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Would a JS framework that automatically performs ajax requests in background be useful?

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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Learning web backend, preferably Node where do I go next? [on hold]

So I've gone through HTML5/CSS3, I've also gone through the basics of JS. I've been wanting to get experience in the backend side of things (my coding is rusty, I've been doing QA for 7 years but I ...
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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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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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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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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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How to put a web page interface on top of another [on hold]

I just started a new job, they have asset suite 8 by ABB to drive everything they do. The parent company uses it too. The software is a complete monstrosity, the worst giant piece of code I've ever ...
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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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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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Are website templates for beginners?

I am a beginner in Web developement, so I have one of those newbie questions. I see many websites offering ready-to-use website templates like Wix, wordpress, bootstrap etc.. I am wondering whether ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Web Application using only REST API

In an experimental personal project I (along with a "team" of friends) did some time ago, we used a REST API to provide all data. The frontend (a JS-only webapp) then just called this API using AJAX. ...
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How to choose a server side language / framework [closed]

I am trying to come up with a list / ranking system on determining which server language to choose for a particular website. Assume that familiarity with a certain language is not important and the ...
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The future of application cache in HTML 5 [closed]

I had previously deployed application storage in HTML5 to great success in the deployment stage of a few client projects. I used the app cache feature mostly as a way to allow my clients to remotely ...
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How will we be able to produce websites without using cookies with the new law? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I comply with the EU Cookie Directive? Under this new EU law we are not allowed to use any cookies without asking first, I for one need to use a cookie to ...
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Designing a web based smart card publisher

I'm working on an application that's supposed to have a web based GUI where you can insert some data. That data will be saved in persistent storage and a hex number generated and stored alongside. ...
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Organizing effectively the project

One of our assignments is to write a website which should use a database. I would like to have some help organizing it. Here are characteristics of our work. The assignment is for a group of 5 ...
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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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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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Difference between Web API and Web Service?

I have heard about Web Services and Web API's a lot, is there any difference between them or are the same?
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Should we reuse web app logs for user behaviour analytics?

Our web app generates a large amount of logs. These logs include both events regarding background operations in the app (data arrives from the server, ajax failures, inter-component communication, ...
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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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Do and Undo action in the same / different page - Is there a difference?

If I'm bulding an application like a social network and I implement a like / favorite button with AJAX, is it preferable to use one URL to like / dislike or 2 differents URL? If I use one, for ...
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Postgres roles for website users

I am setting up a PostgreSQL database with a very small number of tables for a simple website. I am looking at ways to make it as solid and auditable as possible. Is there any particular reason why ...