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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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Concrete implementation of MVP with "dumb" view

I recently started designing my first MVP-app. I like the idea of having a "dumb" view to be able to cover as much of the code with unit tests. The app I build will be an app to create ...
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Distributed caching system that scales and enables real-time UI updates?

I have a NextJS app for which I want to cache data from our backend APIs to reduce the load when we have high volumes of concurrent users scrolling through (or search) years-worth of historical data. ...
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Is it a good idea to serve a Single Page Application as a static site?

I've built a small single-page web application in React and seen that it's possible to serve the app as a static site on something like S3. Previously, I considered using Nginx, but as this is lower ...
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Processing messages sequentially in SQS FIFO

I need to process status changes related to an entity in a sequential order. Not in parallel. Will an SQS FIFO Group with MessageGroupId = UserId be enough? Let's say I have the folowing messages: ...
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Architectural decision regarding at-most-once semantics cron jobs in distributed systems

please note that while I refer to a specific web application framework in the following, the problem also arises with most other web application frameworks I know so please don't be afraid to reply ...
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Is 10 KB a large amount of data to pass around each time a user makes an API call?

Each time a user of my APP / website interacts with the APP such that it makes an API call to the backend, the backend will make an API call to the mongoDB database to retrieve the document that holds ...
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Do we need APIs to just access databases?

At work, we have a Web application, which makes queries to databases, and I’m asked to determine if using Web APIs could be an added value. Personally, I’m not convinced it is. I know Web APIs are ...
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Safe Plugin Architecture for Python Web API

I am making a web application for parameterized procedural world generation. Given the computational resources involved, this application involves a server backend for generating the world with an API ...
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Is it good practice to always use "use strict" in modern web apps? [closed]

I'm learning JavaScript and just came across "use strict". It sounds like to me it should always be in play but me being a beginner I was wondering if there are scenarios/environments when ...
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In a web application, should "private" user images be protected with authentication/authorization?

When creating a web application that will allow users to upload images and mark them as private, should those images be protected by authentication and authorization mechanisms against access by other ...
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Web applications, cookies and GDPR

... or technology stack for compliant web applications. GDPR among other includes cookies usage defining four cookie types: strictly necessary cookies , preferences cookies, statistics cookies, ...
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Best way to protect action links from CSRF

An application has a multifactor login. The user logs in with its e-mail and password, and then the following screen asks for a one time password received via e-mail or generated by a mobile app. In ...
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Is this service considered "an API"? Could it benefit from being Restful?

I'm confused about the meaning of API, specially in the context of REST. I'm thinking of one example. My company creates an application that runs on a server (the "backend"). (JavaScript in ...
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Resolvers and Adapters

In the web development application context, when someone says resolver, they talk about getting the data and modify it and then return it? What about adapters? are adapters essentially resolver ...
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How do I avoid reading from S3 every time the user updates a filter on the webpage?

I am building a web application where a user logs in, and uploads a CSV file with employee data to S3. This is an example of the format of the file. id name country age 3243 John Doe USA 48 Using ...
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Storing a large number of user permissions [closed]

I am refactoring an old application which has about 200 user permissions. Based on access permissions for the user, menu items for webpages will be Enabled or not. Permissions are also checked on the ...
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GRPC request from web client to backend

Suppose there is a third-party application which offers GRPC services with authentication. You want to use these services in your web application. So you will basically use that service behind the ...
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How can a web application distinguish between sessions from trusted and non-trusted devices?

For compliance reasons, we want admins of a web app to work on it from devices (phones or computers) approved by IT. Or rather, they can work from other devices, but should get logged out quickly, so ...
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How should I approach the development of an app with an parallel independent library?

I'm currently working on an ERP Blazor WebAssembly app that works alongside its base Razor Class libraries. The app could have some custom pages that aren't the same for all the customers and are ...
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Options for sharing frontend workflows across disparate applications

I am working on a form building feature that will be used across different applications within our organization. Since each app has a slightly different stack we are planning to implement this feature ...
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Is it best practice to only use still-supported languages when developing apps?

I am looking to create a multi-page web app. I had begun the construction of this web app in angularJS when I realized this was no longer being supported. I am early enough in development that it isn'...
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Microservice Granularity: Should a service ever be broken into smaller services with a shared database?

I'm trying to understand the size of a micro service. Fake situation: Data is read 1,000,000 times for every write. So when you scale out you generally only care about scaling out for the 'GET' ...
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Am I making this web app right?

I am currently making a newsletter website that will send you a email with the top ten manga for that week. Currently I have a web scraper that retrieves the top ten along with descriptions and other ...
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Do we really need a message brocker in WebSocket system?

I'm engineering architecture of a new web based software. I've never worked on high-scale softwares before and I'm reading a lot about it. To increase client-side speed and reduce load on servers, and ...
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Data backup/slave node with replicated data, to be writeable while master is offline

I'm developing and designing a system which runs mostly on intranet of client companies. The system consists of one main database which is MariDB, for now one web-application as system management and ...
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How to store multiple-users authorization tokens from a single service if I can't use a persistent storage?

I'm new to "web development" so I don't know much about ways to store data. I'm trying to build a web app using Python-Django which accesses private data from multiple accounts. The data ...
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How would I use TDD / BDD when my webapp interacts with an external REST API?

I'm following roughly the TDD style as explained in the "Obey the Testing Goat" book: You have a functional test for your (Django, in my case) web app that tests the observable behaviour via ...
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Best Practices for Designing Around Presence/Absence of Home Button on Tablets?

Older iPads used to have a home button: Newer iPads don't have it. They have a line on the screen you're supposed to swipe up to get to the home screen: Now if an app has a row of links or buttons ...
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When Is it worth writing your own CRUD generator for project?

I need to make an app for employees & employers. When is it worth writing your own CRUD generator for a project with the aim of process automation? With such a generator I wouldn’t need to create ...
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How to present my Actors and Objects inside Sequence diagram for an Online Management Exam system

I am working on an online exam management system, which have those main actors:- Super Admin. Can manage questions/answers under all functional areas. Functional Admin. Can add questions/answers ...
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Should an access token really be cryptographically signed?

In a web app I'm writing, a singed-in user is recognized by their cookie containing a session identifier. That session id has sixty-four bits of entropy, so I believe brute-force attacks are ...
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How do you reduce security risks when using NPM packages in commercial Web development?

This is a question for software engineers who are tasked with managing the development cycle for a Web application using NPM packages for deployment on a customer's Intranet or the Internet. This is ...
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Is "this" in JavaScript out of fashion?

I'm not a frontend dev, but I recall that a few years ago, the this keyword was commonplace in frontend codebases. In recent years, I haven't seen this get used anymore. In the last few frontend ...
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Navigating a many-to-many relationship and determining price from a bulk API Call

I think it will help to give a little context, not only about the DB architecture but the actual product. I am building a business where we will be selling pallets of liquidated merchandise. Think a ...
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Requiring HTTPS for an application "end to end", but not via a proxy server

We have a on-premise web application with frontend (Node/Express) and backend (Python/Flask), which, like every other web application I've ever worked on, provided HTTPS by using a proxy web server (...
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Architecture for SaaS that can run in my company's cloud or in clients' networks [closed]

I am working on a portable SaaS web application that has these requirements: The application can run as a cloud service hosted by my organization. Clients can run the application in their own on-...
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What is the name of component handling the HTTP requests from client in more complex infrastractures that just "client-server"? [closed]

Although the splitting of web application/ web sites to front-end (client) and back-end (server) is popular, this binary division is frequently pretty far from actual complexity of architecture: The ...
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Semantic versioning for SPA applications with a RESTful backend

I am building an Angular web application with a RESTful backend. I plan on using semantic versioning to differentiate between different releases. I've already read a bit about how to implement ...
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Should I hide admin functionality code in Client Side Rendering App?

I'm starting a new project in which we will use Client Side Rendering for the frontend. This is my first time working with this kind of technology and I was wondering which would be the best approach ...
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Is it possible to store data for an offline-first native app that syncs with a web version without a backend?

I'm working on a somewhat typical notes app that I plan to create with React Native. Since the usage involves a lot of typing, it makes sense that there should also be a web version that users could ...
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How to design around webapp Out of Memory crashing on export from SQL DB to Excel?

I have a monolith CRUD application with a feature - possibility to export some DB entires to an Excel file. The export is done within a background task. Often, however, when user presses the button ...
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How to share users between multiple web application?

Objective I have to create way to use the same users to connect to multiple application, and i am thinking about how to do it and how to share the data between the applications. Details Each ...
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Design approach where to persist autocompletion suggestions

I am currently planning a movie recommendation application. Within this context, the user can fill out a form including different information (e.g. title, description, etc.). The new entry gets then ...
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Low Latency for multi-million record database in a web app [closed]

As a forewarning, this is for a school project with other school teammates, so my question is just for the sake of learning best practices. We are creating a recommendation system web app which ...
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Deploying app server-by-server vs. all at once

Suppose I have a static JS single-page-app that I want to deploy to production, and there are 4 production servers. I can deploy it to servers 1 & 2, try to test it, and then deploy to servers 3 &...
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Minimizing queries on a database

I am working with a large dataset (~5GB) stored in a Google BigQuery database. My goal is to create a web app which works a little bit like an Excel spreadsheet where users start off by seeing the ...
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How to execute code "under the hood" in my no-code platform

As a learning project I started looking into how to mimic some basic features of a no-code platform. I usually code in Java/Python, have good knowledge over Javascript/HTML, but wanted to use this to ...
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Where to sync Database and Search-Database in MVC pattern

I have a website-sideproject (Application Server: Django, Database: sqlite) with "search" functionality and I've recently stumbled over this problem. When you have a full-text-search-...
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How do I authenticate API request when I dont have credentials for the other end

I am developing an app in which I have to fetch data through company provided APIs. All the authentication is done on their end, so I don't have to build my own APIs. However, There are some ...
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Should I separate the public and private portions of an application into two separate apps?

So I'm currently running an analysis task for my company. I won't go into too much detail but we are dealing with medical records and other confidential data. Previously this application was only used ...
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