Questions tagged [web-services]

A "web service" is a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over the World Wide Web.

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Decorate a python function to work as a Google Cloud Function

I wrote this for a class project, the backend for this dog voting website. I noticed duplicate code among multiple functions I was writing to be deployed as a cloud function: they all were wrapped in ...
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Tiny Network Web Framework / Library in C++

I recently wrote a tiny network library in C++17 called Turtle on Linux and wish to seek some improvement advice on how to further develop it. Any insights would be appreciated. Origin: As a student, ...
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Program for creating custom directory listings

The following code was written to create custom directory listings for the Abyss Web Server. It attempts to provide an improved example of the included documentation for doing so in Python. However, ...
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Flask static url view

The code runs fine and was manageable without any error handling. Once I started to handle errors and build out the code the if/elif/else branches quickly became too much. How can I route the view ...
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Is this too long for a web request?

This is from a C# library I'm writing that checks for updates through a PHP script. ...
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processing webhook request coming from a 3rd party application

I need some help to evaluate whether I am doing it right. The scenario is, a 3rd party application is sending a webhook request after a successful payment but the problem is that sometimes this ...
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Retrieve filename and ID with Google Drive API in C#

I am trying to retrieve filename and ID list with Google Drive API (the latest Drive API version v3 is used here) as a first step in order to analyze and manipulate these files on Google Drive. The ...
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Getting metadata from MusicBrainz service

I've written a program which does the following things: calls third-party utility to get mp3 file fingerprint asks MusicBrainz IDs from AcoustID service asks metadata from MusicBrainz for each ID I'...
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Microservice that fetches data from REST repository endpoints on Github

I have code in Python 3 where I fetch data from the GitHub API, and I want some advice on the architecture of this code. ...
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A program designed to update fields in Service Now depending on type

This is my first attempt at using asyncio, I don't believe I am using it properly and would like assistance using it to maximize efficiency. The current run time is between 20-22 seconds. I would like ...
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Microservice in Springboot

I wrote two microservices in Springboot and tried to follow the best practices. I would appreciate any suggestions about any improvement that I can make on the whole codebase. What are the parts of ...
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Determine the country by an IP

EDIT: I have updated the code, if you have comments about the previous version of the code, please do post them anyway. The task is to determine the country by an IP. Provided programme queries two ...
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CSRF script in Php

A short script to make a CSRF token to be used in my html elements such as inputs, file-uploads, scripts, iframes & svgs. ...
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Callback usage with custom Stack Exchange Flair

Today I decided to continue refining my JavaScript skills and utilized the Stack Exchange API (v2.2) to write a "user flair" replica. In case you don't know what the flair that SE provides is: The ...
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Clean way of passing parameters in swift

I am creating a user request model to pass-params for web service call toRegisterParams() is used call register web service request toLoginParams() is used call register web service request so my ...
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Golang and Gin framework: best practices to connect to Postgresql

I come from this question. Project A very simple project with Gin framework with an endpoint to return a list of users based on their score. Structure ...
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Gin framework project with an endpoint to return a list of users based on their score

My relevant work experience is with Java (mostly web development with Dropwizard/Spring) so I can not avoid using the same practices as I do in a Java project. The project is there but I am going to ...
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Most efficient way to check if user is allowed to update an object

So I have an user which can create his own Locations. I implemented a webservice in order to add and update locations. If the user is not the owner of the location i want to throw an appropriate ...
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Simple REST Base Web Server with Unit Tests

I am building out a simple web server in Go. My goal is to expand on this framework in a different application I am building. Here is my github repo https://github.com/jmacnc/gowebserver Is what I ...
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Properly disposing of a WCF connection using IDisposable

This is a follow up question to this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4573526/what-could-be-causing-a-cannot-access-a-disposed-object-error-in-wcf I have created a WCF service and it is ...
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Data transfer objects vs Entities in JAVA REST server application

I am quite new in web application back-end development and I have an architectural question. I have defined Hibernate entities in my application and I want to send ...
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Java Messenger data transmission

This is a very simple concern, could somebody take a look at a few lines of my code? I'm writing a simple Java multi-user messenger, it is structured in a desktop client with a Swing GUI, a java ...
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Web Service that gets data from multiple tables in a database using EF Core Database-First approach

I have never created a web service before. I followed most of this Pluralsight tutorial to give me an idea of how to create one using ASP.NET MVC along with .NET Core 2.0 and Entity Framework Core. ...
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Network Interface Object

I wrote a Network... thing (not really telnet); and it's pretty simple. No options, just straight I/O. It seems programs get so bloated easily. ...
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Web application response message API

The following excerpt is part of a web application microservice framework. The goal of the provided module is to define a base class Message that may be configured ...
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Find currency exchange rates

Description: Design a service to fetch exchange rate from a remote resource and then calculate the exchange rate for each currency pair. The remote resource contains the exchange rates of ...
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Simple web service call with retries

This code is actually pretty basic. Basically, I'm doing a large number of web calls. I currently do up to 3 Web Service calls simultaneously, one of which is below. There were 3 errors I saw in ...
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User registration - Controller, service and repository layers in Spring framework

I'm writting a registration feature currently and I I'm confused how to divide logic between layers. Can you review this code and tell if it's good way to do? In try-catch block I publish event to ...
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Single instance of reusable HttpClient

I've got this method and I realize that an instance of HttpClass is going to be created for each call to it. While working seemingly OK, I'm considering moving it ...
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Parsing SOAP messages from a web service

I'm consuming an ASMX service with SOAP messages. Since Xamarin doesn't support SOAP 1.2, I'm writing the Web requests manually. I'm sending a user/password to retrieve the user ID. A successful ...
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WCF data service class

I have this WCF data service class and I believe it is doing a lot: ...
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Map DTOs and Models within the Service Layer due to a missing Business Layer

The following is the story of a UserCredentialsDto that arrived at one of my endpoints and how it finds its way through all the layers namely REST Layer Service ...
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Pool of two objects for a web service

I am creating a web service that uses a component I've licensed that is restricted to two concurrent instances at any one time. Creating a new instance of the component takes a long time (seconds) so ...
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Refresh webpage on change in folder

I want to refresh my web page every time a file is uploaded to the folder. I have a web service written in flask having the following handler ...
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Asset management system

I'm relatively new to developing and I'm mostly self taught so a lot of what I know simply comes from googling & figuring things out from there! That being said I've put together an ASP MVC ...
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Python CGI front-end for web service to perform machine translation

I am trying to optimize this python script that is used to process web requests for machine translation. The actual translation executable that is called is quite fast. Also, the perl scripts that are ...
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Serving images from a Raspberry Pi camera over HTTP

I have a Pi with a camera module that I control with Python. I created a web server with web.py that allows me to make HTTP requests to the PI to retrieve an image. There are two optional parameters ...
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Android "ServiceListener" class for listening web services

I'm new in Android, Java and the whole object-oriented programming, I'm trying to develop an app which needs to listen on many web services (PHP scripts written by me returning a standardized JSON ...
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Implementation of a singleton HttpClient with generic methods

I need advice for this implementation that I made for a service access portable class library referenced to Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.Ios projects. For now, it works fine, but I have doubts about ...
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Simple API testing framework for testing of SOAP xml requests

I have a need to try to automate the testing of a large Web Service with an XML API interface. The framework takes the form of a Mavenised Java project. The usual maxims apply: must be highly ...
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Decoding and encoding JSON for a PHP service

I am writing a PHP service which will listen for JSON requests (made using jQuery) and will return the JSON responses. The whole template for such services (there will be 5) I have shortened into ...
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Securely convert and return a user selected file

I designed a Python3 webservice which gets a file name, looks for this file in a local folder, converts it using an external software, then sends the converted file to the user. For this example, the ...
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Authentication for a Flask API

I've written a couple of functions to check if a consumer of the API should be authenticated to use it or not. Have I done anything blatantly wrong here? Config ...
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Brightness Web Server

This is the first real program I've written in Go so have at it! I wrote it because I use a tiling window manager that doesn't have any brightness control functionality (at least not that I know of). ...
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Synchronization with remote web service

I am writing a method to synchronize the local Core Data entities with a remote web service (in this case, Parse.com). To update changed or created objects, I fetch all where the ...
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Webservice methods using EclipseLink and database entities

I am wondering if this is a good and correct way to write the implementation of two web service methods (get/set methods). The setPerson method can be called from ...
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Run a potentially long running application from within a Python webserver and return different results depending on whether the application finishes

I want an API on a Flask/Gunicorn webserver to make a call to a separate, potentially long-running java application. If the java application finishes before the Gunicorn timeout, Flask should return ...
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Automating New User Creation With C# Web Service

I created a web service which can be called from a form to add new users to the system. The final service will add users to Active Directory and Exchange in the required format (please note that ...
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Middleware for a client

I'm developing a middleware for my client and it's found that there are some delay when executing the process. We are currently investigating what's the exact causes of the issue, from architecture ...
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Accessing SharePoint's Managed Metadata TermSets Locally and Remotely

I have written a small program which has 2 main classes : ServerSideMMS: This can access the SharePoint Managed Metadata Services, but only from the server which ...