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 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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Company wants to move its programs to a new framework / concept - what are options?

So there is an insurance company which wants to move long term its proprietorially written software for different insurance products to a new platform / framework / concept / something. One of 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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Should we stick to a framework? [closed]

I currently work with Zend Framework, but I also know about CodeIgniter and Kohana. I've just wonder that should I stick to a framework or depend on my purposes? Because I think I cannot master ...
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Where does jQuery fit-in with frameworks like JavaScriptMVC, BackboneJS, SproutCore and Knockout?

I have been happily using JQuery for the last 2 years and have been quite sucessful creating some really cool functionality with it...so I am very comfortable with it. I also beleive the future of ...
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Would refusing to use a PHP framework be a bad idea? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When do I need to use a framework? I feel fairly competent at creating a number of applications in PHP and thus far have not seen the need to use one of the popular ...
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How do you learn to effectively use more than one framework [closed]

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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How should a developer reject impossible requirements? [closed]

Here's the problem I'm facing: Quote From Project Manager: Hey Spark, I'm assigning you the task of developing a framework that could be used for many different iOS applications. Here are the ...
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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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Automated web tests depending on developer code

When QAs write automated selenium tests to test a multi-layered website (e.g. testing a web app which is on mvs design, spring and database) should the tests make use of existing classes and ...
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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 ...
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what are callback frameworks?

I am reading Effective Java and it has the following sentence. The disadvantages of wrapper classes are few. One caveat is that wrapper classes are not suited for use in callback frameworks, ...
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why use a form object when you can get needed data from view object's html?

I am working with server side code. I have a request object that handles request data validation and filtering. I have a view object that uses template files to generate html for output. the ...
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When does switching to a framework mid-project make sense?

Some of my friends and I started a PHP project some weeks ago. In the beginning, I suggested we use a PHP framework such as CodeIgniter or Zend. But my friends wanted to start clean and without the ...
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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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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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Website development from scratch v/s web framework [duplicate]

Do people develop websites from scratch when there are no particular requirements or they just pick up an existing web framework like Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, etc. The requirements are almost ...
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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 hard would it be for Microsoft to support deployment of .net apps onto OSX and linux [closed]

Given the announcement of the windows 8 tablet edition and more details on the app store, it would be amazing if this infrastructure could be leveraged for the OSX desktop and or MonoTouch. http://www....
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Workflow for a plugin assignment

I'm starting a new project in PHP, a plugin for a website that grabs additional data from it through cURL, getContents etc and re-tabulates it in excel. It's a local project, basic script like with a ...
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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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Developing a simple web-application? [closed]

I decided to do a mini-project by myself to help me understand a bit more about developing web applications before starting the new university semester. Using the Java SE and JEE/J2EE platforms. I ...
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Question about raw Javascript vs frameworks in interviews

If it's wiser to know a framework such as jQuery, MooTools, DoJo, etc. to get over cross-browser issues, why are interviews asking for only javascript?
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Document management system frameworks? [closed]

I'm working on an enterprise LOB software. The next piece that will be added to the system is document management. Most entities throughout the system will have documents attached to them. I clearly ...
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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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How do you learn a language's standard framework/API/functionality? [closed]

I understand how to code. I know how to get around the basics of the languages I use regularly. I know how to write slightly-above-basic regular expressions, I can talk to databases, I can accept ...
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Handling requests RESTfully?

There is a push in modern scripting frameworks to use RESTful request routing instead of a one-size-fits-all URL path routing. respond('GET', '/posts', callback); respond('POST', '/post/...
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Is there an equivalent of mod_rewrite for Twisted web?

I've been programming in PHP for a long time, and I've just recently decided to make the switch to Python. Of all the Python web frameworks, I settled on Twisted Web to build the framework of my ...
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Have any of you tried “Basic for Android”?

I have developed for Android for half a year or so and it is going quite well. I found the learning curve steep in the beginning, but then I somehow got the idea of it all and now I don't have to ...
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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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What factors influence you to try out a new framework or tool?

I'm in the process of putting the final touches on an open-source framework that I hope to release in the next few months. It's something that I'd like to develop a community for and so I'm curious ...
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Why was Rails written in Ruby? [closed]

I know PHP and Ruby. Using a PHP Rails clone (not out of choice), called Symfony, (which is apparently the best PHP framework), I notice that it's a clone of Rails. I think Symfony is stupid and ...
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How easy should a language development framework be to use?

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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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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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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What does the Spring framework do? Should I use it? Why or why not?

So, I'm starting a brand-new project in Java, and am considering using Spring. Why am I considering Spring? Because lots of people tell me I should use Spring! Seriously, any time I've tried to get ...
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PHP Frameworks That Don't Use a Front Controller?

Just like the title says, are there any PHP web application frameworks that don't use a front controller? The Front Controller Pattern is a software design pattern listed in several pattern ...
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Is EF4 mature enough with MySQL or Oracle?

Is Entity Framework 4 with MySQL or Oracle mature enough to be used on production level web application? Can it provide high level of performance, or should we stick with just plain data access with ...
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Help me understand this “mindmap / constellation” visual pattern

Please help me identify and understand this visual pattern, what's the common name used for such mindmap / constellation visualisations? http://asterisq.com/products/constellation/roamer/demo http://...
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Do / how do the various flex frameworks work with Flash Builder

I have been reading about various Flex frame works, Robot Legs, Swiz, Cairgnom (spelling error) and a few others. What I am missing is how they actually work with Flex / Flash Builder. Are they simply ...
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Should I redo an abandoned Dynamic Data project with Lightswitch?

I had a small project that I was doing on the side. It was basically a couple of forms linked to a DB. Access was out, because it was a specifically meant to be a web application. Being a small ...
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What open source license is best when releasing a framework or library? [closed]

I am thinking of releasing libraries and frameworks which I have written in Java to other developers. I've spent a lot of time researching what open source licenses are available, and the differences ...
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Learning a new concept - write from scratch or use frameworks? [closed]

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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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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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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PHP framework plunge [closed]

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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Is Entity Framework Code First a bit meaningless/useless in production and what is a good EF strategy for production?

I have been programming recently with Entity Framework 4.1 Code First and am loving it for development, but with only an end plan and a rapidly changing feature list, I am constantly modifying the ...
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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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What lessons did you learn from a project which nearly/actually failed due to bad multithreading? [closed]

What lessons did you learn from a project which nearly/actually failed due to bad multithreading? Sometimes, the framework imposes a certain threading model that makes things an order of magnitude ...
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Demand of other frameworks in the market. Should a job-seeker go after them? [on hold]

I have reading about variety of frameworks for web applications like OpenRasta, Django, CodeIgniter etc. It is a passion of developers to dip their hands on any new technology, but from the job-seeker'...