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Dev vs Stage environment vs Prod Environment

I work for a company where we build enterprise applications, and we maintain three environments: dev, stage and prod. The meaning of dev is intuitive: it's the environment used during development of ...
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Does UX matter for enterprise software?

I've come to notice that a lot of software that companies use for managing things like time, expenses, setting up phone systems, etc is very non-intuitive from a user experience point of view. I know ...
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How to break the “php is a bad language” paradigm? [closed]

PHP is not a bad language (or at least not as bad as some may suggest). I had teachers that didn't even know PHP was object oriented until I told them. I've had clients that immediately distrust us ...
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Is Ubuntu workable as a laptop for an IT consultant?

I work as a consultant programmer, typically in large businesses. I use a Windows Laptop, and many of my colleagues use a Mac. My personal preference would be to run Ubuntu if I could have complete ...
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Should internal code be shared with non-developers in an organisation?

Where I work, we have a lot of developers and an awful lot of code running our proprietary applications used by staff & customers alike. We also have a lot of smart support staff that like to ...
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How does Ruby, Python, PHP manage without Spring?

I write enterprise Java applications and web services at work (Spring, Hibernate, Maven, RESTEasy) and PHP (CakePHP) and Python (Django) for my side projects. While I do see the value that Inversion ...
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4answers
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What IDE(s) or editor(s) do companies like Google, Apple, IBM, etc. use? [closed]

Even though I have quite some experience in using various tools, I still can't make up my mind whether I prefer using IDE or a simple editor for code editing. Most IDEs I have experienced are ...
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Is Spring + Hibernate prefered instead of EJB 3?

It is my perception that whenever new JEE projects start (where these technologies would be applicable), people prefer to use a combination of Spring + Hibernate instead of EJB 3. It seems junior ...
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What does “enterprise” means in relation to software architecture?

I see the term "enterprise" being thrown around software developers and programmers a lot and used loosely it seems. en·ter·prise/ˈentərˌprīz/ Noun: A project or undertaking, typically one ...
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Why there is perception that VB.NET is good for small to medium size application and not for enterprise class project? [closed]

I love VB.NET very much. Coding VB.NET with Visual Studio is just like typing messages. Smooth, fast and simple. Any error will be notified instantly. The OO capability of VB.NET is good enough. But ...
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What are requirements for a successful SOA?

I’m an EA in an organisation with 10000+ employees. Strategically we are heading towards SOA. Currently I’m researching about SOA’s and creating a road map and I have come over many blogs that talk ...
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3answers
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Best Practices To Create Error Codes Pattern For an Enterprise Project in C# [closed]

I'm working on an enterprise project which will be deployed in many SMBs and Enterprises. The support for this project would be struggling and so I want to create a coding pattern for errors (Like ...
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2answers
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How does enterprise level Flash development work?

I started working at a PHP shop and occasionally we have to go and tweak some legacy Flash and actionscript code. It's a small shop; we have about six developers. It seems almost every time we pull ...
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3answers
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Are there any “enterprise ready” functional programming languages? [closed]

By "enterprise ready" I am referring to availability of tools: dependency management, build management, message servers, databases, application platforms and servers, and are secure and scale well? ...
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2answers
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What is the easiest and cheapest way to distribute apple iOS enterprise app?

I work as a developer in a company, The company I work with has to deploy the app I made to their client. Number of clients are 3 and each client has around 100 iPads. Now my question is, What ...
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7answers
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Large enterprise application - clients wish to use duplicate e-mails addresses?

I'd like to know people's opinions, reactions to clients and technical work arounds (if applicable), to the issue of an enterprise application where a client wishes to use duplicate e-mail addresses? ...
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6answers
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What makes a component or product “enterprise” software vs non-enterprise ready? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is enterprise software, exactly? What does “enterprise” means in relation to software architecture? What makes a component or product "enterprise" software ...
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How does production server and staging Server actually work in production

I have one Linux VPS server for my company and we develop PHP sites. What i normally do is just make the subdomain of main site like test1.mainsite.com and work on that till it finishes. and then ...
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4answers
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Java/C# - When should AOT be considered if reverse engineering is a concern?

Long and short is really in the question title. For a language which compiles to an intermediate language like MSIL or Java byte-code, if there's concern about something like reverse engineering or ...
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what is exactly an enterprise app store

My idea of an enterprise app store is that there is a page on the company's website where all the apps that that company developed for its employees are listed so they can use them. And access to this ...
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3answers
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What is the reporting function?

When dealing with an enterprise application, I often heard the requirement of "reporting function" "run reports", "generate reports", etc. What is it referring to?
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1answer
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What are the most commonly used enterprise Java technologies, and what would you want a non technical audience to understand about them?

I have been asked to give a presentation to a non-technical audience on what Java technologies are currently being used in the enterprise world. The goal is to give this non-technical audience the ...
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2answers
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Design Pattern for enterprise application

I read few articles about composite pattern and I want to know whether its applicable in following situation, I found that "A Composite Entity object can represent a coarse-grained object and all its ...
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2answers
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Visualizing a complex software application [closed]

Question What is a good way to go about visualizing a complex software application? Are recommended software applications that can be used for this purpose? Background About 3 years ago, I ...
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3answers
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User intentions analysis

I'm going to work on some project that would do a user-action recognition based on what he/she does in the system. As far as I understand there are two main parts here: Intercept the user actions (...
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6answers
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Re-writing a large web application - alternatives to LAMP

We have a very large, 10 year old LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) web application that is out of control and poorly written due to a large number of patches and possible hundreds of programmers. If ...
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3answers
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Forcing logger/appender to output line logged at lower than its current level?

Consider the following scenario: I am writing a Dispatcher Servlet that delegates processing to various handlers depending on the request URL; the handler objects having previously registered ...
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2answers
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Do big software companies develop their business process management solutions (ERP) in-house?

I was looking at the customer list of a few ERP vendors like SAP. The companies in the list are mostly non IT companies. So, I'm wondering as to how IT companies approach the business process ...
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1answer
242 views

Is there a source for user opinions on commercial enterprise software? [closed]

It seems like a lot of my clients get roped into buying less-than-adequate enterprise software then dumping it on us (as consultants) to implement. I've seen some of these slick vendor demos where ...
2
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1answer
493 views

How to manage security of these self hosted web apis, to ensure that the request coming for accessing data is authenticated?

Let's pretend I am going to work on an enterprise application. Say I have 11 modules in the application and I would have to develop Dashboards for every role in the organization for whom I are going ...
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3answers
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Performing data operations that involve separate applications and data sources

I'm designing an enterprise application that produces output based on some input data from another application. In this case, I happen to have also built and thus do control the source application ...
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1answer
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Which iOS developer account should I sign up for [closed]

I am currently working on an app for a local hospital. The hospital wants a rough version of my app to test on their employees before committing to full application development. I am currently ...
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2answers
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Is it appropriate to run a complex enterprise-system configuration and migration project in a similar way to a Scrum development project?

I'm just starting out on the implementation of a large enterprise-wide system, which has complex requirements and many stakeholders. The company has been through high-level evaluation and tender ...
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Will taking up a job in the enterpise s/w domain reduce my chances of later shifting to consumer software? [closed]

I have been offered a job from campus in the Enterprise s/w domain. I'm at loggerheads with myself deciding if I should take up the job, since I'm generally interested in consumer s/w esp in companies ...
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1answer
361 views

Apple Enterprise Developer Account Query [closed]

My employer is looking to purchase an enterprise account in the belief that it will enable us to develop and distribute apps for large clients of ours - however online it clearly states that the ...
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0answers
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Standard API Protocol for ECM Systems?

I am wondering if there is an established standard or protocol when working with APIs for document management systems or ECMs. For example, let's say I'm working on a new product and I want it to have ...
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0answers
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How is ORB distinct from an endpoint?

What, fundamentally, am I misunderstanding about how to use appclient? The Application Client Container (ACC) includes a set of Java classes, libraries, and other files that are required for ...
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Why are some languages (e.g Visual Basic) considered more enterprise ready than others (Python) [closed]

Reading about various techie sites, there is often a feeling that Microsoft Languages / Oracle etc. are considered "enterprise ready", while there seems to be more doubt about languages such as Python ...
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1answer
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What kind of reputation does Java 8 have among “enterprise” companies? [closed]

Are the new, functionally-inspired features of Java 8 well-regarded within the enterprise development community? Have they been adopted by large companies? Have coding standards been updated to ...
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1answer
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Is Spring Source Tool suite required for J2EE application development? [closed]

I am following a tutorial. The guy keeps on adding different plug-ins such as subclipse, maven, spring source tool suite, etc after setting up jdk, eclipse, tomcat. While installing spring, he was ...
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1answer
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Do we need to use JCA while connecting to db from inside EJB

While writing an EJB (deployed on WAS) that connects to a db, i have never needed to use JCA. But apparently JCA is the standard for connection to thrid party EIS (which includes database). So does ...