I'm recently getting into front-end code for large applications. I understand how complex backend processes fit in (more or less), but I am a bit confused about how things like Facebook chat works, at a high level. I'm assuming that a large, separate team works in a separate codebase then the rest of the Facebook teams. How does it get injected into the DOM them? How do they ensure no conflicts with other Facebook features? Is there a separate "master" server that pulls all this together before outputting everything? [more inside]
I'm looking for a way to send out weekly newsletters on behalf of my clients. The content of each client's newsletter will be identical, but I'd like to make sure that each client's email address shows up as the "From" address for their campaign. [more inside]
What are some examples of beautiful web apps that feature a really slick dashboard with maybe some basic data visualizations? Something very accessible with a light design touch? [more inside]
I recently downloaded MeatText (☞) because of Troika's comment in this post (☞) on the blue, tried it out, and the person I tried it out on replied "How is this better than Google Maps"? Turns out GMaps for mobile has a similar feature but its pretty well hidden. I had no idea it existed. What are some other features or functions of popular apps (web, mobile, tablet, or other) that may be hidden or just unnoticed that you find particularly useful?
Just poking around the forecast.io web app on my iPhone, and I noticed that it gets its own icon in the app tray that shows recent apps. As far as I can tell, normally sites installed as apps just point to Safari down there. How does forecast.io finagle its own icon?
What's some interesting/cool/fun stuff I can do with my personal Web hosting space? [more inside]
Is there a good way to track changes on a document other than Microsoft Word? [more inside]
The Internet having destroyed my abilities of concentration, I'm looking for anything, preferably a web app, that can help me read large texts, like novels on a sentence-by-sentence basis. [more inside]
I would like to find a developer with whom to build simple, fun web apps. The catch is that while I am prepared to invest some cash, I would prefer to find someone who will work in an entrepreneurial way and end up with some ownership of what is created. Where do I find a potential collaborator? [more inside]
iPhone/Mobile Web Apps Filter: Is it possible to "mobilize" sites which won't/can't provide a smartphone friendly layout? [more inside]
What are some web services worth paying for? [more inside]
What is the best way to share a single object (say, a lawnmower) amongst of about 15 people? [more inside]
A task management app (web or Mac) that's a step up from "basic"? [more inside]
I recently upgraded my (De-branded Nokia 6301 with T-Mobile service) dumbphone's service to include unlimited internet, to handle all my messaging and data needs on the go for the same price as what I was spending on text messages. What are the best (preferably free) apps and websites that will work on this simple a phone? Also, are there any MP3 players/PDAs like the iPod touch that can access the mobile internet on the phone via DUN easily? [more inside]
I'd like to set up my own installation of EtherPad for a course I'm teaching, but... [more inside]
Is there a web based app I can use to IM with members of my department without having to install anything on our computers? [more inside]
Looking for an Application to search a file directory which contains php files (or any code, if it will work with PHP) and find all of the Database Tables which are referenced in the code, without relying on comments in the Code.
Can you give me any pointers on learning web development? Unlike other similar questions in the archives (1, 2), I have a lot of programming experience. I haven't really followed web programming practices closely, however, because without keeping closely involved, it has been hard to sort out useful stuff from buzzwords and fads. (Non-web programming has enough of those!) [more inside]
I'd like to build a vertical ad network. What software can I use? [more inside]
Flash/Flex app stress testing - please recommend some free or low cost tools. [more inside]
Unix-based development work on a netbook? [more inside]
Two ColdFusion applications on separate subdomains in IIS are getting confused with eachother. How do I properly separate them? Note: My experience with ColdFusion starts with Metafilter and ends with my recent editing of jrun-web.xml. [more inside]
What would be a good web interface for a personal backup site? [more inside]
I need to create a website for a fake invite-only torrent community to feature in a short movie centering around said community. What's the easiest way to set up a customizable tracker? [more inside]
I recently got a new web host that I'm going to use for backup and I'm looking for a free AJAX web interface / CMS to manipulate files online. See inside... [more inside]
I'm looking for an application that tracks my software and website usage that is not RescueTime. I'm extremely uncomfortable with the data being transmitted to a website and want something that stores it on my computer, not anywhere else. I've also used MeeTimer, and found it too buggy. Does anyone have any suggestions?
What are some decent password reset security questions for school aged kids? [more inside]
I'm looking to streamline my process of browsing RSS feeds and websites. [more inside]
Anyone know of a super simple, web based contact/history manager? A client is looking to upgrade from an old FileMaker database. It's an order-based business, but there are also consultations, interviews, etc. that happen with some customers. I'd like to find an app that I can export customers and order details from the website to and add a history function so that he can pull up a complete profile on the customer when he talks with them on the phone. Ideally, it would be an open source app that I can run on a local web server, but I suppose a hosted app would be fine as well. I've tried SugarCRM but it has way too much functionality for this type of business. Thanks, Hivemind!
How to get the most out of the wifi/browser capabilities of my Ipod Touch? [more inside]
What free, open-source projects can I run in a privately accessible portion of my webspace that would be useful to me in terms of making things more practical in my own life (think Lifehacker-43 Folders kind of stuff)? I'd prefer Mefites' personal experiences with their own installs over linkage that you've seen but never tried — although I'll take either one. [more inside]
How can I find out relative market share of online applications? In particular, I'm curious to see how Google Calendar is faring against Yahoo! Calendar. I've found this blog post, which shows stats from May 2006, but I'd like something that's more up-to-date, and broader (i.e., includes calendars).
Looking for a web app that will handle user registration, providing users info, providing users tests on that info (that are scored) so that "certification" can be given on the subject. I have the feeling that Moodle can handle (most?) of this. Any Moodle experts, chime in. Other suggestions (besides Moodle, if any) also appreciated. [more inside]
I would like to build and host a del.icio.us clone on my Mac (Intel iMac running Tiger). It need not be accessible outside of my machine, although if you can advise me how to do that while still keeping my machine secure, that would be a very nice plus. I am able to build simple command-line apps in Unix and puzzle some stuff out, but I am very much not a l33t hax00r. Can anyone walk me through the process very simple step by very simple step? [more inside]
I'm looking for a web-based to-do application with a few very specific features, but, essentially, one that's almost a del.icio.us clone and is very much centralized not on categories, but on tags. [more inside]
In this metatalk thread I was trying to find a link to a media cataloging web app. What I am trying to do is take a text file of about 1,000 books, delimited by comma, and import it into one of these online social folksonomified library catalogs. Do you know of a free, friendly library web app that allows for importing of text files (I don't have the ISBN numbers, so that rules out LibraryThing) I also don't mind installing a php app, as long as it uses flat text files (it's for a friend who doesn't want to play with mysql)
Are there any decent web based applications for creating flow-charts / organizational charts?
Let's say I wanted to create a simple web app to store my various usernames and passwords. The app and database would be hosted externally (by Dreamhost). I would use a secure connection for any HTTP stuff going back and forth, and I would encrypt all of the passwords before going into the db, and I can only extract and decrypt a password after entering a pass phrase that exists only in my brain. What would it take for someone else to get at my passwords? [more inside]
I'm trying to set something up for a whole bunch of people with busy schedules. Is there a free web app, or open source hosted script, that allows a group of people to schedule something, and show where the conflicts are? (As in Outlook, but free, and collaborative)
What's the going hourly rate for building complex web apps these days? An acquaintance asked me if I could help them add functionality to their existing web app suite. (More details inside) [more inside]
There's a site that lets you keep a list of your DVDs online. All you have to enter is the disc's scan code or whatever, and it pulls up all the info. I can't remember the name of that site. Mopster? Flupster? Trixtr? Pls help.
I need a really basic web application that functions similar to a blog system but isn't. All I want is to create a single page with a question to which I will invite people to respond. I've considered using a wiki, but I don't want anyone to be able to edit anyone elses response. I'd also like to be able to sort responses based on a few required fields (but this isn't essential). I can just create a second Wordpress install with only 1 post, but that seems like overkill. [more inside]