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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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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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Haskell web frameworks survey [on hold]

There are several web frameworks for Haskell like Happstack, Snap, and Yesod, and probably a few more. In what aspects do they differ from each other? For example: features (e.g. server only, or ...
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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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Explain Model View Controller

My experience with developing dynamic websites is limited mostly to Java servlets. I've used Tomcat to develop various Java servlets, and I wouldn't hesitate to say that I'm reasonably proficient ...
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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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Ur/Web new purely functional language for web programming?

I came across the Ur/Web project during my search for web frameworks for Haskell-like languages. It looks like a very interesting project done by one person. Basically, it is a domain-specific purely ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Web framework for iPad and common desktop browsers?

We are developing a web-based, commercial point-of-sale application. We'd like the same web site to work well on an Ipad as well a desktop browsers. We're looking for a web framework that makes the ...
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What's the web framework to use on a front-end web application? [closed]

What do you consider a good client web framework to use on interface business application? jQuery? YUI!? Another? Some plugins useful? The application will be use mostly internally replacing a ...
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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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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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Should web browsers include popular web framework libraries?

What reasons are there for web browsers to not have a library of popular web frameworks. For example if a web page included jQuery, why shouldn't the browser have it's own static version, which is ...
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PHP Framework for RESTful Web Service [closed]

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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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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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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Can You Make An Entire Website With JavaScript? [closed]

I have looked at the aims of Java-script and it intends to provide and enhanced user-interface and dynamic websites. I am trying to get into the Web Development Business and am learning Javascript. ...
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If you got to rebuild Pandora from scratch, what technology stack would you choose? [closed]

Requirements: many different user experiences: website, mobile, etc. user management, registration, roles large amount of music metadata genome search that finds closest music public and private ...
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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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Which framework for HTML5 mobile web app?

I used to be an iPhone app developer. Now there are frequent enquires on cross-platform mobile app. So I look for a web based solution and find Sencha Touch. Are there more options? What's your ...
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What would be the market life of a JVM based software framework? [closed]

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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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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Javascript frameworks for large development teams

My company is reevaluating what kind of web framework we want to use. We are currently using the Ext 4.0 framework but there are questions being raised that it may not be the right framework to use. ...
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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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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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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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Developing With Ruby/Rails Easier, Faster Than Developing With PHP/CakePHP?

What is your experience when developing web applications using one of these two languages/frameworks? Which have you found to be more convenient and faster to develop with?
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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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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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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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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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Why is Twitto not secure?

I've come across Twitto, which basically is a web framework that fits in a tweet. It is so short that I can post the code here : require __DIR__.'/c.php'; if (!is_callable($c = @$_GET['c'] ?: ...
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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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I'm creating my own scalable, rapid prototyping web server. How should I design it?

I'm going to create my own web server that focuses on scalability, rapid prototyping and the use of JavaScript as the server's scripting language, much like node.js. It will use a ...
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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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How to describe framework/features of a java application for client presentation?

I have been asked to put down the architecture and features of our Java application (more from infrastructure/software point of view). It will go on a Powerpoint presentation, so I need to provide the ...
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How much money do frameworks like Django and RoR generate?

The developers of these frameworks must be generating some kind of money, no? They aren't all just regular old joes with full-time jobs developing web-frameworks in their spare time for the love of ...
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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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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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What web development frameworks questions should I include in my thesis? [closed]

I'm busy working for my thesis about Web Development Frameworks. I want to write about frameworks that have been used in the past and frameworks that have a good chance of lasting in the future, such ...
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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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Python web frameworks comparisons

I recently asked a question on SO about Python web frameworks: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4909306/python-web-frameworks-vs-java-web-frameworks-how-is-web-development-in-python-do I want to ...
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Difference between Yesod and Ocsigen web frameworks [closed]

I have been looking at web-frameworks in functional languages and eventually found Yesod and Ocsigen interesting. As far as I understand, they leverage the type system to statically prevent basic ...
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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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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 ...