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For Programmers, System Analysts, or people who have experienced actual system or application development. Please help! [on hold]

Just need some help with my home work. Our teacher asked as to conduct an interview to people who have experienced system or application development for a certain company or business organization. I ...
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What are the causes that lead to an overbloated software? [on hold]

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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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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How do two applications communicate? [on hold]

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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Talking between Web Applications and Desktop Applications

So I have been thinking of the best way to implement a native desktop app that can print from data generated via a Web App. The method I have come up with looks much like this. From the End User ...
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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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show or publish software applications [duplicate]

I am thinking of uploading on source forge some personal projects that may be useful to other people. The main reason I decided to do that is I am planning to start pursuing job in another company ...
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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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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 [Need]

Well there is lot of discussion about implementing 3 [ or 2 stacks ] in a single array. [Interview question] but whats the real need or application for implementing stacks like that? can't we allot ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I build this payment receipt/booking application? [closed]

I'm planning to build a payment receipt/booking application for a media company with several branches in different locations. The application should be able to move data across the network/internet ...
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Design application to send messages by marking circle on the map where you want to send message? [closed]

Design application to send messages by marking circle on the map where you want to send message ? This is a question that was asked of me by an interviewer. Given a map of the world, Select ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...