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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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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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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Modular Webframework which also includes Frontend modularity

This might be a big or broad question, but I simply cannot find a proper answer to this myself. Right now I'm struggling to find a starting point for the application I'm trying to make. My idea is to ...
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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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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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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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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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Blurred line between a framework and an SDK

I have been programming professionally for a couple of decades. Some years ago, the framework word was not so widely used as it is today, but I still believe we've been using "frameworks" for a very ...
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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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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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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? [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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PHP framework advice needed [closed]

I started PHP programming around 2002, when there were not that many frameworks around. Over the years, I developed my own PHP framework, which seems to be entirely different from any standard I come ...
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Storing and retrieving simple data within a framework

I'm determined to get a decent answer to this, because while I have my own approach (constants) I'm not convinced I'm doing it as efficiently as I could be. So I'm editing the entire question, to ...
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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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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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JEE frameworks, a road map to learn? and should I learn them? [closed]

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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How can I use a framework like Bootstrap when I already have designs from a design team [closed]

We are about to start an AngularJS project. In fact, the CMS will be AEM (Adobe Experience Manager). I'm now looking into the CSS/layout framework, and whether its worth using something like ...
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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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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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Inject or not dependencies in a component based framework

I'm currently developing a small component-based framework the Android platform. The framework has some ready for use and some abstract (has some internal logic, but the developer needs to add some ...
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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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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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User roles array vs string

I'm working on a meanjs project. The user roles are set as an array: roles = ['admin', 'user', 'manager']; why not just set it like this? role = 'admin' Why is the convention of an array used ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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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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Why can't we program without compiling (using an IDE/debugger)? [closed]

I find it very interesting that even people who design a particular framework still have to rely on compiling to ensure the code is correct. I don't mean for 100s of lines of code, but 2-10 lines. I ...
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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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XML Stuctured C [on hold]

Has a Programming Language been developed, which structures C code within XML like tags? (Y/N) If not please mention a place where I should submit this idea. (Sorry that this is a slightly open ended ...