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HTML5 hype as native app replacement - reliable analysis and sources

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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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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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 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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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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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 are the causes that lead to an overbloated software?

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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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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Why are there so many Java applications that are development-related, and so few Desktop applications? [closed]

I'm a beginner-intermediate Java programmer. Currently interested mostly in developing GUI Desktop applications and games. I wanted to look at some other people's code, so I searched for Java open ...