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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Dependency injection: should I use a framework?

I have recently worked on a Python project where we did dependency injection heavily (because we must in order for the app to be testable), but we didn't use any framework. At times it was a little ...
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Do dependency injection frameworks pose a dependency risk?

I have been refactoring an existing system to use dependency injection, and that work has been going smoothly. After a while I noticed that a large number of in-house libraries became dependent upon ...
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Stack for Web/Android/iOS app

I have been trying searching for this answer but perhaps i am not able to use proper words so apologies if this question has been asked earlier. I want to create something for my startup. I have ...
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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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Programmers that need a lot of “outside help” - is this bad? [closed]

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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Programming PHP without MVC, classes or framework: rewrite or continue on new features?

I have been programming for several years now, and back then (learning PHP) I've didn't learn to program using classes, MVC-logic or using any frameworks. I found my self solving my problems very well ...
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You don't call the Framework, it calls you

I need some clear explanation and maybe an example of how frameworks like JavaFX, Tkinter etc. work. Lets take Python's Tkinter. When I bind a button's action I just do def callback(): print ...
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What is a Framework? [duplicate]

I have been taught about frameworks but I barely understand. I've been told to picture it as a skeleton system and your code are the organs and skin that revolves around it. What is it really? In ...
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Rewriting a Procedural PHP App - Should we use a framework?

We have an app that's currently only got about 120 users. The userbase will probably grow by 50% over the next 12 months - but we're going to have to separate storage etc. because we're looking at ...
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When to use DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) in programming?

I recently found a framework named ecto. In this framework, a basic component named "plasm", which is the ecto Directed Acyclic Graph.In ecto, plasm can be operated by ecto scheduler. I am ...
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What are the advantages to using SQL query builders?

Are there any advantages to using a query builder, rather than using raw SQL? E.g. $q->select('*') ->from('posts') ->innerJoin('terms', 'post_id') ->where(...) vs: SELECT * FROM ...
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c# extending a entity framework class

I have a Entity Framework class that was derived from the database layout. I was wondering if there was any problems by extending the class by creating another cs file and using the same public ...
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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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Automatic Downcasting

I'm making a framework in Java and have a method in my abstract class, BasicPhase, called processAction (snippet below). It takes two abstract classes as parameters since the user should implement ...
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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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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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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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Design review of a small configuration framework [closed]

I want to create a simple configuration framework. Yes I know, there are many frameworks, which make their job very well. But for interesting in architecture, I want to create my own. My framework ...
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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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What does the Spring framework do? Should I use it? Why or why not?

So, I'm starting a brand-new project in Java, and am considering using Spring. Why am I considering Spring? Because lots of people tell me I should use Spring! Seriously, any time I've tried to get ...
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Why does Apple only allow for Static Frameworks on iOS?

Clearly Apple has the ability to create dynamically loaded libraries (known as frameworks) for iOS, as they ship several with XCode (such as UIKit). App developers only have the ability to create ...
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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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When NOT to use a framework [closed]

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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Web framework in pure SQL

I heard that SQL is Turing complete language (for example: http://stackoverflow.com/a/7580013/2604170) I am just curious if would be possible to create independent web framework like Ruby on rails or ...
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How to choose NOT to use a framework (Caliburn.Micro, etc.) in a given MVVM application?

I have once started a MVVM/WPF project, which was eventually built and deployed, and for that I studied a lot of the Caliburn.Micro MVVM Framework. The fact is: I ended up not using Caliburn.Micro for ...
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How should a developer reject impossible requirements? [closed]

Here's the problem I'm facing: Quote From Project Manager: Hey Spark, I'm assigning you the task of developing a framework that could be used for many different iOS applications. Here are the ...
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How can one simply follow reactive manifesto? [closed]

I am quite confused about the Reactive Manifesto. According to this manifesto a reactive system should be: Responsive Resilient Elastic Message Driven Now for being responsive and resilient, as ...
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What complexity do DI frameworks add?

The currently most upvoted answer to a very recent question states that DI containers are an "enterprise software" pattern, used when the object graph is very large and complex. I suspect that 95% ...
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Most MVC-strict php framework [closed]

I have been trying to wrap my head around MVC pattern for about 6 months.I've read tons of articles, Q&A, and blog posts about MVC and HMVC patterns, but I just simply don't get it 100%. I tried ...
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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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Qt's future in the light of Nokia-Microsoft partnership [closed]

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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Should I use an open source client framework or create my own?

I am working at a medium sized internet company, and I was handed the task of implementing the framework for our sites rebranding. It's quite an old (and ugly) site, and we want to update its look ...
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Software architecture confusion App-Server/Client

i have a question about the following software architecture: So, there is one database, an app server, which provide a restful service, a client and a framework, used by the app server and the ...
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Been working on a project for the last 6+ months. Consultants have been brought in and want to change everything. What should I do? [closed]

Long story short, I have been the sole front end developer on this project since last summer. Consultants have been brought in to help accelerate our velocity. After one day and some knowledge ...
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Do you memorize the classes of your frameworks? [duplicate]

I've been an iOS developer for about 5 years. There are still things that NSString and NSArray do that I didn't know they could. All optional attributes and behaviors that I haven't seen, because I've ...
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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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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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How should I connect to my php framework to use methods written in the framework, in a framework agnostic environment?

My company runs 2 websites, a public facing website for clients, and an employee intranet. The intranet is used as a backend for employees to edit and maintain various parts of the public website. ...
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Where to load data for things like a sidebar in MVC frameworks?

This seems extremely basic, but I've read a lot of related questions and haven't found a proper answer. Using Ruby on Rails or other similar MVC framework, how am I supposed to load data that is ...
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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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Are frameworks used for “big” websites?

I'm kind of new to PHP. I can create basic sites with login/registration, etc., but I always struggle to build complex sites with lots of features, because eventually the code becomes messy and I just ...
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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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Persistence frameworks and common sense

I have studied some persistence frameworks mainly Hibernate, DORM, TMS Aurelius and I'm wondering. In a model of type: TOrderFiscal < > ----- > Items < > -------- > TOrderItem ...
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How do you handle multiple developer configuration in a project?

I've been thinking lately about how I handle config changes between multiple developers on a project. Specifically here about a Laravel project in PHP, but I guess this applies largely to all ...
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Writing your own framework or using an existing one? [duplicate]

I know there are similar questions to this one, and I've read most of them. Most of the answers to these questions are talking about "cost-effectiveness" and "time-saving" aspects of the frameworks, ...
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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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How does code produced on an open-source framework is affected by it's original license (MIT in this case)

I'm looking into building a new PHP commercial app for a client that will be hosted as a paid service and possibly resold to third parties with a non-compete clause. I've tested a few frameworks and ...
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How to avoid reinventing the wheel when using complex frameworks?

For the backstory, I'm developing a GUI application in C#/WPF. I already had in my code quite many instances of <ComboBox ItemsSource="{Binding Items}"> <ComboBox.ItemTemplate> ...
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How do I decide what testing framework to use?

The situation is this. I'm a junior developer for a small government IT project. We don't have anything of continuous integration or a automated testing framework. But the idea is to be developing ...
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Program Design clearness vs convenience

I've recently disputed with my colleague about the following situation: I've developed a framework that processes the resources (in java, although its not really important). It goes (simplified, ...