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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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Learning web backend, preferably Node where do I go next? [on hold]

So I've gone through HTML5/CSS3, I've also gone through the basics of JS. I've been wanting to get experience in the backend side of things (my coding is rusty, I've been doing QA for 7 years but I ...
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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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How to put a web page interface on top of another [on hold]

I just started a new job, they have asset suite 8 by ABB to drive everything they do. The parent company uses it too. The software is a complete monstrosity, the worst giant piece of code I've ever ...
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Are website templates for beginners?

I am a beginner in Web developement, so I have one of those newbie questions. I see many websites offering ready-to-use website templates like Wix, wordpress, bootstrap etc.. I am wondering whether ...
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Can I install Apache HTTP server and Apache Tomcat server on the same host?

I want to practice web programming on my Ubuntu virtual machine. I want to learn both server side web development using Java/J2EE and client side coding (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) . I heard that we need ...
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Best practices for developing a small website [closed]

I'm working on a small website with a handful of other coders. Most of us don't have professional experience in software development. The website is to be run from a local server, and it has a ...
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How to deal with it that not all HTTP response headers reach the browser?

Some companies use firewalls that filter unknown HTTP response headers. I've personally witnessed that a page used the default font instead of the chosen external Google font because the firewall was ...
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How to speed up frontend development process [closed]

I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but this place seemed appropriate. I've noticed during the time I've been doing web development that I waste more time configuring and setting up my ...
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Authenticate user without password [closed]

I would like to work on a project where I can authenticate or validate a user without the typical user/password combination to authenticate a user in my system. In other words, I would have a API and ...
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What kind of development am I doing?

I am doing a webapp for the internals in my company, it has been 8 months and now I want to become more professional about it, and to know precisely what I am doing. My workflow is to make little ...
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Should I check for software on a users machine via a web browser?

There has been a discussion recently (with my colleagues) on whether or not checks should be performed on client machines to check for specific software, within a web based platform, mainly because we ...
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logging for an web application deployed on multiple nodes

My production setup involves four servers running behind load balancer. I have same set of web applications deployed on all four servers. The log files generated on one server are completely isolated ...
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Sensible approach to rewriting frontend of website

We are looking to do a full rewrite of our backend E-commerce platform and as a consequence of this the front end will also need to be rewritten. The front end is a monster of javascript that is to ...
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“web-enabling” an existing C++ app

I've got a Windows application coded in C++. I want to provide a web-based interface to them, with a view to porting them to embedded Linux systems. The web pages are a series of dynamic 'status ...
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Should I use <table> or <div>? [closed]

I am making a time-sheet portion of a website and I was wondering if using to create the time-sheet portion is an appropriate usage of table or would div be a better use?
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One vagrant file (/var/www/VagrantFile) for multiple apps

I manage multiple apps in my dev: /var/www/ qa jt auth We have a QA vagrant which runs QA app in its own vagrant. My understanding was that each app would run its own VM but this would ...
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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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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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How to create data driven views in AngularJS?

I am building a support web front-end for our team from where we can perform various support functions for a number of different sites at which our products run. This typically involves running some ...
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Web Application using only REST API

In an experimental personal project I (along with a "team" of friends) did some time ago, we used a REST API to provide all data. The frontend (a JS-only webapp) then just called this API using AJAX. ...
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Am I using Zend Form library correctly? (I am effectively duplicating work in Controller and in View)

Brief Summary This question is asking for guidance on how to deal with Zend Form library that allows me to specify how to construct each form element (Controller side) and how to render each element ...
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Best way to manage Git branches in different environments

I had a basic question regarding using a git repository in different environments. I'm more of a Sys admin than a web developer, so the teams I've worked on before just worked right in the master, ...
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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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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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Designing a web based smart card publisher

I'm working on an application that's supposed to have a web based GUI where you can insert some data. That data will be saved in persistent storage and a hex number generated and stored alongside. ...
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Organizing effectively the project

One of our assignments is to write a website which should use a database. I would like to have some help organizing it. Here are characteristics of our work. The assignment is for a group of 5 ...
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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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Do and Undo action in the same / different page - Is there a difference?

If I'm bulding an application like a social network and I implement a like / favorite button with AJAX, is it preferable to use one URL to like / dislike or 2 differents URL? If I use one, for ...
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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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Consuming REST services: client or server

I am working on a new project in which we are currently deciding which technologies and frameworks we will be using. The application will eventually be cross platform. Therefore, for the server side, ...
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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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Building a generalized notification system: passive vs. active

Recently, I've tried my hand at building a notification system, but I quickly found that notifications are tricky things, especially in the context of building a general model. The diversity of what ...
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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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Confusion over Node as a “script” vs Node as a “server”

As I was beginning to tool around a bit with node, I was told that I needed to undergo a little bit of a paradigm shift since I was coming from a PHP background. I would ask questions like, "I have my ...
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Personal pages domains architecture

We're looking to add personal pages generator for our users, which is simple enough while all of them are on our domain. We also want to enable them to purchase their own domains through us, and serve ...
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How to analyze a code of a web application which is running? [closed]

Joshua Bloch said in an interview that the best way to know and understand code written by others is to read it, mentally or through a debugger. Well, my question is this: is it possible, through a ...
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Should I use a single repo when multiple parts of the same project are running on the same server? [duplicate]

I'm planning a project that consists of the following parts: REST API in Lumen Web client in Laravel Product website in Jekyll These separate products are going to be running on the same server. ...
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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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Best approach to develop php mysql project with multiple developers

We are 4 developers working on a PHP-mySQL web project. Currently we work together as described below: All project files except DB is hosted at GitHub All project files except DB is hosted at GitHub ...
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How can one demonstrate client site website content after the sites have been updated?

I currently work for a web design and development company and for the past couple of months I have developed over 10 websites and about 2/3s are live on the web. now most of these websites were for ...
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Am i looking at HTML / Django the wrong way? [closed]

So I'm comfortable programming in Python, I love the minimalist nature of the language. However, I haven't been exposed to any Django yet. I do know html, css etc for web design but when making ...
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Is there a limit to how often I should access a website programically to avoid DDOS? [closed]

I have my own website that displays some data I get from webscraping. I run the webscraping script on my website host server. I just realized that maybe I'm accessing other websites too quickly ...
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Can I use Qt open-source for my web-scraping website? [closed]

I apologize if I should be understanding this more readily but I'm a little new to this and dont understand the LGPL license. Here is the FAQ for it: http://www.qt.io/qt-licensing-terms/ I am making ...
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Who does what in a Single Page Application? [closed]

My development background is in ASP .NET webforms. I've been reading various SPA tutorials but they always get into the weeds about specific javascript libraries. I'm just trying to understand what ...
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Where should user input be validated? [duplicate]

I am working on a webbased user interface using AngularJS. As a database I am using MongoDB which can be accessed through an Python-eve-API. The API is able to validate the passed data as stated in ...
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Web Services vs Server Side Methods

With all the front end development frameworks now available. I'd like to know if the generally accepted protocol is for a back end service to simply provide web services for the front end to consume? ...
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Is client-side validation really all that important, always? [duplicate]

Through the years I've worked in web development it's been ingrained in me that client-side validation is absolutely and completely necessary in all web applications. Seems to me like all the people ...
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Alternative to coding directly on server? [duplicate]

We have a large website made in PHP running in Apache on Linux. There are programmers as well as non-technical users modifying the website every day and we do it directly on the test server. Is there ...
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Would it be possible to transfer an HTML file using a protocol different from HTTP?

I am reading about internet and stuff and just learned that web pages are really just HTML files. Also, I have learned that HTTP is just a transfer protocol. So my question is, would it be possible ...