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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, etc....
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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 ...
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What is NOT MVC? (in a web app)

It is easy to find many descriptions of what MVC is - for instance here, here or in this video. I'm curious, what is NOT MVC? or more precisely - In a MVC-using app, what is everything else apart ...
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Design for responsive app tracker

I'm working a SPA that tracks a number of applications which are scheduled to run on a given computer. I'm creating UI that looks similar to a daily planner. So at the top of the page I have two ...
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Best way to develop new features as well as fix any bugs for a web system on Windows [closed]

I'm a one-man band and I have a contract with a client to develop and maintain a web-based system that is relied upon. This is the first project of this size and type that I have done for anyone else ...
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What is preferred in an MVC framework, having each string defined as a variable in the Controller or generating them in the Template?

In a clear separation of the MVC layers, having each variable in the view seems to be the right way, but in practice in can be more "natural" (at least for me) to put them in the template. for example,...
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What are the impact to the server when using ajax polling for live web pages?

I've been searching on the internet about using interval ajax polling for live web pages and I've been using it along with SignalR. Now I always read an article online about using ajax polling for ...
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Protection against XSS using a tiny virtual-machine in browser

I'm working on a web framework that makes surveys. It has an expression manager which lets admin users run code on the client as Javascript. There could be a potential XSS problem when there's more ...
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Writing Selenium Tests - Modifying Markup Under Test [closed]

We'd like to know what you view as best practices and what has worked for your projects My organization is in the beginning phases of creating a Selenium test suite, and have had some early ...
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Client blocks fonts in browser => font-awesome is not being displayed

I am working on a web platform for which we have different clients. In this platform we make a strong use of font-awesome. I have always thought this was a safe and elegant choice with which I had ...
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Service oriented web architecture speed

Imagine a simple service architecture setup: single server where I have one service acting as a REST API (PHP), another service for rendering frontend (nodejs), and maybe a database service. They all ...
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Any benefits of splitting web project stylesheets?

Regarding the fact that C in CSS stands for Cascade, so generally speaking rules described in one file can modify/subsitute rules in other files, can we claim that all project css files should be ...
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Version control of a website : dev/production front-end files

I'm trying to think of a better way to version control our website projects. Keep in mind I'm only a front-end dev so I don't have a profound knowledge of VCS. Workflows are changing, and past ...
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Storing persistent data that only has a single instance but can change

I'm creating a website CMS in Rails (for fun and learning) and I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to store the data for an "about" page. Due to the nature of this page, the data will only have one ...
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Adding new features to software while keeping the same database

My little team is just a few days from launching our web page. Its another user content type page so a lot of our data will be about user preferences and behavior. We decided to get it out of the door ...
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How to structure a SaaS application?

The Problem I need to develop a Software-as-a-Service application, that will be used from our clients. The application contains a lot of forms (Company Application) using a step-by-step forms. They ...
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How to stop someone from calling URL on server

I am very new to web development and am trying to create a website using client/server model. From what I understand, the front-end (client-side) calls URLs specified on the server to get information. ...
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When to load related database data in web request?

I'm trying to determine when a web application should query a database for related data that may or may not be used in the current request. As an example, consider a database that tracks assets for a ...
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User based licensing on web server

I'm developing a client-server software for an enterprise customer. I'm being asked to limit the number of user accounts to a number N. Each user logs in with it's own username/password combination, ...
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Can 32/64 bit version of Dart SDK have any effect on produced javascript code?

I just started collaborating remotely on a project. Project manager explicitly asked me to download Dart SDK 32bit version. Since I have 64bit machine I asked why to find out more about it. I was told ...
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Best Practices: URL Path Parameters [closed]

What's the current best practice around path parameters in URLs? For instance /artist/name A long time ago I might have made artist.html and then passed in a query parameter /artist.html?name=name ...
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How to handle time based events in web application backend?

I'm currently working on design of small web service, and I have a following feature (simplified): After some user actions, there is a wait period (ranging from 30sec to 40h) and after it's passed, ...
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COCOMO II SLOC count for web application development

What type of SLOC do you take into account for estimating web application development projects with COCOMO II? For instance, suppose you have to estimate a web application project that will probably ...