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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 ...
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How can I correct html for missing closing tags in c# ? [closed]

I have html stored in database received from text editors and because of some mistakes in the code the html is not valid, it is missing some closing tags. and due to this I am not able to process this ...
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Sub routing in a SPA site

I have a SPA site that I'm working on, I have a requirement that you can have subroutes for a page view model. Im currently using this 'pattern' for the site MyApp.FooViewModel = MyApp.define({ ...
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Strategies for browser compatibility on web applications in a corporate environment [closed]

With the new CSS 3 and HTML 5 technology, web applications have gained a lot of new tools for a better UI (user interface) interaction, beautiful templates and even responsive layout to fit into ...
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What Do I Need To Know About Servers In a Web Development Role? [closed]

I know that may sound a little vague, so I'll try and explain a little further... After being self employed developer for many years I'm now in search of a commercial web developer role. My only ...
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Is programming in layers real? [duplicate]

I am fairly new in product development and I am trying to work over a product. The problem that I have realized is that people draw diagrams and charts showing different modules and layers. But as I ...
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Is it realistic to use designers for complex UI [closed]

When I created my first web application few years ago, I remember trying to use the designer in VS 2008. Before I can even remember I abandoned it to the favor of actual debug to understand how my UI ...
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How much freedom should a programmer have in choosing a language and framework?

I started working at a company that is primarily C# oriented. We have a few people who like Java and JRuby, but a majority of programmers here like C#. I was hired because I have a lot of experience ...
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Web programming, standard way to deal with a response that takes time to complete

With normal form submission I use the pattern Post / Redirect / Get, when processing the forms. I have a database application built with Django. I want to allow the users to select a number of items ...
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How can I integrate local web development environments with a central SSO solution?

We have a single-page web application, and we have a new SSO site (also our own) using OAuth2, and are looking to hook them up. On our production/staging/CI deployments, it's easy to hook everything ...
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business logic: client-side vs. server side

Let's say 3-5 years ago (more or less) n-tier application on the server side - and some javascript/html/CSS for the UI was a basic approach for web development. Nowadays we can see that traditional ...
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SQLite with two python processes accessing it: one reading, one writing

I'm developing a small system with two components: one polls data from an internet resource and translates it into sql data to persist it locally; the second one reads that sql data from the local ...
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c++ web with nginx - Do I have to worry about thread safety?

I am currently developing my website with c++. I know that nginx handles connections with multiple threads to provide high performance. And not all c++ code is thread safe. What's the relationship ...
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Is it possible to combine C/C++ with web languages? [duplicate]

I would like to create a web application (meaning that will run from browser). The point is that I want to write just the UI in HTML5 + CSS + JS (or maybe even some PHP). On the other hand, I want to ...
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How relevant are “Requests per second” benchmarks?

Whenever a new framework is released it is a given that someone somewhere will benchmark it against other available solutions. One interesting benchmark is the "Requests per second" benchmark. For ...
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Providing popups in an asp.net web application that contain server controls

What is the best way to provide popups that contain asp.net server controls? I am working on a .net site. I have search functionality where if someone presses a button a panel appears where they can ...
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How to gracefully handle unsupported browsers?

Recently I have started experimenting with some of the newer W3C specifications such as WebGL and the Web Audio API that are not yet widely supported in browsers. As I want my page to look ...
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building a chat bot for an e-commerce site [on hold]

I was recently talking to a couple of friends who run a modest e-commerce website (Daily visitors: approx. 100,000,). They plan to have an in-site chat module to engage customers. Since the whole ...
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Architecture design for a web application that runs SSH connections to remote servers

This is a followup to my question here. I have to make a web GUI for a library that manages remote clusters via SSH. The main point is that this library spawns threads and subprocesses (Popen) ...
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which directory to initialize git repo

I'm just getting started with Git. I'll be doing PHP development and was wondering if I should initialize my repo within my server root folder, or any directory on my hard drive and publish my ...
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Front end written in languages used for back end! [closed]

From my experience in web development, I know that languages like PHP,Java,Python..etc are used for backend development stuff (software that running on server), and for front end languages, ...
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Developer failing developer interviews [closed]

I'm a Java developer, mostly doing Spring stuff. I understand the patterns, OOP, bean injection, multithreading and everything that goes with it. I don't feel like I'm a bad developer, I get my stuff ...
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Mockup strategy for Responsive Web Design (from a programmer point of view)

When making mockups for Responsive Web Design projects, should I separate them by Page or by Screen Size? Which one would be more helpful when I start writing the source code? What are the pros and ...
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How should I handle two crons that update the database?

I'm working on a Bitcoin-clone block explorer (specifically Mincoin) which has a block timer of about 1 minute. For those unfamiliar with Bitcoin, basically a new data structure called a block is ...
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Which ASP.Net programming model is closer to PHP? [closed]

I've been using ASP.Net WebForms for the last year or two at work for development, but I've used PHP for personal projects for 10 years. So, I'm far more adept at developing with PHP. When it comes ...
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How much time should jquery wait?

I'm programming a jQuery functionality for doing a search on articles while the user is typing in the search field. I implemented a bind in jQuery that at every keyup, it sets a clearTimeout and a ...
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Design decision for implementing the cache re-arrange logic

I'm working on a webapp which has an existing framework to cache values from the database. I have a requirement which needs multiple values from the database and the values have to be ...
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How to edit the HTML of an ASP.net site?

Assume that I'm a front-end developer (HTML, CSS) And some one who got their website built using ASP.NET came to me and asked for a new design and I don't know about ASP.NET. Then, how can I change ...
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How can I limit access for automatically generated files to specific users in a MVC setup?

I have a typical MVC based website, and I'd like to give some registered users the abillity to extract data from the database (in a variety of formats). The workflow is very simple: User logs in, ...
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Correctly value a development? [closed]

I started a discussion on StackOverflow earlier this week about one of my work project and how to lead it correctly. But it seems that this stack is a more appropriate place to ask those sort of ...
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How can web development bootcamps deliver on their promise? [closed]

I came across the concept of web development bootcamps, these 9-10 week intensive crash courses claim to teach beginners web development and help them get 80k starting salary jobs. Many of you might ...
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How to lock a script or web application to be used for the licenced user? [closed]

I built a web application using PHP. Now, I want to sell this web application online for customers but I want to guarantee that only one customer (only one website) use this. Is there a way to make ...
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can I use XML for AJAX in a website created using HTML5

I am new to web programming and just started learning XML and AJAX. I am creating a social gaming website for my college project. I am confused at the point of using XML for AJAX in HTML5. As XHTML is ...
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Is blocking an entire web-client due to compatibility a reasonable request?

A little bit of background, we've made an electronic POS system for registered vendors of items of a well known brand. The vendors are required to login to use the system. Recently, IE has been ...
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creating a clone of a site is good idea for project? [closed]

I am trying my hand in python, Django, JQuery.. etc to make a clone of imdb site. Currently I'm in web-development from past 10 months on same technologies. In my spare time I want to develop a ...
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How can a server side developer survive in a position which expects front-end involvement? [closed]

My background is back-end server development. Very back-end. Now I work in a position where I need to also take care of front-end. Nothing fancy but I need to be able to code for front-end as well. ...
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Scrape Intranet site without a web server

I'm trying to rebuild a simple c# time tool that displays certain statistics about time worked for the web, however, I don't have access to a server so I can't use server code like PHP which I would ...
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Storing a drawn graph information in database for web application

Well while developing a web application that allow users to draw graphs (flow charts, ER diagram , UML, .... etc) the information of drawn items and their relation to each other and position on canvas ...
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Sleeping Web Server?

Are there any languages or even servers that instead of running a script on page load, (Apache/PHP, Ruby on Rails, ...) actually keep the code loaded and running forever, and when it receives a ...
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Do we need even more web frameworks in C# now that async await is here

Developing endless frameworks for web application, websites and web services is always great fun. It's one of the richest areas where you have 100 different ways of achieving pretty much the same ...
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Getting help in programming while holding the reins tightly [closed]

I am starting an Internet business. Basically the most important part, the part that is making me actual money is still missing. I tried to deal with those issues several times but I always get ...
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Does the order of learning matter in web development? [closed]

I have many things to learn: CSS, HTML, C#, JavaScript, ASP.NET, SQL Now does the order matter here? For example, is it better to learn C# before HTML or the reverse could be better?
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Do you encourage to keep login credential in keystore?

When developing login module for a web application, do you suggest to keep the username and password in a keystore? Lets assume the keystore was kept in a very safe place in web server.
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Authenticating users for a website

I'm working on a website and I want to validate that an individual is an employee at one of a large number of companies (probably using their company's email address, which I don't know before hand). ...
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How do I go about debugging a PHP error?

I am coming from .NET to PHP. I am playing around with a long file written by someone else (called "cryptographp.inc.php"). It builds and returns an image to the browser. I want to show the image ...
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Is it a good idea to use Twitter Bootstrap 3 for production? [closed]

So in the past few weeks I was introduced to Bootstrap 3-RC1. I made some web sites using it, and I actually enjoyed it. Then, recently, I discovered Twitter Bootstrap has already released version ...
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Talking about Front End Web Development frameworks from a designer's perspective

I am a Web Developer working at a company where the fronted framework we have selected is Angular JS. I am now in the position where I am the 'resident expert' whatever that may mean. I have been ...