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Conceptual differences: reactjs vs dustjs [closed]

So I recently started working on a project that requires client side templating for faster response time as well as server side rendering for faster first load as well as SEO optimization. In this ...
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Should you use PHP to render the html page or use javascript frameworks? Server-side page rendering or client-side page rendering? [closed]

This may be a inappropriate question, but I'm really need help demystifying this. Suppose we want to create web application like reddit or Gmail. The way I understood it from my research is that ...
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What concrete steps can I take to assess PHP framework(s) without having to go to the extent of getting to know each framework in intimate detail?

This question is about what methodology to follow when evaluating one or more PHP frameworks to see which one would suit the needs of my project best. In other words, given the time pressures that ...
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Using different DB Connections for different user groups in a web framework

Database designers building enterprise systems usually assign different sets of privileges to different users of DBMS. They can be as granular as needed. However, in my experience, web frameworks ...
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How should I connect to my php framework to use methods written in the framework, in a framework agnostic environment?

My company runs 2 websites, a public facing website for clients, and an employee intranet. The intranet is used as a backend for employees to edit and maintain various parts of the public website. ...
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What does bootstrapping mean in the context of Laravel? [closed]

I see 'the bootstrap process' mentioned in Dayle Rees Laravel tutorial "Code Bright" but no explanation of what it actually means. The Wikipedia definitions on Bootstrapping in computing don't seem to ...
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Was it necessary to build this site in ASP.NET? [closed]

From what I'm told, the whole StackOverflow/StackExchange 'stack' is based on Microsoft's ASP.NET. SO and the SE sites are probably the most complex that I visit on a regular basis. There's a lot ...
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Why do JavaScript frameworks/libraries have functions which already exist in pure JavaScript?

I wonder why frameworks/libraries have their own helpers although they exist natively already. Let's take jQuery and AngularJS. They have their own each iterator functions: jQuery.each() ...
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With PHP frameworks, why is the “route” concept used?

The reason I ask this is because isn't a PHP script a route? For example, if you have an article.php then your route is simply http://mysite.com/article.php. Why further abstract away the concept of ...
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Corporate website design [closed]

We are redesigning our corporate website with the following functions: we want to give the marketing users flexibility and freedom to add new static pages, change the static pages or contents of ...
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Internal-use websites: Is there a compelling case against SQLite?

Many web frameworks, such as Flask or Django use SQLite as their default database. SQLite is compelling because it's included in python, and administrative overhead is pretty low. However, most high ...
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When does one NOT need to use queues in an application?

I've been developing an application using the Laravel Framework & have been exposed to the idea of queues for the first time. There are a multitude of tutorials & articles about using queues ...
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Website development from scratch v/s web framework [duplicate]

Do people develop websites from scratch when there are no particular requirements or they just pick up an existing web framework like Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, etc. The requirements are almost ...
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What would be the market life of a JVM based software framework?

I saw how Struts 1 lasted from 2000 to 2013. I hear that people are moving from Struts 2 to Spring. But for a project that may need to be maintained for a decade or two, would it be advisable to opt ...
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Why aren't web frameworks simple, elegant and fun like programming languages? [closed]

When I think of pretty much any programming language - like C, C++, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, Python, ActionScript, Haskell, Lua, Lisp, Java, etc - I'm like awesome I would love to develop a computer ...
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Is JSF really ready to deliver high performance web applications? [closed]

I have heard a lot of good about JSF but as far as I know people also had lots of serious complains with this technology in the past, not aware of how much the situation has improved. We are ...
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How do I make sense of the javascript frameworks explosion ? Should I learn them all? [closed]

For a beginner web developer who is still doing web development the conventional way (PHP/J2EE/Struts on server side, HTML/CSS/Javascript on client side), I was bowled over by the recent blog post on ...
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Do we need even more web frameworks in C# now that async await is here

Developing endless frameworks for web application, websites and web services is always great fun. It's one of the richest areas where you have 100 different ways of achieving pretty much the same ...
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Should I learn a web framework(python)? [closed]

I'm learning Python, and I wanted to advance my skills a bit further so I decided to learn django, then moved on to Flask before realizing that I was having difficulties understanding the very concept ...
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Is PHP actually a web framework? [closed]

I was reading an article/interview (Language War: PHP vs. Ruby (by Jeffrey Way; Mar 2011)) by a developer for Envato using Ruby. He says, "PHP is a web framework disguised as a language." He didn't ...
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Suggested Web Application Framework and Database for Enterprise, “Big-Data” App?

I have a web application that I have been developing for a small group within my company over the past few years, using Pipeline Pilot (plus jQuery and Python scripting) for web development and ...
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PHP Framework for RESTful Web Service

I have been going round in circles with this question for days - which is the best PHP framework to use to create a RESTful Web service? I've trawled the web for info and have come across three main ...
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Migrating Web based projects from Java to PHP

At our work place after hours of coding, testing and QA we have successfully added a couple of software tools in our product line. We specialize in web based software solutions so in order to tap on ...
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Rush to client-side in web development

In the past few months, I recognized a big excitement about client-side scripting in web development. But while server-side technologies are mature, stable and well accepted by backend-developers, ...
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Detect frameworks and/or CMS utilized on websites in Firefox

I'm redesigning the website for my academic library and am examining other sites to determine to identify the technologies used. Things like: Web frameworks Javascript frameworks Server-side ...
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How do you organize your MVC framework while supporting modules/plugins? [closed]

There are a two main codebase structures that I have seen when it comes to MVC frameworks. The problem is that they both seem to have an organisational bug that goes with them. Standard MVC ...
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how to develop a common pool of functions? [closed]

I need to develop an application which runs on the web as well as on mobile platform. I want to make something like a directory where i hold my common functions in respect to web and mobile platform. ...
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Web Frameworks caring about persistence?

I have noticed that Play! Framework encompasses persistence strategy (like JPA etc...) Why would a web framework care about persistence ?! Indeed, this would be the job of the server-sides ...
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Mobile Web Framework that will only control rendering and page transitions [closed]

I have been using jQueryMobile for a bit now, and there are some things I like about it and others I do not. First I will give a bit of background. I have a light weight mobile application that has ...
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REST API rule about tunneling

Just read this in the REST API Rulebook: GET and POST must not be used to tunnel other request methods. Tunneling refers to any abuse of HTTP that masks or misrepresents a message’s intent and ...
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What is REST (in simple English)

Lately I have become interested in familiarizing myself with REST. I tried reading wiki entry on REST, but it was of no help. I would really appreciate it if someone can explain in simple English ...
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Where should “display functions” live in an MVC web app?

I'm using the Yii Framework which is an MVC php framework that is pretty similar to your standard web-based MVC framework. I want to display the related data from a many-to-many table as a list of ...
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The C++ web stack, is there one?

Java would be jsps and servlets (or a framework such as Spring) running on the JVM and tomcat (or glassfish etc). C# would be asp and C# running on dot.net framework and IIS ? (I have no experience ...
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Should I still use a web application framework? [closed]

I'm about to make a simple web application with just image uploading and user management. I'm browsing through several web app frameworks I could use yet I'm still thinking if I should still make use ...
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Are Ruby on Rails / Grails the fastest frameworks for getting sites up quickly?

I'm considering using Grails for a new website, but am open to other/new programming languages and frameworks. I have done development using J2EE/JSF2, ASP.NET, and PHP. Is Grails or Ruby on Rails ...
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Running cherryPy on apache or not?

seems the cherryPy have a standalone web server, is this suggested to deploy the application on Apache Server? or just use the standalone one? If so, any pros and cons between these decision? Thanks.
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What does Symfony Framework offer that Zend Framework does not?

I have professionally working with Zend Framework for about a year. No major complaints. With some modifications, it has done a good job. I'm beginning to work on a side project where I want to ...
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How to develop front end (UI) for my Django website

I am learning Django and new to web development. Please excuse me if you find this question too dumb. So, I am creating a Facebook application using Django which I would like to host in Google App ...
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Moving from PHP to Python - framework considerations

As a long time PHP developer, I am now starting to explore the Python world. I have narrowed the choice of framework down to Django and Pyramid, probably no big surprise there. I have played a bit ...
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Erlang web frameworks survey [closed]

(Inspired by similar question on Haskel) There are several web frameworks for Erlang like Nitrogen, Chicago Boss, and Zotonic, and a few more. In what aspects do they differ from each other? For ...
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How much important understanding how a web framework works under the hood?

I'm using Symfony2 PHP framework to build a product. I got most of the features working and a satisfied client. Now I have to maintain this project. So I was wondering, is understanding how the ...
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How to choose a server side language / framework

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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When to use shared libraries for a web framework?

tl;dr: I've found myself hosting a bunch of sites running on the same web framework (symfony 1.4). Would it be helpful if I moved all of the shared library code into the same directory and shared it ...
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What micro web-framework has the lowest overhead but includes templating [closed]

I want to rewrite a simple small (10 page) website and besides a contact form it could be written in pure html. It is currently built with classic asp and Dreamweaver templates. The reason I'm not ...
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Web framework able to handle many concurrent users [closed]

Social networking sites needs to handle many concurrent users e.g. for chat functionality. What web frameworks scales well and are able to handle more than 10.000 concurrent users connected with ...
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Given an idea for an application, how should I decide which web technologies to use? [closed]

Background: I'm an experienced Java developer, know basic Javascript, HTML, and CSS (and find it easy to figure out how to do something), and have a little experience in Python. I've seen Ruby ...
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PHP and Ruby: how to leverage both? and, is it worth it?

As you might have noticed from the title, this is not a "PHP or Ruby", or a "PHP vs. Ruby" question. This is a question on how to leverage PHP + Ruby in the same business. I myself am a PHP ...
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Understanding blocking and non-blocking frameworks

Could someone help me understand what is the difference between the two, far as I understand it when request comes to a blocking framework it creates new thread for that request and processes it, if ...
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Am I wrong to disagree with A Gentle Introduction to symfony's template best practices?

I am currently learning symfony and going through the book A Gentle Introduction to symfony and came across this section in "Chapter 4: The Basics of Page Creation" on creating templates (or views): ...
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how to choose a web framework and javascript library?

I've been procrastinating learning some framework for web apps w/ some library for AJAX, something like django with prototype, or turbogears with mootools, or zeta components with dojo, grok, jquery, ...