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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Are languages just syntax or do they include the framework too? [closed]

In building a language history for Pascal I noticed that at some point languages changed from a strong line between the language and its common libraries to more of a blurry one. In the first few ...
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After how much experience, should one start to use a framework for serious development?

Long time back, when I was reading my introductory programming books on (Basic, Pascal, C/C++), one thing that was emphasized is you can't become a professional programmer over night or over few ...
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Need for a framework [duplicate]

This is slightly different to most questions (trying to avoid duplicates) When would you consider not using a framework (i'm talking PHP here for websites) when does one choose pure html/css/jquery ...
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From an execution perspective is an interpreter the same as the JVM / or the .net Framework

I've recently started two introductory level courses - one using Python, the other Java. I've read the answers to this Question but still have difficulty understanding how each ends up with machine ...
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How do you learn to effectively use more than one framework

Someday, my leader told me that don't reinvent the wheels, use framework built-in classes. (with a serious mood) when I implement some algorithm has been supported by .NET fx. And seriously, I didn't ...
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Start a new project. Where is the inspiration?

The question may seem strange at first glance ... And I may be alone in this situation. But currently I want to improve my skill through learning new framework. however, do a simple "HelloWorld" ...
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Migrating from one PHP framework to another

I'm working with a web company that's approaching a point where it will likely need re-think the product as a V2 - due to outgrowing some of its V1 foundations and principles that have been built into ...
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What language/framework/workflow sets do you recomend for a small office? [closed]

I work in a small office (only 1 designer, me and plus 1 programmer). We have a solid background in classic ASP development and some sort of a small proprietary framework/cms based on ASP + MySQL + ...
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MVC framework seems to suggest creating possibly hundreds of .aspx or .cshtml pages. How do I avoid this?

So, I was playing around with MVC3. Correct me if I'm wrong but based on all examples I've seen, it is suggested that you pretty much have a page for every model and Action from the Controller. So ...
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what is a “proxy based” framework?

I just started reading about spring , and a book mentioned "Spring AOP is a Proxy based framework" . What is meant by "Proxy based" framework.
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Are there any Web Frameworks for beginners?

I was wandering if there are any frameworks like Google Web Toolkit to create Web Apps? (Apps like Evernote, Spring Pad, Google Docs, etc.). I am fluent in Java but could learn a new language without ...
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Does using a PHP framework count as experience using PHP to a company that doesn't use that framework?

I've started working at a company that uses the Yii PHP framework. I'm mostly using Yii but also some frontend stuff like jQuery and Ajax. What I'm worried about is limiting my skill set to a ...
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What are the advantages to using SQL query builders?

Are there any advantages to using a query builder, rather than using raw SQL? E.g. $q->select('*') ->from('posts') ->innerJoin('terms', 'post_id') ->where(...) vs: SELECT * FROM ...
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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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How to justify framework upgrades

I am looking at how to justify changes to those who control budgets. For example if we have Enterprise Library 4 on some systems and the latest version is 5, is it worth upgrading? How do you justify ...
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What is convention based framework?

I'm reading about ColdBox, and I came across this word. So what is meant by convention based 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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What web frameworks are capable of loading other web apps at runtime? [closed]

I am not sure how to phrase this, but in asp.net there is the notion of a "web application" that is fundamentally just a DLL that the web server loads. It has the ability to dynamically discover and ...
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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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Centralised Integration framework

We are looking to centralise our Integration in our company and I'm wondering what sort of solutions other have for this and what the best way to approach it would be. At the moment we have different ...
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Which are the options available for PHP IDEs for windows [closed]

I am new to PHP (Have good j2EE and ASP .net experience) and now want to kick start developing a simple website (A database connection and simple inserts is the max technical stuff i plan right now). ...
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Learning a new concept - write from scratch or use frameworks?

I have recently been trying to learn about MVVM and all of the associated concepts such as repositories, mediators, data access. I made a decision that I would not use any frameworks for this so that ...
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Versions of .NET in an Interview

Interviews are full of an array of different types of questions. What I'm curious about is what people think about asking an interviewee about the differences in .NET versions. For instance, asking ...
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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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Should I continue using procedural php code or move to a framework

I haven't done any serious web development stuff since last year because of family/time issues. I need to get back into it because it's my career choice and I'll be finished with my associates degree ...
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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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PHP framework plunge

I am about to take plunge into PHP frameworks and my weapon of choice is kohona. I have a reasonable amount of OO experince with java. And my javaScript, jQuery, PhP and html/CSS skills are passable. ...
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Languages and frameworks to build REST services

I'm currently in the process of developing a REST service that will be consumed by an iPhone app. Basically, the service wraps existing business logic. This business logic is written in c# and I'm ...
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Update strategy for a software framework once it has been deployed

I need to update a software framework once it has been deployed. The framework we are creating is made up of .NET 4.0 libraries (in Visual Studio). This common set of code libraries will be ...
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Does KISS encourage tools and frameworks that expose complex leaky abstraction layers?

Tools and frameworks make complex tasks simple. This seems like something that would be supported by KISS(keep it simple stupid). Tools and frameworks also have the potential to introduce leaky layers ...
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How to implement a lightweight clustered architecture for a distributed application

I currently have a distributed application that runs on multiple embedded PCs. The whole application is composed of one master server and several nodes. Each node is an embedded PC that runs Windows 7 ...
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Cross-platform frameworks and high profile applications

I was curious about what cross-platform framework does the developers of high profiles applications such as Photoshop, Guitar Pro, etc; use. They all integrate seamlessly with the OS to the point ...
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Are there any .NET based framework for working with English language? [closed]

I'm writing a web application in which I need to analyze words (now just in English, but maybe in future in any language). I tried to write a framework to do the job, but it soon proved to be ...
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Parameterize Agent Based Simulation (OOP-Question)

I'd like to hear my fellow programmer's thoughts on the issue of parametrizing agent based simulations: Consider: Simulation core, including geometry, collision tests, some rules Different agents ...
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Mobile Web Framework that will only control rendering and page transitions [closed]

I have been using jQueryMobile for a bit now, and there are some things I like about it and others I do not. First I will give a bit of background. I have a light weight mobile application that has ...
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Amount of man hours to write a social network

I have big dreams of writing the next Facebook (unrealistic I know) and I'm in the planning stages as we speak and I'm umming and ahing about using a php framework for this and how many development ...
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How to convince boss to start using Codeigniter or YII at work?

i work for a web development company and during the one year i have spent here, there were no improvements in the technologies we used to built our websites. I introduced jquery to them (buying the ...
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Does everyone need a framework to work better?

I have been working with a complex system written with Java. It is made by with many java programs and many shell scripts which call them and some cronjobs to schedule them. The system is hard to ...
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Is it common to use code you don't understand? [closed]

I have been working on a project recently that uses a pretty comprehensive framework built by someone else. The framework is free to use commercially and privately as anybody sees fit, so there are no ...
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Corporate Framework: good or bad?

For a company that makes the same type of software over and over again, a custom MVP/MVC-like framework has been built. The obvious advantage is that it enables them to create their software faster, ...
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For a large website developed in PHP, is it necessary to have a framework?

I am wondering if it is necessary to have a framework or if it is a must-have if I plan to make a large website. Large website could mean a lot of things: in other words, multiple dynamic web pages ...
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Python MVC framework for desktop applications

I'm used to program with Python and GTK using pygtk library. I feel like my programs are not well separated according to MVC model. I think following a framework it would help me to design better ...
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Why did Apple remove Python support in Mavericks, aka Mac OS X 10.9? [closed]

In a rather unceremonious way - Apple has removed Python support (at least from the SDK) in 10.9. Python IS still installed on the system in... /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework but ...
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What micro web-framework has the lowest overhead but includes templating [closed]

I want to rewrite a simple small (10 page) website and besides a contact form it could be written in pure html. It is currently built with classic asp and Dreamweaver templates. The reason I'm not ...
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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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The architecture and technologies to use for a secure, fast, reliable and easily scalable web application

^ For actual questions, skip to the lists down below I understand, that his is a vague topic, but please, before you turn the other way and disregard me, hear me out. I am currently doing research ...
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Best practices working with frameworks that invent their own types [more of a C/C++ question]

Is there a correct way to handle APIs that invent their own types? For example, WinAPI, QT, Boost. Many frameworks have their own integer and boolean types, along with more complicated data-types. ...
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New PHP project, how to best architect it

I have already done a PHP project, and I did a number of things pretty wrong :) I just had all pages as scripts with php mixed in with html. I also wasn't using a framework like cakephp. And I didn't ...
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How relevant are “Requests per second” benchmarks?

Whenever a new framework is released it is a given that someone somewhere will benchmark it against other available solutions. One interesting benchmark is the "Requests per second" benchmark. For ...
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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 ...