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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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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Realistic time to learn new framework/API [closed]

I have my ideas, but I always feel that I'm overly pessimistic. So I'd like to hear more opinions. How much time do you need to start coding using a new framework so that your code is production ...
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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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Languages and frameworks to build REST services [closed]

I'm currently in the process of developing a REST service that will be consumed by an iPhone app. Basically, the service wraps existing business logic. This business logic is written in c# and I'm ...
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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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Are frameworks necessary In PHP? [closed]

Are frameworks really necessary in PHP? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using one?
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For a large website developed in PHP, is it necessary to have a framework? [closed]

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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Joomla or development from scratch? [closed]

As someone who has very little experience in it, I would like to know what makes you think that Joomla can fulfill all you requirements?. What makes you choose it over development from scratch (or ...
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Cross-platform frameworks and high profile applications

I was curious about what cross-platform framework does the developers of high profiles applications such as Photoshop, Guitar Pro, etc; use. They all integrate seamlessly with the OS to the point ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Start a new project. Where is the inspiration?

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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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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What is the best unit test framework for .NET and why? [closed]

It seems to me that everyone uses NUnit without even considering the other options. I think this is because: Everyone is familiar with it already so they won't have to learn a new API. It is already ...
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What drawbacks does Java Swing GUI framework have? [closed]

I have used Java Swing for some desktop applications. But I haven't used other GUI frameworks that much so I can't compare them. There is definitely some things that I like with Swing and some that I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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When is it more productive to build your own framework than to use an existing one? [closed]

I would like to know why you decided to build your own framework in your company. By framework, I don't mean few libraries you use often. I mean a specific way of building applications on top of ...
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The advantages & disadvantages to be had from using a Web Framework?

This question is focused on extracting the advantages and disadvantages of using Web based Frameworks: such as Cake PHP, Zend, jQuery, ASP.NET). This question is completely language agnostic. Let me ...
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How to convince boss to start using Codeigniter or YII at work?

i work for a web development company and during the one year i have spent here, there were no improvements in the technologies we used to built our websites. I introduced jquery to them (buying the ...
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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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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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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 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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Python MVC framework for desktop applications

I'm used to program with Python and GTK using pygtk library. I feel like my programs are not well separated according to MVC model. I think following a framework it would help me to design better ...
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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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When do I need to use a framework? [closed]

I am new to web programming and at this time I am learning about PHP. I would like to know when do I need to use a PHP framework such as CakePHP? What are things that this and other similar PHP ...
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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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Are Ruby on Rails / Grails the fastest frameworks for getting sites up quickly?

I'm considering using Grails for a new website, but am open to other/new programming languages and frameworks. I have done development using J2EE/JSF2, ASP.NET, and PHP. Is Grails or Ruby on Rails ...
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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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Which library/framework did you ditch as being too complex for the problem it is solving? [closed]

... and coded the functionality "manually"? As a rather metaphorical example, you'd hardly need a library for solving quadratic equations, although such libraries do exist and someone takes them ...
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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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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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What programming language and framework has best support for agile web development? [closed]

If I would like to quickly set up a modern website, what programming language + framework has best support for this? E.g. short and easy to understand code for a beginner and a framework with support ...
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Is the abundance of frameworks dumbing down programmers? [closed]

With all of the frameworks available these days, ORMs, dependency injection (DI), Inversion of control (IoC), etc., I find that many programmers are losing or don't have the problem solving skills ...