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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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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Why do these iOS and OSX framework structures contain a version called 'A'?

I've been looking at development strategies for frameworks and have found a few good resources. However in the structure of frameworks in iOS and OSX I want to know why inside of the versions folder, ...
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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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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 ...