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Flaws in my PHP development setup - sharing sources causing lags

I have following development setup for my PHP projects: Working station running on Windows 7 with PhpStorm IDE. GIT for version controlling. CentOS on virtual machine (VirtualBox) with Apache and ...
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How to store Role Based Access rights in web application?

Currently working on a web based CRM type system that deals with various Modules such as Companies, Contacts, Projects, Sub Projects, etc. A typical CRM type system (asp.net web form, C#, SQL Server ...
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After HTML and CSS [closed]

I want to create dynamic professional websites. I have finished learning HTML and CSS, but as I understand, those two technologies allow to create static websites only. I heard about PHP and ...
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How does session middleware generally verify browser sessions?

I've been using session middleware to build web apps for years: from PHP's built-in session handling layer to node's connect session middleware. However, I've never tried (or needed) to roll my own ...
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Javascript Rookie Question: Define Variables Inline

I'm proficient with HTML and CSS but I'm still pretty shaky when it comes to Javascript. That said, I've been able to build a site using the Internet Archive Book Reader, which relies on reader.js ...
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Image caching when rendering the same images on different pages [closed]

I'm told to think about caching of images that will be displayed on the page. The images will be repeated throughout the website on different pages and I'm told to figure out the best way to cache ...
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Should REST APIs be context independent or dependent?

Let's say I have several users and each one has a user_id and also friends To access their friends, they should be logged in, so a session will be established with the server. Should the REST API ...
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Javascript Event in Innerhtml Resulting from PHP Server Script

I'm (very slowly) making a website, and I'm creating a search engine for the database, which is essential to organize the dependencies during data entry. Anyway, what I would like is to type a few ...
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Large invoice database structure and rendering

Our client has a MS SQL database that has 1 million customer invoice records in it. Using the database, our client wants its customers to be able to log into a frontend web site and then be able to ...
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why create mobile applications for web oriented programms, if it's just possible to use websites? [closed]

There are a lot frameworks on the market who wrap actual websites into mobileapps. I found myself thinking about the question - why is it needed to create mobileapps if it's possible to just having ...
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Should you use PHP to render the html page or use javascript frameworks? Server-side page rendering or client-side page rendering? [closed]

This may be a inappropriate question, but I'm really need help demystifying this. Suppose we want to create web application like reddit or Gmail. The way I understood it from my research is that ...
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Website Internationalisation approaches

I'm currently working on a project that the client wants to deliver to different countries. The application is a website. We started out using resource files to change the text the user sees when ...
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Why don't we completely de-couple frontend JS frameworks and backend APIs? [closed]

Whenever we implement a frontend framework in the likes of Backbone, AngularJS etc. there's an integration process involved with the backend technologies like NodeJS, Rails, Yii etc. (like setting up ...
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Is there a difference in resource allocation & efficiency between a web app and a compiled one? [closed]

I'm a web developer. I feel like I develop less resource-intensive functionality often times, because I have this feeling that if I ask too much of the web app (animation, calculation, connections, ...
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Javascript based application controller in Javascript-less environments

I just got done watching an informative Box tech talk by Nicholas Zakas on a javascript architecture for web development: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKouqShWI4o&feature=youtu.be This image, ...
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Website as an API client vs using the API only when needed?

I'm developing a website (using Django) which will depend on an API for it's main functionality which is create/update/delete objects. But the API also provides: User sign up and login User ...
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How to bill time working around web hosting issues? [closed]

My client's web hosting company changed some web server security rules which made the site not work properly. I spent 4 hours diagnosing the problem and emailing their tech support back and forth. ...
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pattern to share objects between API and application

I'm having serious doubts about the design for my Web application. I wanted to separate the business logic from the interface so I made a Web API that handles all the requests to the database. It's ...
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Front end developers vs HTML/CSS coders plus “the JavaScript developer” [closed]

I was just googling around to find a good definition of front-end developer and the definitions that I found were pretty much "a guy that does HTML/CSS/JavaScript (jQuery)". But I think this is no ...
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What to translate in a billingual software

I'm designing/building a web application that will be available in two languages: French/English. I placed i18n mechanisms to extract every text from the application. But what about the user's input? ...
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Auto Create VM and display IE

I have just acciquired an old Dell Poweredge SC1425 from an old friend, this server will act as a development box for web based applications. All has been going well, I have installed the following ...
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Storing a single read/writeable value for a web service

I'm writing a web service for some physical visualizations of data we are collecting and showing as part of a project we are running locally http://tenisonroad.com/ Some of the visualizations will be ...
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Using different DB Connections for different user groups in a web framework

Database designers building enterprise systems usually assign different sets of privileges to different users of DBMS. They can be as granular as needed. However, in my experience, web frameworks ...
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Web Application that is independent of web server software

Scenario I haven't faced this requirement before, so I'm not confident with my solution. Our team drew up a plan to design a web application using a basic HAT stack for a project with a 4 month ...
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Would form keys reduce the amount of spam we receive?

I work for a company that has an online store, and we constantly have to deal with a lot of spam product reviews, and bogus customer accounts. These are all created by automated systems and are more ...
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Moving our web application from a windows development environment to linux environment seamlessly

I am trying to develop a web application on a windows machine using apache wicket, java, jquery etc. Apache wicket comes with an embedded jetty server. I am using eclipse as the IDE. The application ...
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Should I be using OOCSS in a CSS theme?

I have heard of OOCSS some time ago, but never really looked into it. Today I did so, and I thought of the implications of applying OOCSS to a simple CSS theme. One problem I thought of is that, by ...
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Best practice for configuration files in a website

I am creating something similar to a Content Management System, that can be downloaded and used by everyone that needs it. I've been working in web-development for a couple of years (mainly as a ...
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Application use on website

Is there a good way to run a C# application on clientside in lieu of JavaScript? I have done some front end work with JavaScript and backend C# for web developing at an old job, but I am interested in ...
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New User Registration Logic [closed]

I am writing up a user registration application in PHP as part of my learning process. I have written up the general rules my code should follow. Please let me know what you guys think of it. Have ...
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What are the perks and drawbacks of using html templates versus building the html in-code [closed]

As far as I can see there are two ways of building a html page: "inside" the language (I'll call it building for lack of a better name) or outside the language (using templates). Let me explain a bit ...
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What are security advantages of Google Caja over using the web worker API? [closed]

I am currently looking into Google Caja to run user-supplied JS code in the browser and in Node. So far, I understand, that, in a browser context, "cajoled code" disallows reading and messing with ...
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Separating php and html code [closed]

What is the industrial practice on how to separate html and php code in a web project? Using echos to generate html is considered bad but what is the standard way to achieve the sought separation? ...
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What is the benefit of offloading email to a transactional mail service?

Why do so many people recommend offloading email to a transactional service such as Mandrill, Postmark or Sendgrid? Is sending email via smtp really that much slower than sending a request out to ...
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To use or not to use a backing app for website?

By suggestion in comments, I'll try to rephrase my question to better reflect my problem: I have to present users (few at first, as many as possible later) with a website. There they will be able to ...
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Design of high performance file processing web application

I'm trying to design a web app with ability to scale but can't wrap my heads around few concepts. I want to design it right but im not a experienced programmer, i have more of a system engineering ...
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Can we consider a clients interaction with a web server to be stateful if the web server maintains state via session variables or cookies?

A little confused with the notion of stateful/stateless architectures. Forgive me if I'm unclear. Questions: Can we consider a clients interaction with a web server to be stateful if the web server ...
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How does user confirmation box work?

How does the client know to send request to server only when the confirmation box result is ok and stay on page if cancelled? Also, is this mechanism any different in ASP.Net and ASP.Net MVC? I want ...
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Processing csv files (alternative to business logic in DB)

We are working on a fulfillment system for an online book store. Everyday we receive tens of CSV files (about 90 files) with data about purchased orders. Example: OrderId | BookTitle | ...
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Web API architecture design

I'm learning and diving into Web API. I've used web services before but not specifically with web API. Below is how I am designing it so far and I was curious on the feedback. I have a ...
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About protection for important actions on the server

We developing a web service. And need our important actions (i.e. money transfer) to be protected from accidental calling. In frontend we asking user to confirm such actions. Ok. But how to prevent ...
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How to keep track of links pointing to existing web applications in an Intranet?

At my new place of employment we have a Intranet solution containing multiple web applications hosted in IIS. Outside of the development department other departments either source or create other ...
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Proper way to structure JSON for front-end consumption

Having worked on several different web application code bases, I've seen some divergence in how back-ends serving JSON to front-ends structure that data. In particular, when a backend wants to return ...
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Is it a good idea to develop website that only has little access to DB? CRUD will be done by calling API provided by separate internal backend system

I'm going to start developing an application in near future. This application consists of : Back-end system. This system provides API to be used by client. This system connects to data store and ...
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Web design pattern

I am building a small website, in PHP and I am using MVC design pattern for the UI. In the future I will need to add mobile support for my website. It will be in the sub domain "m" like everyone. All ...
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Do software developers write SQL? [closed]

Do software developers write SQL or database developers provide the SQL and the software developers use it? I am a novice to software development. I am just trying to understand the software ...
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Refreshing website design and architecture

I have a website that is build with asp.net web forms. I would like to refresh design (using css, html5, responsive design) and also change it from web forms to asp.net MVC. To me this is more of a ...
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What process should I follow to implement (code) a web site in HTML5/CSS?

The title question is unfortunately pretty vague (or at least may be asking differently than what I intend)... but let me elaborate. I know basic HTML5 and CSS. I don't need to learn the tags and how ...
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Javascript Implementation Patterns for Server-side MVC Websites

I'm looking for information on common patterns for initializing and executing Javascript page by page in a "traditional" server-side MVC website architecture. A few months ago, my development team ...
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Do validate non-input data from a client?

One of our developers has an opinion that all client data should be validated before using it. Even non-input data. Say, our web service has an internal protection against database injections. ...