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Log to file or to SQL?

I'm developing a web application which uses MS SQL for various data: including users, user accounts, user licenses, license prices, invoices. I need to log users' real-time usage of the system, and ...
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If a webpage invokes a javascript function on a click from a browser, why can't I invoke it programatically?

So I'm a complete javascript and web development noob, and this question might be betray a fundamental lack of understanding somewhere. I'm on a webpage with a button that invokes a javascript ...
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Basic web architecture : Perl -> PHP

This is an architecture question. If there is a better forum, please redirect me. Apologies in advance. Essentially every website is built around a relational database, right? When a user uploads ...
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Any birdview article about Web development with Java? [on hold]

I am new to Java Web development. And I am tasked to create a prototype with Java and related technologies in a short time. So I am looking for some birdview article about the Web development ...
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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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Breadcrumbs Across Whole Site [on hold]

I have a site that I use PHP include to do a header and footer, but I'm trying to implement breadcrumbs (and a few other features) along with this. The problem with breadcrumbs is letting the page ...
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Storing 5000 elements on client side in a web application [on hold]

I just had a phone interview for ASP.Net developer, after initial introductory stuff the interviewer ask me first technical question: "How would you store 5000 elements on client side for each user ...
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Today should we rather develop desktop websites or an Android Applications for public applications [closed]

First of all this is not a newbie question, I am a dev with several years of experience in the industry. For the WEB, I work with ASP.NET MVC and Web API. Very recently I had an idea and I built a ...
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Developer failing developer interviews [closed]

I'm a Java developer, mostly doing Spring stuff. I understand the patterns, OOP, bean injection, multithreading and everything that goes with it. I don't feel like I'm a bad developer, I get my stuff ...
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How to safely chain several API requests for a single user

I am writing a web application with Python and Flask. At a high-level, the web service takes an ID, downloads a file from a third-party API based on that ID, reads and analyzes the data inside the ...
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which language is best to learn [closed]

i know c,c++,html&css and basic java-script , i want to know that for which next language i should go for? i am totally confuse in ruby,java,php,asp,python,.net which should i start learning?? I ...
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License key solution in web application, what is the best approach?

I am stumped by a request from my manager. I work for a small startup and we developed a web application for a fixed rate with a maintenance agreement for a MUCH larger company. Knowing horror ...
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Using Prolog to implement authorization rules

I'm working on a user management "pseudoframework" in PHP, and I'm trying to implement fine-grained rule-based authorization. I'm using a combination of SQL and condition-checking functions written ...
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Querying all data vs required data [duplicate]

If I have a MySQL database that has a table that contains user data, would it be better to load all of the data from the table when loading a page that requires a users data (only one users data is ...
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When do I reuse or create a new Builder

I've implemented a Builder Pattern in a project I'm working. I'm using this design pattern to created Fields and Components (div, tables, panel (boostrap)). So I have a Director Component class. It ...
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More efficient management of assets(image, documents) in a large web project

I am beginning to refactor a large, very old, messy project. One of the biggest issues is the lack of a central location on the filesystem for simple things like images, icons, documents, csv, etc. ...
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Good way to count unique anonymous visitors of articles

I'm building a website with articles, and I'd like to count unique-per-day visits for each article. The idea to use cookies suggests itself, but I simply can't set a cookie for each and every article ...
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What technical details should a programmer of a web application consider before making the site public?

What things should a programmer implementing the technical details of a web application consider before making the site public? If Jeff Atwood can forget about HttpOnly cookies, sitemaps, and ...
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Should the async update-server be on the same physical server as the website?

I want to setup a comet/web-socket server for a forum sitting in front of a message queue i.e. rabbitmq, that will maintain client connections and update them about relevant events (i.e. new posts, ...
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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 might an ASP.Net website load slowly?

Anecdotally, I've visited many .aspx website that require a significant amount of load time for each page. Is my experience unique? If not, why might an ASP.Net website load slowly?
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What are the difference 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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When deploying code to a production server, how are non-source code assets such as images and PDFs managed?

Currently, I am trying to set up deployment procedures and GIT for a group of websites. Code and assets are between 15 and 20GB. The code and related text files are probably closer to 150MB. When ...
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Web components and performance

I am having trouble learning about the impact of web components and shadow DOM on the browser, specifically related to repaint. I remember reading at one point that the shadow DOM nodes have ...
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Multiple websites and applications using one user database

I've got several applications and websites that will be built around one main application. In a perfect situation users will be able to register once and be able to log into the different applications ...
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Should I hide certain HTTP status codes?

So I have different seniors taking different positions on this. Some saying hide nothing, those codes are there for a reason. Others saying to hide most status codes, reducing the number to a much ...
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Web Developer interview questions

I read an article today that listed some basic questions about web development: Describe how POST data was submitted to a server by a browser. Explain a number of HTTP status codes (except maybe 404 ...
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Choosing a Programming Language Systematically [closed]

I am looking for a methodology for choosing a language. I am not asking for opinions about languages. I have been tasked with the process of comparing our shop's current language with others that are ...
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What's the best way of building an administrative UI for an existing SPA application?

I’m working on an application where the client-side interface and backend server are completely separate applications. The backend is written in Ruby and only serves JSON via HTTP. The client is a ...
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Provide web images with high resolution and let the browser scale it. A bad idea?

Back in the old days when I learned to create web pages, the rule of thumb was: Don't resize your images with HTML/CSS, provide the image in its "native" resolution. Otherwise, it will be upscaled or ...
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Why isn't Java used for modern web application development? [closed]

As a professional Java programmer, I've been trying to understand - why the hate toward Java for modern web applications? I've noticed a trend that out of modern day web startups, a relatively small ...
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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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What should I do to scale out a high-traffic website?

What best practices should be undertaken for a website that needs to "scale out" to handle capacity? This is especially relevant now that people are considering the cloud, but may be missing out on ...
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REST and RPC in multi-tier API

My team is developing a multi-tier API with scalability and modularity in mind. The public access point of the API is fully REST. However, we are splitting the data access layer as another tier in our ...
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How do you use a repl with Vagrant? [migrated]

I'm looking at simplifying the initial developer setup at my company by using Vagrant. On the surface, it seems pretty nice: I write a Vagrantfile once and commit it, and then new developers just ...
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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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Does MVC apply only to web

It is almost and instantaneous whenever I talk to developers about Model View Controller (MVC) they say you make a request to a url the server builds a entity (MODEL) and provides you with visual ...
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CSS Preprocessing (SASS or LESS) vs CSS Postprocessing

So I stumbled across some frameworks for doing CSS post processing such as pleeease.io and I was wondering what are some main benefits or use cases for using CSS post processing? I feel you can ...
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How to design multiplayer online game with a battlefield?

I'm designing a simple game where all players use one battlefield via browser. I'm using websockets. So I'm wondering should I always send all data about battlefield to every user when smth is being ...
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Pluggable UI Components in Java Web Applications

I will try to explain my question with an example. Let us say that we are writing a hotel reservation system which is web based using Java. We will have different payment methods, say Paypal, Master ...
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Should session variables be avoided?

I used to heavily rely on session variables in the past, but have recently found many of them to be unnecessary, using things like query string parameters instead. A colleague of mine refuses to use ...
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Whose responsibility is it to create the interface and/or acceptance testing? Developer or QA?

I am a backend developer and always create tests for my applications. Recently I study and apply the interface tests (using selenium), but I doubted whether I who should create these tests, developer ...
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Web Application: Combining View Layer Between PHP and Javascript-AJAX

I'm developing web application using PHP with CodeIgniter MVC framework with a huge real time client-side functionality needs. This is my first time to build large scale of client-side app. So I ...
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secure offline PC storage accessible through javascript

I'm attempting to build a browser-based HTML5 application that has the ability to store data locally on a PC (not mobile device) when offline. This data is sensitive and must be secure. Of course the ...
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Learning About Different Architecture Set Ups [closed]

I'm sorry in advance if this isn't a good fit here, as it is a pretty open-ended question. In a nutshell: where / how / when does one learn about application architecture(s)? Normally for web ...
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Website with a lot of sound [closed]

I am building a website with a large amount of sounds that should be played upon clicking elements. (It is a language learning website, and many words and phrases will be clickable, to hear ...
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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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What benefits are there to native JavaScript development? [closed]

Given how much simpler jQuery development is, when compared to native JavaScript, what makes people forgo libraries like jQuery altogether? Is this because jQuery has limitations or it is slow? I ...
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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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Website testable design [duplicate]

I have developed two web services. The main service is a RESTful service (using DB), and another UI service that uses the RESTful service. Say I want to test the UI for now (integration tests), every ...