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Linking a database to R to automatically develop graphics on the web [on hold]

I'm working on a project where I have created a Google form and automatically saving responses into a CSV file to easily attain with R-programming. I want to generate graphics based on the data I ...
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How to maintain user relationship when user un-follows 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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What are the UTC offsets that Highbrow uses to send emails? [on hold]

For those who don't know Highbrow is a website which delivers small ten day courses to your email every morning. On their website they have 3 timezone options: 1) America 2) Europe/Africa 3) ...
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Best way to manage Git branches in different environments

I had a basic question regarding using a git repository in different environments. I'm more of a Sys admin than a web developer, so the teams I've worked on before just worked right in the master, ...
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Connecting ASP.NET and Android applications to the same Database

I am starting to build a web application with ASP.NET which will help people who are looking for rides inside a city find drivers offering rides from defined start points and destinations. The web app ...
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Why do I find it so hard to share my work?

I've done some application out there, coding is not the problem. But when it comes to deploying / communicating / sharing with colleagues and friends, I'm like stuck. I feel I'm going to be humiliated ...
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Mobile Web App - combines with exist web app or separate them

The company I work for already has a fully functional web app that is written in java using JSF framework. I'm now in the process of creating a mobile version of this web app and having some general ...
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Best Practices when extending an application

I have to extend a web application for a customer, there is no documentation of the current app, no analysis and even worse, there is no technical support or management. The client gives me a list of ...
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Is there any design pattern except MVC for web?

I want to know are there any design patterns for web besides MVC? I know there are design patterns as: Registry, Observer, Factory, ActiveRecord ,... and MVC a set of other design patterns and folder ...
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How can one demonstrate client site website content after the sites have been updated?

I currently work for a web design and development company and for the past couple of months I have developed over 10 websites and about 2/3s are live on the web. now most of these websites were for ...
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On Developing Web Services with Global State

I'm new to web programming. I'm more experienced and comfortable with client-side code. Recently, I've been dabbling in web programming through Python's Google App Engine. I ran into some difficulty ...
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is GAE an infrastructure capable of hosting an app used by millions of active users?

I would like to know with the restrictions of GAE listed below, is it even possible to build a great social app (like Facebook) by hosting that app on GAE? In other words is GAE an infrastructure ...
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Xml Messages: One Type to Rule Them All?

My job involves a project that has a lot of different pieces that all need to communicate via XML messages. There are two schools of thought on how these messages should be organized. In reality ...
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Which of these connection structures is the most effective solution for this multi-peer WebRTC session?

This is my first time working with peer to peer connections, Im using WebRTC. If possible I'd like to design my multi-peer connection (session) so that there's no limit to the number of peers who ...
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Is there any situation where there is a good reason to use an anchor <a> element without a href attribute?

I recently came across a website that contained an anchor element without a href attribute. I immediately thought that was stupid, but, could there be an actual situation where having an anchor ...
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PHP MVC/PAC - Logged In/Admin checks placement

I have set-up a MVC/PAC-like structure for a web application (unsure if it fits any of these design patterns fully). In short it is: Routing in index.php, which selects the controller and method ...
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Testing minor browser version compatibility

I develop a web application and we test it on several browsers, including Firefox and Internet Explorer. During our development we tested the application on Firefox 3.5.2 and our testing team tested ...
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What is the senior web developer's role in the team? [closed]

With a team of 3 other web developers i have the title as lead web developer for a year now. This is my first job as a lead. I'm pretty set on what my roles are from management. I'm curious what ...
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How to design a system that interacts with several competing REST APIs? [closed]

Understandly is a web application that lets people manage the translation of marketing content (such as AdWords campaigns). Currently, people have to use "their own" translators. We're looking to ...
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How to create data driven views in AngularJS?

I am building a support web front-end for our team from where we can perform various support functions for a number of different sites at which our products run. This typically involves running some ...
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Would a JS framework that automatically performs ajax requests in background be useful? [closed]

For the type of applications I usually develop (AngularJS single page applications that communicate with the server side based on the REST API) there are some requests done at the start for loading ...
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Am I using Zend Form library correctly? (I am effectively duplicating work in Controller and in View)

Brief Summary This question is asking for guidance on how to deal with Zend Form library that allows me to specify how to construct each form element (Controller side) and how to render each element ...
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Reuse already fetched data for request

I have action that fetches user model from db to check access. Then I have method that in some cases requires same model. function checkAccess(req, res, next) { var data = ...
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How do I calculate server requirement for a web application

I am developing a backend where in I will be exposing APIs for my mobile application. Users can register,add products,share the links of products through email/sms/anywhere and others can click on it ...
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Testing performance of a single page application

I am in a need to prove the performance of a single page application. I would compare it with an application that uses server side to fill the HTML content. How would one do that? Obviously the Ajax ...
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Can I install Apache HTTP server and Apache Tomcat server on the same host?

I want to practice web programming on my Ubuntu virtual machine. I want to learn both server side web development using Java/J2EE and client side coding (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) . I heard that we need ...
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Using error numbers which only work on 64 bit servers: a bad idea?

In an attempt to solve one problem I encountered another. I would like to have an easy and memorable way of creating unique error numbers, across projects and across developers. The scheme I came up ...
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Best practices for developing a small website [closed]

I'm working on a small website with a handful of other coders. Most of us don't have professional experience in software development. The website is to be run from a local server, and it has a ...
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Should i expect real world questions from interviewing agency? [closed]

I started coding almost a year ago. By "coding" I mean HTML(5), CSS(3), and only few times I implemented some AJAX and JavaScript. I am interviewing for a position that expects me to know HTML, CSS, ...
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How to deal with it that not all HTTP response headers reach the browser?

Some companies use firewalls that filter unknown HTTP response headers. I've personally witnessed that a page used the default font instead of the chosen external Google font because the firewall was ...
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How to speed up frontend development process [closed]

I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but this place seemed appropriate. I've noticed during the time I've been doing web development that I waste more time configuring and setting up my ...
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How is Node.js different from other server-side frameworks?

I've noticed that Node.js has become very popular, and I've seen several instances of people doing small-scale projects in it. I've also looked at pros and cons lists to get an idea of what Node.js ...
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How to get back to Software Engineering after a break? [closed]

Five years ago right after getting my BSCS, I got an internship as a system admin with a large sized company and got hired as a software support Engineer ( fixing defects) and then java/J2EE developer ...
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Authenticate user without password [closed]

I would like to work on a project where I can authenticate or validate a user without the typical user/password combination to authenticate a user in my system. In other words, I would have a API and ...
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What kind of development am I doing?

I am doing a webapp for the internals in my company, it has been 8 months and now I want to become more professional about it, and to know precisely what I am doing. My workflow is to make little ...
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logging for an web application deployed on multiple nodes

My production setup involves four servers running behind load balancer. I have same set of web applications deployed on all four servers. The log files generated on one server are completely isolated ...
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Should I check for software on a users machine via a web browser?

There has been a discussion recently (with my colleagues) on whether or not checks should be performed on client machines to check for specific software, within a web based platform, mainly because we ...
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When is Java a good choice for web development? [closed]

When is Java a good choice for web development? Please do not say "When you have a development team that knows only Java."
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Sensible approach to rewriting frontend of website

We are looking to do a full rewrite of our backend E-commerce platform and as a consequence of this the front end will also need to be rewritten. The front end is a monster of javascript that is to ...
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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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Programming PHP without MVC, classes or framework: rewrite or continue on new features?

I have been programming for several years now, and back then (learning PHP) I've didn't learn to program using classes, MVC-logic or using any frameworks. I found my self solving my problems very well ...
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How to encourage creative user interface design?

When I picture a really well functioning software team in my mind, one of the visions I have is of a developer showing off to a small group of devs some cool, clever UI that they just came up with ...
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Approaches to updating and adding features to PHP websites

I would like to know how people approach with developing their websites that are in production. For example:- How do you manage versions, etc. Also, do you create a subdirectory within the ...
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“web-enabling” an existing C++ app

I've got a Windows application coded in C++. I want to provide a web-based interface to them, with a view to porting them to embedded Linux systems. The web pages are a series of dynamic 'status ...
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What are the differences between server-side and client-side programming?

I've seen questions (mainly on Stack Overflow), which lack this basic knowledge. The point of this question is to provide good information for those seeking it, and those referencing to it. ...
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Should I use <table> or <div>? [closed]

I am making a time-sheet portion of a website and I was wondering if using to create the time-sheet portion is an appropriate usage of table or would div be a better use?
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Why are the smart folks who write and adopt react.js okay with the way markup is tightly-coupled/buried inside Javascript?

Quite a while ago there was a concerted trend in the industry to move towards adopting templating to separate markup from logic, or something like that. The result was much more pleasing to the eye ...
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What is the proper infrastructure and release cycle for developing and testing an application? [closed]

I am developing a web application for my coworkers, and from a little management app it is becoming a more and intense large project that is involving more people as I go. I am pretty sure my boss ...
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One vagrant file (/var/www/VagrantFile) for multiple apps

I manage multiple apps in my dev: /var/www/ qa jt auth We have a QA vagrant which runs QA app in its own vagrant. My understanding was that each app would run its own VM but this would ...
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Which is the best way to manage multI-account multi-user web application ?

I Am junior web developer, currently I developing school application with PHP and MYSQL, after finishing the app I would like to distribute more schools by allowing them to register in the app and use ...