Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an intranet.

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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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Best approach to learning web programming [closed]

I come from a scientific and embedded programming background, and I have had minimal experience with web programming. What would be the best approach to take to get up to speed with web programming? ...
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Is constantly looking for code examples a sign of a bad developer?

I am a CS student with several years of experience in C and C++, and for the last few years I've been constantly working with Java/Objective C doing app development and now I have switched to web ...
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How much do i need to learn in order to get an entry level asp.net job? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If you develop with ASP.NET, which other technologies do you use? I'm currently learning C#, but I've noticed that there is a lot of demand for ASP.NET developers. I ...
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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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Should I bother to develop for JavaScript disabled? [duplicate]

Should I bother to develop for JavaScript disabled? I feel that my time is better spent developing for the majority.
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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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what are the best tips for storing images in a database?

Is it appropriate to store the image files in the database? Or it would be better to store only the path of the file in the database, while keeping the file itself on the server? Are there any other ...
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Does a website running modified GPL software have an obligation to release their changes? [duplicate]

If a non-profit organization runs software on its website that is modified GPL'ed software and it acknowledged to be such, do they have a legal obligation to release any changes? They are not offering ...
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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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How important is graceful degradation of JavaScript?

Should web developers continue to spend effort progressively enhancing our web applications with JavaScript, ensuring that features gracefully degrade, thereby ensuring accessibility? Or should we ...
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Best Programming Language for Web Development [duplicate]

I am a Web Developer in PHP, and also know Javascript and some bit of CSS which is needed for web development. I use Symfony framework to build Websites and Web Application. As now i want to learn new ...
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Is a compiled language preferred for web development or an interpreted one? [closed]

As you already know there are compiled and interpreted languages. From a performance point of view which is better when visiting a website? Will a website that was developed with a compiled langauge ...
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How do I learn Python from zero to web development? [closed]

I am looking into learning Python for web development. Assuming I already have some basic web development experience with Java (JSP/Servlets), I'm already familiar with web design (HTML, CSS, JS), ...
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Can C++ be used as a server-side web development language?

I'd like to get into web development using C++ as the "scripting language" on the server-side. My server infrastructure is *nix based, so doing web development in C++ on Azure is not applicable and ...
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What are the boundaries between the responsibilities of a web designer and a web developer?

I have been hired to do functional development for several web site redesigns. The company I work for has a relatively low technical level, and the previous development of the web sites were ...
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Which Java framework meets these requirements?

Which Java framework meets these requirements? What set of frameworks would be best suited to meet these requirements? The requirements are: oriented for web support for transactions support for ...
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What is “the Cloud” and how does it relate to development?

I keep hearing about Cloud technology, although mostly in social networking development, etc. I heard about it today again, and now I'm very curious: what is the 'Cloud' and how does it relate to me ...
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How to get back to Software Engineering after a break? [closed]

I have been browsing the questions here for advice on how to prepare and approach for going back to the job market. The Q&As have been a lot helpful but I would like to share some of the questions ...
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Databases and Unit/Integration Testing

I have had a discussion with someone about unit/integration testing with web applications and I have a disagreement about 1 core idea. The issues is that the person I am talking to think that the ...
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When should I start learning a PHP Framework

I'm a beginner programmer I have been learning PHP for a while, though not consistently. But for the past few months (say 3 months) I have been a bit consistent in my learning, largely because of a ...
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Transition from a “look ma, I can do this” web developer to someone who creates products that people and businesses can rely on [closed]

I am doing web development for the past 6 years. But somehow, I never got the feeling that I did a good job. I always felt that my code was not production quality. I felt like someone who delivers ...
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Where to put business logic in MVC design?

I have created a simple MVC Java application that adds records through data forms to a database. My app collects data, it also validates it and stores it. This is because the data is being sourced ...
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Should a programmer know Linux? [closed]

I'm a PHP/Python programmer learning Java and C#(.NET). My main OS is windows 7 but I've used Linux and currently dual-booting with Ubuntu. My Linux knowledge however, is pretty limited. I can work ...
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How do I get up-to-date on web development technologies? [duplicate]

I'm a regular user here, but linking my screen name to my real identity is dirt simple, and the question I'm about to ask would lead to a very unpleasant conversation with my current employer were ...
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Why aren't there other client-side scripting languages for websites? [closed]

Why is there just support for JavaScript and some VBScript in browsers today? I know JavaScript is good and all, but wouldn't having the option of using another programming language help promote ...
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What would you consider best practice workflow tools for web application (PHP) development? [closed]

I'm really hoping somebody with more experience can edit the question as per my examples of answers: using version control test driven development debugging code (xdebug for php) use of UML diagrams ...
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Should I be a professional in C# programming in order to build good web applications using ASP.NET?

I do not know if there is special programming in C# for the web or it is the same?. If it is the same then what are the topics that I should focus on in C# in order to use it building web application ...
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When to use PHP or ASP.NET? [closed]

I have worked extensively in developing web applications using PHP and ASP.NET, but one of the questions that I'm constantly asked by customers is whether to move forward with a php website or an ...
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Web versus desktop development - is web development worse? [closed]

As a longtime desktop developer looking at doing our first large-scale web application, what are the pros and cons of doing web development? Is developing a web application much worse than developing ...
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Is it considered bad practice to have PHP in your JavaScript

So many times on this site I see people trying to do things like this : <script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function(){ $('<?php echo $divID ?>').click(funtion(){ ...
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Why did Facebook use C++ beside PHP?

What is the main reason that made Facebook need to use C++ beside PHP? I am wondering if I make a website with alot of vistors would I need to use C++ as well?
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Should I build my own CMS or rely on a pre-built one? [closed]

Related: As a beginning programmer, should I favor building my own libraries over using 3rd-party libraries? As an intermediate to advanced level PHP web-developer and a young one at that ...
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Are C and/or C++ viable/practical options for web development? [duplicate]

I am proficient in C, and I am learning C++ right now. I always played with websites (HTML/CSS), and I was wondering if it would be viable/practical to create some simple web apps using C and/or C++. ...
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PHP, HTML, Javascript and writing good practices

I realized I have to write down a convention specification about HTML, JavaScript and PHP coding for me and my team. In web development, just like in C++, I'm definitely a fan of indentation and ...
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Where to master HTML, CSS and Javascript? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should a developer know before building a public web site? I gotten interested in web-development lately. I am still a student. I learnt basics of HTML, CSS and ...
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How much HTML and CSS should server side developer know?

I have done C and C++ and now I want to start my career as a web-developer. I read a lot about web-development and came to know that there were two types of developers on the web, 1. Client Side ...
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I feel lost among the various web technologies and I'm looking for pointers [closed]

In the last 3-5 months I was thinking about which web programming language I should use. PHP? Ruby? C#? Python? Perl? And you know what? Every time I keep changing my mind like crazy! I learn some ...
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What server-side language(s) should be used for user-created information sites such as Facebook, SE, Blogs, etc.?

What server-side language(s) should be used for user-created information sites such as Facebook, SE, Blogs, etc.?
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Over thinking development

I've been working as an app developer for a year and a half now (not long I know), and I've just been given my first big project. Needless to say it didn't go very smoothly, so I sought advice from a ...
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How can you learn to design nice looking websites? [closed]

I am a moderately capable web developer. I can put stuff where I want it to go and put some JQuery stuff in there if I need to. However, if I am making my own website (which I am starting to do) I ...
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What best practices should be employed in a PHP login script?

I am wanting to re-write my login scripts for clients websites to make them more secure. I want to know what best practices I can implement into this. Password protected control panels are in their ...
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Why do people disable JavaScript?

I asked a question yesterday Should I Bother to Develop For JavaScript Disabled?. I think the consencus is: Yes, I should develop for JavaScript Disabled. Now I just want to understand why users ...
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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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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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Frontend development, where to start?

I've been stuck on the backend for years now, working on webservices, DBs, SDKs, APIs and all that jazz, and so that's an area that I have a decent grasp of, but I've absolutely no clue about how the ...
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Anyone who has taken 70-515 TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam? [closed]

I'm planning to take 70-515 exam and I can't find any training kit for it from MS press at the moment. Therefore, I'm reading the book for 70-562 which covers framework 3.5. I would like to know if ...
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What programming language and framework has best support for agile web development? [closed]

If I would like to quickly set up a modern website, what programming language + framework has best support for this? E.g. short and easy to understand code for a beginner and a framework with support ...
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What is a good IDE for client side JavaScript development? [closed]

I recently started learning JavaScript and am looking for a good JavaScript Editor/IDE. I found dozens of them in a Google search but I would appreciate if users who have experience with using such an ...
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Web Developer or Software Engineer? [closed]

A question that I have been asking myself and really confused which path to take. So I need your guys help as to the pros and cons of these 2 professions in today's world. I love web applications ...