A library is a collection of resources providing data and/or services for developing independent software.

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Creating a shared library that might be used with desktop applications and web projects

I have been involved in a number of MVC.NET and c# desktop projects in our company over the last year or so while also managing to kept my nose poked into other projects (in a read-only learning ...
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Making LISPs manageable

I am trying to learn Clojure, which seems a good candidate for a successful LISP. I have no problem with the concepts, but now I would like to start actually doing something. Here it comes my ...
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Browser parsers vs Stand-alone parsers

Firefox/Chromium have well implemented(?) parsers. Then why are parsers like lxml and other such parsers being developed with so much effort put into it? Aren't they re-inventing the wheel? Or are ...
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What's the Best Way to Release a Small Open Source JavaScript Library?

I wrote a nice little open source CoffeeScript color library called color. I think it's handy, and I believe other people would find it useful. What's the best approach for letting the world know ...
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Should developers be expected to compile an internal library before the actual program?

Recently a senior developer that I work with made a case for requiring that developers get the latest version and compile as part of their project a major internal library. This stands in contrast the ...
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Why don't software libraries solve all our problems? [closed]

Modular programming and reusable software routines have been around since the early 1960's, if not earlier. They exist in every programming language. Conceptually, a software library is a list of ...
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Are there open-source JavaScript libraries addressing multiple browser tabs and client state for newer browsers?

There are a few new HTML5 features that have made it into recent browsers that allow sharing state among tabs, browser windows, same domain windows, etc. So it's probably gotten a little easier to ...
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Multiple source files vs. libraries for a single project

I write a lot of scientific software, and I originally got into programming with F77. I moved to C++ for my primary programming about 10 years ago now, but I do catch myself using F77 habits. One ...
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How independent is Clojure from Java?

I am quite new to the Clojure world. I appreciate the fact that one has easy access to all Java libraries via Clojure interop features, but I was wondering how much Clojure stands on its own legs. Of ...
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Describing the Difference Between Web Library and Web Framework

I talked myself into a hole at work, and I need some good ideas to help me better describe why we should include both Dojo and Knockout in our new web project. A little background: I do mostly ...
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Choosing language to write general library in

I'm about to start writing a library to support machine learning algorithms (decision trees, ANNs, Bayes nets, etc.), and I'm planning on making this a very general library. By this, I mean I want to ...
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Forward and backward fourier transform image in java

Can anyone suggest a java library to perform forward and backward Fourier transform on images? Either RGB or gray-scale or binary , that doesn't matter since I've converted the image to all these ;) ...
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How do you maintain a common library used by different clients?

I am part of a software deveopment team. Originally there were just 2 of us, and two applications. To ease our job we create a set of libraries, handling stuff like GUI, database access, calculation, ...
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Creating A Library That Requires Other Libraries (PHP)

Let's says that I am creating a PHP library that is using PHP 5.3 and namespaces and my library requires another library to work (this case it is the sfYaml library). I am trying to think of the best ...
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What benefits are there to native JavaScript development? [closed]

Given how much simpler jQuery development is, when compared to native JavaScript, what makes people forgo libraries like jQuery altogether? Is this because jQuery has limitations or it is slow? I ...
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Why did javascript libraries like knockoutjs, backbonejs, and angularjs only come out in 2010?

Being a relatively new web-developer I am surprised that these libraries didn't exist before. Is there a particular technical or historical reason that at around Sep 2010, a sudden development and ...
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Where is sympy library used?

I'd admire the functions of sympy library, what it does is really awesome. The integration functions are really few guys intellectual work. But where exactly we use them practically on computers? If ...
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Should non-interface code be hidden from the client?

I am working on a library which had several headers that are meant to only be used by the library itself. I also have a few classes and functions in headers that I do not want the client to use. For ...
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Haskell GUI: how much can be done with Haskell?

I've been wanting to try out graphics in Haskell. From what I've seen, the available libraries are either front-ends to C/C++ libraries, or an abstraction of them with minimal features. The high-level ...
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Is there any Boost equivalent library for C?

Is there any Boost equivalent library for C?
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Fastest C++ XML parsing library

I have thousands of .xml files from size 1MB-45MB (no DTDs). I need to parse and further manipulate these XML files before generating separate .xml files with the results of my regex. What the ...
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Are there any good Java/JVM libraries for my Expression Tree architecture? [closed]

My team and I are developing an enterprise-level application and I have devised an architecture for it that's best described as an "Expression Tree". The basic idea is that the leaf nodes of the tree ...
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How to create and publish a useful Java library

I've recently worked on a Java class that generates permutations per list of objects. In any case, I would like to have this library offered to the public, so I have several questions: Most ...
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How do you decide where functionality should belong in a large-scale project?

In my current development situation, we have a lot of DLLs, executables, and static libraries. How do you decide what should go into a DLL? What should go into an executable? Why have separate ...
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Drawing the line between models & libraries?

As my webapps increase in size, so does the complexity. In order to keep my classes & files structured and easy-to-access, I am starting to get more and more confused: I have some very clearly ...
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When writing a library, how much should the end user do?

First off, this question goes beyond my example (don't want this to be too localized or migrated to Stack Overflow) but I've come across this when thinking about something I wanted to try in C so I ...
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Advice on JavaScript library for visualizing Yahoo Pipe Output

I'm currently writing a JavaScript library. It is a project for school were I need to make it easier to visualize data from Yahoo Pipes. The data format is a JSON string, which can contain anything, ...
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When is a 'core' library a bad idea?

When developing software, I often have a centralised 'core' library containing handy code that can be shared and referenced by different projects. Examples: a set of functions to manipulate strings ...
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How to sell your libraries?

If someone has created something like a DevExpress library, or Infragistics, Telerik, RavenDb etc., what's the easiest way to start selling it? What are the required steps? Is there some rules for ...
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MASS equivalent for intel compilers and architectures

I was looking for an Intel alternative to MASS IBM libraries (Mathematical Acceleration Subsystem). I know Intel implements MKL libraries, but I d'nt know if there is a specific Math acceleration ...
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Should public code libraries I have written stay free and open after using them in a contract / commercial product?

I have written a small library of classes in my preferred language (PHP, but it doesn't really matter), and typically use them in most of my projects. Until now, the projects have been personal, or ...
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Why aren't more desktop apps written with Qt? [closed]

As far as I know and have understood in my experience with Qt, it's a very good and easy to learn library. It has a very well designed API and is cross-platform, and these are just two of the many ...
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Do you tend to write your own name or your company name in your code?

I've been working on various projects at home and at work, and over the years I've developed two main APIs that I use in almost all AJAX based websites. I've compiled both of these into DLLs and ...
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Services or Shared Libraries?

I work in an environment where we have several different web applications, where each of them have different features but still need to do similar things: authentication, read from common data ...
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How do libraries such as DirectX relate to drivers?

I've always been curious, how libraries such as DirectX, OpenGL and OpenAL are implemented. Do they use some sort of unified API provided by OS? Talk directly to kernel? Maybe hardware drivers provide ...
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Splitting up a single project into libraries

I am working on a project/application that I feel is not very well organized, and parts of it intertwine in different ways. Everything works, but I can see things are not very modular. Is it ...
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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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Will any js libraries be updating api's with html5 under the hood?

So there is a lot of cool stuff in the html5/css3 specs which should be able to replace a lot of the stuff that have been traditionally done with javascript. Does anyone know if any of the major js ...
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using / linking to MS-PL licensed code from (A)GPLv3

I have some trouble understanding MSPL (Microsoft Permissive License) conditions regarding linking to / using a library under MSPL from a project of mine which I want to license on either AGPLv3 or ...
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Why do people rewrite some libraries to many programming languages?

There are some libraries, which are available in their versions written in many different programming languages, like for example Lucene, which is written in Java (as they say, 100% pure Java), but ...
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How can I learn libraries and stuff faster? [duplicate]

As a programmer, it seems like I spend half my time figuring out how to use various libraries/frameworks/tools. First Javascript, then Jquery, then canvas, then Backbone, etc, etc. Every tool has ...
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Library version control best practices

I may be violating some StackOverflow terms by asking a question which is more likely to yield discussion than a clean answer. Here goes, however. I've developed some software for a small company ...
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Priority value meaning

The library that I'm working on has a parameter which defines priority of a certain process. I want the interface to be as clear as possible, but it seems that different people have opposite ...
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What's a good javascript library for drawing shapes and connections

What is a good javascript library (for use with Ruby on Rails) for drawing shapes and dynamic connections (lines connecting shapes that adjust as you move the shapes)?
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Developing a Code Library

So I am in the middle of making (and maintaining) my own code library with quick snippets to make life easier. I'm assuming a lot of other people do this to help. My question is, what sort of things ...
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Do Makefiles Matter?

I'm currently working on a small library as a hobby project. I am the only one who actively codes for it, but a few of my friends have expressed interest in participating in the future. When using ...
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How do I get people to contribute ideas for my .NET library?

I maintain a LGPL library for rapid development of large scale .NET applications, It's a general purpose class library containing functionalities that are used at the DAL and BLL level. So, in ...
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How should a programmer get what they need/want from a systems administrator?

In what ways would people recommend a programmer communicate the need for newer, more up to date libraries to system administrators. At our organization the programmers often do many system ...
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What is the best way to have security auditing done?

I have an authentication system(ASP.Net library) that I want to make sure is secure. What companies/resources can I use to make sure of this? Also, what should I make sure to do before sending it off ...
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Should I keep all my class definitions in the same class library?

I am starting to work with class libraries in my C# class. We were told to write code that can be used more than one time. Should I keep all my class definitions in one class library for the length of ...