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Why there is a drop of interest in DBMSs? [closed]

I was playing around with google trends explorer when I tried to compare three major DBMSs: MySQL, Oracle and MS SQL Server. As you can see there is a drop in the interest in these database ...
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Relation between projects and solutions in VS

We're about to start with a new software and there are mixed opinions on the organization of software. I'd be delighted to hear what others might have to say in regard to the presented options as well ...
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Forcing users to use Javascript

This is more of a business / ethics type of question that incorporates programming principles. So I as a developer will be selling a database driven web application to a local college university. I am ...
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Programming methodologies at stackoverflow [closed]

I am in the middle of starting up a software company where we would use ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET WebAPI extensively at shop. We will be a group of 4 and no more than 10 will work on any particular ...
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What do you call an application that is not specifically tied to a DB structure

I'm wondering what you call an applications that are not hard coded around any database structure? Let me give a small example: I have one application where the views, the controllers and the ...
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Unit Test OR Console Application [closed]

I am to write some one-off code in c#.net that will do some db manipulation of existing records and call a third party REST Api to update those records. I proposed writing a unit test that does it. ...
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What to do when you are faced with programming task that you have never done?

I started my career as a .NET developer 3 months ago and after a long training plan on diverse technologies, patterns and concepts the developers who were supervising me have decided that I am ready ...
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Is it a bad idea to sync file system with remote server using HTTP?

I have started a project which will duplicate Dropbox or Google Drive behavior but using Amazon S3 az a backend. Idea is very simple, a Node.js server that watchs a directory for file changes and PUT ...
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How to approach the creation of a “Unit Outline” generator?

I am the Studies Coordinator at a College and we currently have somewhere in the order of 100-200 unit outlines that are created at the beginning of each semester. Those outlines need to have ...
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How should I track approval workflow when users at every security level can create a request?

I am writing a new application that allows users to enter requests. Once a request is entered, it must follow an approval workflow to be finally approved by a user the highest security level. So, ...
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Approach on Software Development Architecture

I am planning to standardize our way of creating project for our new projects. Currently we are using 3tier architecture where we have our ClassLibrary Project where it includes our Data Access Layer ...
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Best method to implement a filtered search

I would like to ask you, your opinion when it comes to implement a filtered search form. Let's imagine the following case: 1 Big table with lots of columns It might be important to say that this SQL ...
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Using business objects in view models

When using reusable business objects, what is considered best practice when building view models? We use an object we call Builder to build our view models. One builder for each logical unit of views ...
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Promoting ecology and/or sustainability as a programmer [closed]

A seemingly odd question, but here it goes. Say that a potential client asks that a certain level of ecology and sustainability is to be respected before they will consider your company for a web site ...
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IRC Bot permission structure, best approach?

I'm making an IRC bot in PHP. And I've come to the point when I need to determine how would user permissions/accesses would look in the database (and in the application in general). Here are the ...
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Creating a web application to concatenate strings to unify naming conventions

I've been tasked with creating a small web application, where users have a series of forms (I can't currently think of a better way of doing this) which will contain, either a)text input fields or ...
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How to fundamentally approach creating a 'financial planner' application?

I want to create a financial planning application (for personal use), for which the overall functionality will be this: User (me..) can create different 'scenarios'. Each scenario is configured with ...
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Two-way calendar sync with any client

I have a database of calendar events, that can be administered by the user through a web application. I would like to offer to the user, functionality for viewing their calendar in any client of ...
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CMS vs homebrew system for implementing an image slideshow [closed]

There is a basic website (homepage and 5 subpages) with static content, we want to add something like a slideshow of current offers with custom images that would change every month. We also want to ...
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Is Language-Oriented Programming practical?

I read this article on Language-Oriented Programming. He points out some weaknesses in the modern procedural/OOP approaches to programming, and suggests a new programming paradigm that will solve them ...