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 use Messagequeing in a distributed web application

I am curious for solutions to this problem: Assume we are going to build an online-store. To better scale parts of the architecture, it is broken into independend subsystems. The typical scenario ...
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secure offline PC storage accessible through javascript

I'm attempting to build a browser-based HTML5 application that has the ability to store data locally on a PC (not mobile device) when offline. This data is sensitive and must be secure. Of course the ...
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General thought process for “How would you build this website/app” interview questions

I've collected a bunch of interview questions like "Describe how you would design a photo album application", "Describe how you would design this particular feature of this particular website" (e.g. ...
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What tecnologies can I use to implement a specialized social network? [on hold]

I am a Java (Spring) and .NET developer and I know also (just a litle) PHP. I'm planning to start working on a personal project consisting of the development of something like a specialized social ...
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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 ...
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Application use on website

Is there a good way to run a C# application on clientside in lieu of JavaScript? I have done some front end work with JavaScript and backend C# for web developing at an old job, but I am interested in ...
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Desktop to Web - How to deal with user-interactive workflows

I start a new project this summer, consisting in developing a web version of a proprietary desktop ERP. The main goal of my company is to be able to propose a web version of its ERP, with all ...
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Framework for creating a web-app UI [on hold]

I'm looking for a Front end framework which would make my job easier to do the following things: Creating a web-app like UI. Roughly like this: 1 - Dropdown 2 - Date range selector 3 - Dropdowns ...
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What's the easiest way to comply with open source licenses? [on hold]

I'm really confused by all the open source licensing details like "I wrote a web application, which should run on a computer not owned by me. My software uses the library/language xxx. Is this ...
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Is it possible to manipulate information on a website hosted on local network? [closed]

My college has a website hosted offline and accessed only through LAN. It can only be viewed within college computers and each student has given an account with username and password. The URL of the ...
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Standalone C++ Application With Integrated CGI [on hold]

I'm not sure if I'm over thinking this, but I seem to have a unique problem based on my Google results. I have an embedded Linux device that has a standalone C++ application. I am wondering if there ...
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Writing a desktop webapp… what technologies [closed]

I wish to write a fairly simple desktop application, which will be cross platform. The application could easily be written in HTML/JavaScript (much easier than in C/Java) but I would like it to be a ...
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What are the options for simple Ajax calls for a Java webapp?

I've got a very simple need and I don't know what are the options available. If I simplify, users see webpage like this server by a Java webapp server: [-] red [x] green [-] blue [-] yellow ...
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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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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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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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Google App Engine overview

I have gone through many Google App Engine tutorials, and I became quite familiar with how to do basic stuff like implementing a webapp2.RequestHandler, and using ndb.Models to manage your data. Now, ...
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How do I decide what testing framework to use?

The situation is this. I'm a junior developer for a small government IT project. We don't have anything of continuous integration or a automated testing framework. But the idea is to be developing ...
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Is it bad practice to allow user defined fields?

Generally speaking, is it considered bad practice to allow for user created fields in a database for a webapp? For example, I am making a home inventory webapp for my wife, and she is going to want ...
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HTML - Alternative for ID when ID is only unique within a certain scope?

So I feel like this should be a common question but I can't find the answer. Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology. Assumptions: IDs are supposed to be unique across the document. Class attributes ...
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Code for ghost text highlighter? [closed]

Can anybody provide me with a code that runs similar to the ghost typing program, but instead highlights already displayed text? I am unable to find a program for it. Does it already exist. If yes ...
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Applying RESTful design to an entire website?

This all may come across very newbish, but I'm trying to wrap my head around designing a website that is thoroughly RESTful. I understand applying RESTful design to things like Users, Photos, Blog ...
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Is it possible to get code to automate a 3D Cad file from a standard 2D photo that is uploaded? [closed]

We are in the process of developing an idea that requires a photograph that would be uploaded and automatically be vectored and mapped into a detailed 3D CAD image of the head/face only. Can code be ...
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Web-app filtering information client-side vs server-side?

I have a web-app that provides data (that is updated on an interval) for intranet users, who are able to filter information by location. I was having a discussion with a co-worker about whether that ...
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Custom validator error messages with Struts 2 xml validation [migrated]

I am running into a wall on how to create custom error messages in struts 2. I iterate through a list of email addresses and validate using a custom validator. That validator will return true if any ...
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Are there open source alternatives to Bitbucket, Github, Kiln, and similar DVCS browsing and management tools? [closed]

I am aware of several tools/services that provide DVCS browsing and management such as Bitbucket, Github, Kiln, SCM-Manager and Rhodecode. However, the use case I am considering is one such that: ...
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Should we always create web application scalable? [closed]

Fact that now a days everyone is moving to cloud due to ease in scalability, configuration and maintenance. But my question is should we develop all web application scalable event if it is not ...
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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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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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How can I cancel all running mysql queries in a web application?

I am running a web application which has to scan (mysql query on a particular column) a huge MySQL table, which has over 100,000 records. The problem I find that when a user requests another page ...
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Upload Data Using Pipeline Web Service [on hold]

I need to develop applications to accomplish the following: Client (Android/Blackberry/iPhone/Windows phone) will automate (no users' interaction) the process of submitting data to server Server ...
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Large csv's to html report

I am working on a web front end + front end services. I receive good sized csv files (10k lines). My service processes them and condenses them into one larger csv file (up to 300k lines). This ...
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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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Should we live by using Suhosin with PHP?

A lot of my security experienced friends have told me that I need to code my web applications for working under the Suhosin PHP patch, Suhosin being "an advanced protection system for PHP ...
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JSP Include: one large bean or bean for each include

I want to refactor a webapp that consists of very distorted JSPs and servlets. Because we can't switch to a web framework easily we have to keep JSPs and Servlets, and now we are in doubt how to ...
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AngularJS: structuring a web application with multiple ng-apps

The blogosphere has a number of articles on the topic of AngularJS app structuring guidelines such as these (and others): http://www.johnpapa.net/angular-app-structuring-guidelines/ ...
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Advice on designing web application with a 40+ year lifetime

Scenario Currently, I am apart of a health care project whose main requirement is to capture data with unknown attributes using user generated forms by health care providers. The second requirement ...
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Cloud Newbie … what should I know while creating my App [closed]

I never developed for the Cloud, and to tell you the truth I am not fully 100% sure of what Cloud is when coming down to servers and services. I am starting to develop an App where I will need to be ...
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Why do people use markdown wysiwyg editors in web applications?

I understand the advantages of using markdown in local text files, and then taking those files and generating HTML. This is great for documentation, readme's in git repositories and posts for static ...
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Why is the “app” folder now a (more) common pattern in web projects?

It might be related to the Yeoman project, or they might have adopted this from somewhere else, but it seems to be the default for all of their generators. Aside from Yeoman generators I've also ...
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How should I approach developing a Java based client-server application?

I have been asked to develop a client-server application (requires database) for a company. I am very handy with java so would like to go with it. Its up to me how I develop the application. It may ...
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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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How does session middleware generally verify browser sessions?

I've been using session middleware to build web apps for years: from PHP's built-in session handling layer to node's connect session middleware. However, I've never tried (or needed) to roll my own ...
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How to implement proper identification and session managent on json post requests?

I have some minor messaging connection to server from website via json requests. I have single endpoint which distributes requests according to identification data. I am using asynchronous server and ...
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REST API at backend and MVC Javascript framework at client side

I am building an online social network. I have finished writing RESTful API service using Django. This will return only JSON response (No HTML will be generated from server side) so that this JSON ...
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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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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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Image Processing in browser is too slow on Android compared to that with desktop browser [closed]

Situation I've written a simple black and white image filter application with JavaScript using html5 canvas. Here is an example of the app . (I don't know why it does not work in jsfiddle, so I gave ...
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Should you use PHP to render the html page or use javascript frameworks? Server-side page rendering or client-side page rendering? [closed]

This may be a inappropriate question, but I'm really need help demystifying this. Suppose we want to create web application like reddit or Gmail. The way I understood it from my research is that ...
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I need a true random number generator web service [closed]

I need a way to get non-deterministic random numbers on demand for my application. However i do not wish/have the capabilities to build the hardware myself, thus I'm looking for a web service which ...