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How to maintain standard quality of images uploaded by many users?

We're developing a site where individuals (store owners) will be able to take pictures and upload to the site. Our biggest concern is the variance in quality of pictures across the site. The options ...
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Saving multiple copies of a single image at different sizes

I'm building a file storage programme that will also display images in photo galleries to users who upload them. I was wondering if anybody could help me out. My plan was if an image was wider than ...
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So I'm a developing a workflow with vagrant+git…does this make sense?

Relevant Background Details We've got two types of VMs (Utility Boxes & Web Servers) that developers need. We are going to be using git for version control. We have developers who have ...
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Can I demand code quality on a project I've gotten

I have been given a Drupal project from an external web agency and have been trying to becomer wiser on both Drupal and their approach of making a site. With time I've learnt a bit morer about Drupal, ...
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HTML5 PhoneGap Mobile development? [closed]

I want some suggestions about the project concepts/ideas on HTML5 PhoneGap mobile app development. I want to develop some app that can be a learning curve to get to know about these technologies. Any ...
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Logging failed login attempts exposes passwords

I started logging failed logins attempts on my website with a message like Failed login attempt by qntmfred I've noticed some of these logs look like Failed login attempt by qntmfredmypassword I'm ...
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Saving Multiple Sizes of Images

We have lots of user-generated images on our site. When users upload their images, we only store the original. However, depending on the page, we show different sizes of those images (small, medium, ...
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How to deal with management staff (company owner) that downplays the impact of specs changes?

I work in a small web development company (3 programmers) for a while. During the last year the company had hard times (less projects) and a few co-workers were fired, including our Production ...
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Should website frontends be rendered in client-side or server-side?

I've been talking to a colleague that comes from AS3 to the HTML world. He has created a small website (there are apparently no dynamic contents) following the no-flash rules for his very first time, ...
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Day-to-Day Differences between Software Engineering and Web Developer Positions [duplicate]

I am hoping to transition into the IT/development field and am expecting to start classes this summer. I come from a teaching background, but have also done freelance web development as a hobby for a ...
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Number of sites to build before trying to become a web developer? [closed]

Someone has asked me this question and I couldn't answer as I am not on the web part of development so I'm asking here. If one has just finished college and is trying to break through into web ...
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Are there any statically-typed Web scripting languages?

There seems to be two major ways to set up a web server backend. You can use a LAMP stack, with the server-side code in something like PHP or Python (or Ruby or JavaScript, which don't start with a ...
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Is it reasonable to use Javascript MVC Frameworks for closed source paid web applications?

I am wondering if it is reasonable to write closed source, paid web apps in Javascript (JS MVC Frameworks like AngularJS, Backbone, Knockout, ...)? I'm concerned because in this type of frameworks you ...
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Manage version control with a central development server (LAMP)

I'm working in a small team with up to 5 (web)developers. Because our team is growing frequently and we ran into problems with multiple people working on the same code we decided to set up a VCS. ...
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Setting up and syncing a developer (local) version and a public version of a website

What is the best and most efficient way to set up two versions of the same website? I want one version that is online and open for everyone to use but I also want a developer version where I can ...
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Client = Html5 + CSS3 + JS + Jquery. Server =?

I want to build most of my functionality on the client. However I'm not quite sure which server-side web development framework can provide me with a nice REST endpoint to handle resources, business ...
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Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps

I am coming from a php background with some python as well. I want to start working on a different language for both web and mobile development. I am also interested in real time apps dealing with ...
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How to maintain user relationship when user unfollows another user

I have a table of user relationship which stores who follows whom, the table structure is as follows -id -follower -following when someone follows any other user, I add a record with follower user ...
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Diagrams used to model the architecture and functionality of a website

I am attempting to understand what UML models/diagrams can be used to communicate a websites architecture. The model or models' purpose is to communicate the architecture and functionality of a ...
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Comparing Academic Curriculum Specificity: Generalist vs Specialist

For someone that is relatively new to web development, would you recommend pursing an academic curriculum that is more diverse (introducing several languages and frameworks with other classes on ...
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Securely storing secret data in a client-side web application

I have this web application that is going to be all client-side technology (HTML, CSS, JavaScript/AngularJS, etc...). This web application is going to be interacting with REST API in order to access ...
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How to deal with user interface design and respective feature support in Agile development?

In an Agile development process usually the main focus is on User stories, but sometimes a single requirement may span several user stories. For example, the client may request a search page for all ...
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Why many web developers use java programming language for web development? [closed]

I know a lot of programming languages ​​that can be used to web development like PHP, ASP, etc. but why many web developers use java programming language for web development?
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What is a Developer in Test?

I was recently talking with a recruiter who wants to put me at a company for a position of Developer in Test. He essentially made it sound like a position where you get to fiddle with new programming ...
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How web-servers identify a client

I have seen on some sites which say ,for-example, multiple votes/views from same computer will be neglected/penalized etc. For-example liking a facebook page, or youtube video from same ...
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How do these technologies go together?

Ruby on Rails Twitter Bootstrap Html5Boilerplate Backbone.JS or Knockout.JS I sort of understand what each one is individually, but my understanding isn't strong enough to understand whether ...
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What's a good developer workflow for teams? (VM based) [closed]

I normally work by myself as a freelancer, and the setup I use has worked pretty well for me so far. I'm not sure if it's the optimal setup for a team though. I develop on Windows, and I setup a ...
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What kind of JavaScript design pattern is that?

In our workplace we use simple ajax library for getting page data and submitting changes to server ,on certain occasions we do need to change the forms fields values ,now we know that fields can be of ...
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How to train junior programmers for today's (complicated) web environment?

Currently our company develops applications consisting, most of the time, in Ruby on Rails web servers and a bunch of different REST clients, from kiosk systems in Java to embedded devices in C/C++ ...
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Designing models for a generic service layer

We are building a web interface to a tiered membership system, which will interface with a third-party CRM web service for the creation and management of accounts. The web service, unfortunately, is ...
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Converting Business Process Maps into Software

I am fairly new to web application development. I have defined my problem domain through talking to various stakeholders and putting a process map together - basically a flow chart showing the ...
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How to start a development project when there are too many potential stakeholders

I've just taken on a new job at a college as (the sole) Web application developer. The college has a number of disparate but all pretty badly coded legacy systems. Mostly built in PHP they deal with ...
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Is “responsive web design” becoming a “badge to wear” for front end devs? [closed]

This may seem like an odd question. However, more and more I am seeing web applications that are built on the "mobile first" / "responsive design" principle that are about as responsive as a wasp in ...
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How to manage automated emails sent from a web application

I am designing a web application and I am wondering how to design the architecture to manage sending automated emails. Currently I have this feature build into my web app and the emails are sent ...
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Can PHP and Javascript do backend together?

I am creating an application with a friend, which we are planning on writing the back end partially in PHP and partially in Javascript with Node.js. Javascripts front-end involvement with PHP makes ...
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How do I convince manager to move me from services/support team to development? [closed]

I joined a company a few months ago as a Java developer. I like doing coding and it makes me happy. After my Java training I was put into services/support project. There is no coding in this team. ...
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Do frameworks put too much abstraction? [closed]

I've been programming for a little under a year and have some experience writing systems applications, web apps, and scripts for businesses/organizations. However, one thing I've never really done is ...
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Re-writing a large web application - alternatives to LAMP

We have a very large, 10 year old LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) web application that is out of control and poorly written due to a large number of patches and possible hundreds of programmers. If ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 ...