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How do you manage extensibility in your multi-tenant systems?

I've got a few big web based multi-tenant products now, and very soon I can see that there will be a lot of customizations that are tenant specific. An extra field here or there, maybe an extra page ...
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How would one go about building pluggable software?

If you have an application of some sort and you want your users to be able to write plugins for it, how should the application be designed? What do you have to take into account, what design ...
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What should plugins use: hooks, events or something else?

Consider an app that allows plugins to react to its program flow. I know 2 ways to achieve this: hooks and events 1. Hooks Use calls to empty functions inside the main program flow. These functions ...
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Which language was used to create Visual Studio 2010? [closed]

In order to produce a plug in and incorporate it (merge) easily with Visual Studio 2010. I was wondering which language was used by Microsoft to create it? In order to offer our product to ...
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GPL - Writing an exception for a plugin interface under section 7 of GPLv3

The problem I've written a application for Android licensed under GPLv3 which needs to use Google Play Services, a proprietary library, as a plugin to the app. Now I'd also like to add libspotify as ...
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Writing a Jenkins plugin - non-Java-Expert

Can anyone point me (.NET by career, primarily Ruby by hobby) in the right direction(s) for learning how to write a Jenkins plugin? I'm looking specifically at build summary information and trend ...
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While learning is it better to use other's plugins or develop my own?

As I have been learning to program, be it in my intern-ship or school, I have often come across situations where an extra piece of software is needed (from fairly basic to quite complex) and I am ...