Application design covers the entire pre-implementation phase of a project and consists in conceptualizing the architecture, its components, the interactions between each component, the data flows, and the processes to implement.

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Android App - GPS Help [closed]

I'm currently working on a project that includes making an app for android phone using the phone's GPS. I'm looking for some insight into how to approach the project. The app needs to receive a ...
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Laravel Modules based structure

I am building a social network app and I have decided to have following features as of now. Meetups / Events (Users will create events and other users will have options to join ) Q / A forum (mini ...
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Implementing a method that never returns the same data twice

I have a mobile application which retrieves x number of ContentItems from a Web API, however I need a way to only display content that the user hasn't seen before on screen. (Just to be clear, the ...
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Spring Batch + Web Scraping

I need to develop a batch processing that will be executed every day. These are the steps: Read each line of a database table that contains a URL (SQLite) Extract some data, say Users, from that ...
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Confusion over organization of services

I have the following services: UserServices This has various methods: fetch_by_id(), create() etc. SessionServices Session handling: create(), destroy(), various getters. AnswerServices An answer ...
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MySQL: Application Table Design

I'm creating a new site which will have many objects, such as posts(text/photo/video), products, photo galleries, etc. Currently my design is to put all of the objects into a posts table, but I'm ...
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Folder structure for app with Symfony 2, React, Webpack, and Sass? [closed]

I am creating an app that uses some components of Symfony2 along with React, Webpack and Sass. We will mostly code in PHP, with the other things adding functionality to our app. I'm having a hard time ...
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Why update client model before sever model?

In tutorials I've seen, when data changes on the client (maybe a TODO is added to the TODOs list) the client side model (and often UI) is updated first, then the server is called to persist that ...
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Azure Webjob Creation and workflow management

I am attempting to create a long running job to be used in Azure. I would like to be able to run multiple instances of this job if I needed it. I was thinking of seperating the primary functionality ...
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Saving Data in the registry for Group Policy management. Ideal solution vs storing in local files?

I'll start with saying that I know very little about the windows registry, and even less about group policy. Which is why I am relying on you guys's knowledge and experience to guide my forward. I ...
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Update of user interface cycle

I am developing an App for iOS. In an attempt to avoid the pure MVC where everything is packed in the "Controller", I have added a Presenter layer and an Application Layer. In doing so I have come up ...
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How to design a time tracking or activity monitoring application? [closed]

I am trying to build something like Manic Time - which is an application that tracks what the user is currently working on. It worked flawlessly on Windows, but doesn't support Linux. It has mad ...
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How to acquire data and render page in context of REST/API application?

In typical REST/API application, build on MVC architectural pattern, what is the best available technique for acquiring data for rendering views? Should it be: as in any non-API application: data ...
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Using many Resource URI to create a Record and handling failure

Hi Guys, I have a decision to make to solve a problem, I’m describing the problem below. Application Overview I have an ASP.NET MVC 4 webApp which uses Rest Api for almost all the tasks, from Login ...
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DAL / Model / Application-Design Question for a MVC Application

I have a device that stores raw binary log data as a BLOB in a MySQL DB. That process is a blackbox to me (closed source) which I cannot change. I know, however, how to decode that BLOB and transform ...
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How to securely implement Roles in a Windows Form application?

As an ISV, what is considered best practice for implementing Application Role based security? In other words, only allow users to access certain features in the application based on what Roles they ...
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How do I handle online payment for items with single quantity? [duplicate]

I would like to implement a robust way to handle ecommerce payment for items with limited quantity, like for example exclusive paintings. Payment would ideally be accepted via PayPal and credit ...
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What is the benefit of offloading email to a transactional mail service?

Why do so many people recommend offloading email to a transactional service such as Mandrill, Postmark or Sendgrid? Is sending email via smtp really that much slower than sending a request out to ...
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Keeping database connection [duplicate]

Say you are developing a desktop application that extensively uses a database, should you have one handle for the database that the entire app references? Or should you open a connection when you need ...
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How to help keep track of identifiers used both in the application and in the database?

For example: I have an ACL (access control list) with keys in the database like create_user and allow_booking_for_past_dates. Each ACL entry has a corresponding method or function name in the ...
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Help in (re)designing my Swing application [closed]

I have developed a Swing application that controls execution of several scripts like jobs. I need to display the interim output of the jobs concurrently. I have followed MVC while writing the ...
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Choosing which application instance will do the updates when dealing with multiple workstations w/o server involved?

So, I've got an interesting design problem and I honestly don't know how to tackle this. I have an application that will be ran on a dozen of workstations. Of those workstations, it is impossible to ...
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How to document program flow so the outcome looks professional? [closed]

I have designed a simple website on paper. Now I want to produce a professional-looking document for my customer to approve. How can I do this? I've tried Visio, but it seems horribly ...
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Design Structure/Data Structure thoughts needed

I am reading a Binary file, it has several blocks, each block has different names/data. Some of this data is string value, date, datetime, time but most of them are integer value. Previously I code a ...
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Somewhere to put miscellaneous files

We want to be able to offer users of our software the facility of having a miscellaneous folder for each of their clients. All these client folders would be stored together in another folder called ...
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XML vs SQL for content display on an ecommerce website [duplicate]

I am in process of developing an e-commerce application which is using SQL Server 2008 as a DB. I was suggested to use XML for content/product display, I bought the idea of using XML as a datasource ...
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How much business logic should the database implement?

I've worked in some projects where most of the business logic was implemented on the database (mostly through stored procedures). On the other side, I've heard from some fellow programmers that this ...
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How should I structure a C# application that reads & writes binary data?

I have to read and write binary "chunks" of approximately 1Mb each. The data can come in the form of a stream or a in-memory byte[]. Normally I would use a Struct with a fixed layout, but there are ...
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Architecture suggestions on a multi-project multi-database 'intranet'

Here is the situation I have inherited: We have approximately 10 websites (Asp.net web forms) that each have their own database. Each of these databases houses some site specific data, and each has ...
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What is the preferred way of communicating between applications on the same system?

I'm designing a system that is built on several small applications written in python, some of these will be services and others will be programs that only run during special situations. What I need to ...
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Should database-models (conceptual or physical) be reviewed by DBAs?

Where I work, new applications that are being developed that will use their own relational database, must have their database-models (conceptual, then physical ) reviewed and aproved by DBAs. Things ...
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Application Logic – which of the two definitions is correct?

This is my understanding of the Application Layer: • It implements Application logic • this layer contains Application Services, which are used by external consumers to talk to your application ...
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Necessary Infrastructure for large project with many components communicating through IPCs

I have a fairly in depth question which probably doesn't have an exact answer. As a software engineer, I am usually tasked with working on a program or project with minimal understanding of how other ...
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Application workflow

I am in the planning process for a new application, the application will be written in PHP (using the Symfony 2 framework) but I'm not sure how relevant that is. The application will be browser ...
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What to choose API based server or Socket based server for data driven application

I am working on a project which has a Desktop Application for MAC/COCOA, a native application for iPhone another native application in iPad. All the application do almost same thing. The applications ...
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Are there any specific workflows or design patterns that are commonly used to create large functional programming applications? [closed]

I have been exploring Clojure for a while now, although I haven't used it on any nontrivial projects. Basically, I have just been getting comfortable with the syntax and some of the idioms. Coming ...
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Is having functionality in DB a road block to scalability?

I may not be able to give the right title to the question. But here it is, We are developing financial portal for wealth management. We are expecting over 10000 clients to use the application. The ...
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How do I break down and plan a personal programming project? [closed]

I've just started a programming job where I'm applying my 'How to code' knowledge to what I'm being taught of 'How to Program' (They are different!). As part of this, I've been taught how to capture ...
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High-Level Application Architecture Question

So I'm really wanting to improve how I architect the software I code. I want to focus on maintainability and clean code. As you might guess, I've been reading a lot of resources on this topic and all ...
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Django application strategy

I have been working a while on a Django project which has been growing a bit lately. I have been think a bit about what strategy to use to make it easier to handle. One thing I would like to get some ...
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Application Logic Vs DB Triggers for database cleaning

When cleaning out old data from a set of database tables, is it safer to have the logic in the application or in a database trigger? I am upgrading an application that I wrote a while back (and in a ...
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Designing a Content-Based ETL Process with .NET and SFDC

As my firm makes the transition to using SFDC as our main operational system, we've spun together a couple of SFDC portals where we can post customer-specific documents to be viewed at will. As such, ...
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How to stop a .NET application from being duplicated?

I have created a .net windows form application that I want to restrict from being duplicated. I want this application to be portable, so I would like to allow it to be moved. How would I be able to do ...
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A software design pattern to model runtime-dependent behavior

In a interview I was asked, Suppose we are going to create a software that runs on both desktop machines and smartphones. Name a software design pattern that could be used to enable the ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of building a single page web application [closed]

I'm nearing the end of a prototyping/proof of concept phase for a side project I'm working on, and trying to decide on some larger scale application design decisions. The app is a project management ...
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Recommended reading for (Object Oriented) application design architecture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best books on the theory and practice of software architecture? In life it doesnt matter if you do one thing for 15 years. You will end up waking one day and asking ...
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choosing a functional language platform for a new project [closed]

I have been writing code for a few years now and I don't believe I can claim to have a complete knowledge in this job yet. My experience primarily rolls around C# related areas with a decent ...
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Are there cases where it is a good idea to disallow remote access to a database?

My coworker is working on a project and decided to have the database subside entirely on the glassfish server with glassfish being the only thing that can directly access the database. He will then ...
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Creating a line of business application with Visual Studio Isolated Shell

I ask this to the pros out there - Is it feasible to build a new LOB(Line Of Business) application with VS Shell as an stand alone application. There are some points that I thought needs to changed, ...
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How can I design an application so that it works well with a database selected by the customer?

I want to write an ASP.NET 4.0 application with IBM DB2 Express-C as its back-end. One thing that worries me, is hosting this application on a remote server. I don't know any hosting provider who ...