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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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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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Backend, API, Frontend confusion

I have experienced hard times to decided which way to go. I try to illustrate with an example. I have a project. lets say todolist app. It will be web application, mobile applications and public API ...
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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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API Caching strategy for user favorites

I am working on a music web app (api/SPA), and the following is the response form one of the API endpoints. It returns song information that looks like the following. This would be the result of ...
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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 ...
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How to reuse the same code for separate desktop/mobile Web Applications?

I see that websites like Instagram and Facebook do not fully make use of RWD but serve separate websites depending on the target viewport. I can see how this might be better than RWD - less CSS, ...
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If either html+css or an image can achieve my desired decoration, which one should I prefer to use?

For example, to create flow indicator like: Step 1 > Step 2 > Step 3 I can either: 1.Use html+css .concave{ border-left:1em solid transparent; border-top:1em solid orange; border-...
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How use a REST interaface for implementing tasks commands on my Web API?

I'm creating a Web API with a lot of REST Resources. My service also have some tasks which should be started on demand. for instance "Start sending emails". For now I do have a specific URL which I ...
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Web application with plugins: how to transfer orders between plugins

This question is about the application's architecture and is thus language independent. Should it matter: I'm using python 3.6 and http.server. Context and architecture I'm writing a software that ...
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Use Case of HTTP GET Request with a Body

I am maintaining a old .aspx page in which all the data required by the page to show the content is passed in the URL of the GET request as a part of query string. The result of this is that, as we ...
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API design for multi-tenant web app - how to identify users from another system?

I have a multi-tenant web application that allows authenticated users to make changes to their application instance - making comments as an example. I'd like to build an API that allows a user of any ...
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planning class schedule web-app

Hi I'm new to JavaScript and developing web-app but I'm taking on a project (to improve my skills) and I need some help/suggestions So the web-app is a class planner. I'd have a time table with days ...
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Pessimistic concurrency in a web application

I am working on an application that will support working in multiple tabs at the same time. Currently, when a document is locked by a user, other users won't be able to acces the same document but the ...
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How does the concept of http middleware differ from events?

I've been thinking about the most optimal way to implement middleware in my web application and it got me thinking, how is middleware any different from events? Let's say that before a controller ...
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Ways to authenticate and redirect with decoupled front-end web application

I have a coupled web application (frontend and api backend served from the same application). It's worked well for our needs but I've been curious about the differences that would go into having a ...
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How far do you go in server-side validation of POST/GET requests?

Our application had a few vulnerabilities detected by AppScan and we had to add server-side validation to catch SQL injection attempts. But my question is, how far do you go in server-side ...
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Should client initiate a session for a third party application server?

I want a third party JavaScript application which has its own back-end to be authenticated with my application server. The application is initiated using a JavaScript API where I can send my ...
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Best practices to check permissions in a webapp based on api?

Let's say I build an api server and a angular/react/whatever client webapp. I can authenticate and store auth token, no issue with that. Is there andy best practice on how to handle users ...
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How to make an server side application independent of database

We have a server-side application (in JAVA, communicates via web services) that accesses a database. If we wish to sell just the application to a customer, so that he can use his own choice of ...
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Preload Lookup Values on Startup of Application, or Fetch Them As Necessary?

We have all kinds of Lookups in our application, stored in a separate table, LOOKUP_T. Should the application load them all on startup, and keep them in a global lifecycle variable -- or is it OK to ...
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How can a web app work correctly when Internet connection is lost for some hours?

Our team wants to design a Web-Based retail pharmacy management system. A web based solution is good because no user installations are needed. Some of the data fetched from central database are read-...