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Questions tagged [web-applications]

Web applications are applications that are accessed over the "web", which can mean the Internet, or an internal network (an intranet).

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Approach for storing lots of data of unknown type in database

I have an web app to which external applications can be connected to send their data. This is for telemetry purposes. The web app is not controlling what kind of telemetry data is sent to it - it can ...
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How to better scale reads in a website: to CQRS or not to CQRS?

The company i'm working for it's rewriting a legacy web application and we are evaluating the better architecture to get the job done. The business domain is quite simple: there are few entities, ...
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Improved design for a turn-based multiplayer game using AI?

I'm trying to decide which is the best architecture for a turn-based multiplayer game where the players can be either humans or AI and the UI is optional, for instance because the game can just be ...
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Live Web chat application [closed]

I need to create a live Web chat application for a website and I have been researching on that for a while. The plan is to use vue.js for client side, MySQL for data base and Web sockets. There are ...
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Separating WebRTC Signal Server and Media (SFU) server

I'm working on a WebRTC VOIP product. I am not using peer-to-peer connections, but instead having clients connect to a SFU which distributes audio to everyone involved in a call. From my ...
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Do i need to implement Security for my webpage, if it is only connected to a LAN

I am making a websocket server that can communicate with clients. This server is going to be on a private vLAN channel on a public place, AKA only the staff have access to the network which the ...
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Should I access the backend directly or through an API layer?

Please allow me to ask my question using an example where we have a database with flight data and I want to make a web app where users can search, select, and book a flight. I wrote some classes ...
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Multi-client web-app structure [duplicate]

I'm starting a new web application, and I'm considering how to design it for multiple clients. Each client would have a completely separate interface on a different subdomain, but this can be hard to ...
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How to maintain a web application for different clients with different UI and several customized functions?

We have an web application that mvc architecture and written in php. This application is used by different client that need different UI and also several module customization. This application is ...
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controlling multiple components in web application

In my small web application (about 3k lines) my UI is composed of lots of buttons, toolbars, selection boxes, tables etc. Where each action affects the state of multiple UI elements. Do you ...
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Modelling recurring events

I am in the process of writing a web app to track expenses and which will be multiuser. Everything is fine with a single expense, but I am struggling to find the best way to represent recurring ...
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Using Websockets with RESTful API

I've seen many apps use two separate servers to handle traffic. These services have a RESTful HTTP api server AND a websocket gateway. I guess I'm not sure how the websocket gateway interacts with ...
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Fear of web-app not being “future-proof”

I'm a web developer of a small, local SaaS web application. It currently has about a half-dozen clients. As I continue to design the application, it's become increasingly harder for me to convince ...
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What are the points of apps like Sketch and Photosbhop when it comes to Web Development?

This may be an obvious question but I really don't understand this so if someone can help me that'd be great. Basically, I am in the middle of developing an e-commerce app for my database management ...
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How can I prevent a user from editing my code in their browser?

Description I'm designing a Node.JS application (more like a full website). The app will send five JavaScript files and will have <script> tags linking them together. Question How can I ...
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User management: third party Identity Management vs local user

Context Let's considering a standard web application handling cars. Each car has an owner. So the car structure looks like: cars( id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, ... owner_id *???* ) For simplicity ...
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Data sharing between web app components

If I have several interactive components (grids, tables, graphs, dropdowns, autocomplete inputs, etc.) that display processed data from the same "global database" (everything resides on the client ...
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Why is XSLT so rarely used on the web? [closed]

XSLT is a mature, widely accepted standard. It can be used in browsers (even in old IE) and on the server side (nginx has an XSLT module, which can be used from programming languages, of course). Its ...
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How to get email from Gmail to a PHP app

I'm building a PHP app which should somehow receive emails that are to be imported into user records. None of the solutions I've come up with will work (listed and explained below). I'm hoping ...
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Directing user to a specific screen on App after he installs the App

I have a very specific use case. We are working on a Project where user can buy the tickets to an event. In this, we are asking the user to enter an Email id where he can receive the email from where ...
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Architecture layout for SPA application

I have an existing SPA application where api calls from user browser are forwarded to application server hosted separately. My application server have all business logic and repository to connect to ...
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How can I live-update my internationalization Resource Bundles?

I'd like to add translations without waiting for a full new release. In other words, I'd prefer that the Resource Bundles not be part of my Git repository; and that they be easily editable and ...
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What is the difference between Web Workers and Service Workers in Progressive Web Apps

In the context of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) there are two terms that I am trying to better understand: Service Workers, and Web Workers. What is the difference between them and their intended use? ...
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How do i structure my websockets to receive data from multiple exchanges?

I went through all the questions under the [websocket] tag and could not find anything and hence asking this question. I am trying to fetch real time ohlc tickers from multiple exchanges (10 for the ...
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Database design for online applications

I am developing an Online Application portal. But I am stuck in designing my database tables, and am unsure about the best approach to take. Background: how the portal is supposed to work Let me ...
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Web application with relational database - best practice?

I am currently designing a web application which is pretty similar to Twitter but with some unique features for my company. Technologies are Vue2, Spark framework and PostgreSQL. I am trying to ...
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How to solve form submission consistency in a web application?

Imagine that you have a form with which you can edit some data, let's call it a Person form. Let's imagine that a user opens up this Person form, receives the current data that is stored in the ...
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How should I store multiple, related models when configuration control is required?

My problem: I plan to store a "project" in a database, where a project is composed of multiple items e.g. documents, and each document has multiple items e.g. paragraphs. Paragraphs may cross-...
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Web Crawling Form Help Needed [closed]

If I have a form built on my website. How can I get that form 1 to plugin results into another websites form 2 and extract information to display on my website? For example, if I wanted to create a ...
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Is giving sub reducers access to the full state a bad idea?

I've got a Redux app with a fairly flat state tree. All sub reducers handle one separate part of the state, and they are tied together with combineReducers. My problem is that in a few cases I need ...
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Single-Page vs Multi-Page and Client-Side vs Server-Side

I am currently researching the benefits and disadvantages of SPA (Single-Page Applications) vs MPA (Multi-Page Applications). Having established that MPA is more suitable for my project, I proceeded ...
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How do I deal with file downloads?

I'm currently working on a script (in PHP, but I'm not sure if that's relevant here) which allows users to set up a simple file-sharing system on their server. I'm stuck when trying to figure out how ...
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Professionalism of implementing the HTTP “QUERY” method in an API

Some years ago, the w3c documented a proposal for a method called QUERY, where query information may be passed in as the request body rather than on the request line in query parameters. You can see ...
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The best way method to write an app that takes you to a web page that depends on the time in a browser app?

I'm not a software developer at all, but wondering if this would be a relatively simple project for creating an android shortcut. My parents like doing the guardian quick crossword: https://www....
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Collection of APIs making up one Application - How to manage?

We have inherited an application that is made up of small .NET web API's. Each API has its own Visual Studio SLN and git repo. All of the APIs are published to one folder ("All") and that folder is ...
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Mitigate a hacking attempt when it is detected by an app sitting behind a WAF

Let's say I have a web application where my users can log in, and save resources through my API and an ajax call. Now let's say I put my web application behind a Web Application Firewall (like ...
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Are data attributes good identifiers of certain blocks of HTML code?

I have a complex environment which is mostly oriented around / ends up spitting out blocks of HTML, which make up the entire page. Now, I need a way to "point and click" identify any block on my page ...
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Seeking Tips on PAAS Architecture

I've developed a java web app using Vaadin, and using Jelastic/MassiveGrid as the PAAS. However, I need advice on proper architecture for my needs. Desired Outcome: Users land on my homepage where ...
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Programming Language Interoperation for Website

Say I have one website created with the LAMP stack and another with the MEAN stack. I want to create a program which estimates the entropy of a password so that I can add a password strength meter to ...
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Pros and cons of setting super admin in users table

I'm structuring a RBAC in a Web system. My database tables looks like: actions id name resources id name permissions id action_id resource_id roles id name permission_role permission_id ...
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How do browser extensions interact with web apps?

I want to build a browser extension that can read/write from the database that is behind my web app. However, I don't really understand how that would work conceptually and what the best practices ...
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API gateway for web-fronted applications, is it worth it?

So am in the process of developing a new application and am welling to adopt a micro-services based architecture (am new to that). The problem is that the application will be exposed to the final ...
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I want to sell web app and share source code but not to be redistributed. How do I do that?

I want to sell web app to be hosted internally and share source code with that specific client but not to be redistributed(commercially or non-commercially) to outside the office. They can edit and ...
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Are two .net web applications necessary?

We have one single internal website. Underneath this website (in IIS) we have two web applications: 1-Main web application 2-Web services (created using the visual studio web api project template) ...
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Where do I encode value conversion methods in an MVC web app to display values in different unit systems in the View?

I have a use case where I do internal data computations using English system, due to various precomputed graph coefficients and other data already using the English system. But for output I need to ...
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Does putting javascript in my JSP file make it impossible to test?

The project I'm working on has lots of JSP files, some of which have javascript script blocks scattered throughout and some of these scripts interact with other javascript packages that are served ...
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Mobile app for existing responsive web app?

I have an existing enterprise application that lives on a lamp stack (not single page app). All html is responsive using twitter bootstrap. The question of sending push notifications to mobile devices ...
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Help defining architecture - async messaging; web app as portal in web page

I don't know if this is a legitimate architecture that I've been playing with. It consists of nodejs servers for services and to create web app front ends. And it is using async messaging (Redis) to ...
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Error details helpful for issue analysis?

I have webapplication. My requirement is I need to store exception details in DB in case any 500 error occurs. I am planning to store below details at backend automatically for any request under ...
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Best practices for calling multiple APIs and manipulating data before showing it to user?

I am building a web application that makes use of multiple API's (Google Maps, Weather APIs, and more). I am using Python + Flask on the backend, and Javascript (probably with React, I have not ...