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User interaction on a website without requiring registration nor captcha

Are there succesful ways (i.e. non spammed by 1000 bots per second!) to propose some user interaction on a website such as : Voting up / Voting down / Liking posts Posting comments but without ...
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How to architect a media project? [on hold]

I want to architect a project which is based on media like, video audio and images. In order to successfully architect this, what are all the technology/tools, I should consider? What type of ...
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Sacrificing readability for shorter compiled code

I'm currently revisiting some code I wrote in sass when I was learning it and I came upon a particular issue. I was able to write the code in 2 ways, with the first being the more readable code and ...
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Where exactly are the inherent WordPress Functions defined inside or ouside the core of WordPress?

If we look at http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference; we see that there are core functions listed for WordPress.The first two sentences say: "The files of WordPress define many useful PHP ...
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UI Developer Javascript Programming Responsibilities [closed]

What are the Main responsibilities for a UI Developer when it comes into JavaScript Programming/Development? What area in JavaScript s(he) has to concentrate? Whether s(he) need to be extreme solid in ...
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Learning back-end development: Php vs NodeJS [closed]

Hi i've already programmed in few languages: java, c++, objective-c Now i'd love to learn some web development, mainly back-end. ( i've already learned the basics of html,css,javascript and jquery ) ...
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Log to file or to database table?

I'm developing a web application which uses MS SQL for various data: including users, user accounts, user licenses, license prices, invoices. I need to log users' real-time usage of the system, and ...
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If a webpage invokes a javascript function on a click from a browser, why can't I invoke it programatically? [closed]

So I'm a complete javascript and web development noob, and this question might be betray a fundamental lack of understanding somewhere. I'm on a webpage with a button that invokes a javascript ...
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Breadcrumbs Across Whole Site [closed]

I have a site that I use PHP include to do a header and footer, but I'm trying to implement breadcrumbs (and a few other features) along with this. The problem with breadcrumbs is letting the page ...
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Storing 5000 elements on client side in a web application [closed]

I just had a phone interview for ASP.Net developer, after initial introductory stuff the interviewer ask me first technical question: "How would you store 5000 elements on client side for each user ...
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Using Prolog to implement authorization rules

I'm working on a user management "pseudoframework" in PHP, and I'm trying to implement fine-grained rule-based authorization. I'm using a combination of SQL and condition-checking functions written ...
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Querying all data vs required data [duplicate]

If I have a MySQL database that has a table that contains user data, would it be better to load all of the data from the table when loading a page that requires a users data (only one users data is ...
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When do I reuse or create a new Builder

I've implemented a Builder Pattern in a project I'm working. I'm using this design pattern to created Fields and Components (div, tables, panel (boostrap)). So I have a Director Component class. It ...
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Should the async update-server be on the same physical server as the website?

I want to setup a comet/web-socket server for a forum sitting in front of a message queue i.e. rabbitmq, that will maintain client connections and update them about relevant events (i.e. new posts, ...
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When deploying code to a production server, how are non-source code assets such as images and PDFs managed?

Currently, I am trying to set up deployment procedures and GIT for a group of websites. Code and assets are between 15 and 20GB. The code and related text files are probably closer to 150MB. When ...
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Web components and performance

I am having trouble learning about the impact of web components and shadow DOM on the browser, specifically related to repaint. I remember reading at one point that the shadow DOM nodes have ...
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Multiple websites and applications using one user database

I've got several applications and websites that will be built around one main application. In a perfect situation users will be able to register once and be able to log into the different applications ...
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Provide web images with high resolution and let the browser scale it. A bad idea?

Back in the old days when I learned to create web pages, the rule of thumb was: Don't resize your images with HTML/CSS, provide the image in its "native" resolution. Otherwise, it will be upscaled or ...
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How to safely chain several API requests for a single user

I am writing a web application with Python and Flask. At a high-level, the web service takes an ID, downloads a file from a third-party API based on that ID, reads and analyzes the data inside the ...
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Good way to count unique anonymous visitors of articles

I'm building a website with articles, and I'd like to count unique-per-day visits for each article. The idea to use cookies suggests itself, but I simply can't set a cookie for each and every article ...
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CSS Preprocessing (SASS or LESS) vs CSS Postprocessing

So I stumbled across some frameworks for doing CSS post processing such as pleeease.io and I was wondering what are some main benefits or use cases for using CSS post processing? I feel you can ...
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How to design multiplayer online game with a battlefield?

I'm designing a simple game where all players use one battlefield via browser. I'm using websockets. So I'm wondering should I always send all data about battlefield to every user when smth is being ...
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Pluggable UI Components in Java Web Applications

I will try to explain my question with an example. Let us say that we are writing a hotel reservation system which is web based using Java. We will have different payment methods, say Paypal, Master ...
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Should I hide certain HTTP status codes?

So I have different seniors taking different positions on this. Some saying hide nothing, those codes are there for a reason. Others saying to hide most status codes, reducing the number to a much ...
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Learning About Different Architecture Set Ups [closed]

I'm sorry in advance if this isn't a good fit here, as it is a pretty open-ended question. In a nutshell: where / how / when does one learn about application architecture(s)? Normally for web ...
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Whose responsibility is it to create the interface and/or acceptance testing? Developer or QA?

I am a backend developer and always create tests for my applications. Recently I study and apply the interface tests (using selenium), but I doubted whether I who should create these tests, developer ...
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Website with a lot of sound [closed]

I am building a website with a large amount of sounds that should be played upon clicking elements. (It is a language learning website, and many words and phrases will be clickable, to hear ...
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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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Website testable design [duplicate]

I have developed two web services. The main service is a RESTful service (using DB), and another UI service that uses the RESTful service. Say I want to test the UI for now (integration tests), every ...
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More efficient management of assets(image, documents) in a large web project

I am beginning to refactor a large, very old, messy project. One of the biggest issues is the lack of a central location on the filesystem for simple things like images, icons, documents, csv, etc. ...
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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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What is “presentation logic” and how much is acceptable in views?

In my web application I have to provide a form for creating and editing. The forms for creating and for editing have minor differences, so I am thinking of doing something like this in my view: ...
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Would it be a wise decision to opt for just Javascript to create a single page application, instead of HTML and CSS?

I've mainly done application development, but have also worked on simple web projects (where the HTML and CSS were created by the web dev guys). Recently I tried creating a website for myself, and ...
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How does contenteditable work?

I recently came across an article where if you enter data:text/html,%20<html contenteditable> into the address bar of a browser that supports HTML5, you can type in the window. I managed to ...
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How should I “dig deeper” as a web developer? [closed]

I am currently a full-stack web developer working mainly in Ruby/Rails/Javascript. The languages I use on a daily basis (ruby, css, javascript, php) are great, but they are very dynamic, high level ...
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Anonymous access to api REST, protection

I have a public website that does not require authentication. It's a lighting calculator for indoor cultivation. Anyone can enter and complete the process and ultimately save your settings for future ...
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What is a good generalization of web development architecture? [duplicate]

I'm new to web development. From looking at popular open-source frameworks for both front-end and back-end, I have a general idea of what the modern full-stack web setup looks like: Database <-> ...
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Version controlling of a web project

We (2 developers) are developing a cakephp app that is running on a remote server. In NetBeans we both have project set up as "PHP application from remote server". The problem is that whenever one of ...
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Website compatibility with old operating systems [closed]

I'm a web developer. I most often come across this critical situation when the website layout fits with the design when run on Windows 7 or 8 and Mobile Operating Systems (Android, iOs, Windows 8). ...
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Viable method of sharing our PHP project [duplicate]

We are two developers that have no previous experience in sharing one PHP project. In particular, cakePHP. We both use NetBeans and we have set the project up as a "PHP application from a remote ...
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In MVC design, do I use a base class over an interface?

In web MVC most designs I've seen, (just choosing model layer as an example) the domain problem class, say students, always inherits the superclass "Model." The name is irrelevant, but why do they ...
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How achieve a page-change proof player?

I am interested in develloping a web music player similar to the soundcloud one However, I can't figure out one thing: How player like soundclou one (and some other one) can "resist" a page change, ...
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Consistent header HTML across multiple sites

We've got several sites. Some are HTML/Angular, some are built on a CMS, some are built on other code. What we'd like to do is have a consistent header experience for each site. I'm trying to figure ...
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Sending e-mail from a web application without being filtered out [closed]

For a web application I'm working on right now it's very important that automated e-mails arrive at the recipient. I've set up the mail server on the VPS that the application is going to run on. I've ...
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Breadcrumbs in a modern web application, make sense? [closed]

I'm currently beginning with the development of a new web application. The whole web application is going to be bookmarkable and all the pages accesible via GET requests and url parameters. Having ...
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How to layer if statements when order of logic is irrelevant?

Basically I have a series of logic in my website that can lead to 5 total outcomes. Basically two different if tests and then a catch all else statement. For example: if cond1: if mod1: ...
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GIT workflow for web development

Long ago the small team of web developer I work with started using git for web development. Back then we just committed to staging or master directly and then merged frequently between the two. It was ...
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Fullstack programmers and web design [closed]

I have been looking into full stack developments and I am confused as I am getting different answers from people. I know that full stack developers are responsible for front end and back end ...
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Product Configuration with conditional options

Suppose you need to create a website where you can choose a Widget, and then configure all of the various options to go with that widget. The options have many interactions. For example, if you ...
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Should the check correctness of a time constrained puzzle game application be done on the server side?

I am working on an application where a user has to complete a puzzle and check within a given time limit. This is an HTML5 based game, I can't keep the solution on the client side. but I also want ...