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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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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Implementing a component that provides interfaces in a component-based framework [on hold]

I'm currently trying to develop a small white box component-based Android framework, but I have a doubt about which is the best way to implement my components and interfaces. An architecture of one of ...
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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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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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How should a developer reject impossible requirements?

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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Start a new project. Where is the inspiration? [closed]

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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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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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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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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What programming languages are most suitable for implementing design patterns? [closed]

What programming language is best for implementing design patterns, (Factory , etc) especially for example if I need to develop a engineer scheduling system in less than a month. Would Java be my ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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What are proven advantages of tools like GWT over pure JavaScript frameworks?

GWT is a software stack that translates Java code and a sub-set of the Java Runtime's class library to JavaScript code. In comparison with JavaScript toolkits, GWT can seem alienating, by nature and ...
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What to consider when choosing a framework for a development team? [closed]

As I'm finishing a web development course with a few friends with whom I have worked in many projects we're aiming to begin a professional team of developers. Functions are well defined between ...
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Is it beneficial to study past the basics of a core language when the primary goal is to rely on its framework? [closed]

Please keep in mind this is not another 'How much [insert programming language here] should I know before moving onto [insert framework here]?' What I'd like to know is how beneficial is it to learn ...
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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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Advice on refactoring PHP Project [closed]

I have a small SAS ERP that was written some years ago using PHP. At that time, it didn't use any framework, but the code isn't a mess. Nowadays, the project grows and I’m now working with 3 more ...
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Learning a new concept - write from scratch or use frameworks? [closed]

I have recently been trying to learn about MVVM and all of the associated concepts such as repositories, mediators, data access. I made a decision that I would not use any frameworks for this so that ...
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How much freedom should a programmer have in choosing a language and framework?

I started working at a company that is primarily C# oriented. We have a few people who like Java and JRuby, but a majority of programmers here like C#. I was hired because I have a lot of experience ...
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Advantages of using business logic in model

In an MVC framework i have often heard that use business logic in a model. But i think using the business logic in controller would run faster as view is directly connected to controller. I want to ...
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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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What is the difference between APIs, Libraries, Runtime systems, and frameworks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Library vs. framework vs API? I am having hard times understanding what these concepts really mean. This software stack thing is very confusing. Can you please help me ...
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Learning Zend Framework 1 or 2? [closed]

I have programmed for a few years in php and now I'm going to learn zend framwork. Zend is very popular and there are a lot of tutorials, books and documentation out there. But I saw in the last ...
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Do frameworks put too much abstraction? [closed]

I've been programming for a little under a year and have some experience writing systems applications, web apps, and scripts for businesses/organizations. However, one thing I've never really done is ...
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Why do projects opt to stay on an older version of the .NET Framework? [closed]

Why do projects opt to stay on an older framework version of the .NET Framework? For example, staying on .NET Framework version 3.5 which was released in 2007 instead of upgrading to the latest 4.5.1 ...