Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an intranet.

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Web Application Development: VMWare Tools not reliable

Probably the best environment for web applications development I have found is by using a virtual machine(Linux Ubuntu) within my host OS(Windows). This way, I can take benefit of Windows based ...
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Creating application in .NET

In our company we have developed an application(C# ASP.NET) using Microsoft Visual studio professional edition, my doubt is in order to run this application on live(in workgroup) do we have to ...
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Annotating pdf files in chrome browser

I am trying to develop a chrome extension that can help users annotate pages and pdf files opened in the chrome browser. I have successfully enabled it for web pages using annotator.js but still not ...
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Reuse already fetched data for request

I have action that fetches user model from db to check access. Then I have method that in some cases requires same model. function checkAccess(req, res, next) { var data = ...
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How to create buyback option on eCommerce site [on hold]

I apologize if this if off-topic or been asked before, but i can't find any information: I have been google-ing for hours and can't find any information. I would like to add the ability to my ...
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Serving file(S) trought 301 redirect vs passtrought daemon

I have been set limitations on the system and now i am trying to figure out the best pratice with the limitations. So theres 2 servers (or clusters), where: Server A hosts files. Server B being our ...
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How do I customize Bootstrap? [on hold]

I am a desktop programmer but currently I am trying to develop a website. I know HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP but writing the complete code from scratch isn't encouraged and well, I end up with weird ...
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Which payment service can be used for digital wallet integration in online stores? [closed]

I want to incorporate a digital wallet on my online store, where users can add funds to their account and use it to purchase products. For example, a user may add $10 USD to their account, which they ...
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When designing a replacement application, how can I compare its performance to the original, if there are no existing statistics?

I don't believe there are any performance statistics kept for the application I'm being asked to replace, and don't want to ask the individuals doing the work to manually record things like how long ...
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iOS dev with zero web experience. Need to automate some things in the cloud. Not sure what services I should use or how I should go about this [closed]

I’m going to try and keep this as quick and to the point as possible. I’m an iOS developer that basically has zero programming/web experience outside of iOS. I am building an app right now that can no ...
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Is it better to make database calls or external API calls first in the context of a single Web request?

Say you have a Web app that uses data from both a database and an external API, and for certain pieces of functionality, you need to call in to both in order to read/write the necessary data. Is it ...
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Programming for NodeJS on Android - what toolset and equipments to use? [closed]

I use a laptop to develop for NodeJS/browser environment (JavaScript apps and tooling, like gulp, for example), but I guess it's not too pratical or confortable to use it on the bus or the subway, so ...
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Should I omit database and server communication (after initial response)?

I have a project that I'm working on where a user uploads a big file which gets parsed by the backend, and then returns the data back in a friendlier format. Now I'm wondering whether I actually need ...
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filtering data from db

I've taken over a web application that someone else built. It's a pretty simple application that queries ALL records from a db and displays them in a list. They've also provided a way to 'filter' the ...
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Is Perl used for web development? [closed]

I am a web developer. I have been using php for many years and I also know lots of other programming languages so I wanted to try making websites using them. I know Perl and want to make a website ...
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Explanation of how server-side programming languages are accessed

It is my understanding that any general-purpose programming language can be used for server-side development of a website. Am I right in thinking that a server just needs some kind of interface such ...
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How to use own REST API in web front end?

I have implemented a JSON-based REST API for a simple blog. The API allows for the creation, viewing, deletion and modification of user info, blogs, blog posts, comments, 'likes', etc. Some of these ...
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Web developer sending port in web service from server to client

I'm working on a project where I have two websites (client and a server). I've opened web service and I'm trying to "send" a picture from my server to the client [WebMethod] public string ...
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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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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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How to design a server that does not interrupt downloads?

I'm building a Node server that serves large files for download and streaming. It will be necessary to modify these files on occasion, sometimes in bulk with a script. I want to be able to update them ...
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Is it safe to link apps to w3.org?

I noted my dev team is using some xhtml links that pull something from w3.org within an application as it runs. Is this practice standard and/or secure/safe? They are referencing the following URLs: ...
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Should HTTP Request/Response objects be immutable?

I think it's safe to say that most web applications are based on the request/response paradigm. PHP has never had a formal abstraction of these objects. One group is trying to change this: ...
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User sessions in a web server; speed or persistence?

I'm looking to implement sessions for a web server that I'm developing in my free time. Currently, it had cookie support, so users could implement their own session management, but this is something ...
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Is it the standard accepted practice to install software using VBScript? [closed]

Consider the following requirements Windows software which communicates with a web application using basic authentication The software is an MSI package The software requires a token to be placed in ...
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Bootstrap vertically center multiple items in one row and column [migrated]

So I have an h1 and h2 in the right 6 columns of bootstrap on one row. I need to get the h1 and h2 to be vertically centered in that row as they have an image next to them. I have tried multiple ...
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How do sites like SquareSpace and Wix support multiple design templates? [closed]

How do these guys do it? I've worked on a couple multi-tenant sites and I have a hard time wrapping my head around how you would go about having each page of your site support many designs. Sure you ...
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Git for web development on server, with “dev” and “productive” folders [duplicate]

This question has been asked before, but none of the answers could help me in my case. I am developing a web application in PHP and JS. The workflow as it is today is the following: There are two ...
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How Do I Securely Edit a Database Entry Based On ID in an Admin System?

This is more of a conceptual question because the way that I am doing it would be secure enough for my purposes (educational). I created a simple admin panel that displays a stock picks database as ...
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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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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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Web application security: Need a 2 phase check?

(Is this the best forum for this type of question?) I'm writing a web application which allows approved users to login, and perform various tasks, depending on the security role(s) they have been ...
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Does streaming video pass through the website's server when embedded with javascript from another site?

Not sure how else to phrase this question, so my apologies if it's been asked before. We use Brightcove for streaming video. They offer an option to embed one of their players on your webpage using ...
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Do you still need created_by and updated_by attributes with dedicated auditing?

For as long as I have been writing database-backed websites, I have included created_by, created_at, updated_by, and updated_at in every single table. As you can guess, whenever a record gets created ...
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Hosting a shared livestream

The company that I'm currently employed at has turned to me to build them a web app that lets them share their YouTube project demos using a livestream service, so that they can all be watching the ...
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Chat-service database design

I have an android/desktop application that I'm now releasing on the web, and as there are some social aspects I thought of adding a chat-service so users can IM as well. For this chat service, I want ...
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Should back-end (services) and front-end be different projects? [closed]

As the title asks, is it a good idea to have separated projects (and repositories) for the back-end and the front-end of the application or website? It seems like a good idea, but then again I don't ...
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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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Global gitignore v project [closed]

We have several web projects within our organisation - using different frameworks and with many different developers. Each developer might use a different ide and use different operating system etc ...
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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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RESTful basic http atuhentication credentials

I am currently working on web application which has front-end, and back-end. Back-end has RESTful architecture, or something that looks like RESTful to me (this is my first attempt to make something ...
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With only backend development experience, how do I go into frontend development (js, html, css)? [closed]

Currently I am interning at a company as a "full stack" developer (Application developer on the job title) and I realize that I am having difficulties coping with frontend tasks. This is especially ...
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How to API design architecture for long delay process

Im trying to start an API design using Django Rest Framework, and the problem Im trying to solve is the following: Request endpoint is like this: POST http://server:8080/api/v1/device attribute: ...
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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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Does react.js make sense for a static content-driven site?

I'm pretty sold on the react.js model because it makes DOM manipulation so smooth and comprehensible. But I'm wondering how it could be leveraged for a site that's largely static with big blocks of ...
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Separating Django models for SOA

First of all, the goal of this exercise is to create a SOA with Django. I am trying to understand what the implications would be if I decided to separate and insulate models into apps, provide a REST ...
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Web API alternatives to save a file to server's file system

We have a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition and an ASP.NET Web API 2.2 web service. The web API is the public interface for the database. We need to end a production order doing: Changing a value ...
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Best practice for uploading large file, previewing, and editing before saving to database?

I am allowing users to upload a relatively large .csv file (about 1MB) - it will contain thousands of records that each represent one of my business objects. I want the users to upload the file and ...
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Understanding RESTful web services

I've been trying to understand how RESTful web services work and I've come up with a series of doubts and questions for which I have been unable to find an answer. First of all and to make sure I am ...