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Whenever a new framework is released it is a given that someone somewhere will benchmark it against other available solutions. One interesting benchmark is the "Requests per second" benchmark. For ...
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Should I use a workflow engine?

I need to add some new features to a PHP application. It is to follow the steps of a order. A process create some orders, the order goes to confirmation, then if approved is sent to a provider, later ...
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1answer
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Design Pattern for building a Budget

So I've looked at the Builder Pattern, Abstract Interfaces, other design patterns, etc. - and I think I'm over thinking the simplicity behind what I'm trying to do, so I'm asking you guys for some ...
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3answers
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The architecture and technologies to use for a secure, fast, reliable and easily scalable web application [closed]

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7answers
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Corporate Framework: good or bad?

For a company that makes the same type of software over and over again, a custom MVP/MVC-like framework has been built. The obvious advantage is that it enables them to create their software faster, ...
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1answer
211 views

Architectural considerations for a new black box program

I see an emerging trend in "cloud" computing to move work load to a third-party server and get charged pennies for amount of work done in this way. This could be anything from file hosting to user ...
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How to implement a lightweight clustered architecture for a distributed application

I currently have a distributed application that runs on multiple embedded PCs. The whole application is composed of one master server and several nodes. Each node is an embedded PC that runs Windows 7 ...