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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What programming languages are well suited for developing a live coding framework?

I would like to build a "live coding framework". I should explain what is meant by "live coding framework". I'll do so by comparing live coding to traditional coding. Generally put, in traditional ...
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Why does Apple only allow for Static Frameworks on iOS?

Clearly Apple has the ability to create dynamically loaded libraries (known as frameworks) for iOS, as they ship several with XCode (such as UIKit). App developers only have the ability to create ...
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How do I decide what testing framework to use?

The situation is this. I'm a junior developer for a small government IT project. We don't have anything of continuous integration or a automated testing framework. But the idea is to be developing ...
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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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Why doesn't the .NET world have anything like rails/grails/django/roo? [closed]

It seems to me that rapid-development web platforms are going to radically change the world of web applications. It has been five years since Rails 1.0 was released for Ruby, and since that time we ...
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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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What is an “assertion framework”?

I was reading about the js-test-driver unit-testing framework, when I found out that the guys behind the framework intend it to be integrated with an assertion framework. What is an assertion ...
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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 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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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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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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Advantages of using business logic in model

In an MVC framework i have often heard that use business logic in a model. But i think using the business logic in controller would run faster as view is directly connected to controller. I want to ...
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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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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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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? [closed]

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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Difference between a CMS and a Web Development Framework

The web world is flooded with CMSes. Some tout their CMS as Web Development Framework. Some say it as Content Management Solution and nowadays i m hearing Content Management Framerowk. When we hear ...
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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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When should I start learning a PHP Framework

I'm a beginner programmer I have been learning PHP for a while, though not consistently. But for the past few months (say 3 months) I have been a bit consistent in my learning, largely because of a ...
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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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Programming PHP without MVC, classes or framework: rewrite or continue on new features?

I have been programming for several years now, and back then (learning PHP) I've didn't learn to program using classes, MVC-logic or using any frameworks. I found my self solving my problems very well ...
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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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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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Is structural typing in a hierarchical model necessary?

This is part of a series of questions which focuses on a project called the Abstraction Project, which aims to abstract the concepts used in language design in the form of a framework. Another ...
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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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Does using a PHP framework count as experience using PHP to a company that doesn't use that framework? [closed]

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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Difference between an architecture and a framework [closed]

A terminology question appeared when I was comparing EJB 3 and Spring. Wikipedia says that Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) is a managed, server-side component architecture for modular construction ...
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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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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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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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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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How to avoid reinventing the wheel when using complex frameworks?

For the backstory, I'm developing a GUI application in C#/WPF. I already had in my code quite many instances of <ComboBox ItemsSource="{Binding Items}"> <ComboBox.ItemTemplate> ...
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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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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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Why do projects opt to stay on an older version of the .NET Framework? [closed]

Why do projects opt to stay on an older framework version of the .NET Framework? For example, staying on .NET Framework version 3.5 which was released in 2007 instead of upgrading to the latest 4.5.1 ...
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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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Are there any Web Frameworks for beginners? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Appropriate use of SQL CLR

We have some back end processes that runs* on our sql server (SQL Server), they involve processing claims. This requires both data manipulation (biz logic) and data read/write to tables. The biz ...
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The architecture and technologies to use for a secure, fast, reliable and easily scalable web application [closed]

^ 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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Why are wrapper classes not suited for use in callback frameworks?

I just read the question what are callback frameworks?, where the asker cites the following from Effective Java: The disadvantages of wrapper classes are few. One caveat is that wrapper classes ...