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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
One of the goals of modular frameworks like Kohana or Alloy is to make it easy to add and remove components (i.e. "plugins" or "modules"). However, in all the larger projects I have ever worked - the ...
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 ...
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 ...