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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 ...
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What is an effective way to familiarize yourself with a new application in a new language (and still look productive at a new job)?

I started a new job working on an application I'm vaguely familar with, and it's in Perl! I come from a PHP and Java background, so while I understand the basics, there are lot of nuances in Perl that ...
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Best way to present a small application

I'm giving a presentation on a small Timeline Application I made over the past few weeks. How might I make this small application into a much larger speech, about 3 minutes long. Should I focus on ...
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Can you overuse delegates and events

I've just started getting to grips with event driven programming and I'm finding delegates and events to be very useful. Since starting to see the potential I've began using them all the time to solve ...
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What suitable Q & A application can integrate with a Java portal?

I'm looking for suggestions on whether we should build or are there readymade applications that do the following: Allow admins to build a structured workflow of support Q & A, similar to Windows ...
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What are the worst things that inexperienced developers forget to think about? [closed]

As a young developer, I would find it useful to get some advice regarding things to think about in order to develop a high-quality application. In my college courses, most teachers emphasized input ...
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C++ and the suitable libraries to develop Autocad/Autodesk/CAD applications? [closed]

I saw a job opening where the requirement was for a developer to develop CAD tools using C++ and OpenGl libraries. I am a civil engineer and want to be part of such a projects so I thought to learn ...
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How do open source projects deal with complex setup and deployment?

At most of my corporate clients they have very complex systems with multiple entities to be deployed and tested. (e.g. client software, user database, system, database, identity manager application, ...
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Should a EULA be translated?

I have a application which will be available in 4 languages: French, German, Danish and English. All the text in the app will be translated, but should the EULA also be translated? What is the common ...
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Legal Requirements for Software Makers

Since the Legal site of Stack Exchange isn't ready quite yet, I figured this would be the best place to ask this question. What are, if any, the legal requirements (or online resources for finding ...
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How to become an excellent applications programmer, coming from low-level background?

Most of my career has been working on numerical algorithms, image processing, calibrating science data, making LEDs blink... very little at the level of whole apps and sophisticated GUIs. Though I ...
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Good references on app pricing?

Can anyone point me to reference materials on what companies may expect to pay for outsourced apps? I had hoped to find something in a trade publication or the like, but have only turned up two or ...
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When can you offer innovation without being off-task?

When can you offer innovation, without being off-task? I can't understand how creative innovation fits in Agile and other methodologies. People just want what they asked for, right? Say you're ...
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What are examples of small/medium and large applications? [closed]

My question is associated with the accepted answer to this question. It says that the language should be based on the fact whther the application is small,medium or large. What popular applications ...
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Best opinion to give a potential client

I have a friend that works for a company. They use a software product that is aged, and written in Delphi. There are concerns at this company about the life of the software company that provides the ...
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Application internal design VS Web application design

I come from the web application development and I try to make a small desktop application. I am looking for a good way to build the skeleton of my desktop application. From the web design, the ...
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What could be a reason for cross-platform server applications developer to make his app work in multiple processes?

We consider a server app development - heavily loaded with messing with big data streams. An app will be running on one powerful server. A server app will be developed in form of crossplatform ...
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Improve address lookup usability and accuracy?

In my application,I have a feature like this: The user wants to add a new address to the database. Before adding the address, he needs to perform a search(using input parameters like ...
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If it was for you to chose Game Development vs Application Development, which will you chose? [closed]

Today I was asked if I want to do Game development or Application Development. I never thought to that I will ever do Games for a living. I will try it for a couple of weeks maybe but what are your ...
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Vulnerabilities and employability

I am a web developer. If I find a vulnerability in a prospective employer's website and notify them of it at the same as I send my (unsolicited) application, am I more likely to get the job? Less ...
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Got an idea for an application, but part of it is patented, any suggestions?

so I've been working on developing an idea for an application that I think has the potential to be successful, however after some initial research I've discovered that at least part of my ideas are ...
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Programmer logbook application?

I've just released my application to the public, and I'm working on an updated version, but I really think I should keep track of ALL the code changes. In case some functionality suddenly starts ...
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Front End Application Development [closed]

I want to start a side project at the company i work for. Right now we are a 100% web based company. I have an idea for a fun project that would install an application on your computer. Anyways, i am ...
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What is the best toolkit for writing long technical texts?

I'm looking for a toolkit in the form of one or a couple of applications that can be used to write long technical texts (such as an introduction to a programming language). What applications (or ...
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Development Approach: User Interface In or Domain Model Out?

While I've never delivered anything using Smalltalk, my brief time playing with it has definitely left its mark. The only way to describe the experience is MVC the way it was meant to be. ...
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Where do I publish a program? [closed]

I have finished designing a little application for Pandora and I am not sure how I can get it out and share it with everyone. What should I do to help advertise it to the public and let other people ...
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How many applications should you provide to cover all sort of mobile phones

At the moment we have: Iphone Android J2me touch J2me non-touch J2me touch for Blackberry J2me non-touch for Blackberry We were thinking of making another J2me non-touch for crappy devices ...
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How do you unit test Application and UI code?

I love writing unit tests and agree they are an excellent way to test code, prevent regressions, etc. However, I find myself unable to write them much as the vast majority of the code I work on day-in ...
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What are your opinions on “Gamification”? [closed]

I watched an interesting Google Talk video (warning about an hour of your time) about Gamification of whatever you are doing. It's clear that the StackExchange set of sites employ quite a few of ...
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Would you re-design completely under .Net?

A very extensive application began as an Access-based system (for database storage). Forms were written in VB5 and/or VB6. As .Net became a fixture in the development community, certain modules have ...
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Where do you get new software ideas from? [closed]

The world of software creation is very competitive. I've heard it said to be successful you need to be the first one with the idea. Everyone knows how Bill Gates created IBM DOS on one machine while ...
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Pros and cons for open or close sourcing niche type products

One of the products I developed, is really a niche type application (2 or 3 other competitors in the market). Although for the most part, I'm the lone user of these applications, I'm thinking of ...
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Ideas for developer management software? [closed]

(I posted this at serverfault and it was suggested I post here instead) I'm looking for an application recommendation to help me keep track of the discussions I have with the members of my team ...