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What operating systems are used in airplanes, and what programming languages are they developed in? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone knows what is the operating system used in commercial airplanes (say Boeing or Airbus). Also, what is the (preferred) real-time programing language? I heard that Ada is used ...
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How can I convince my boss that ANSI C is inadequate for our new project? [closed]

A few months ago, we started developing an app to control an in-house developed test equipment and record a set of measurements. It should have a simple UI, and would likely require threads due to the ...
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Building web apps in server-side vs client-side vs hybrid? [closed]

There are currently multiple approaches for building web applications: 1. Server-side only This is a classical approach where you render pages on the server by a web framework like Ruby on Rails, ...
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What to answer to a customer who asks which one of two equivalent technologies must be used?

As a freelancer, I am often asked by my customers what they must choose between similar elements, neither of which being better than another. Examples: “Do I need my e-commerce website be in PHP ...
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Should an analysis be technology-agnostic? [closed]

I had an argument yesterday with one of my colleagues. He (a business-analyst, previously a programmer) thinks that he should be aware of the technology used to implement the system, so he can take ...
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How to choose between lightweight or heavyweight framework for web application [closed]

In my current role as a software developer in a Java/Spring/Hibernate/JSF shop, I am sometimes asked to develop large-scale web apps with many interfacing systems and/or large databases as well as ...
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Too many technologies … too little time to learn them all [closed]

I like to learn everything about computer technologies, but if you look at the popular list of tags of StackOverflow for example: There's no way on earth i'm ever going to understand them all. I ...
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Is PhoneGap scalable? [closed]

I'm a front-end developer that is looking into mobile apps development. When I'm searching for ways getting into app development PhoneGap comes as first and most familiar language stack development ...
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How does EF 4.1 stack up against ADO.NET SQL for stored procedures? [closed]

This question is solely about using these technologies against stored procedures. I've been doing quite a bit of reading on pitting these two against each other, and far more than anything I've been ...
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How can I gauge the supportability and reliability of a package before introducing it to a project? [closed]

I recently found a package (JavaBuilders) that I like and I think will help develop on my project but it has some issues: No longer being developed (last commit on github >1 year ago) Lack of ...