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What is the significance of the Salesforce platform to a developer?

I decided to learn Salesforce (without any knowledge of this platform) and so far it just seems that I can simply store JSON objects into the cloud... similar to OData + Microsoft SQL or Azure Table ...
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Continuous “Platform” Integration?

We have accumulated a large codebase of somewhat-well-document projects, many of which aren't actively being used, but that we want to be able to start using again quickly if necessary. What is the ...
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If I were to start doing a GUI how do I decide on what platform to use? [closed]

I hear about WPF, Silverlight but then there is also windows RT, metro stuff, windows 8 and so on at the moment - I'm having a hard time nailing what to bet on. How do I, at a given point in time, ...
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Platform design Issues

Suppose I design a platform over a platform (say Java or Win32 or .NET), which consists of various layers like Database, User Interface, Cloud etc. Now every team would be working to make their ...
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Source control workflow for managing a software platform

I'm in charge of a software platform, written in C, that is used to provide a variety of projects to clients. I am trying to improve the workflow for people using this platform, and looking at ...
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Build a Platform API for public [closed]

I am looking for some advices, resources or articles about how to expose a Platform API to outside developers. My main concern is what is the standards or best approach to do that, basically I have a ...
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Steve Yegge post about platform vs product

I am reading this and I came across: The Golden Rule of Platforms, "Eat Your Own Dogfood", can be rephrased as "Start with a Platform, and Then Use it for Everything." You can't just bolt it on ...
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Will Metro-style Apps replace Desktop Apps? [closed]

Microsoft Windows8 supports new Metro-style apps, and Metro apps don't use Win32; they run on WinRT. I wonder if the Metro-style Apps was invented for only tablets. Does Microsoft hope that ...
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What's the relationship between Java EE and Glassfish?

I'm confused. Does Glassfish come as part of the Java EE platform? Can you get Glassfish but not Java EE?
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Which programming frameworks offer good multilingual support? [closed]

I'm starting a new company, and our software will be a SaaS solution offered to municipalities around the world. Their interface will be web-based. I am trying to figure our which software development ...
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What Are The Best Practices for Managing Version Strings in Google App Engine Apps?

In Google App Engine, you can upload up to 10 different versions on your appspot project. For instance, if I have a project called example, the URL would be: http://example.appspot.com Each version ...
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Thinking of switching from mac to windows, need a little guidance

Looking to switch to Win7 as machines are cheaper, easier to repair and as a web developer, I wouldn't have to emulate IE anymore. I want as smooth a transition as possible, so what would be the ...
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Was it necessary to build this site in ASP.NET? [closed]

From what I'm told, the whole StackOverflow/StackExchange 'stack' is based on Microsoft's ASP.NET. SO and the SE sites are probably the most complex that I visit on a regular basis. There's a lot ...
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Been doing .NET for several years and am thinking about a platform change. Where do people suggest I go? [closed]

I've been programming in .NET for several years now and am thinking maybe its time to do a platform switch. Any suggestions about which platform would be the best to learn? I've been thinking about ...
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2answers
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Cloud computing / web hosting solution suggestion [closed]

I am in the initial stage of analyzing a platform for my startup and I am exploring both the cloud computing and web hosting before I initiate developement. I am quite proficient in both .NET and the ...
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what is a good stack for software as a service (SAAS) application?

We will be engaging large corporations to help them run various types of analysis, mostly code analysis of their applications. The storage requirements will likely be modest, hundreds of MB per ...
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One language to rule them all? (Them being platforms.) [closed]

I have been discussing a project with a client and they want to use a single language to deploy to as many platforms as possible. (I am not sure that it's such a good idea, because each platform ...
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Need advice on making the transition from a .NET development shop to a Java shop

For almost all of my professional development career (15+ years) I have been working on or managing development teams that primarily use Microsoft technologies (VB6, ASP, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, ...
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When programming for a new platform, do you change the keyboard mapping to what you're familiar with?

I've been a Windows programmer for a decade or more now, and I'm currently doing my first ever Macintosh project. One of the things that is driving me bonkers is how the keyboard maps differently. ...
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For Windows developers who would like to get into the Mac OS X software development industry, what's a great way to get started?

For a developer that wants to start developing software for Mac OS X, what is the best way to get started?