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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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Process involved for Video on Demand streaming from rest API to client SPA

I am planning on building a website for my Physics teacher where he can upload his lectures as videos that can be played by students on demand. The web app will have a client server architecture with ...
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Basic design and architecture of an application with a Form and a database back-end [closed]

I have a requirement to create an application for a client. The requirements are - 1.Create forms for the user to fill in details. 2.Store the data from the form 3.Provide search ability to the ...
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How best to handle complex transactions from front end or back end of web app

I need help in determining how a complex flow should be handled between the front end, back end (and database). I'm currently working on a web application which should handle registration of things ...
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What is the best way to run multiple instances of a web app that requires state to be transferred between instances?

I'm working on a web app where users enter a "room." The state of these rooms is loaded in the server's memory at all times, and is synchronized with the clients via websockets. What's the best way to ...
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Design for import/export of data for administrator of n-tier application

In every app, we are always getting requests that simply take data from a file and import them into the system or export from system to file/ftp etc. This is mostly used internally by the ...
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Where to do the http request routing in a SSR application, client-side or NodeJS middle layer?

I am building a personal blog system, which support markdown writing. We want to reuse the markdown render component on both the client-side editor and the server side page rendering, so we involve a ...
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Best practice in synchronized form data validations (Web apps - Client-Server)

Here we go again with topic what was asked many times all over internet, but I not found any good enough answer: What are best practices in making client and server side validations synced? I was ...
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What's the prefer way to construct a personal blog render system, SSR or prerender or anything else?

I am building a personal blog system. The system is more like a platform, means that not only the admin, but all registered users can post their blogs. We've decided that using markdown as the blog's ...
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Http Status Code When Downstream Validation Fails

I have an API that charges for an order. It accepts the orderId and the amount as inputs. Then it makes a '/charge' call to the downstream, which returns a 202. Immediately after this call, it calls a ...
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How to configure front-end web application from environment?

I'm working on a relatively thin front-end web application that talks to an API. Depending on where this front-end application is served from (CI server, staging server, production server, etc.) I ...
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What is the metric for counting api?

I have employed a company to develop a web application. There is an identity verification service in my website which is outsourced by using apis. Before signing the contract I have sent the link of ...
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How do sites like LeetCode & HackerRank test your code for correctness?

Not sure if this question belongs here, but I've always wondered how exactly sites like Leetcode & HackerRank test your code. Say you code in Java for a question like, Find all the duplicates in ...
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What is a good way to structure a web site as part of a bigger site?

OK, I have a abstract question what ways you suggest to structure a subproject of a existing website. I first describe what I have and what I want to achieve: There is a homepage in a CMS (Joomla) ...
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HTTPS site perform ajax calls to native http desktop aplication

I'm working on web app that communicates with a locally installed desktop application to get certificate information from the user machine and perform digital signatures. Currently it's possible to ...
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Drawbacks of implementing session specific thread pools for a web application

Basically, the idea is to have a new thread pool with a few worker threads in it every time a user log onto the application (a new user session is created). Pretty much all the web applications I've ...
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How to handle frequent update requests to an API which is connected to the database?

In a document editing web application such as Google Docs or Evernote, sync/save has to happen almost instantaneously to make sure data loss is minimal in case of a connection failure or a client ...
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Order of deletion with web cache overflow

I'm creating an web app who uses a service worker to download its pages in the cache so I can use the web app offline. It is possible that the user doesn't connect to the internet for a while. I know ...
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How do you handle multiple users editing the same piece of data in a webapp?

There's a project I'm working on that is looking to produce a web application that will manage a task list between multiple users. This is a master task list whose task items get distributed by an ...
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Authentication and authorization - front-end vs back-end dilemma

I'm working on centralized authentication and authorization API system and got stuck in front-end vs back-end dilemma. Front-end person is telling that should to have only one request to that API to ...
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Authentication setup advice for web app and its backend API

I am fairly new to web development, and I am learning to build web applications. I am facing a problem figuring out how to set up authentication mechanisms for a multi-user application. Let me provide ...
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Access control to Django App running on private server

I am a self-learning programmer (with a fair share of python knowledge), and currently a company asked to develop a simple application so that they can track employee expenses (and I thought of using ...
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Hosting a standalone .Net Core Web Application

We've created a .Net Core Web Application and are deploying it as a stand-alone exe. The main reason for deploying it stand-alone was to not be dependant upon the version of .Net Core installed on the ...
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Pattern to encrypt / decrypt data to / from a server without entering the secret key each time?

The title maybe it's a little bit confusing but I am certain that what I want to achieve is a common pattern, even if I didn't found anything on internet. I'm developing a web app that store ...
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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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Adding authentication and filtering in the service layer

I am currently developing a simple web-based application that consists of various layers: Model Layer Performs simple CRUD operations and provides access to the databes. Implements functions such as ...
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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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Handling session expiry in a javascript app without losing app state

Currently, when our SPA detects that our session has expired, we redirect to another page (domain) to login through a SSO solution, before being sent back to the original page. This has some ...
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Web application architecture - consistent UI and database

I'm sketching out the architecture of a side-project of mine which is an app that let's logged in users to add points on a map with their location. So the steps would be the following: user logs in ...
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Separating AngularJs and Django into individual Apps?

I am building a web application using AngularJs and our web server is built in Python Django Rest Framework. I would like to have the two projects separated and not coupled. In my current setup the ...
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How HttpResponse is mapped back in case of dynamic IP?

I have dynamic IP provided by ISP. Say IP is x I type google.com in browser. Http request goes to google server IP changes to Y. How does http response comes back to my laptop/broswer when IP changed ...
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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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How can I interact with a client-side sound device through a web application?

I'm trying to find something that will allow a web application to analyze the line or microphone input from a client and transmit that data to the server. I've looked briefly at WebRTC and, although I ...
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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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HTTP 404 for REST calls from client side (browsers)

I'm having troubles with the issue of distinguishing between "real" 404s and 404s where the path is correct but the id, for example, doesn't exist when it comes to client side apps. Most REST ...
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practical copy/paste clipboard model of recent web HTML5 browsers?

the reader is expected to be an advanced Linux developer, having read ALP and having developed advanced GUI applications on Linux using GTK or Qt; notice that sadly I am not a native English speaker (...
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What a Site Needs To Be Considered a WebApp?

I've been looking at the Chrome Store and I started to think about developing some nice stuff to publish there, since I have a machine installed with Chromium and I see the WebApp market a lot better ...
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Externalized properties for an Java EJB application

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question, but I think this might be better suited than Stack Overflow. I have got an online application, a Java EJB application. Requirement is ...
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Is Web application a Web service?

According to W3C: Web service is a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. It has an interface described in a machine-processable format ...
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Who or what exactly does the “Same Origin Policy” aim to protect

As I understand the "Same Origin Policy" is a browser security feature that aims to protect the user. It prevents scripts to load data from another webserver (typicall with ajax). So esentially there ...
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Should I keep my web app front end completely backend agnostic

I am very much an amateur developer. I have written a web app which uses parse-server as a backend. My question revolves around how agnostic the frontend should be to the backend (parse server)? For ...
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What layer/object should I add a Helper method to get all Product objects from?

I have a Helper class and a Service class currently and I read this other question about the difference between a service class and a helper class and got confused. A method to get all products in my ...
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Synchronize multiples REST api, centralized into 1 web application

I am developing a web application for a client, connected to 4 differents sources : E-commerce website CRM Emailing platform Surveys platform All the sources have REST Api's. The web application ...
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Per-organization subdomains or single domain for a B2B app?

I'm currently in the design stage of a web app that will be set up at the organization level, with the end-user admin managing their own users and policies. Each organization will get the same ...
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How can I economically scale to 100+ instances of my .Net Core app without using 1 container per instance?

Currently I have a .NET core application, which fires up a new thread to hold each customer account. Each thread instance: Is long running for many months or more Holds open SignalR Websockets and ...
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Is serverless architecture a good fit for Django Rest Framework app?

I am building a web/mobile application with Django Rest Framework (DRF) that enables authenticated users to post snippets and/or vote for other user's snippets. All users (authenticated or not) can ...
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What approach should i use to license a local web application with no internet?

I built a .Net web application for a company and it is going to be hosted on their own web-server that don't have access to the internet. the solutions i have thought so far is to get the MAC address ...
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How to design generic bug-tracker integration? [closed]

I'm looking for ideas on how to design a "generic" bug-tracker integration architecture for Kiwi TCMS (opensource test case management system). Background: at the moment we support integration with ...
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I have a data set of over a million addresses and I want to display the closest N locations to a given address or current location

I am a student working on a personal project which is essentially a location finder that will be on a website. I have a data set of over a million addresses and I want to display the closest N ...
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Webapplication and App: Use case redundancy

I have to write a software requirements specification for a software system that consists of two front-ends, an Android app as well as a web-application. The Android app and the web-application have ...
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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 ...