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Designing an application like Resume Builder: Where to start with? [on hold]

For our website and offline use, I want to design an application like Resume Builder where any user can fill relevant details and get a final resume in Word and PDF format. The Resume Builder has ...
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Detect touch sizes on screen [closed]

Is it something possible to detect touch boundaries on a screen? My real question is relative to Javascript and Touch Events, but even speaking of common software (a regular application rather than a ...
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Session Management in distributable web-apps

I am working on a huge web application in which I need to add transparent failover feature. I understand the necessary steps to make a web application distributable, the most difficult thing being: to ...
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How do two applications communicate? [closed]

Say I had a PHP page with a calculator interface, but I want to transfer the sum to Windows Calculator.exe and then get a reply from the application back to my PHP page, how do you go about doing ...
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How often should saving to disk occur in an automatically saving text editor? [closed]

I am developing a simple text editor and would like the application to save the text automatically. In other words, the user would never have to press a save button. I have seen other applications ...
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Is there a difference in resource allocation & efficiency between a web app and a compiled one? [closed]

I'm a web developer. I feel like I develop less resource-intensive functionality often times, because I have this feeling that if I ask too much of the web app (animation, calculation, connections, ...
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Terms in conditions in installer or is on website ok

I am currently in the process of packing my first c# wpf app. The app will be paid so it requires the user to agree to some terms and conditions. Is it best to have these built into the installer? ...
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Using Python/Ruby/Lua for Java startup scripts

I have a number of distinct Java utilities that are shipped together. Currently there are two startup scripts for each utility: a .sh one for Linux and a .bat for Windows. I'm thinking of rewriting ...
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IOS app updates that don't require App Store submission

Some apps, I've noticed that developers are able to update their software without submitting them to the App Store. For example, Game of War will occasionally tell you that an update is available ...
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'Game loop' in a non-game application?

In real-time games, there is always a game loop that runs every few milliseconds, updates the game with new data and repaints the entire screen. Is this something that is seen in other types of ...
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How should I test my application? [closed]

I have made a simple application which searches for files and folders on users computer. Since, I am a student currently in my 1st year and don't have any formal training and have made my application ...
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Online vs Web - write once application

I have been asked to write an application (visual application) that can be run both online and locally. This application contains a lot of external data (video, images and audio) files so the main ...
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Get Info From Database, or Build Inferred Info?

Does it make more sense to store and retrieve properties or information directly related to an item in a database, or, say in such a case that a product's ID could describe information about it, ...
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What are the alternate models for remote desktop software?

A coworker and I were trying to brainstorm and list the different ways an application developer can write a program enabling a user on one computer to run remotely on another computer while being ...
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Increase speed of a VB.net Application to SQL server 2008 and Hamachi VPN [closed]

Our current Information System (complete with path for pictures for records stored in db) has the following specifications: A desktop application was developed in vb.net We use SQL server 2008 r2 as ...
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Apps being portable

I haven't found much on this, but what I did find doesn't explain it well enough (at least for me). What makes the application I make portable? Or what defines a portable application? Is there a ...
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What is the appropriate approach to study an api when it is not well documented and there are no good tutorials around?

I am a student and I like to develop applications at my own level. While building an application I am the only one in my team. After analyzing the application I choose a library/api to use for the ...
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VB stand alone application or ASP web application

I have experience developing software and web applications and I have decided to do some freelance work on the side. Well, I met with my first client and they are requesting a relatively simple, ...
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What can I do without the iPhone SDK and Xcode? [closed]

I want to develop an iPhone application, I do not have Xcode nor the iPhone SDK (nor a macbook but I plan to buy one). What could be done without those products? Edit: I intend to release it on ...
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data stored in dbase (application result dd.mm.yyyy)

I have a .dbf file (dbase) with data of type "date" to read directly via php. I have the application result (format: dd.mm.yyyy) and the stored hex code. I can't interpret the hex data to get the same ...
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What kind of maths do I need to become an excellent programmer [duplicate]

I am looking to become a app/video game developer or a website developer. What kind of maths do I need to know and do I have to know it well. Do I need to know calculus, statistics and modeling, what ...
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Application of Implementing 3 Stacks in single array

Well, there is lot of discussion about implementing 3 (or 2 stacks) in a single array. But whats the real need or application for implementing stacks like that? Can't we allot memory as 3 separate ...
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Seeking advice on design of application protocol

UPDATE 1 as requested by Brendan. We are developing a Unix batch application for storing millions of customer records into a relational database. In order to allow multiple batch jobs to run in ...
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How might a simple IDE work? Algorithms/Pseudocode/etc [closed]

Background In a recent school software engineering module, I needed to developed a static program analyzer. Given a ficticious programming language source code, I need to analyze it, then the user ...
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Choosing between Qt/C++ and .NET/C# [closed]

I have a desktop project I've been working on for a couple months that I want to run on Windows and Mac. When I started the project, I started writing it in Qt 4.8 in C++. Development has gone fine ...
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How to create a dynamic online Windows Installer with a key?

I'm creating an application which needs to have a key file based product activation. If a user purchases the application, the key file may have to be attached to the application EXE file dynamically ...
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How do I make a cloud based web app accessible internally in the event of an internet outage?

I have a Java Web application backed by a database. Both are hosted in Amazon EC2. If the Internet is down, I need to allow internal users to be able to continue to work and somehow update the hosted ...
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I want to publish an android app, but I'm afraid of software patents [closed]

I wrote an application that helps you to save energy. Actually it is very simple. I check the current location of the phone and I make some changes to the configuration like "sound off, dark display, ...
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Is it reasonable to build applications (not games) using a component-entity-system architecture?

I know that when building applications (native or web) such as those in the Apple AppStore or Google Play app store that it's very common to use a Model-View-Controller architecture. However, is it ...
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Best organisation for a team application [closed]

I'm developing an application based on this structure : /Root /--- Index.php /--- /includes/ /--- /modules/ /-------- /Mod1/ /-------- /Mod2/ /-------- /ModN/ In the future, 2 developers will ...
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Soft Real Time Internet Aplication

I am building a tutoring application that multiple students can sign into the same session with a tutor. My question is, for example, if I sent out a command to draw a line, do I need to wait to see ...
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Creating a Application in Winrt that requires Internet

I am making a paid App for Windows 8, c#. I am wondering which is better? If my application doesn't need internet connection normally but does requires internet connection for the first time to ...
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Which things I need to purchase to develop and distribute application to customer in .Net

This is the first time I got one customer and I am developing one application for him in c#.net and winforms. I want to distribute .net framework with my application since customer may not have it ...
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Are there any limitations to using WinRT instead of .Net? [closed]

From my understanding creating an application that runs on multiple architectures requires virtualization, and virtualization reduces performance since it creates a layer of abstraction. With Windows ...
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What is the difference between Windows 8, WinRT, and Windows RT?

I just read that there will be two versions of Windows available: Windows RT and Windows 8. Could someone please describe what the differences between Windows RT and Windows 8 are? And how these ...
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New application development - Use existing database or create a new one?

A Client has a huge Windows Application running on a Database. This client wants you to develop an "Express" version of this application, including only, let's say, 20% of its features. This Express ...
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How to prevent piracy on software which is sold online? [closed]

When selling software online what's the most suitable/secure way to provide activation in order to get rid of pirates copies of the software? Is there any well-known software for this purpose?
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Finding right bug tracker web application

I'm looking for a bug tracking system (similiar as http://www.mantisbt.org) with these following requirements: Requirement specifications are: Upload picture and different files without any ...
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What will generate an adjacency matrix file with a specified topology for me?

I am writing an application that takes some file specifying an adjacency matrix and uses this to construct a graph (in this case, a directed social network). What I would like to do is specify the ...
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What languages are used by professional mobile app designers?

I've recently done some Java programming for an android app (though my question is not android specific), and was wondering if what I was doing was just a lot less complicated, but generally the same ...
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How does one request / handle personal or financial information?

I would like to create a budget app for Android. Obviously, to be competitive, I would need to allow users to get data from their bank. For [huge] security reasons, this stuff is not just freely given ...
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HTML5 hype as native app replacement - reliable analysis and sources [closed]

I am asking this as an objective question and have no interest in inciting a flamewar. My point here is to gather some evidence to assist in decisionmaking and communicating with non-technical folks ...
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What are all these license types for applications?

I am thinking of making some applications for Linux (primarily Ubuntu) and I have an intention of selling some in the Ubuntu Software Center and offering a few applications for free. These free ...
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Why is it so hard to make a great app?

Maybe a better way to ask the question would be: why is the Facebook app so bad? This is not so much a question specific to the Facebook iOS app, it just uses that as an example. What I want to know ...
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What are the causes that lead to an overbloated software? [closed]

Today I decided to perform a clean install for Creative Sound Blaster drivers, as they always start glitching all by themselves after some time. And that meant I had to go through the whole cleanup ...
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Does HTML5 have a feature that enables a user to add an icon to the Apps screen when “installing”, and if not, when are they planning to add it?

I know that the mobile bookmark bubble might sort of work for iOS, but it isn't going in the same section. And for Android, bookmarking is really not going to cut it for a mobile HTML5 application ...
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Applications Architecture - fewer big systems vs more smaller systems

re: Applications Architecture, that is, "the science and art of ensuring the suite of applications being used by an organization to create the composite application is scalable, reliable, available ...
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Determine Better Coding Practice

As a new programmer, it has always been hard to create applications, because I am still at the learning stage. I understand that to achieve a particular affect or function in an application, there ...
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Supplying code to people helping you debug?

I was wondering if it is wise or advisable to send over a large amount of source code of one's application for debugging and error solving purposes, I'm working on an iOS app that I hope to release to ...
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Using Fonts in your Applications

When writing applications for software, specifically mobile devices, will there be a problem with using any specific type of fonts (copyright/patent issues)? If so, how can we avoid this possible ...