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Web framework architecture with non-blocking I/O

There's been a lot of news in the enterprise world lately, specially in the web, and I've decided to build a small web framework on top of Netty to learn more about asynchronous programming and event-...
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Designing CRUD part of an HTTP API

This question is in the context of web based applications. A web server exposing an HTTP api for clients (e.g. running in a browser but not necessarily). Usually the web server would be connected to ...
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How to filter RSS feed results, according to a DOM element in its page content?

I've a "RSS feed", want to filter its results according to a DOM element in its content! So, this is the mission I'm looking forward to do: Monitor a "RSS feed" continuously. If new RSS elements ...
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What is better to return from the controller - a JsonResult or a string?

I have a WebAPI application and I have a controller method which is used to return a json result to the UI. Now, I can either return a string (because the json is basically a string - and it works ...
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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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Do microservices scale down?

I've been reading up on microservices architecture, which gained a lot of recognition in recent years. As a big fan of UNIX philosophy, I find it very clean and sensible. However, exisiting ...
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Using PHP without mixing presentation logic

I'm conceptually designing a website / application and trying to come up with the correct separation of concerns. The basic technologies I'm settling on are: MySQL, PHP (Laravel), HTML/JS (jQuery). ...
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Vertical Single Page App libs/patterns?

Lately I've noticed a trend amongst some website homepages to present information in a vertical fashion, forcing the user to scroll down to continue reading the content. As you scroll down, a state ...
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How to handle mismatched request body and content-type header?

If someone makes a request with a Content-Type that doesn't match the syntax of the request body, how should the server respond? Is there a standard way of handling this (seems like there would be), ...
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How to compute flow rate of web traffic?

This seems like it should be fairly straight forward but I'm having a devil of a time with it. Hoping some of you fine folks might be able to lend a hand. I'm using PHP & MySQL, and want to ...
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Is progressive HTTP download a viable alternative to HLS/DASH/RTMP for providing live video?

I'm working on a website that needs to stream live video to users, and as such I've had to get my head around the sorry state of current browser-based video-streaming technology. The most popular ...
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Is modifying the User Agent potentially dangerous?

I'm working on an hybrid mobile application, and I'd really benefit of having the app version, OS build and screen sizes of the users that issue our API, just to know if issues come up due to a poorly ...
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Accessing database from static and non-static methods

I'm currently building a REST API in PHP & MySQL, and now I'm stuck at how I should structure the classes and the database connection. Let's say I have a table in my database for movies. How ...
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Why i must validate attributes at JSF page?

I want to know the best pratice, to validate the attributes on jsf project. I know two forms of validation: Option 1: Validate on JSF page JSF Page validation: <h:inputText value="#{userBean....
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What is the difference between web components and custom elements?

"Web Components" and "Custom elements" are often mixed up, and web searches for the title of this question don't yet produce much clarity. Let's fix that.
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Security and sanitizing user-input with limited control over 'output' targets

I have recently joined a team working on an application with an integrated chat system. It is a standard chat system that allows clients to communicate, with messages routed through a central server. ...
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What's special about “non-blocking” node.js?

In the short chapter, What is Node by McLaughlin, he writes: "Node has no blocks, no threads competing for the same resource (Node is happy to just let things happen however they happen), ...
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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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Should I create thumbnail for uploaded images? [closed]

I am working on a Website and trying to decide if I should create separate thumbnail image for each image user uploads. Or just set a smaller width/height when displaying thumbnails. I am planning to ...
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Is serving a single document from a server to a browser slower than serving multiple documents?

I was looking into how to optimize web pages and the biggest way (code-wise) to optimize a website is to reduce the number of requests a browser has to make to your web server to get the full page. ...
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How Do News Websites E.g. Forbes / Zdnet Seamlessly Merge One Webpage into Another?

If you go to E.g: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adrianbridgwater/2015/06/12/why-technology-has-to-be-continuous/ OR http://www.zdnet.com/article/if-you-want-those-cool-ios-9-features-its-time-to-buy-a-...
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CGI Scripts and Python / Ruby [closed]

I am new to web programming. Now unfortunately, I was a kid during the advent of the world wide web and didn't have access either. So now when I am just starting out, it feels like there's a myriad of ...
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What pattern to use when you have to hide/show different sections on a form depending on a dropdown value?

For example, let's say you have 8 sections to hide/show and depending on the value of a dropdown, you have to show or hide dynamically from 1 to 8 sections. 1) Is there any better way of doing this ...
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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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Is there something more behind MVC in web develop frameworks [closed]

I just started my career in the web development about two months ago. During the two months, I wrote one web service in php Symfony2, get involed investigation of one project written in Python Flask ...
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Application development with fully dynamic controls and processes based on database

All software development projects are moving into separation of design, logic , data in patterns like MVC , MVVM and others. Strangely i got a very strange requirement for a new software; that is : ...
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How much should I concern myself with hiding the IDs of my database in URLs?

I keep coming across questions and articles on the internet suggesting that it's not a good practice to have the IDs of your database records visible to the public. Yet I've never taken it seriously ...
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Should I use BLOB or Tables for storing large data?

Problem Currently investigating a solution to improve the performance of a web application. The application works well for small projects, but faces performance issues in the UI when working with ...
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HTTP API Versioning and Need to Introduce Breaking Changes to All Supported Versions

I am developing an HTTP application and deploying this by versioning it against the semantic versioning patterns/techniques/whatever they are. In order not to break existing clients and allow the ...
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PHP Multi-Page / Session Question

I created index.php that basically looks up all the individual php files (articles) in a few subfolders and prints them out. Since the quantity of articles is over 30 and growing, I implemented a ...
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Database Normalization vs dependencies

I am developing 3-4 interdependent programs. Call them foo bar baz and auth. I want them to be independent of each other. Imagine if I were to license out each program to other companies. Some ...
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how to import large amounts of data without locking sqlite database

Background Information I have a web app that provides the user with the usual CRUD functionality for "widgets" let's say. But I also have give them the option of creating widgets in bulk via ...
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Why sending a file is so difficult using angular? [closed]

I have to send a file (very large file) to a server. I'm studying what options I have and how to do it. I'm using angular + express + nodejs. If I use a simple form, I could catch the file on the ...
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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 = Data.fetch(req.params....
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How do I customize Bootstrap? [closed]

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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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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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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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 PictureUrl(...
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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: https://...
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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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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 ...