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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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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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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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 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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.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 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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Flight framework, static or non-static?

I recently came across the Flight micro-framework, I want to use for a project because it seems lightweight, easily extensible and maintained. Most of the other micro-frameworks I looked into and ...
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When should i learn a php framework? [duplicate]

I am working on a project , a mobile hybrid application , that combines native code , html5 - jquery mobile (for the frond end) and php - mysql (for the back end). The server side , is responsible ...
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Should I use a workflow engine?

I need to add some new features to a PHP application. It is to follow the steps of a order. A process create some orders, the order goes to confirmation, then if approved is sent to a provider, later ...
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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', ...
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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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PHP frameworks - should I use them? [closed]

First of all let me explain who I am: I am a PHP Developer working for a company developing their CMS which handles online stores, data feeds and other content like blogs. I have been programming for ...
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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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Utility Functions Best Practices [closed]

Update: Most answers are about how to write a wrapping interface or what is a good wrapper around ADO. but my question is more about when to do so and when not. I never found a good rule for deciding ...
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Where or when to start to write your own PHP framework? [closed]

First of all, I know that reinvent the wheel is, usually, a bad idea, but I want to write a PHP framework to learn OOP in PHP and to understand MVC in my free time. Said that, I have to do two webs ...
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PHP as a target language [closed]

Are there stable well tested SDKs (as opposed to simple language converters) that allow you to develop your application in some decent language (I believe it is widely accepted that PHP is not a well ...
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Reinvent the wheel or using the existing wheel? [closed]

I would like to ask something about project management. I got a project that has some requirements, it can be done from scratch with the use of a big framework. Maybe some tools are necessary for some ...
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Developing a simple web-application?

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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Good fix vs Quick fix [duplicate]

Let's start from this principle: quality is a feature that you can't add to a project in the middle of the development process. This is the scenario: two weeks to go live with my project and, one of ...
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Is it required to differentiate between js framework and js library?

While searching through many javascript libraries/frameworks, I observed that the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. So, conceptually is it important to distinguish between framework and ...
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Advice needed - CMS vs. framework [duplicate]

I am going to make a website for a client that wants to be able to alter the site about every week (changing pictures and textual information mostly). It is for a restaurant and so the client wants to ...
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What's the easiest (quickest) way to share one dataset in my app with someone else

I have some javascript that creates a canvas image that I want users to be able to share. I simply need to save the image somehow. Nothing else. I've been contemplating using bits and pieces of ruby ...
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JEE frameworks, a road map to learn? and should I learn them?

Background Information I have been into programming since past 1 years professionally, my day to day work includes writing BIRT reports, designing and validating forms using JEE (struts/spring, ...
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Using alternative MVC framework

I am new to ASP.NET MVC and EF. I read about open source implementations of MVC pattern like Spring, FubuMVC, Castle etc. I want to know how flexible these alternatives are when compared with ASP.NET ...
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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 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 does jQuery's mechanism of event handlers work

I'm in the need of widen my perspective on the framework libraries, to be able to make well aware choices of if/which/when to add a framework to a website. One thing that got my attention was event ...
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JS Framework for server-heavy and/or client-light pages [closed]

I've been reading articles such as this one that indicates web development has evolved to use JS frameworks. Where I work, we have a massive website with many existing web applications that are ...
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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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Coordinating a complicated data migration process

A project I'm involved in has suffered a change in scope, and before I set about trying to cook up some homegrown solution, I'm wondering if there is something out there -- some framework, for example ...
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Using frameworks or writing code without any framework ? Which is better for 3 months aged PHP programmer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When do I need to use a framework? When should I start learning a PHP Framework I started to learn PHP about four months ago, and I have been writing some applications ...
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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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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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Licensing solutions for closed-source software running on Linux? [on hold]

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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Is the jRails Project something I should use?

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 ...
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Looking for a simple BackOffice data management solution in .Net [closed]

I am looking for a good framework / solution to (quickly) build a simple BackOffice application that manages application data. In our current situation the application data will be accessed mainly ...
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Does a web application framework require an application level plugin system?

Does using a web application framework, Spring, CakePHP, Django, etc., mean I do not need a plugin system for my main application, as in I don't have to build, essentially, a framework on framework? ...
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What is the relationship between an application server, a TCP/UDP client/server library, and a socket?

Up until now, the only networking concept I have ever implemented are basic sockets that are part of the java.net API. I am now trying to learn some higher-level API's/frameworks in java, and I am ...
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Design decision for implementing the cache re-arrange logic

I'm working on a webapp which has an existing framework to cache values from the database. I have a requirement which needs multiple values from the database and the values have to be ...
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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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Can I run both .Net and Java framework in one computer?

I have .NET 2.5 installed in my computer unit, as a beginner I used VB.net As I went along I've also installed new .dlls that would help me with my VB.net programming Now, I want to study java as ...
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What do I need to know re. Javascript frameworks? [closed]

I recently asked this question on SO, which quickly became downvoted and closed. Clearly I lack a deeper understanding of JS, which I'm hoping you'll help me fill here. I'm a perfectly capable web ...
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Design Pattern for building a Budget

So I've looked at the Builder Pattern, Abstract Interfaces, other design patterns, etc. - and I think I'm over thinking the simplicity behind what I'm trying to do, so I'm asking you guys for some ...
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Mobile compatible JEE application [closed]

Does using frameworks like AngularJS/Backbone JS/Bootstrap/Foundation etc. automatically make the web application mobile device compatible? Is there a framework/design approach to make applications ...
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Which Ext JS license should be acquired (when developing a Spring MVC/Hibernate/Ext JS web application)? [closed]

I am inquiring about a web app which uses Spring MVC and hibernate on the server and ExtJS 4 (Sencha JavaScript framework) for the client framework (widgets). The app is cloud-hosted - it is not ...
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What aspects should I be wary of when choosing a web development framework?

I am a relatively new to the world of software development and I've used the Ruby on Rails framework to develop relatively simple applications before. I know that frameworks can be extremely useful in ...
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write my own or choose a framework for link sharing website [closed]

I'm a PHP programmer and I've done any projects based on PHP and MySQL without using any framework so far. Now I'm going to create a big link sharing system (excel-able,modular,fast,theme ...
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Software patterns for frameworks [closed]

I am currently doing some research about software patterns and about architectural patterns for frameworks specifically. Google is not really showing off for this topic, so I am curious which ...
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What should be an optimal team (in terms of roles) to write a big enterprise nice-quality framework? [closed]

I have a set of questions that bothering me, hopefully someone will be able to answer them here: What should be an optimal team (in terms of roles) to write a big enterprise nice-quality framework? ...
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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 ...