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Does a data-driven application need a database?

This may be a terribly stupid question, but I can't find anything even related on Google (maybe I am not searching properly). I've been a developer for around a year now. I do desktop and web apps ...
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How do desktop applications talk to remote database server? [closed]

I have often seen desktop applications in stores and banks. How do these desktop applications talk to a remote database central server? There will be a desktop application which is installed on ...
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What is the best strategy for licensing a desktop application using a web service, when all I need to know is when people use the product?

Our company's main application is a desktop program that is used at warehouses and written in C# and Windows Presentation Forms. The next thing we want to be able to do is track when customers open ...
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Whats the best way to determine when it is appropriate to use a database?

I began my programming career in web development using PHP and MySQL. I got quite accustomed to utilizing db for storage of most dynamic data as well as some setting/parameter data. Sometimes there ...