Web App Pattern Language

a Pattern Language/Best Practices for WebApp development

Gads I wish there were one. Or maybe there is already and I need to look harder.

Desire: language-neutral discussion of approaches to various issues that come up. Authentication, designing URI-s (ReST), Object-Relational crap, etc.

Object Identifier (likely to drive URI): Joshua Schachter says don't use an auto-increment integer. Consider using the MD5 of some unique property to the object, perhaps. I'm not sure I agree, but perhaps it depends a lot on the context. Certainly you'd want that property to be both unique and unchanging.

Web Authentication

Web Cookie

Web Form Flow - interface, app code style, etc.

Database Abstraction


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