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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Short code command to send a bill in .pdf or even .txt file format [on hold]

I'm building a website similar to opentable.com but on a much smaller scale for a much smaller market. So I don't have the budget to make a complete solution like opentable has, that is, I don't have ...
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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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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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URL links in Javascript frameworks

I am trying to sell to my client a javascript framework to replace a server generated website, but am having a hard time selling it because of URLs. My client would like to be able to have copiable ...
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Should session variables be avoided?

I used to heavily rely on session variables in the past, but have recently found many of them to be unnecessary, using things like query string parameters instead. A colleague of mine refuses to use ...
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How to automate tasks performed on a web page [on hold]

I apologize if this has been asked before, I don't know what this would be called and as such I don't know how to phrase the question. I work for a large company, and as such it has many people ...
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Anyone use devise-iOS [closed]

I have started making an application. Basically going in just experimenting. I started out making a rails application where I used devise to sign up/in. I used Mongoid to store my database ...
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Difference between Web API and Web Service?

I have heard about Web Services and Web API's a lot, is there any difference between them or are the same?
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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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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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What technical details should a programmer of a web application consider before making the site public?

What things should a programmer implementing the technical details of a web application consider before making the site public? If Jeff Atwood can forget about HttpOnly cookies, sitemaps, and ...
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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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Mobile Web App - combines with exist web app or separate them

The company I work for already has a fully functional web app that is written in java using JSF framework. I'm now in the process of creating a mobile version of this web app and having some general ...
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Ways for a young programmer to not feel intimidated at my first REAL programming job? [duplicate]

I'd like to state first that I'm a 19 year old programmer living in Portugal, and have recently started my first REAL programming job. I say "REAL" because at my previous jobs, I was normally the ...
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More comfortable working on the backend, often referred for role on the front end [closed]

I have applied and have been approached for different roles in web development recently. The one thing that keeps coming up is that I am more suited to front end development than back end development. ...
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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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“Opportunity” to take over maintenance of a small internal website. What should I do?

I have been offered an "opportunity" to take over maintenance of a small internal website run by my group that provides information about schedules and photos of events the groups done. My manager ...
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Please guide this self-taught Web Developer [duplicate]

One of the major regrets in life is that I didn't do something with my introversion. I didn't manage to get past the first year of college because of that. I have chosen the path where there are no ...
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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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Where is a good place I can discuss the details about web development? [migrated]

I'm getting back into web development and a lot has changed. I was redirected here. Is this the place I can ask about web development processes, tools, problems and solutions? Thanks
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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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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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How to automate common tasks in development and production between my computer and our servers? [closed]

I'm working as a web developer. Our server is in MVC ASP.NET (C#) and SQL Server. We also work with wordpress for content, and SVN for integration of code between front end developers and back-end ...
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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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Linking stylesheets and scripts when using server side includes

I am working on a site where I want to have a header and footer on each page, so I thought about using server side includes for this. I have not used them before so I am a little bit unsure about best ...
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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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Looking for a way to interpolate a base URL that won't conflict with Underscore template code

At my workplace, we have dev and production environments, and a separate server that serves static files for each environment. In my code, I make references to the URL of this static file server. ...
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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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Web interface with FastCGI or with direct HTTP?

Let's assume I want (for fun at start) to play with some new DSL (domain specific language) idea. And I really want its user[s] (probably only me at first) to interact thru a web interface. I'll ...
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What are the differences between server-side and client-side programming?

I've seen questions (mainly on Stack Overflow), which lack this basic knowledge. The point of this question is to provide good information for those seeking it, and those referencing to it. ...
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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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Do I need to know servlets and JSP to learn spring or hibernate or any other java web frameworks? [closed]

I've been asking a lot of people where to start learning java web development, I already know core java (Threading,Generics,Collections, a little experience with (JDBC)) but I do not know JSPs and ...
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Observer pattern over HTTP and TCP/IP (Server-Client)

I have a server and many clients (around 50 clients) who connect to that server based on a web application, which is of course based on HTTP protocol, which in turn uses TCP/IP (correct me if I'm ...
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project with 2 types of interfaces performing different jobs, should they use the same BLL and DAL?

I am working on a project that has two interface (web and desktop), they are not performing the same tasks but they use the same BLL and DAL, the web part using 100% of the BLL and DAL, while the ...
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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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Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers? [closed]

My web server uses PHP as do 76.9% of web servers according to W3Techs: http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/programming_language/all The reason I use PHP is an inertia born out of seeing ...
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No programmer will build my semi-adult website. Why? [closed]

I've been looking for get this website done for a long time. I thought with a well organized write-up of what I wanted, as well as having clear examples done in photoshop of faux pages to give an ...
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Javascript Password Security [closed]

I am having difficulty with the answer provided here, but I couldn't understand how to implement it. My code is pretty much identical: <script language="javascript"> function check(form) { ...
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Is it possible to know what programming language a web-site uses?

For example, stackexchange.com, without asking the site owner or Google their information about developing the website, is this possible to know what language is used in the back end? Seems, the ...
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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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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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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 ...