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How to model the dependencies between fields in very complex forms

We have to create a web application that will be used as an application form for multiple insurance products (15 in total). This application form will be similar to a form wizard, it will span across ...
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Java App as Tomcat Service?

I currently have a basic j2ee website. Currently, a jsp frontend gets data from the backend (the java program, lets call it object "Score"). The backend gets this data from a web site. <% Main m ...
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Should I hide fields in REST resource representations based on the user's security role?

What is the best practice for exposing different fields for a resource based on user's role/ACL privileges in the system? Let's say I have an endpoint, groups/{:group_id}. My business rules state ...
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What is the best way to provide downloadable / uploadable forms?

I need to allow some of my users to design and upload blank forms, to be downloaded, completed, and uploaded by other users. It would be nice if I could verify the completeness of the uploaded forms, ...
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How-To: a browser based, real time, shared memory inspection/debugger application [closed]

Background: I have a C application running under Linux utilizing shared memory. I also have a debugger written in Python that can link to said shared memory and access individual variable values of ...
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Augmented Reality online video player [closed]

I have received a very specific requirement from a client and am not sure what solution to use. My client would like to play an online streaming video while overlaying texts and images in a sort of ...
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Managing a website with version control?

The small website I built a long time ago is starting to pick up a little and I'm starting to run into problems with making changes. Originally, all the pages were .html and I would edit and test them ...
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Internal and external API architecture

The company I work for maintains a successful SaaS product that grew "organically" over the years. We are planning to expand the line with a suite of new products that will share data with the ...
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How can I test a method which aggregates data from a database? [closed]

I'm developing the web Java application and come across the following issue: I'm using jUnit 4.5. Suppose that I have a method which aggregates data from a database for the rendering their to a ...
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How to be a good citizen when crawling web sites?

I'm going to be developing some functionality that will crawl various public web sites and process/aggregate the data on them. Nothing sinister like looking for e-mail addresses - in fact it's ...
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How do web servers deal with issues that arise when a machine has been on for a long time?

It seems to be accepted that computers that have been powered on for a long time and have any sort of complex software (ie and OS) running on them they tend to develop random errors and problems. ...
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Providing friendly URLs for a website vs. realities of database IDs

We have a database of resources, be they products, blog posts or something. We need to design a URL scheme to address them, for the public website. Here are two examples that are database ID bound: ...
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Mobile App Development-Architecture/Platform: Main performance concern: device/UI responsiveness [closed]

I am currently investigating different alternatives for building a mobile instant messaging application for iOS and Android, using an XMPP server (probably ejabberd) as the back-end. Main requirements ...
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Session Management in distributable web-apps

I am working on a huge web application in which I need to add transparent failover feature. I understand the necessary steps to make a web application distributable, the most difficult thing being: to ...
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sell applications that run only on a GPL v2 Server [closed]

I have been testing Pentaho BI server community edition, and after reading their licensing terms I found out that the community edition is under GPLv2. As you may know the server is intended to host ...
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Executing ajax calls in setTimeout after set intervals?

We develop an application involving a lot of ajax. Such as showing users notifications, updating what they see via ajax while they are on the web page. This update is due to the actions of other users ...
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In a REST service project, where should we put code that calls a third party REST API?

My project is organized in layers like Configuration Controller Service Repository Domain Our REST Controller is in the Controller layer. We need to connect to another API via REST calls and I'm ...
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How to learn new technologies in short period of time? [duplicate]

The title says it all. I'm a .NET programmer, working mostly on WPF applications with C#. But I need to be familiar with latest web development technologies, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, ASP.NET MVC, ...
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Asynchronous Web Language [closed]

I'm searching for a suitable way to make web requests to databases and display results in real-time. The data will be used in an interface for staff, so there cannot be any blocking or lag as time is ...
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Applying RESTful design to an entire website?

This all may come across very newbish, but I'm trying to wrap my head around designing a website that is thoroughly RESTful. I understand applying RESTful design to things like Users, Photos, Blog ...
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Binding in web frameworks - to frontend data or backend data?

AngularJS and other web frameworks provide data binding abilities (as in WPF). Is the UI bound to JavaScript variables on the frontend (web browser) or is it bound to the data in the server (via AJAX ...
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What to consider when choosing a framework for a development team? [closed]

As I'm finishing a web development course with a few friends with whom I have worked in many projects we're aiming to begin a professional team of developers. Functions are well defined between ...
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How to make a “git push” update files on your web host?

I have a few sites which are all hosted on the same web hosting service under shared hosting. My web host supports Git and I have SSH access to it, and I also have Git setup on my laptop as well. I ...
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How can web development bootcamps deliver on their promise? [closed]

I came across the concept of web development bootcamps, these 9-10 week intensive crash courses claim to teach beginners web development and help them get 80k starting salary jobs. Many of you might ...
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What makes Web crawling legal? [closed]

When Google, Bing or Yahoo are crawling content from Web sites, what makes it legal? Is there a public registry of only allowed crawlers? When researchers are crawling Deep Web, what makes their ...
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'Save' button in our web app ( 20-30 textboxes), client is worried that users will forget to click it and lose their data [closed]

I am in a meeting with a client later on, regarding an ASP.NET web app we are creating for him. The app includes a lot of 'form' style screens with 20-30 textboxes, and of course a 'Save' button that ...
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Web app design: Local caching vs demanding

I'm writing a web application in javascript that will be served to the clients' browser. The intent is for the app to appear to the client as a monolithic application, not a series of interlinked ...
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How is the router configuration gui designed and implemented? [closed]

It's a rather simple concept, and each vendor seems to have their own "Website" for their config. I am curious to find out a few things. In my linksys router, if I go to 192.168.1.1, it asks for a ...
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Design for running active x components from local server

I have a requirement where some of the training scripts (active x components) needs to be rendered on the client application (IE 8). Till now the server was hosting these scripts using IIS and IE was ...
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Can we consider a clients interaction with a web server to be stateful if the web server maintains state via session variables or cookies?

A little confused with the notion of stateful/stateless architectures. Forgive me if I'm unclear. Questions: Can we consider a clients interaction with a web server to be stateful if the web server ...
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Web Development: is there an oasis to the chaos? [closed]

I started my programming career a long time ago when I was 14 years old, and I started with a book by James Lee, suggested by a Unix Systems Administrator I met in Barnes and Noble. In a month I had ...
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Is there a way to develop desktop software using PHP?

I have to develop a real estate marketing CRM software for my client - where the application is installed on desktop but can also be accessed from web. 2 reasons why they want the application to run ...
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Why is an A element often used instead of a BUTTON for web design? [closed]

Is there any particular reason why people use the A tag to mimic a BUTTON in HTML and JavaScript?
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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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Is Interactive the term for web application that respond quickly to user?

Just a quick question on Web Application attribute, if responsive (which mainly stems from web design) means website that adapts to different screen size, then the closest term I can find for Web ...
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Web api authentication techniques

We have a asp.net MVC web service framework for serving out xml/json for peoples Get requests but are struggling to figure out the best way (fast, easy, trivial for users coding with javascript or OO ...
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Web technologies on GUI apps

I developed many GUI applications for the Windows platform during my early professional career, and saw several GUI frameworks come, have whole magazines devoted to them, and then fade away. MFC is ...
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Building a web app with encrypted MySQL database entries?

I have some experience in building PHP based websites with MySQL access, storing encrypted user details, but all other fields being plain text. My most recent project will require sensitive data to be ...
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Advice on which storage technology for an Image repository [duplicate]

At this point, I'm not much of a programmer, solid html/css, familiar with JS but not a programmer by any means. I'm looking to pick up whatever is necessary for an upcoming project. I need to build ...
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Online vs Web - write once application

I have been asked to write an application (visual application) that can be run both online and locally. This application contains a lot of external data (video, images and audio) files so the main ...
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How to test a website?

I found it's really hard to divide the task of developing a website to a team of people. The problem is a website should have consistent looking and be integrated in users' view. The style and page ...
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A good design pattern for a Web API where models/enities are searchable by foreign keys [closed]

I was hoping someone might have some ideas on how to create a RESTful web API where models/entities are searchable by a foreign key. I see a a lot of tutorials where the functionality consist of ...
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Web App vs. Desktop App Regarding Deployment

I'm taking on an opportunity for a local business to develop a small, simple timesheet manager (they still record time by hand) and am currently in the planning phases. It will include basic ...
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Should I still make my site work in non-javascript capable browsers?

Apparently less than 1% had javascript off in 2010: http://developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/posts/2010/10/how-many-users-have-javascript-disabled/ So is it worth it to still support browsing without ...
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Why are most browsers developed in C++ [closed]

It seems like most of common web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) are developed using C++. My question is straightforward. Why they use mainly C++ rather than any other language? Edit: What ...
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How to slowly release a web application to more and more users so that too many concurrent users don't crash your site?

I have a web application that I expect to go viral pretty quickly. How can I control traffic to it so that it doesn't crash under too much load? This application doesn't require user login. It will ...
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Why did Alan Kay say, “The Internet was so well done, but the web was by amateurs”?

OK, so I paraphrased. The full quote: The Internet was done so well that most people think of it as a natural resource like the Pacific Ocean, rather than something that was man-made. When was the ...
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Pure Java web browser, is it practical? [closed]

I know that a Java web browser is possible, but is it practical? I've seen the Lobo project and must admit I am impressed, but from what I've gathered it seems that development stopped in 2009. Would ...
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How much time should jquery wait?

I'm programming a jQuery functionality for doing a search on articles while the user is typing in the search field. I implemented a bind in jQuery that at every keyup, it sets a clearTimeout and a ...
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How to edit the HTML of an ASP.net site?

Assume that I'm a front-end developer (HTML, CSS) And some one who got their website built using ASP.NET came to me and asked for a new design and I don't know about ASP.NET. Then, how can I change ...