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My Company Wants To Get Into Mobile Development — And Use Multi-Platform Frameworks [closed]

To me this seems like a really poor idea. I've used quite a bit of Java's "cross platform" application frameworks and it all sucked. I'm sure things are better than they used to be when people are ...
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Which framework should I learn if I want to do web development in Java? Any advice? [closed]

Well, I don't have a strong background in programming. I know C, C++, some C#, some vb, and some basic java and SQL, that's it. I don't have any work experience in web development, so just consider me ...
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Web Project Class Architecture

I think this is a good question for here but I'm not 100% sure. Please flag if it's too vague. I've worked on many websites where common framework classes are overridden. Since I work mostly in ...
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No programmer will build my semi-adult website. Why?

I've been looking for get this website done for a long time. I thought with a well organized write-up of what I wanted, as well as having clear examples done in photoshop of faux pages to give an ...
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Compiling multiple languages and Javascript

I have read numerous times that programming languages when making games or large software often use multiple languages / scripts together. I'm wondering how that works. How do they compile it? How ...
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How are programming teaching websites built? [duplicate]

For those that don't know I'm referring to codeacademy or codeschool type of websites, where the user inputs ruby/python/whateverlanguage, and gets back the result evaluated. Is the code input ...
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Why do some websites include the “page name” in the URL?

I'm not a web programmer at all so I really have no idea: You'll notice that websites like Stack Exchange have links like this: ...
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What is the relationship between a framework like RoR and a database?

I'm a front end developer...I've never done ANY backend, although I did take a course in databases once. (I have a comp sci degree; I'm a competent programmer, I just haven't done any backend web ...
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How to balance Front End and Back End coding skill [closed]

This is a question specifically for web applications developers. In recent years I spent most of my time on SaaS products, which leads you dig deep into more back-end stuff, like how to use less ...
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Why isn't Java being used for web multimedia applications?

I've been focusing on multimedia applications and I've noticed that most applications don't use Java in the back end. Instead, I see solutions with PHP/ROR/Python and Flash/Silverlight without any ...
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Connecting with OAuth, dealing with logout and browser sessions

I work on a open-source web application (Moodle) which connects to a number of external services such as Google Drive, Dropbox etc. to allow users to exchange files with these services. Primarily we ...
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Developed a web site - How to explain in an interview [closed]

I developed a e-commerce site for a major company. I did not create some kind of a document to show how the data flows between pages. I used: PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ExpressionEngine, plugins ...
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Which asp.net technology fits this situation best?

I think I can count WebAPI out, but WebForms, WebPages, and MVC are all possibilities. I want to create an asp.net web site that is primarily static content and links to other sites. The only ...
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Which Open Source License is right for my project?

I'm developing a suite of software tools that I need help with which is why I want to release my software open-source. People should be able to use and modify my code as they please while contributing ...
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User session timeout handling in SaaS apps - discussing several approaches

I know this has a great chance of being marked as duplicate, but couldn't find exactly what I'm looking for This is a common problem and I'm sure it has some well defined best practice solution ...
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Which HTTP status codes are really OK?

I am writing an application to report to the user(devs) when their website fails. And what I mean by fails which is unfunctional or needs to report the problem to devs. I do understand that status ...
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Undergrad internship career path [closed]

I am a CS student currently searching internship positions that are important to my future career. I am passionate about web design and development and it is really what I think my niche is in the ...
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CSS Classes for semantics vs. styles in general cases

The W3C spec on the class attribute says There are no additional restrictions on the tokens authors can use in the class attribute, but authors are encouraged to use values that describe the ...
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How safe are hidden AJAX requests that fake performance?

What is a hidden AJAX request? I've noticed an increase in the usage of hidden AJAX requests designed to make a user's action appear to happen immediately. I'll refer to this type of AJAX request as ...
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Why should we use externalized property files for an application?

I am currently working on a rails project and have a requirement where I want to be able to map a country name's initial letters to its ISD code. eg: IND => 91, USA => 1, etc. The broader question ...
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POST/Redirect/GET with invalid form submission?

In the field of web development, is it good practice to do a POST/Redirect/GET when fields in a form submission are invalid, as well? Typically, no sensitive transaction would have taken place, in ...
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Formal term to web-ify a piece of existing software or program or a module? [closed]

There is a software we run as a windows service. Its currently not designed to take a huge load. So we kind of need this service to be hosted over http so that multiple clients can make use of it. Its ...
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Are “conditional” caching policies ever actually useful?

I'm designing an abstraction over ASP.Net's built in caching to make it not so horrible to use. One design decision I'm having to look at is if I should restrict people to using just one cache policy ...
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Do I really want a dynamic Enum, or something else? Better caching? A Struct?

This question is asked on SO and this site often it looks like. "How do I do a dynamic enum?" Answers range from you shouldn't to possible compile time solutions. Now my question is do I want a ...
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What is “the right way” to do search on a website?

I'm talking the kind of search that auto-suggests your query as you type, the way Google does, the way Wikipedia does, the way Stack Exchange suggests other questions as you type the title, etc. And ...
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Tutorial dependency — how to do I learn to code by myself?

Here's the thing: I have been learning to code in jQuery (not raw JS) and PHP for about 3 months now. During this time, I have learned a lot of different things, discovered how a web application is ...
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Why are custom PDF download options preferred over ctrl+p?

Why do I, as a developer, have to go through so much trouble developing PDF download options for my clients when everyone in the world can simply hit Ctrl+P and life is good? The current issue I'm ...
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Is it better to create a stored procedure or entities to get to the data I need?

I just jumped into a new project with a new company using Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC 4. I am no expert on Entity Framework, but I think I have a decent grasp of how to use it. From what I can ...
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Newbie ASP.NET developer being forced into MVC4 with WebForms

I recently got hired on as a new ASP.NET developer (C# code behind). When I arrived, I was told that they were moving to MVC 4, and so I bought two books on that. However, the other day I learned ...
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How do you handle multiple users editing the same piece of data in a webapp?

There's a project I'm working on that is looking to produce a web application that will manage a task list between multiple users. This is a master task list whose task items get distributed by an ...
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Is the use of security conditionals in a view a violation of MVC?

Often what's displayed to a user (e.g. on a web page) will be based partly on security checks. I usually consider user-level / ACL security to be part of the business logic of a system. If a view ...
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what are the main differences between a web server and application server? [closed]

I am new to web development and just started exploring the things. I read about how web page is processed and sent to client by a web server but I got confused with application server. what is the ...
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serving static or dynamic web-content based on user group

I need help understanding a problem I have, and that others surely have had as well. I'm working on a web-application that allows users to interface with a database. The application in general has ...
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Developing on a production server

Today I got yelled at for developing an application on a production server. Quote, "developing on a production server is not acceptable - ever!" Here is the situation. I set up a development ...
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Advice: Developing two projects where one is an extension of the other

The Two Projects I work at a pretty small software company, and I'm currently in a situation where I'm at the end of development for "Project A", about to start development for "Project B". Project B ...
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lightweight document indexing to handle less than 250k potential records

Recently I've found myself chafing at the limitations of document indexing engines. I was developing a small website that needed some fairly robust searching capabilities but due to their hardware ...
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Testing UI for azure web app on iPad

I am working on debugging my mobile application. There is a specific requirement/issue that I am having related to a drag and drop touch interface on an iPad. I am at the trial and error phase of ...
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Custom error handling

I'm trying to figure out the best way to handle custom errors in my application. Option 1: if(expr) { } else { $_SESSION['error'] = "Some message describing the error"; } Option 2: if(expr) { ...
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Good resources for a MVC.Net developer going back to WebForms? [closed]

Well it looks like I may be forced to build a new system in webforms after having worked exclusively in MVC for the last 3 years. Initially I didnt think this was going to be a problem except the ...
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Which is better: to include HTML inside PHP code or outside it?

Look at this: <?php echo "Hello World"; ?> <br /> <?php echo "Welcome"; ?> And now look at this: <?php echo "Hello World"; echo "<br />"; echo "Welcome"; ?> Which ...
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For a front-end application broken down in a MV* manner, should I have models dedicated to UI logic?

I am not talking about simple UI logic like clicking a button directs you to another page, but where one action may result in several different of behavior depending on current application state, and ...
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how to develop a common pool of functions? [closed]

I need to develop an application which runs on the web as well as on mobile platform. I want to make something like a directory where i hold my common functions in respect to web and mobile platform. ...
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PHP best practice in return values

For PHP, best practices, I have read somewhere that if you assign your data to a variable it takes almost no memory or resource. So let's say I have this function that return a count. public ...
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How do I add restrictions for users to sign up before they can access web site?

How do I get my webpage not to go back when they hit the back button and are logged out ? how can I add a web page to be blocked like FACEBOOK doesn't let you get into their site with out having a ...
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Best way to protect website application code

Background I have a web application that I host on my own server. I have clients who use the application as is, but some have asked if they can host the application on their own server. This enables ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a subdomain for each user account?

I notice two types of design used in web applications, some with a particular subdomain for users contents, and some with same URL structure for all the accounts. Ex: unique.domain.com and ...
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Store image as logic file (in db by using binary format) or physical file (in the server) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what are the best tips for storing images in a database? In those study cases of image storage, An image that change only once in a while, if it changes at all (like ...
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Organizing ASP.Net Single Page Application with Nancy

As a personal project, I'm creating a single page, asp.net web application using Nancy to provide RESTful services to the single page. Due to the complexity of the single page, particularly the ...
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Web interface with FastCGI or with direct HTTP?

Let's assume I want (for fun at start) to play with some new DSL (domain specific language) idea. And I really want its user[s] (probably only me at first) to interact thru a web interface. I'll ...
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What is the best practice for website design and markup now that mobile browsers are common?

Back in 2008, smartphones were a small market and it was commonplace for sites to be designed for a fixed width - say, 900px or 960px - with the page centered if the browser window was larger. Many ...