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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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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How to save a young and dying project?

I am posting this anonymously because I don't want to get into potential trouble. I have a big problem. I recently joined a team that is less than a year old. I have been here since a month in to the ...
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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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Do you still need created_by and updated_by attributes with dedicated auditing?

For as long as I have been writing database-backed websites, I have included created_by, created_at, updated_by, and updated_at in every single table. As you can guess, whenever a record gets created ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Split large Angular codebase to libraries

I am writing a potentially large web application using Angular 7, where I came across a design problem. My angular applications until now have been relatively small, so there was no problem keeping ...
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Need of advice on server code design [closed]

I want to build a web application in Java on Tomcat server (I am open to change the type of server if needed) The requirement for me is for the user to be able to login and download sensitive data (...
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How do you keep track of large projects?

When dealing with a project that has many different files, I always seem to loose track of how the parts interact with one another. I've never really had much of a problem understanding smaller ...
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Would onpushstate be an anti-pattern?

In Single Page Applications, it's common to update the URL when navigating, and re-render based on the new URL. This can happen when the user hits the back and forward button, clicks on an anchor tag, ...
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Clearing up misconceptions about a Flask backend and client-side rendering

I am building a website and along the way I have come across a lot of things I didn't know about and was hoping to get some help in understanding some of them. I started building a website using ...
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When designing a web application with Vue.js and ASP.NET Core, is ASP.NET solely for the API?

When creating a web application from scratch with ASP.NET MVC Core (using Visual Studio 2017) and using Vue.js, is the MVC Core part of the application solely for the API? What other function would ...
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My local server is getting close to maximum resources, I want to add another server.

So, first let me explain my current setup. I have an unmanaged ethernet switch which is connected to my intel nuc (server A) and an external had drive. Server A is running: Ubuntu Docker Gitlab ...
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Correct way to serve file that's in node_modules

Say I have this structure: project/ node_modules/ xxx/ asset.js index.html app.js and in app.js I have: const express = require('express'); const app = express();...
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When is it better to optimize a software for better performance, at the beginning or at the end of the development?

I'm a junior software developer and I was wondering when would be the best time to optimize a software for better performance (speed). Assuming the software is not extremely large and complex to ...
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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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Splitting a big project to create a multi-module Maven project

I am working on a Spring-MVC application in which we are using Maven for dependency management. As the project is big, we are thinking of splitting the project into several parts. I had some doubts, ...
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An approach to send the contents of a file on the server to the client in real-time

I have a relatively simple front in good ol' JQuery, that makes a POST Request to a Flask Python web server, that runs a Python script using the subprocess module. Here's the whole route for ...
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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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Is it okay to display/embed ID of an entity in the html of a page?

If I display user_id that represents each unique user in the db as an atrribute in an HTML element, is that good practice? Because I need the reference to the user if I want to perform an action on ...
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How to process a login form data?

I have created a login form for my website, but the issue is how to process the data provided in the form by the uses. You see, I can't just write a basic function like this one - myfunction(){ if(...
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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 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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Some questions on mobile push notification?

I need to work on android mobile push notification. I have recently gone through some of the tutorial on google. I would like to summarize the my understanding first Developer registers the app with ...
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Data filtering & requests: fetch all entries or split data?

I am in a situation I cannot decide which approach is the most optimal (performance wise) while being maintainable at the same time (in the sense of having a clear logic). The question is laid in the ...
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In which layer should a microservice should send a message to another microservice

In our monolith application, the piece of code that used to handle sending SMSes and emails was written in our business layer. Now the responsibility of sending emails and SMSes is handled by a ...
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What should I do when being assigned to a project which relies on a technology I don't know? [closed]

I just graduated from college and got my very first job. I start my first day tomorrow and my boss just told me that I am going to work on a project to build a Spring Boot application. I am ...
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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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Disadvantages of using vanilla code for a Single Page Application

I am building a SPA that basically incorporates multiple video streams (using WebRTC) and various other components such as a text 'chat' feature. I have spent a couple of weeks building a proof of ...
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How can I keep a production Python environment secure?

Most of my work is creating websites in Django (a Python web framework) and deploying them to my own or clients' servers. I work from a virtualenv to separate site from system packages and have ...
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how can a web server know all the tabs served by it (for the same session) in the same browser?

This is in the context of my bismon program (GPLv3+, on github, still unreleased, alpha-stage), which is mostly a single-page web application (with a garbage collected DSL in it) which uses the ...
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Securing e-commerce administrator panel with a VPN

I am developing the back-end of an e-commerce system, which has customer and administrator type accounts. These two roles do not overlap, administrators are there to do the back office work, while ...
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DDD with web application - How to avoid rule duplication?

Imagine we have a simple rule: A member must be at least 18 years old to join. Imagine we have a C# class for Member and it is our domain model. The rule is enforced in this class. Now we create ...
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Is there a need to add web sockets for push notifications

Currently we have an application that, upon certain events, will send notifications to users. We use SQS to handle the actual delivery of the notifications. As an example, when a user registers an ...
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Understanding blocking and non-blocking frameworks

Could someone help me understand what is the difference between blocking and non-blocking frameworks? So far, I understand that when request comes to a blocking framework it creates new thread for ...
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How to store blog post in database - React & GraphQL

I am building travel blog using React as frontend Javascript framework along with GraphQL. I am doing this project by myself as a pilot test and I am currently in a phase of translating photoshop ...
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How can I avoid using global variables in simple Javascript SPA?

To learn Javascript I am building a simple Single-Page Application. It is a basic slideshow app that needs only to process some basic settings and execute some behaviors. The basic structure of my ...
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Developing and debugging microservices locally

The use case: I am working on a microservice based architecture and I am wondering how I am supposed to debug a microservice (with my IDE attached to it) on my local machine where I develop it. The ...
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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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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 ...