Questions tagged [web-development]

Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an intranet.

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SASS workflow for external website

I'm been asked to style a website, but I'm quite restricted in how I apply those styling. What would a good local development workflow look like with the following cavets? Do not have the source of ...
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Dynamic page loading frpm php and search engines [migrated]

My web site includes many topics and has multiple depth level menus with multiple pages attached to each menu. To keep track of everything every link is sent to an index.php It has 2 get arguments ...
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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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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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Jpa Repository save inside a for loop

I have this requirement: Csv Upload (using opencsv) Should display if the record is inserted (if it doesn't exist in the db) or updated (if it exists). Eg.: 5 records inserted 2 records updated. ...
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Ruby on Rails newbie question, regarding general design for models/controlers for feedback app/ my thinking

I am working on a little project which essentially allows me as the administrator to upload new products to the app (each product would be a video explaining product) which would have its own specific ...
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Connect a web-app to to the back-end message queue

We are currently looking into dividing our back-end in multiple services using a message queue (RabbitMQ). Having a message queue suddenly gives us the possibility to update the web-app freely, but do ...
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Use model instance to access model's manager 'objects'

In the Django documentation it's mentioned that Django managers are accessible only via model classes rather than model instances to enforce table and record level operations. What are table and ...
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Is there a reason to have multiple projects for a single API? [closed]

I entered yesterday to my new job and while browsing their repositories, I noticed they have a project for every resource of a REST API. For example, if they need to add a REST resource called "people"...
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Business logic in a stateless backend when frontend already has all the data

I have a frontend application, that only knows about and communicates with a single backend service. This backend service serves only this frontend app and no-one else. Backend is completely stateless,...
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Why create CSS classes named to match one specific style? (non-semantic class names)

There are a number of CSS frameworks that have a one-to-one correspondence between many of the classes and a single style. For example, in basscss ".inline-block" is defined as "display: inline-block;...
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Adding resources to subresource REST API

I'm trying to build an web API that closely represents a library of books. I currently have the following routes. GET /api/books GET /api/books/:bookID GET /api/libraries POST /api/libraries This ...
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Taking over a project. Should I scrap and rebuild? [closed]

I'm taking over an Opencart solution for a client. This is for my capstone at College. I'm to create a simple CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software that will live as a single page ...
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Preferred MIME type of S-expression in `HTTP_ACCEPT` header?

NancyFX has Content Negotiation feature that I can write additional serialization adapter for S-expression by implementing IResponseProcessor interface. And there is a problem... S-expression's MIME ...
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Potential Solutions to loading Javascript classes unknown at run time

I'm looking for some advice or potential options for loading javascript files in real time long after the DOM has fully loaded. Those javascript files need to be sent over a WebSocket connection, and ...
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Best practice for re-using single view file for multiple pages with slightly different content

If you have a view file which you want to re-use for different pages which have, for example, slightly different page headings, is there a 'best approach' of the three below? (Considering separation ...
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Building Client Specific Application on Top of Standard Application

I have a standard application and in this case, it is an Accounting ASP Net MVC application. Now, I have a new client that has their own specific requirements like other fields and some custom ...
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Route requests based on path url to the same server which uses web sockets when implementing a load balancer

I have an online whiteboard where users connect to the same room depending on the last part of the url where the room name is present. The urls are dynamic and is created per new room. Eg: https://......
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At what point is having a static class with utility methods better than having an injectable service?

I have a pretty general question about the design of Angular web applications. I'm a big fan of writing services. Sometimes I write services that have only utility methods that don't require state at ...
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User friendly webapp configuration

I'm planning to develop a web application that would run on-premise at the customer. I'm quite unsure about the whole process of setting up the site in a user-friendly way, but mostly disturbed by the ...
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When user re-navigates to another page current process is stopped. Nginx-Gunicorn-django

I am using Nginx with gunicorn to host my Django app. In development I used the inbuilt python server to host my django app.(manage.py runserver). One of my definition in views.py inputs multiple apks(...
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Why are there so many frameworks for web development? [closed]

I am currently a Junior back-end developer, I write Java and Scala and I love it. I really want to get into web development, but it seems like every time I look up some guide, it is really just a ...
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Place Logic In Client Side or Server Side

I'm building a small personal website. Basically, they are 20 short sound files. Clicking a button will play one of those files randomly. Once played, that file will no longer be played. So in total, ...
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Why not use SQL instead of GraphQL?

Recently I learned about GraphQL which claims to be superior to RESTful. However, I started wondering why don't we simply put SQL statements into an HTTP GET request. For example, in GraphQL I would ...
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How to describe an API-like request that is browser-to-browser?

I'm building a web application that has a feature which allows visitors to directly access resources using URL patterns, for example: www.site.com/client/[clientID]/orders www.site.com/client/[...
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Integration with multiple SSO's

Currently, we had a web app that integrated with SSO through Open-Id protocol Then we got another client that had it's own SSO and need us to integrate with their SSO through SAML protocol so their ...
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Download file stream as it's being generated

Scenario We are building a UI that allows users to query our data in bulk. The return format is CSV and there is a decent amount of processing that needs to happen, so this processing processing is ...
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Methods of automated frontend tests

I am working on a Rails + React application and investigating frontend testing. Unlike the backend tests this doesn't seem to be a straightforward process with one obvious path. There are a list of ...
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URL friendly id from DDD entity id

I am currently learning DDD and having a hard time wrapping my head about how to implements URL friendly ids for a web application. From my knowledge, in DDD it is common practice to use UUID as ...
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Recommended manner of installation for an open source web application and api?

I'm currently working on my own open source project. There are two parts to it at the moment, a .NET core web API and an Angular client side app. I would like to get your views on installation/setup ...
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Is the way I am doing client-side rendering bad practice? [closed]

I am working on my first web development project, SQLite4Web. Long story short: SQLite4Web is a web interface for SQLite database files. The user can access their database via /db/{dbToken}, where ...
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How can my distributed web service rate-limit calls to a downstream component?

Context: I own a service that's distributed across VMs, that themselves are distributed across multiple data centers. Scenario: I'm adding an API that calls a single downstream dependency. This ...
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How can I stop storing user data twice in two separate services

So I have two services that run, each with their own database. S1 stores user information and other primary data. Users also login and signup via S1 endpoints. S2 stores the same user information and ...
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Efficient and readable method for styling of javascript webcomponents

I have a web page that loads a very long list of custom web components, each with their own shadow DOM and a stylesheet shared by all instances. Originally, I included the stylesheet as css file ...
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If callback function, promises and async/await patterns all can be used to achieve asynchronous behaviour then why don't we stick to one?

As far as I have seen then async/await, callbacks and promises are and can only be used to achieve asynchronous programming. Correct? So my questions are: 1) Is it correct that the former three is ...
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Do I need to 'deploy' my web project when I can just keep a recent clone of the Master-branch in public_html?

We have git installed on our webserver (via cpanel), but unfortunately no CI- / Deployment-Tools. Would it be good practice just initialise our repository in /public_html/ and push our local Dev-...
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Where to store automated transactional email templates

Our website needs to send transactional emails to customers each time an event happens on the site such as: User registration Email verification Password resets Order confirmations Despatch ...
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How does a party receiving frames under HTTP 2.0 know the order?

The frames are sent in multiplexed fashion and have a stream id. The receiver re arranges frames with the same stream id but what happens if an older frame arrives first? Is there a concept of ...
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Creating backend system, over API

I recently came across a demand to create a web system (which will be done in PHP, but is for any language), to have the same functionalities of a mobile application already ready. This app has a ...
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Is web development always repetitious, and why isn't this a problem?

I come from a desktop (Winforms/WPF) background were I was the sole developer in the company, and have recently changed jobs to become a part of a team doing web development. I am very much in ...
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Migrating a messaging service to end-to-end encryption

If I have a web app for messaging that started as non-end-to-end encrypted and I want to migrate that same service to be e2ee, how might I deal with old messages? If I'm using something like the ...
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Correct event managment architecture in web application

My team and I are working on a large web application, and I've noticed that we're working in a way which I believe is an incorrect usage of flux (probably from lack of understanding). We're using ...
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regex for future matching

I am creating dashboard with backend python script which displays data extracted from an email account. Currently, the backend script that parses the various emails operates off of regex matching for ...
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Considerations for delegating long running to CLI from PHP/Apache

I'm working on a web project that executes CLI commands to perform running tasks to spare users from having to wait since PHP/Apache combo cannot (to my understanding) create a separate process for ...
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Architecture for a Reddit-esque website

I'm trying to create a website as a forum similar to Reddit, but on a smaller scale (no comments also). The website will allow users to post a link to a forum. Then they can view a list of New or ...
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How can I manage the state of my application using a dedicated object instead of what React offers?

Most of the react application I've seen are organized with components that, in my opinion, do too much. They may follow this pattern: class MyComponent extends Component { constructor() { ...
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Copyrighted Flash Games and Personal Websites [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right Stack Exchange website, but anyways: If a flash game was to have a copyright notice, would it be legal for me to post it on my website? This wouldn't be for any ...
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How to handle different pages of a web application having different levels of access to a database model

I am working on an ASP.NET Core application that grabs a model from a database via Entity Framework, and will pass a "subset" of that model to our Angular front end. For example: I have a list of ...
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Abstracting a set of services behind a common interface

Yay or nay? I have several related but separate services that are to be run in different processes. They execute a particular task unique to the service. Their call signature is similar, but the name ...