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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Document management system frameworks?

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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External framework to fix code growth problems

I'm currently working on a project, and there are some "code growth" problems, that need a solution for. The deadline is not very far, and it would be advisable to stay within allocated time-frame. ...
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Framework in which views are defined in the database - design flaw or reasonable?

I'm working with a framework where the fields displayed on each web page are defined in the application database. Administrators can add new fields to pages or hide/completely delete old fields. The ...
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Strategy for building an application to replace a large spreadsheet

I'm working on an application that is going to replace a rather large spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is used to budget purchases and things like that. It is the largest spreadsheet I have ever seen, and ...
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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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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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What web development frameworks questions should I include in my thesis? [closed]

I'm busy working for my thesis about Web Development Frameworks. I want to write about frameworks that have been used in the past and frameworks that have a good chance of lasting in the future, such ...
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How do you handle multiple developer configuration in a project?

I've been thinking lately about how I handle config changes between multiple developers on a project. Specifically here about a Laravel project in PHP, but I guess this applies largely to all ...
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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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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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Should a PHP beginner use a framework? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should I start learning a PHP Framework I am an absolute beginner programmer. I've got lots of theoretical understanding from university a decade ago but no ...
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Steps to Learn a Programming Language / Framework [closed]

I am new to programming. I am eager to learn new programming languages / frameworks. Can any one suggest the best way to master programming languages / frameworks?
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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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Demand of other frameworks in the market. Should a job-seeker go after them?

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 ...
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Network application framework/API/etc

With all the web2.0 hype and webapps being all the rage, the only advantage from a corporate POV that I can think of webapps having is that it is easier to service your user base: upgrades become ...
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Persistence frameworks and common sense

I have studied some persistence frameworks mainly Hibernate, DORM, TMS Aurelius and I'm wondering. In a model of type: TOrderFiscal < > ----- > Items < > -------- > TOrderItem ...
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Why do these iOS and OSX framework structures contain a version called 'A'?

I've been looking at development strategies for frameworks and have found a few good resources. However in the structure of frameworks in iOS and OSX I want to know why inside of the versions folder, ...
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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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What is a microframework?

Why are some frameworks (e.g. Flask for Python, Sinatra for Ruby) called microframeworks? What differentiates them from full-fledged frameworks, like Django or Rails?
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What is JQuery performance compared to YUI, Dojo and other frameworks? [closed]

I have been using JQuery for quite sometime now and I'm pretty much happy with the performance. I'm just wondering if there is any performance comparison between jQuery, YUI, Dojo, Prototype, ...
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In-house framework [duplicate]

Recently I graduated from university/college and immediately landed myself a job. The company has versions of software it gives to it's clients, however the software is largely, or rather entirely, ...
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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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Is there any proprietary PHP MVC framework?

I was doing a small list of PHP MVC framework (like Zend, CakePHP, Yii etc...) and I noticed that all of them are open source. Then I tried to find some proprietary framework, but my research was ...
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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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What options are there for splitting UI layout from code logic using a markup language?

What tools similar to GWT's UIBinder exist in other languages? By this I mean a system where you can define your UI layout in a markup language (preferably html+css) and attach the functionality to ...
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What is the difference between APIs, Libraries, Runtime systems, and frameworks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Library vs. framework vs API? I am having hard times understanding what these concepts really mean. This software stack thing is very confusing. Can you please help me ...
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Detect a new tweet with any framework or language (desktop or web-based)

I hope this doesnt get perceived as ambiguous or too vague, but i'm attempting to make a service that monitors twitter and archives tweets. Apart from PHP cron jobs i cant think of any way to detect ...
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Minimal Refresh(F5) Web App Development

Although questions similar to this one has already been asked and I can perhaps assemble the answer for myself by reading already posted materials. Still I am going ahead with the question, cause I ...
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What to consider when choosing a framework for a development team? [closed]

As I'm finishing a web development course with a few friends with whom I have worked in many projects we're aiming to begin a professional team of developers. Functions are well defined between ...
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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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How important is it to implement a caching system in an MVC style framework?

I am writing my own PHP framework (...waits for the groans to subside) for the purpose of learning (best practices, design principals etc.) as I'm entirely self-taught and consequently there are gaps ...
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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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When should one consider learning a framework?

I have recently started to learn PHP and while reading through a bunch of different articles and questions posted on Stack Exchange I noticed everyone recommends learning a framework. While I am up ...
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PHP common uses for the Command Line

I started with PHP a little while ago. I've been doing a lot of tutorials, practice sites, etc. and it's going great. One thing I like about PHP is how easy it is to get started (downloading WAMP and ...
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Learning Zend Framework 1 or 2? [closed]

I have programmed for a few years in php and now I'm going to learn zend framwork. Zend is very popular and there are a lot of tutorials, books and documentation out there. But I saw in the last ...
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Describing the Difference Between Web Library and Web Framework

I talked myself into a hole at work, and I need some good ideas to help me better describe why we should include both Dojo and Knockout in our new web project. A little background: I do mostly ...
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Choosing an open source license such that maximum value is added to a startup [closed]

There are many companies that produce open source software products, and many business models that these companies can use. I'm particularly interested in companies like 280 North, the company behind ...
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How do you approach learning a framework? [closed]

When you need to learn a framework, what steps do you take to learning it? Do you have a specific methodology to learning a framework?
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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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Ruby using the Gosu framework: why it runs slow first time?

I'm creating a Ruby game using the Gosu framework. All good. Sometimes, when I run the game, it has some kind of slow startup, and probably it will be rather slow during the whole game. So I close it ...
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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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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. ...
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Advice on refactoring PHP Project

I have a small SAS ERP that was written some years ago using PHP. At that time, it didn't use any framework, but the code isn't a mess. Nowadays, the project grows and I’m now working with 3 more ...
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Implementing an interface from a framework vs simple java interface

This concept is unclear with me. I have worked on several frameworks for an instance Spring. To implement a feature we always implement some interfaces provided by the framework. For an instance if ...
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Should I use git and mercurial in the same directory?

I am looking for a solution for having revision control on framework code and project code at the same time. If I am using a MVC framework, there may be specific directories where I should put my ...
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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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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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Spring MVC vs raw servlets and template engine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why not Spring framework? I've read numerous articles about the Spring MVC framework, and I still can't see the benefits of using it. It looks like writing even a ...
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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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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 ...