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Creating a web app that authenticates users from two different databases

I am in a bit of an awkward programming situation, and it will help me a lot to get your input in this situation. I am building a web app which expects to authenticate users from another, separate ...
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How to plan for multi-platform application development [closed]

In my earlier days of programming, I was using Visual Basic for learning. It taught me many concepts, and I was able to make some cool programs (in my opinion, anyways...). I have expanded my horizon ...
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How can I say that programming language compiles to other languages?

How can I say in english, that programming language can be compiled to other programming languages? The example can be Haxe. On the website the language is decribed as "Multiplatform": ...
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Common Lisp Implementations - threading and multiplatform?

I'm learning Common Lisp, mostly as a "mind gym" hobby thing, but I want to end up with a set of skills that would also be usable "in real life", because when you learn a language you also accumulate ...
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Approach for developing software that will need to be ported to multiple mobile platforms in the future

I am currently doing the preliminary design for a new product my company will be pushing out soon. We will start on Android, but then we will need to quickly develop the IPhone, IPad.... and then the ...
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I seem to be missing a few important concepts with PhoneGap

I'm planning on developing an app on multiple platforms and I'm thinking that PhoneGap might be perfect for me. I had been reading that it's one codebase for all platforms but looking at the PhoneGap ...
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Can applications affect power consumption in a substantial way?

Is there anything that can be done for a single general purpose application to affect the power consumption of the device it is running on? I am not familiar with how optimizations to individual ...
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Migration of PowerBuilder application to multiplatform [closed]

I developed a client/server application with PowerBuilder in the past for medical clinics and done maintenance for it until now. Now, some clients are asking me to develop a release for Mac/Linux and ...
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What is the best technology for a TRULY portable REST client

I develop a suite of productivity tools, for Mac, iOS and Windows. They all communicate with a sync server via a RESTful interface (using Protocol Buffers), but as we add new platforms, we realize the ...
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What should I be looking for when evaluating unit testing libraries and tools?

I'm in the process of choosing new unit testing tools for soon to be started project. There are plenty of them! The basic requirements I have would be that it can run tests on at least Windows and ...
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Is it better to develop apps using a platform specific technology or web technologies?

I happened to read an interesting article the other day that talked about building mobile applications using Javascript and HTML5. One interesting point they brought out was how this approach worked ...