A framework is a set of tools additional to a programming language, and to the respective compiler. Sometimes it is mandatory; sometime it is optional, and assists the development of an application.

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Is it required to differentiate between js framework and js library?

While searching through many javascript libraries/frameworks, I observed that the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. So, conceptually is it important to distinguish between framework and ...
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What is the appropriate approach to study an api when it is not well documented and there are no good tutorials around?

I am a student and I like to develop applications at my own level. While building an application I am the only one in my team. After analyzing the application I choose a library/api to use for the ...
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Flight framework, static or non-static?

I recently came across the Flight micro-framework, I want to use for a project because it seems lightweight, easily extensible and maintained. Most of the other micro-frameworks I looked into and ...
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When should I start using frameworks? [duplicate]

I'm little confused with the motive and need for frameworks. At what stage should I use frameworks? For example, if I want to use some CSS framework, should I learn CSS at pro or advanced level to use ...
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What should be an optimal team (in terms of roles) to write a big enterprise nice-quality framework? [closed]

I have a set of questions that bothering me, hopefully someone will be able to answer them here: What should be an optimal team (in terms of roles) to write a big enterprise nice-quality framework? ...
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Client-side javascript: How to include third party frameworks?

When developing web apps you often build your app on top of some frameworks like Twitter's bootstrap. These frameworks come with less/sass/stylus, javascript, images and sometimes webfonts. I'm ...
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Is there real value in a portable language targeting very different runtimes?

Another question over on SO introduced me to Oxygene, formerly Chrome before the browser of the same name came to prominence. It's in the Pascal syntax family, but brings in a lot of object-oriented ...
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What is the process or term for viewing HTML/CSS using localhost?

I have recently used some software, which come as a regular setup file, where you install your software, and then when you run it, opens the browser, uses the localhost with some specific port number ...
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When should i learn a php framework? [duplicate]

I am working on a project , a mobile hybrid application , that combines native code , html5 - jquery mobile (for the frond end) and php - mysql (for the back end). The server side , is responsible ...
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JS Framework for server-heavy and/or client-light pages [closed]

I've been reading articles such as this one that indicates web development has evolved to use JS frameworks. Where I work, we have a massive website with many existing web applications that are ...
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Is it possible to develop a web application entirely in Javascript today (client and server) including a RESTful API exposing PostgreSQL data?

Where I work we have over a dozen internal SW systems that we have developed in-house using a variety of technologies, frameworks, and languages. Those include various from Microsoft (ASP.NET Web ...
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Which Ext JS license should be acquired (when developing a Spring MVC/Hibernate/Ext JS web application)? [closed]

I am inquiring about a web app which uses Spring MVC and hibernate on the server and ExtJS 4 (Sencha JavaScript framework) for the client framework (widgets). The app is cloud-hosted - it is not ...
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write my own or choose a framework for link sharing website [closed]

I'm a PHP programmer and I've done any projects based on PHP and MySQL without using any framework so far. Now I'm going to create a big link sharing system (excel-able,modular,fast,theme ...
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Advice needed - CMS vs. framework [duplicate]

I am going to make a website for a client that wants to be able to alter the site about every week (changing pictures and textual information mostly). It is for a restaurant and so the client wants to ...
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Why isn't there a private deployment option for the .NET framework? [closed]

Here are reasons why one would want this: 1) We often don't use all the dlls but we force customers to install the entire .NET framework. It would be great to just deploy the dlls we need. 2) We ...
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What aspects should I be wary of when choosing a web development framework?

I am a relatively new to the world of software development and I've used the Ruby on Rails framework to develop relatively simple applications before. I know that frameworks can be extremely useful in ...
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Why retrieves a native app data faster than one with PhoneGap?

I know that an app developed with PhoneGap is slower than a native one because at PhoneGap the whole code must be interpreted at runtime into a native one. But could someone explain or has a good ...
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Are there any well-known quantitative approaches to evaluate a particular design whether it satisfies or violates the SOLID design principles? [duplicate]

I designed an application framework by considering the SOLID design principles and supported by design patterns. However, I wonder if there are any automated tools or well-known approaches to evaluate ...
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Are there any large scale enterprise frameworks for PHP

I'm curious if there are any commonly used large enterprise frameworks for PHP that would be your whole or most of your environment if you were working in PHP. Something comparable to ASP.NET's ...
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Is this an MVC framework?

I have built a framework for my applications that has been working well, and I have always referred to it in my mind as an MVC. However, after reading some more on what an MVC is (not that I didn't to ...
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Most MVC-strict php framework

I have been trying to wrap my head around MVC pattern for about 6 months.I've read tons of articles, Q&A, and blog posts about MVC and HMVC patterns, but I just simply don't get it 100%. I tried ...
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Writing your own framework or using an existing one? [duplicate]

I know there are similar questions to this one, and I've read most of them. Most of the answers to these questions are talking about "cost-effectiveness" and "time-saving" aspects of the frameworks, ...
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How can I cope with every increasing/changing number of frameworks? [duplicate]

I started coding with php, mysql, html, and javascript back in 2002 and heck that is all you basically needed to create any type of website. Over the years I picked up other languages, but what turned ...
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Architectural questions regarding, MV** frameworks, NoSQL data models, and gradual refactoring

I have a web app I would like to gradually refactor by adding structure to it. I have narrowed down the options to Backbone (with some plugins), Ember.js and AngularJS My goal is to refactor that ...
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Do frameworks put too much abstraction? [closed]

I've been programming for a little under a year and have some experience writing systems applications, web apps, and scripts for businesses/organizations. However, one thing I've never really done is ...
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Building automated unit tests for tools which don't have an xUnit implementation

Preamble I have been bitten by the bug of automated unit testing. I feel the benefits and the confidence in a code base it can deliver. I am also feel I have a reasonable intuition as to what parts ...
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Building an RPC framework

I'm curious about what it takes to build a simple and robust RPC framework. I've only looked at a few ruby frameworks but they are all lacking in some way. What I want out of an RPC framework is some ...
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How to choose between lightweight or heavyweight framework for web application

In my current role as a software developer in a Java/Spring/Hibernate/JSF shop, I am sometimes asked to develop large-scale web apps with many interfacing systems and/or large databases as well as ...
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What do I need to know re. Javascript frameworks? [closed]

I recently asked this question on SO, which quickly became downvoted and closed. Clearly I lack a deeper understanding of JS, which I'm hoping you'll help me fill here. I'm a perfectly capable web ...
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Possible with PHP MVC Framework? A better solution to client 'override' of core functionality?

Background / The Problem I need to make a (large) application with a certain set of core functionality, and certain functionality for multiple clients within it. Each client has different ...
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Does anyone knows a good minimal php mvc framework? [closed]

I've been developing using frameworks since the last year, and is true that those pieces of software really help me and improve my development, that's until you need to fulfill your client's dreams, ...
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How to implement classes that should be loaded once?

I'm building a little framework, currently it is just for fun. I'm wondering how should I implement classes that should be instantiated by the framework and be passed to the controller to use? For ...
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Better php framework for shared hosting [closed]

I need to develop an app for booking appointments. This is going to be hosted in a shared server. So performance is the most important thing. I have used symfony2. I quite liked the framework. But ...
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What is meant by 4 GL?

I came across the term 4GL(generation language) in reading about Oracle ADF Busniess components . I want to know what exactly is 4GL ? This is the actual quote from the book Oracle Fusion Guide: ...
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How to identify a software development framework? [closed]

Based on what information, can we identify something as a software development framework? For example the Wikipedia article of 'software framework' claims it should include support programs, ...
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Fitting an established site into a CI framework

I manage a rather large, feature full nightmare of a site which has no end of feature creep settings/options/etc. Up to now its been coded in a procedural/functional way and would like to move to an ...
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PHP frameworks - should I use them? [closed]

First of all let me explain who I am: I am a PHP Developer working for a company developing their CMS which handles online stores, data feeds and other content like blogs. I have been programming for ...
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Automated Qt testing framework

Can someone recommend a good robust "Free" testing framework for Qt? Our requirements: Should be able to test basic mouse click / mouse move events Should be able to handle non-widget view ...
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OOP Design: relationship between entity classes

I have at first sight a simple issue but can't wrap my head around on how to solve. I have an abstract class Compound. A Compound is made up of Structures. Then there is also a Container which holds 1 ...
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Creating my own PHP framework [closed]

Disclaimer: I don't want to start any flame war so there will not be no name of any framework mentioned. I've been using quite many from the existing PHP frameworks and my experience in each case was ...
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Software patterns for frameworks [closed]

I am currently doing some research about software patterns and about architectural patterns for frameworks specifically. Google is not really showing off for this topic, so I am curious which ...
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To write or not to write: Frameworks [closed]

Today some friends and I started discussing frameworks.. Some of us strongly believe that in 99.9% of cases, writing a new framework is a bad idea. We believe that probably some of the millions of ...
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Need advice on framework design: how to make extending easy

I'm creating a framework/library for a rather specific use-case (data type). It uses diverse spring components, including spring-data. The library has a set of entity classes properly set up and ...
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What is Declarative UI?

I keep seeing this term being thrown around in blogs about frameworks. While I understand the difference between declarative and imperative programming, how does this apply specifically to UI? Why ...
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When to use DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) in programming?

I recently found a framework named ecto. In this framework, a basic component named "plasm", which is the ecto Directed Acyclic Graph.In ecto, plasm can be operated by ecto scheduler. I am ...
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Would Using a PHP Framework Be Beneficial in My Context?

I've just started work at a small start-up company who mainly uses PHP to develop their front-end apps. I had no prior PHP experience before joining, and this has led to my apps becoming large pieces ...
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Test case as a function or test case as a class

I am having a design problem in test automation:- Requirements - Need to test different servers (using unix console and not GUI) through automation framework. Tests which I'm going to run - Unit, ...
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What is the most efficient way to study multiple languages, frameworks, and APIs as a developer? [closed]

I know there are those out there who have read a slurry of books on a specific technology and only code in that one particular language, but this question is aimed at those who need bounce around ...
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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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What are the benefits and drawback of documentation vs tutorials vs video tutorials [closed]

Which types of learning resources do you find the most helpful, for which kinds of learning and/or perhaps at specific times? Some examples of types of learning you could consider: When starting to ...