pull in dependencies and compile a site into a production state vs. compiling everything on the development ...
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Patterns for packaging static web applications in a single file / minimal set of files [closed]

We have a situation where we get a designated drop location on a client's server for static content we develop that they in turn use in their application. Think single page application that talks to ...
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What's a reasonable limit for email confirmation re-sends? [closed]

I want a secure web app, and allowing infinite email confirmations and re-sends seems insecure. I was thinking 3 but would love an opinion from someone with experience. Edit Sending email with ...
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Creating an auto-patching system for Spring Hibernate Application

I have this question for few months now. We have a web application which has monthly changes and weekly bug fixes if any. Usually we just build the new war, undeploy the old ones and redeploy new ...
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Modular Web App Network Architecture

Assuming that I am dealing with dedicated physical servers or VPSs, is it conceivable and does it make sense to have distinct servers setup with the following roles to host a web application? ...
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implementing dynamic query handler on historical data

EDIT : Refined question to focus on the core issue Context: I have historical data about property (house) sales collected from various sources in a centralized/cloud data source (assume info ...
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How to version control a running web application? [duplicate]

I am developing a web application in PHP and JS. The software until recently was only being developed on and not being used by clients, so I could just change the script files directly. After the ...
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why do people do REST API's instead of DBAL's?

At the past two companies I've been at REST API's exist for querying data via a web app. ie. instead of having the web app do SQL directly it calls a REST API and that does the SQL and returns the ...
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How should I handle database failures in a web application? [duplicate]

I'm developing a simple RESTful API using Go's Goji framework (although this question is language-agnostic), in which parameters from the URL are queried against a PostgreSQL database. Here's how it ...
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Are web sockets a browser feature or supplied by a specific OS version?

Are web sockets a web browser feature, developed and evolving as the browser developers want, or this feature dependent on the OS version? For example, can I use this feature in JavaScript in IE and ...
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How to minimize database deadlocks in a load balanced web application?

I'm working on a web application hosted on multiple load-balanced web front ends (WFEs). This application has an API method that performs a database query and returns the results. This query only ...
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How do you handle shared concepts in a microservice architecture?

I am researching architectural patterns for an application I'm developing and a microservice approach seems like it would be a good choice but I am not sure how to handle interactions between the ...
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Layers of confusion (abstraction)

I have been assigned to a project where the end-product is a website as a music community. So it's uploading of music, sharing it amongst other users, listening to music from the website and so forth. ...
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What benefits are there to native JavaScript development? [closed]

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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Design Application to “Actively” Invite Users (pretend they have privileges)

I am designing an application where users message one another privately, and may send messages to any Entity in the database (an Entity may not have a user account yet, it is a professional database). ...
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Calling Web API vs adding reference to underlying dlls

This is more of an Architecture question, and I want to know all the possible pros and cons of the approach. In my org, we have an ASP.NET Application say "A", a Web API Project say "W", and ...
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Which is the convention in Rails to perform calculations and display the results?

So I'm working on a personal project on Rails to learn more about this framework, and I wanted to add a feature in which the user choose a particular record from the view, and after some calculations ...
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How to protect a public tracking API?

Let's say company X has websites A, B, and C. It would like to track how people are visiting them in ways that Google's Analytics and other services can't. So we company X provides a web API to track ...
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What's the best way of building an administrative UI for an existing SPA application?

I’m working on an application where the client-side interface and backend server are completely separate applications. The backend is written in Ruby and only serves JSON via HTTP. The client is a ...
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Do I have to learn html and javascript to create web applications? [closed]

I am an experienced Java programmer, and I want to create a complex web application requiring dynamic pages, drawings, etc (take SO as an example). Do I have to learn javascript/html in order to ...
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Determine exact coordinates for a map image?

My brother suggested that I should write a web app that lets students create and print blank maps. A blank map is a map that contains country borders, waters etc. but no text labels. The first use ...
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Building an Amazon S3 based file sharing app using FTP [closed]

I am tasked with suggesting and building a solution for a company which wishes to share data efficiently with their clients through their own custom interface instead of using other data sharing ...
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Printing a large number of images from the browser

I have a web application where I need to create, and then print, potentially tens of thousands of images at once. I need to support most modern Mac/PC browsers, but not mobile or tablet. My current ...
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Communicating between browser and a native application securely

I am working on web application that needs data it can only get from its locally installed native application brother. How can you get around the browser sandbox so that you can communicate ...
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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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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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When to use controllers in mvc

I am studying mvc5 in asp.net and wondering if there is a general rule when to use a controller. If I have a business object like Employee will I create a controller named Employeecontroller? But why ...
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RESTful Backend - How coupled should my back end and front end be?

I'm creating a web application with a front end client written in angular as well as a back end that I'm writing in Django (there are reasons I picked the frameworks but they are irrelevant to my ...
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Syncing chat on android device with web application

I am trying to make a chat application in android. Just a one on one chat. However I also want the chat to be synced with the web app that runs on the browser. I am confused about how to go about it. ...
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How to identify http requests made from a closed-source java app?

I am an avid Go player and play on the Kiseido Go Server. I would like to write an open source client for this, but the KGS protocol is a well-kept secret. Is there any way to catch the http ...
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Image uploads - preoptimize with CDN or host on same machine?

I'm working on a personal blog that will be used for reviewing various goods/services and as a dev journal. I'm writing this in Angularjs and Nodejs as a learning experience, but I plan on using it ...
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Best practices for programmatic describing of behavior of complex input forms

We have a complex web form (we use GWT/GXT stack) with lots of input elements of different types (text fields, selects, checkboxes, buttons), and behavior of these elements depends on each other. Now ...
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How can I program the script on my server to the receive a cname pointed to it?

I am in the final stages of creating a mobile responsive customer relations management platform. Presently it is written in php as a stand-alone self-installing script. I would like, however, to ...
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Factors for choosing between using a wrapper library or issuing command line process from my web application

I have a Java web application that makes use of certain libraries for example: Ghost Script for converting PDFs to TIFFs and Tesseract for OCR. There are java wrappers for both of these: Ghost4J and ...
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Separating AngularJs and Django into individual Apps?

I am building a web application using AngularJs and our web server is built in Python Django Rest Framework. I would like to have the two projects separated and not coupled. In my current setup the ...
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Conceptually, is the single page web app more efficient than the web app that loads pieces of the page for every page? [closed]

I searched a lot, but nobody seems to have explained this nor given a proper example. I have a page like this: My team says they want to design the code such that the Title section, Menu ...
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Are there open-source JavaScript libraries addressing multiple browser tabs and client state for newer browsers? [closed]

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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Mobile app for a website vs browser view [closed]

I have noticed that many websites have their own mobile apps. For developers, What is the benefit of creating mobile app for a website? In which cases it is better than viewing it using browser? ...
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Advice for Evaluating Web Frameworks (or software libraries in general)

At my workplace we are currently looking to redesign our application stack on the web. We are satisfied and accepted that our server will be Node.js but we are finding it very difficult to find a ...