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Looking for a web-based formula builder/creator third party component [closed]

We are looking for a third-party component to integrate a web-based formula builder into a web-based application. Our application is written in .net, which uses MS SQL DB. We need to be able to do ...
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Data Access Layer with Asynchronous services like MQ

I am tasked with creating a development, design and architecture guide for a large multi-year project. I have to dictate best design practices for a number of architectural perspectives. See the ...
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What is the difference between a function and a component?

I just listened to Software engineering Radio podcast on components. Their description of components were very vague, they made them sound like lower level versions of functions. I am trying to figure ...
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Entity Component System Coupling

Lately I've been working on a small personal project which is basically an Entity Component System framework with autoupdated Systems. While I have a pretty good idea on the way the framework should ...
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Avoiding polling with components

Once you create separate components that need to communicate with each other you enter the realm of systems programming where you have to assume that errors could originate at any step in the process. ...
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Implementing state-driven agents within an Entity-Component-System approach

A state-driven agent is an agent that performs an action based on its current state. The logic can be implemented through the use of a D-FSM that changes state depending on the Agent's "perception" ...
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Designing module interfaces

I'm studying software engineering and one thing I'm really trying to improve is my skill in software architecture. My question is quite broad, so I'll try to explain it with an example. Suppose you ...
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MVP: Multiple Page-Controllers for a page?

I'm refactoring a big-scale ASP.NET application written with WebForms which has a very unflexible design of view+code-behind. For this refactor, I'm using MVP Architecture (Model-View-Presenter), ...
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What is Component Oriented Programming, and how is it different from OOP? [closed]

What exactly is Component Oriented Programming, and how is it different from Object Oriented Programming? Thanks
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Which component is responsible for updating the database schema?

We have what can be called a distributed application: One full-blown web app and a small REST service. Both must be separately deployable. Both access the same database schema (they actually share ...
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GPLv3 Software vs. BSD (3-Clause) OpenSource Project .. i don't get it

Preamble: If I say "BSD" I mean the 3-Clause BSD license If I say "GPL" I mean the GPLv3 license I am NOT the author of the GPL project I am the author of the BSD project Simple Task: I wan't to ...
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How should subsytem in different locations interact and communicate?

Apologies for the long post... Where I work we have a system with many subsystems which are located in different locations. All the subsystems process some data and write the result on A database. In ...
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CPU recommendation for learning multiprocessor programming [closed]

This might be an odd question and the place to ask might not be appropriate. I am very interested in working with multiprocessor programming and parallel algorithms, mostly for research purposes. I ...
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<<access>> and <<use>> in UML Component diagrams

How to decide if have to take the <<access>> or <<use>> notation for "-->" arrows in Component diagrams written in UML?
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OOP - Composition, Components and Composites Example?

I've been reading a bit about OOP in relation to Composition, Components and Composites. I believe I understand the fundamental principle (not sure). Can someone please provide a code example of a ...
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Can you/should you develop components for ASP.NET MVC?

Following from the previous question I've started to wonder - is it possible to implement "Components" in ASP.NET MVC (latest version)? And should you? Let's clarify what I mean with a "component". ...
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Entity-Component-System architecture: interaction between systems

I am studying the Entity-Component-System architecture philosophy. As I have read about it, a typical entity system has: 1) Entities - which are merely ID tags which have a number of components 2) ...
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Private interfaces within a package

This is basically the same as Coding to interfaces, but played out in the real world of com when there are various engineering complexities such as immutability of published interfaces and ...