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Client-side javascript: How to include third party frameworks?

When developing web apps you often build your app on top of some frameworks like Twitter's bootstrap. These frameworks come with less/sass/stylus, javascript, images and sometimes webfonts. I'm ...
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What's the best approach to handle javascript/ajax code in a project?

In a general sense, for medium/big projects, what's the best way to handle javascript/ajax code? Is it better, to have a script file where to put each script or, to add the script directly into the ...
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Not sure how to study Web programming [closed]

Hello everyone and thank you for your time :) So I'm a 17 portuguese boy and I'm thinking about starting a website, but because I don't have much money I decided I'd need to learn how to do it ...
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Web Developer and Math [duplicate]

I have just learned HTML/CSS and I practice everything I read to make it more understandable to me and I really enjoy it. My goal is to be a Modern Web Developer both front and back-end, so I won't ...
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Alternatives to Traditional Password Authentication [closed]

The third party login is excellent function that has come in recent years that relieves the load on a programmers mind so that I have to remember less useless passwords. I don't use the same ...
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Handling large web based processes

I am working on a new function for a ASP.NET MVC website. The execution time is quite long at present so I am considering options. The function takes an excel spreadsheet, uploads it to the web ...
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Is it legitimate to ask co-workers to use specific browser in an intranet website?

I developed an intranet (local network) ASP.NET web project for my co-workers. In the development process I used Chrome and Firefox and didn't test much with Internet Explorer. The website works ...
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How can I secure a request handler so I only respond to the correct clients?

Here's the scenario... I have a web site that has a generic handler written in asp.net (.ashx file) that accepts http requests, gets relevant data, converts the result into xml and then passes that ...
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Protect Images in a Webpage

I want to build a website that will contain a lot of images. I don't want users who visit the website to be able to save the images. I have blocked the right click option, but is there any other ...
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Python/Database Website development [closed]

I want to create my own website that would allow me to acess a database in the server and do inserts and lookups in a user friendly way. I am a seasoned user of linux and C/C++, and also have ...
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Regaining my spark on a project

So I'm in a little bit of a pickle. I suppose some people have gotten in my situation at some point, I know but at least as many have kept going for various reasons. To put the problem shortly; I am ...
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Database Schema for Pricing Products (packages, promotions, qty based, limited time offer…)

I'm working on a new point of sale for a company that products for different prices depending on the product mix. All products have a base price. To explain my problem, I will use the following ...
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Best way for an external (remote) graphics designer to style ASP.NET MVC 4 app?

My customer has his own graphics designer he wants to use to style his web application we're building in ASP.NET MVC 4. Our solution is in Bitbucket, but if he can't run it what choices do we have? ...
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Do logged in users need to browse a site over https?

I've never thought it was necessary, but a client has requested that all webpages served to logged in users be delivered over HTTPS. Aside from the implementation standpoint, which I don't think I'm ...
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Why use JSP instead of servlets? [closed]

(Rewritten for reopening:) What are relative advantages of Servlets over JSP, or vice versa? Might JSP be preferred because it is easy to put code inside JSP, or Servlets because with them code can ...
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Distinction between API and frontend-backend

I'm trying to write a "standard" business web site. By "standard", I mean this site runs the usual HTML5, CSS and Javascript for the front-end, a back-end (to process stuff), and runs MySQL for the ...
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What must one know when approaching web development? [duplicate]

I just started working as a novice Web Developer. I know PHP pretty well, as well as some basic jQuery. Anyway, my boss told me I should explore and learn about MVC, Memcache, Design Patterns, how ...
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Junior software developer - How to understand web applications in depth? [duplicate]

I am currently a junior developer in web applications and specifically in ASP.NET MVC technology. My problem is that the C# senior developer in the company has no experience with this technology and I ...
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Compile and run submissions of online judge in the same or separate server?

I am going to make an online judge platform. I have looked for some online judge platforms on the Internet for reference (I mean the platforms which have the source code available, and can be hosted ...
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Is there a standard way to structure a website

When I first taught myself how to make websites (html/css) I used exact pixel width and height for all div elements. I've also practiced making websites with nothing but percentage width and height. ...
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What is the difference between Microsoft.Web.Helpers and System.Web.Helpers?

What is the difference between Microsoft.Web.Helpers and System.Web.Helpers? Did one take the place of the other (same thing, different version/name), or are they separate things. If so, how do they ...
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how to integration dynamic web fields and forms

I'm trying to find a way to design backend that will be handling customized web forms creation on the fly. Once created those forms will be injected to part of the existing web pages. I've created ...
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Ways for a young programmer to not feel intimidated at my first REAL programming job? [duplicate]

I'd like to state first that I'm a 19 year old programmer living in Portugal, and have recently started my first REAL programming job. I say "REAL" because at my previous jobs, I was normally the ...
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Are there any standard for exchanging rules rather than data?

Just out of curiosity. There are many open standards for data exchange, as well as standards for exchanging code (jsonp, for example). But are there any standards for exchanging formulas/rules, for ...
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Can >8bit per channel colours be seen as intended in the browser?

For, say, a subtle background gradient to a web page, what are the advantages and disadvantages of saving it as a 16bit/channel png? Are the colours represented by >8bits displayed in the intended ...
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JS Framework for server-heavy and/or client-light pages [closed]

I've been reading articles such as this one that indicates web development has evolved to use JS frameworks. Where I work, we have a massive website with many existing web applications that are ...
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What kind of maths do I need to become an excellent programmer [duplicate]

I am looking to become a app/video game developer or a website developer. What kind of maths do I need to know and do I have to know it well. Do I need to know calculus, statistics and modeling, what ...
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Are unused CSS rules so costly that they must be removed?

I have been reading various Web application optimizing articles and many of them suggest to remove unused CSS rules. Currently, I have a page which has jQueryUI css, Bootstrap CSS, Datatables CSS and ...
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Build status reporting on javascript project

I have a javascript project which uses Grunt and several plug-ins such as: jshint qunit requirejs optimizer Not all of the developers run the grunt tasks locally (e.g. jshint, qunit), so they ...
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Over thinking development

I've been working as an app developer for a year and a half now (not long I know), and I've just been given my first big project. Needless to say it didn't go very smoothly, so I sought advice from a ...
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Code Alteration During Runtime

Since Javascript is an interpreted language, entire functions can be changed during runtime. I have recently been contemplating a framework that would allow for dynamic code changes (such as UI ...
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How do I make an estimate for my first website?

Technically not my first, but my new client wants to enter into negotiations regarding the cost of a website. It's fairly straight-forward, it's a little bit more than a portfolio page, and I should ...
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How can I keep a production Python environment secure?

Most of my work is creating websites in Django (a Python web framework) and deploying them to my own or clients' servers. I work from a virtualenv to separate site from system packages and have ...
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Is it possible to develop a web application entirely in Javascript today (client and server) including a RESTful API exposing PostgreSQL data?

Where I work we have over a dozen internal SW systems that we have developed in-house using a variety of technologies, frameworks, and languages. Those include various from Microsoft (ASP.NET Web ...
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How do web apps create subdomains?

I want to understand the architecture of web apps that use subdomains. I don't think that I'm phrasing this well, so let me explain. Many web apps, like tumblr or shopify create a user's site on a ...
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Should Cross browser testing be explicitly mentioned in the scope of a project?

I do freelance web development and front end dev is not my strongest point. This question came to me in my recent fixed bid project. Nowadays we use Jquery and Bootstrap and these take care of lots ...
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What's the right way to work with a graphic designer?

Recently, we worked with a graphic designer (arranged by the client) to provide the skin for a Django+Bootstrap application we had built. The designer provided a series of static images of the new ...
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How do I collect a list of rss feeds? [closed]

I am developing a rss reader where users search and follow blogs. But, how will I collect and store the feeds of thousands of blogs? Manual process of adding individual feeds is painful. Is there an ...
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Simple way to deploy Winform application to website

First of all, I know there is no perfect answer to my question. It is a bit personnal, but I'm sure many programmers face the same dilemma when they get from regular desktop applications to ...
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Should I allow my client to self host?

I'm just starting out as a web designer. I'm trying to build up a portfolio for my own website. I'm concerned about designing a site and handing it over to the client. Once I do this I could lose ...
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The Proper UML Model of a System for Non-Technical Boss

I've taken on some side work for this non-profit and last week was my first week on the job. They have two SQL Server Databases each with many tables in them that represent over 20 different ...
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Is the Javascript bet a loser or a winner one? [closed]

Recently I had the the sensation that the world is trying to port every existing application in HTML5. The proliferation of Javascript API meant to cover almost every programmer's need is the tangible ...
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Responsive Web Design vs. User-Agent Sniffing

The CSS3 media query feature has led to many interesting possibilities in terms of developing websites which adjust to many different screen sizes and devices. However, in practice, I'm starting to ...
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Deploy PHP project without giving away the source code?

I am working on developing range of web based software solutions. But the problem is that for some clients we need to deploy the applications in their local intranet. In such a situation I have to ...
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JSON vs Foreign Keys

I'm developing an enterprise website, and I have to define some sections like this: I have many sections and each section have many (or one) sub-pages. The number of sub-pages vary per section. ...
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Important Questions to ask Client at Briefing (Web Development) [closed]

I am just moving into freelancing (my primary sector will be web design / web development). I've got a few projects for friends as well as one or two 'professional' projects in the pipeline. I would ...
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The Request/Response Cycle

When User A decides he want to pay a visit to http://example.com/ it all begins with a Request. A short moment later he is given a Response. In this cycle Request-Response a lot is going on, in ...
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How to create different paths for users to take through the pages in my site?

I have a website where users are directed to go through a sequence of pages to perform a sequence of work tasks (transcribe a paragraph, answer a survey, interact with another user, etc). For short, ...
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Where should authentication be handled, in the server's code, or in the application's server-side code?

I'm developing a simple web application in node.js. Users can log in from any page in the application, so I handle authentication in the server's code and logic, and the application's server-side ...
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Order collisions in ecommerce

Suppose I have a web app where sellers add their products and set them as available for sale. Then I show a list of products in my mobile app, where I get products via my REST API. My problem: suppose ...