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Storing user uploaded images / files in multi server env

In a multi server system, e.g. a load balancer, multiple web servers and a database server, where do you store the files / images users upload when each web server will need access? Before now I've ...
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Corporate website design [closed]

We are redesigning our corporate website with the following functions: we want to give the marketing users flexibility and freedom to add new static pages, change the static pages or contents of ...
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Things to consider for inviting and restricting users to a beta website

What are the best practices for designing a workflow for inviting users to a beta website? This is not for any specific programming language. 2 main requirements are An interested user can request ...
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REST and RPC in multi-tier API

My team is developing a multi-tier API with scalability and modularity in mind. The public access point of the API is fully REST. However, we are splitting the data access layer as another tier in our ...
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Developing only for 64 bit servers a bad idea?

In an attempt to solve one problem I encountered another. I would like to have an easy and memorable way of creating unique error numbers, across projects and across developers. The scheme I came up ...
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What to do when the marketing department attempts to drive the development process? [closed]

I'm a fairly experienced web-developer working in a small startup, as the developer of an e-commerce website. The other three people involved are the Director, the Designer and the Marketing guy. The ...
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How to split up ASP MVC Project using Code-First Entity Framework

For an academic exercise, we have been tasked with creating a small website. We have already gathered the requirements and fleshed out the business domain to see the classes we are supposed to ...
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Design pattern for overlapping actions and animations?

Is there a design pattern for dealing with overlapping UI actions and animations? A few examples: Let's say I have an interactive table row that expands to reveal an extra control when the user ...
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Checking equality of a request parameter

I have a codes table that stores name value pairs and a group name. So for this example let me demonstrate with two rows, each row would represent one value in the same drop down. Group Name = ...
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How important is an SSL certificate for a internal website?

I know many people have asked the same question but I think it really depends on the type of the website. So that's why I am asking the question about my website. I am developing a PHP web ...
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Is there such a thing as e-commerce without a shopping cart? [closed]

Imagine you want to set up a minimalist e-commerce website for a "lemonade stall". You only have two products - a large glass of lemonade OR a small glass of lemonade (always either/or; never both). ...
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If we close browser window without getting logout, what will happen when we provide same URL in the browser?

A few days ago, I appeared in an interview in a software company for .net developer. There I was asked the following question: If we close browser window without getting logout, what will happen ...
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Is it correct to require end-users to clear their cookies?

Is it any indications of poor programming if the support staff for a given product requires you to clear the cookies in order to troubleshoot issues with their web-site? As a point of example, if ...
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Building web apps in server-side vs client-side vs hybrid? [closed]

There are currently multiple approaches for building web applications: 1. Server-side only This is a classical approach where you render pages on the server by a web framework like Ruby on Rails, ...
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Separating UI from logic in JavaScript modules

I'm refactoring some custom JavaScript modules written to support our mapping functionality. I'm looking to make them much more unit-testable and be able to plug pieces in and out more easily. My ...
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Programming PHP without MVC, classes or framework: rewrite or continue on new features?

I have been programming for several years now, and back then (learning PHP) I've didn't learn to program using classes, MVC-logic or using any frameworks. I found my self solving my problems very well ...
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Creating A News Feed with Relevant Data for App

I'm creating an app that currently allows users to create topics, vote in topics, follow topics, and chat in topics. Currently working on creating a News Feed like Facebook or Twitter that brings ...
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How do you split work on web apps? [closed]

About a year ago at my workplace we decided to get into developing a web app for internal use (as part of a more intricate system which is irrelevant to this question). No one really had experience in ...
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How would I structure my code into an MVC format?

I want to have the home page (root of the website), check if a cookie exists for a user being logged in, and then based off of that determining whether or not to load the sign up page (landing page) ...
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Is there a way to efficiently allow a user to upload multiple content at once for e-commerce type sites?

Sellers on large sites like Amazon and Newegg need to provide names, descriptions, and images for their products to be displayed on the e-commerce sites. These sellers could have 10000+ products to ...
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What is an “abstraction layer”?

I need a very simple explanation because I'm not a professional programmer. I found the terminology "abstraction layer" reading the documentation of mysqli extension where is described the difference ...
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Access Control List with many roles

I normally have 2 roles in most of my websites, i.e. Admin and Member and create one folder for each Role like /Root /admin /member but now I have come up with 10 Roles besides Admin and ...
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Unique and primary keys on a database (mysql)

I'm having quite some doubts here... If I have a table related to username/password login how can I assure there won't be any more matches of the same username and password in the same table using ...
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Java web application folder structure

As a beginner to J2EE, I have recently started developing my own project from scratch using the Core of J2EE : Servlets & Jsps. I could not evaluate whether my project folder structure is right ...
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Combination of asp.net server side + html/js/jQuery client side

While working with asp.net, I came to an approach that uses asp.net services for the data/business logic layer and html/javascript/jquery for the UI layer, because I could not reach the needed level ...
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Should I get a patent before asking for help in development [closed]

Should I get a patent before asking for help in development? I think I have a great idea but don't have the technical know-how to proceed. Simply don't wish to give away my idea
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The practical size limits of an AngularJS based application [closed]

We have been tasked with replacing a series of 25 year old mainframe applications with web applications. There are 4 applications in the series and we are trying to come up with a stack that will ...
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How do we pass data between two Amazon instances?

I'm trying to create a website where the user enters a few numbers, these numbers are fed into some equations, and the output of these equations is emailed to the user. I'm using Python 2.7 for ...
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What does it mean for “Bootstrap” to be precompiled?

I was reading the Bootstrap Getting Started docs, and I came across "Pre-Compiled Source" as a feature. Upon downloading the package, I just found .js, .css, and some image files. What is there to be ...
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Comparison of route formats

I'm developing a new application and I'm trying to come up with a convention for defining routes. Ideally, I would like it to be simple, flexible, and reversible. Here are some from popular ...
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Freelance charging based on tasks completed [closed]

I've just started freelancing and have two projects where I am splitting my week with both companies, one I'm charging hourly and everything is fine, the other one however they have said they will pay ...
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How should web development design patterns differ from software development design patterns? [closed]

I want to become a better developer, and so have been dedicating most of my free time outside of work to learning design patterns, and when to implement them (since I feel learning general patterns is ...
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Why is a click event triggered only after mouse click and release?

Every click event on the web works on mouse click and release. Is there a way to do a action on a click event before mouse release??
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Cost Benefit Analysis of choice of javascript framework for excel-like web app

I am engaged by a telco company sales team to develop a web application to replace their current workflow. Their current workflow consists of many spreadsheets containing product, pricing, and sales ...
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How to organize methods that check username/email availability in a REST API?

I am developing a RESTful API in my project, but I do not have experience on that. To fill these gaps I've been watching some videos, mainly from Apigee, which are great. One situation brings a lot of ...
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Meaning of directories names

I was looking for a dictionary where are described the meanings and purposes of each directory name used in softwares file trees. I can't find anything except for the Linux FHS, but that is restricted ...
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What do I benchmark before updating a web site?

I am volunteering my time to update a website for a local business. The current website they have is not up to date and it fails quite a few "web tests". For example, the pages are too large, the ...
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CSS structure for creating responsive websites

I'm a back-end engineer who works on a small team so occasionally needs to do some front-end. I like to develop a good workflow and project structure before I start anything, so I'm wondering about ...
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How to manage potentially outdated data from WikiMedia API

I am writing a web application that pulls small parts of articles from Wikipedia and presents them to users. I do not wish to delete entries of the articles because I do not want to be sending a ...
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Alternative to Singleton when D.I. is not an option

I have been researching this extensively, and I am stuck. I am writing a Drupal module that uses a class that I have created. This class is a classic Singleton - it only needs to be instantiated once, ...
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When does one NOT need to use queues in an application?

I've been developing an application using the Laravel Framework & have been exposed to the idea of queues for the first time. There are a multitude of tutorials & articles about using queues ...
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History of vendor css prefix

When and how did this process of prefixing css with vendor specific prefix begin. Which browser/org start this and why was this started. I searched the web but found no details on this.
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Complex knowledge management system with CRM..written internally

We've all heard of salesforce and sugarcrm and the likes of systems like this. Unfortunately at my workplace we have been asked to write a similiar system (rather then license or purchase). Basically ...
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Is there really anything to gain with complex design?

I've been working for a consulting firm for some time, with clients of various sizes, and I've seen web applications ranging in complexity from really simple: MVC Service Layer EF DB To really ...
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How do web servers enforce the same-origin policy?

I'm diving deeper into developing RESTful APIs and have so far worked with a few different frameworks to achieve this. Of course I've run into the same-origin policy, and now I'm wondering how web ...
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How to handle editing a large file for a non-technical user

I have a client who is given a tab delimited .txt file containing hundreds of thousands of rows. I have a user story as follows: As a user I want to take the text file and add a new value at the ...
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How to test issues in a local development environment that can only be introduced by clustering in production?

We recently clustered an application, and it came to light that because of how we're doing SSL offloading via the load balancer in production it didn't work right. I had to mimic this functionality on ...
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How long should I wait to autosave user input?

I have a table where a User can edit data by simply choose a field, then edit its value. I want to fire an update function to automatically save the data to a MySQL database. However, I think that ...
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Why is Internet Explorer the only browser to be referred to by version when talking about compatibility?

Whenever I read something or hear someone talking about HTML5, CSS and JavaScript support, they always refer to Internet Explorer with the version number such as Internet Explorer 6, and Internet ...
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Database model for keeping track of likes/shares/comments on blog posts over time

My goal is to keep track of the popular posts on different blog sites based on social network activity at any given time. The goal is not to simply get the most popular now, but instead find posts ...