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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 job-seeker'...
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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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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 a dylib?

I am developing an iphone app and working through some sample code I saw, which uses libz.dylib. I did some research and found nothing enlightening, other than libz.dylib could be used for zip files, ...
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best practice: setting up several IDE / frameworks (at file/dir level) [closed]

I don't know how to exactly search for this topic, so if there are a lot of answers to that, please just provide a link :) I'm getting a new laptop in a few weeks and am thinking about setting up a ...
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User directory - framework

I'ld like to create a very basic directory where user can enter their social network profiles and pick a username. From that data a little website gets generated. The sign in process should be managed ...
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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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Frameworks for targetting multiple environments

What should drive the decision behind doing development upon one or more than one framework? For instance, an ERP is (mostly) run on a Windows station. It leverages full access to device's resources, ...
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Why isn't there a culture of paying for frameworks? [closed]

One of the side effects of the recent trend of "Lean" startups, and the app store era, is that consumers are more acclimatised to paying small prices for small games / products. Eg.: Online SAAS ...
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Amount of man hours to write a social network [closed]

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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Starting my first RoR project, what JS library is good to go with it?

I'm starting my first Ruby on Rails project as I've been excited about the language for quite a while now and I'm sick of writing PHP. I've gathered that rails is pretty much an automation framework ...
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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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How are you using the Managed Extensibility Framework?

I have been working with MEF for about 2 weeks. I started thinking about what MEF is for, researching to find out how to use MEF, and finally implementing a Host with 3 modules. The contracts are ...
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What parameters to use to compare GUI frameworks / toolkits?

I'm doing some research on the best GUI toolkit to use for future products at the company. We're talking about a fairly large organizations with quite a bit of code and a complete rewrite project in ...
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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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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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How do you guys feel about organization specific frameworks?

I know that there should be a kind of standard for developing software but in the organization where I work for (30,000+ employees), we have a very strict framework for Java development. In my ...
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After how much experience, should one start to use a framework for serious development? [closed]

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 weeks....
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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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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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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 is the best toolset for developing an enterprise application for SMBs?

Need a Free, Fast(development and runtime) and Reliable(transactions and locking) tool set for creating an enterprise application for SMBs. I'm thinking of an application framework + UI framework + ...
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Is the jRails Project something I should use? [closed]

The jRails project is a drop in replacement for the Prototype/scriptalicious helpers already a part of the Rails framework. Are your experiences with this project positive? Does it do what it says on ...