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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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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Java Frameworks [closed]

I would just want to ask what Java frameworks are worth learning, specially when it comes to web applications, but other frameworks are welcome too. Could you please state: The learning curve The ...
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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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When a developer should change technology or framework?

I'm an ASP.NET developer since 3 years ago and I'm now pretty powerful in WebForms. But now it seems that everybody is moving or shifting towards ASP.NET MVC, and my company is also taking this shift. ...
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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 ...
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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 to use the APIs for different platforms?

From what I know, learning a programming language consists of : 1- Learning the syntax 2- Learning how does the language handle\use\implement its "abilities" (Classes, delegates, structs, ...
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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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Which programming frameworks offer good multilingual support? [closed]

I'm starting a new company, and our software will be a SaaS solution offered to municipalities around the world. Their interface will be web-based. I am trying to figure our which software development ...
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Migrating myself from .Net 1.1 to .Net 4.0

I have been working with .Net for 7 years. ASP Web Apps, Windows Forms, Windows Services, mostly done in C#, but some in VB.Net. And as we started to work with .Net 1.1, we stayed on .Net 1.1. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Licensing solutions for closed-source software running on Linux?

I'm looking for a simple licensing software solution that works on Linux - a library that can generate and consume license keys. From what I was able to find were some behemoth license servers, ...
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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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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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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)

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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.net data access technology

Iam new with .Net technology and i need a help with choosing correct path of creating application. I want to create application that get its data from web-service and small part from local SQLCE ...
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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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Qt's future in the light of Nokia-Microsoft partnership

In case you missed it, a lot has happened in the last two day that could potentially impact the Qt framework, for the worse. :-( It will impact the mobile sector in several and probably not currently ...
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Programmers that need a lot of “Outside Help” - Is this bad?

Is it kind of tacky or poor practice when programmers use an unusual amount of libraries/frameworks to accomplish certain tasks? I'm working with someone on a relatively simple programming project ...
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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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When NOT to use a framework

Today, one can find a framework for just about any language, to suit just about any project. Most modern frameworks are fairly robust (generally speaking), with hour upon hour of testing, peer ...
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Why isn't there a culture of paying for frameworks?

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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Is there a trend for cross-platform GUI toolkits? [closed]

What is the trend like for the usage of cross-platform GUI frameworks right now? Are more people starting to use cross-platform frameworks (such as GTK+, Qt and wxWidgets) or are there more who use ...
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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 pick a framework

This quote by Joel Spolsky resonated with me: Which is better, XUL, Eclipse's SWT, or wxWindows? I don't know. They are all such huge worlds that I couldn't really evaluate them and tell. It's not ...
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Do unfamiliar frameworks make you nervous? [closed]

Our company is a small (non-technical) startup who is currently going through a developer transition, and we considered bringing in a local web development firm to work with us on a project basis. I ...
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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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Learning frameworks without learning languages [closed]

I've been reading up on GUI frameworks including WPF, GTK and Cocoa (UIKit). I don't really do anything related to Windows (I'm a Mac and Linux guy) or .NET, but I'd like to be able to throw together ...
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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?

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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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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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?