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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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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First Time HTML5/CSS Site

I am working on my first HTML5/CSS web site and, like all of my first-time projects, they end up cumbersome, crude, and hard to work with when changes need to be made later in the life cycle. I am ...
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Consuming an ASP.NET Web API call in an MVC controller

In a new project I am creating for my work, I am creating a fairly large ASP.NET web API. The API will be in a separate Visual Studio solution that also contains all of my business logic, database ...
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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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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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Simple Multi-Threaded Web Server

Need a way to test a web crawler. Threw together this web server that will replay previously saved pages from a real web server. Headers ...
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Web service proxy that switches endpoint URLs in the event of a TimeoutException

I am creating a service (FaultTolerantCommunication) that wraps a call to a (web) service. Its responsibility is to switch the endpoint URL in the event of a ...
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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 service getting value using LINQ from queue table in SQL database

As a test of my C# skills, I have been asked to create a simple web service which will take a message from a queue table in a SQL database and send it to a web application when a button is pressed on ...
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Web API and Stored Procedures

I am building a web service that gets data via Stored Procedures from a db and provides the result as JSON. The solution is built as a MVC 4 Web API project. I have to retrieve the data via Stored ...
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Proxy web service which handles three different input structures

I'm a newbie and I'm new to C# (thus statics and copy-paste) and I'm painfully aware that this code smells. I'm trying to implement a web service that handles a similar pass-through logic with three ...
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Uploading data to Google Drive

I have created a project which uploads data from my local storage to my Google Drive account using the Google Drive API. You can read about how to run it on its Github repository. The main script <...
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Simple Python chat

I am working on a simple console chat in Python. I started from this Winforms application, removed all the forms (so that the chat could run on Windows and Linux) and did some refactoring (the "click ...
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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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Small web service using scotty

I'm writing a small tool that allows to manually protocol dial-in-actions. That means a user can say he dials in to a site or he dials out of a site. (What this means is not important for the sake of ...
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Is this a good controller?

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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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FreeDNS update script

I tried to write a script which takes a list of URLs, checks if their FreeDNS record points to the current IP, and updates the record if not. Intended use is that the script will be run periodically ...
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Create User profile with separate social media data

I am creating user profile logic for a blogging platform. I have the UserProfile model and then two separate models, ...
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ASP.NET Web API HTTP GET with optional parameters

Writing my first ASP.NET Web API web service. Still learing the power of Linq as well. I feel like there is a more ideomatic way of doing this: ...
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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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Script to periodically Identify and act on public IP address

This script checks what the current public IP address is. The plan is for this to run every 5 minutes or so, and then change some host file configuration depending on whether we the IP is identified ...
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Graceful JavaScript fallback for external web service failure

I use the src.sencha.io service to resize images on the fly according to device width, saving lots of bandwidth on mobiles etc. Sometimes the service fails randomly with a 503 error, so a fallback is ...
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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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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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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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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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Android AsyncTask, HTTP Request and Parsing

I am working on Android applications for last 2 years and about 80% applications I have developed involve web-services consumption followed by some sort of XML or JSON parsing. Initially, when I had ...
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Call to external web service

The architecture is showing a call to an external Web Service which is called by me. Then I will expose the data using WCF to be callable from another WCF client. But I really don't like how it's done....
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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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REST service to list new, continuing, and terminated subscribers during some period

I have a use case which says: Your REST service will consume a JSON object that contains a list of emails for subscribers at the start of the subscription period, and a list of subscribers at ...
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Implementing WCF method that supports either string or object as a method parameter

I have the following contract in a WCF-based web service: public List<string> GetAllPossibleQueryEngineHostNames(Instance instance); Obviously, I can call ...
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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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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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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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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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Converting code for javax.xml.soap.* to webServiceTemplate

I am able to send requests to the web service using javax.xml.soap.*. I would like to convert the code to use webServiceTemplate....
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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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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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Web Service implementation on the client

I will be creating a web service as part of a group project for university, which will be developed using Java within the Eclipse IDE. Having no prior experience using web services, I managed to ...
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Model Implementation That Calls RESTful API

I am working on a ground-up rebuild for an app that has a relatively simple purpose. Users can view/favorite entities that are backed by a RESTful API. I own both the client code as well as the API. ...
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Small, embedded full-stack web server

I did this project last year, under some interesting constraints: it's a thin webserver which lives in a Raspberry Pi, which is networked to an embedded system in an industrial sign which is running a ...
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Synchronization-Thread with Server every 5 secs

I have a server-client environment, where the client connects and synchronizes data with the server every 5 second. For synchronizing I use a background thread on the client which works fine, but on ...
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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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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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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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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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Web service for Android clients to store images

I wrote this code for Android server interaction. The way I built the client was an onSharePreference of strings includes photo encoded to a base64 ...
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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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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'...