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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Would a JS framework that automatically performs ajax requests in background be useful?

For the type of applications I usually develop (AngularJS single page applications that communicate with the server side based on the REST API) there are some requests done at the start for loading ...
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Transfer flattened entities instead of DTOs?

I wonder, if the below idea makes sense for our web application. We show various lists of entities, which typically refer to other entities and so on. In the table view, there are columns showing some ...
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How do I calculate server requirement for a web application

I am developing a backend where in I will be exposing APIs for my mobile application. Users can register,add products,share the links of products through email/sms/anywhere and others can click on it ...
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Clustering WebSocket application [on hold]

I inherited an application with mobile clients which communicates with server via WebSocket only (with our own protocol). Now I need to make my server clustered. As I understand client can ask ...
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Possible performance issues implementing multi-tenant database?

I would like to design and develop school application using PHP and MYSQL as backend. The frontend - a combination of HTML, JS and CSS - has a registration form for every school. Every school has its ...
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Can I use GNU GPL pictures in my commercial web application? [on hold]

I have a website where people can register and pay a yearly fee for the membership (this includes that they have an own profile on the website and that they can advertise themselves). The members ...
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Testing performance of a single page application

I am in a need to prove the performance of a single page application. I would compare it with an application that uses server side to fill the HTML content. How would one do that? Obviously the Ajax ...
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Does it make sense to internationalize logs?

I'm working on converting the logging API used by a web application from log4j to slf4j, and noticed that the interface used to abstract over the log4j implementation supports internationalization; I ...
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Handling and reporting errors consistently

Errors can come from many different sources - third-party services, libraries, environment, etc. When an error prevents a user from performing their desired action, these diverse errors should be ...
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Alternatives on how to deal with data fetched from external API

We are planning to build a web application which will consume data from an internal REST API that centralizes all of our "core" business data. For matter of demonstration, let's say this API exposes ...
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Finding performance (network perspective) differences between mobile websites and their corresponding applications?

I'm researching performance differences when using an application, compared to its mobile website counterpart. To my help I looked into what other people define as performance(since it's a broad term) ...
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Is it better to have one web app or multiple web apps

I am going to develop a server application to provide the functionality of a book keeping software in tomcat server. I can think of two ways to achieve this. Creating a single web application - ...
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Web server facilitating a TCP handshake between two native apps behind typical home firewalls

I currently have two parties set up: typical HTTP web server native app distributed to consumers (presumably behind typical home router/firewall configuration) The app is designed to work on ...
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Azure BLOB grained access

I have a standalone WPF desktop application which gathers data from Digital-to-Analog converter boards, computes, analyzes this data and then it creates binary files (proprietary format) with the ...
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What design patterns exist for large dataset manipulation within MVC for a rich client data grid?

I want to feed an HTML5 data grid with large data sets that the client will want to manipulate in different ways, e.g. aggregation, grouping, pivoting. The data comes from different web services and ...
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Web application / Domain model integration using JSON capable DTOs

I'm a bit confused about architectural choices for the web-applications/java/python world. For c/c++ world the available (open source) choices to implement web applications is pretty limited to zero, ...
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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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How to detect whether user is actively in the web app?

I'd like to know whether it's possible (and how) to detect whether a user is actively in a web app (aka in the browser tab) and not on another website. If also like to relay the information to a web ...
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Writing Web “server less” applications [duplicate]

TL;DR What are the prospects of writing applications which are completely based on a REST database server (CouchDB) and web applications which directly access the DB instead of having a web server in ...
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Where should I do localization (server-side or client-side)?

I am currently developing a new web application based on a rich JavaScript client which communicates with multiple REST web services on my server. That application is intended to be used in at least ...
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Browser Web Application UI/End User Testing

I am building a web application in php. I am following TDD (write tests before production code) for my unit tests and using BDD to drive discovery of my applications features and to provide ...
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Incorporating external web services in Java/Spring web app

With traditional Java/Spring web apps, I've historically used an JEE architecture where there's a domain tier and a web tier. The web tier mostly contains web controllers. The domain tier includes ...
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What is meant by “Call Stack” in the context of an OWASP review?

I am studying the OWASP Level 2 review measures and methodology. I am applying this to a software I am designing and developing now, so the goal is to write the software the proper way so that it will ...
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Why do some web apps append (random?) strings to cookie names?

I've noticed that, for example, WordPress appends what seems to be some kind of hash or random string to its wordpress_logged_in cookie, making a cookie name of, for example, ...
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Why are the smart folks who write and adopt react.js okay with the way markup is tightly-coupled/buried inside Javascript?

Quite a while ago there was a concerted trend in the industry to move towards adopting templating to separate markup from logic, or something like that. The result was much more pleasing to the eye ...
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What is the proper infrastructure and release cycle for developing and testing an application? [closed]

I am developing a web application for my coworkers, and from a little management app it is becoming a more and intense large project that is involving more people as I go. I am pretty sure my boss ...
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Which is the best way to manage multI-account multi-user web application ?

I Am junior web developer, currently I developing school application with PHP and MYSQL, after finishing the app I would like to distribute more schools by allowing them to register in the app and use ...
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Reasons not to have flexible role management system

Our .NET web application has the ability to add roles dynamically and assign functionalities (we define them in an application enum) to that role. So those functionalities are defined by us (our ...
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What are all things that do/can happen when a user enters in a web page's URL? [closed]

I am trying to break into web development. I have taken a basic intro to OS, intro to Networking as part of my bachelors degree several years ago. I cannot say that we went into things deeply, beyond ...
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The future of application cache in HTML 5 [closed]

I had previously deployed application storage in HTML5 to great success in the deployment stage of a few client projects. I used the app cache feature mostly as a way to allow my clients to remotely ...
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Splitting the application into two different hosting providers

Due to cost I am currently thinking of using AWS for scalable hosting of the node.js backend of the application that would be nice to have monitoring,load balancing and all the goodies of the AWS ...
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Options for client-side encryption of local web databases

My scenario is as follows: Web application, run from the browser, designed for mobile devices. Uses WebSQL storage which may contain sensitive data. Uses Application Cache to enable offline use ...
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Testing minor browser version compatibility

I develop a web application and we test it on several browsers, including Firefox and Internet Explorer. During our development we tested the application on Firefox 3.5.2 and our testing team tested ...
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How to avoid context switching while developing full stack web apps?

To give some context, I've been a Ruby & Rails developer for the past few years, and just recently started doing quite a lot of JavaScript to add more responsiveness to the apps. When programming ...
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Relationship between REST APIs and Databases [duplicate]

I've been studying databases and rest APIs lately and I have a question about the relationship between the two. Imagine I have a database with three tables, STUDENTS, ENROLLED, and CLASSES. STUDENTS ...
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How to use SOLID principles in this example

I have reading about SOLID principles last week and decided to try to solve real world problem by using them. So I got the problem of real world ecommerce site managing totals. Problem Statement: ...
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Should we reuse web app logs for user behaviour analytics?

Our web app generates a large amount of logs. These logs include both events regarding background operations in the app (data arrives from the server, ajax failures, inter-component communication, ...
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Building a real-time web-app with Ajax .post()

Usually, real-time web-apps are built with websockets, right? Well, let me be radical here - what if I used Ajax? Okay, okay, I know it has its limitations. You can't build Agar.io, sending data ...
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What is a correct way to exchange information between “frontend” and “backend”? [closed]

I am not so experienced in client-server applications and I could not find exactly answer to my question anywhere in google. I am developing part of application on server side and my collegue who ...
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Postgres roles for website users

I am setting up a PostgreSQL database with a very small number of tables for a simple website. I am looking at ways to make it as solid and auditable as possible. Is there any particular reason why ...
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B2B SaaS application architecture

For my angularJS application I'm using asp.net web api backend. For B2C I'm normally have one scalable backend application and each customer can have an account to use the services. There is one ...
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Developing an app using Django. Do I design front-end after app? Or develop Django to fit UI? [duplicate]

Edit: this differs from a similar question because I'm interested specifically in how Django works with the front-end. I.e. what is considered best practice when developing using the Django framework. ...
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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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A way to update a list an Android application displays

I just started working on an Android app that should display posts from my site and then a three-column list of some products. The three columns on the list contain the product names, a short ...
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Client Side Filtering or Server Side Filtering

So I am building a web-app. The app will be hosted on heroku and I using a MEAN Stack for development. The main purpose of the app is to allow users to search through data and be able to find a ...
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Create Offline Demo Environment Database Substitute [closed]

I would like to know if there is a best practice for creating demo environments that substitutes database interaction into other forms of resource i.e. creating .json files containing the data that ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of building a single page web application [closed]

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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Project size vs. Team size

I'm a freelance solo web developer/designer/iPhone app maker by night (IT technician by day) and I'm interested in developing a social network site to go public (like Facebook, fingers crossed for ...
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Interactive review of data in modal before inserting in db

I'm looking for a conceptual approach to a problem. I'm building a web app that imports data from a source I don't control. The data quality is pretty high, but occasionally, the data does not make ...
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What is the different between web site and web application? [closed]

I have a friend who works in financing. His company wants a website for the company. He is really confused about a web site and a web app, and I don't really understand them enough to explain. Can you ...