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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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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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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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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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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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 based,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Customizing configuration with Dependency Injection

I'm designing a small application infrastructure library, aiming to simplify development of ASP.NET MVC based applications. Main goal is to enforce convention over configuration. Hovewer, I still ...
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How to add image support to client-server database application?

I have an architectural question about a project that I am working on. Currently it is a simple .NET C# application that runs on several client machines, and communicates with a central MySQL server ...
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The usual metadata objects or: How to move a typical ExtJS App to jQuery, and: What's missing in the middle?

I have entered into an existing project that is all about maintaining nested data structures. You have companies which are assigend to accounts, and contacts and notes and... basically the usual bunch ...
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Project problems from a Java beginner

A week ago I asked the question; First big project, how to get started. Make menus, save to harddrive etc. I tried to do everything without doing a GUI with Swing but I realized that for every view I ...
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How to approach the ol' “this will just be a small application”? Yeah right?

Ok I have run into this many times, but here is the worse case scenario slightly exaggerated. A client says "hey can you make us this small module to do this small task"? Me: "Sure no problem". So ...
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Can it be useful to build an application starting with the GUI?

The trend in application design and development seems to be starting with the "guts": the domain, then data access, then infrastructure, etc. The GUI seems to usually come later in the process. I ...
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Creating experimental database

This question is about databases but I prefer to post it here and not in dba.stackexchange. The reason is that I have concerns with the application as well as database design. Programmers can better ...
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What are some of the required tools to gauge how large and complex a product is going to be?

Let's say I want to start developing a project (for the sake of example, let's use facebook, ultimate-guitar, and all recipes or AutoCAD, outlook, angry birds). All of these apps are successful and ...
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Code smells in Android?

This question arises from seeing code where I feel like something is wrong but I can't put my finger on it while developing Android. What are some red flags in Android development that says your ...
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Is it easier to define and recognize poor application design than good application design? [closed]

A couple recent questions focused on "well designed applications" and "poorly designed applications". Looking at the responses it appears to me that it might be easier to recognize and define poor ...
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Have you worked with a well designed application? [closed]

Inspired by this question, I started wondering - is there or has there ever been such a thing as a "well designed application"? One where the architecture would be perfect and no refactoring would ...
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Architecture/pattern resources for small applications and tools

I was wondering if anyone had any resources or advice related to using architecture patterns like MVVM/MVC/MVP/etc on small applications and tools, as opposed to large, enterprisy ones. EDIT: Most ...
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Should there be a “data hygiene” index for software - to indicate how clean the program is? not leaving temp files, etc

Should there be a "data hygiene" index for software - to indicate how clean the program is? not creating unused temp files, registry entries, environment variables, etc. For example, look in your ...