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Are there pitfalls to consider when integrating with third parties?

In many of my personal and professional projects inevitably comes the moment where we have to weight pros and cons of integrating third parties versus developping a home solution. I've always been a ...
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Editing Python libraries

I have been using python for a fairly long time and now I want to modify a python library to fit my needs. There are two ways to do this as far as I know. One is to modify the source code itself. ...
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What's a good way to manage my code's dependencies on libraries without releases?

I'm writing this small utility, FOSS but not intended for wide deployment, packaging in OS distributions etc. My utility depends on several libraries - some are header-only (it's C++), some are ...
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Python: architecture implications of using external subprocess or API

I maintain a Python 3 package (ocrmypdf) that works with other programs primarily by making subprocess calls. This is partly for historical reasons – it is shell script that grew up. I have since ...
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Who should I submit a bug to when two vendor libraries collide?

I found a bug. Yay for me. The bug is such a mix of technologies I am not sure who I should submit the bug to. The bug is a mix of Adobe Experience Manager and Angular Materials. Neither is really ...
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What is the difference between a 3rd party lib and a plugin

What is the difference between a 3rd party lib and a plugin? How do I choose what should be pushed to these repos? plugins-release-local = Your and 3rd party plugins (releases) plugins-snapshot-...
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Deterministic function shows undeterministic behaviour, how is this possible?

How can a bug could occur on static, fixed input data only "sometimes"? The following is simply an example I have observed, but I am not interested in an answer specific to the GD library. I have ...
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Licensing, how to?

I'm currently developing an application that has quite a few dependencies. Now I want to release the code as open-source under the WTFPL (Do What the Fuck You Want to Public License). Of course this ...
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Including a library to use one function / utility classes

At my place of employment I have noticed a weird thing where developers will include largish libraries to do simple things. To be clear we're a Scala shop. Here are two examples that occured : 1) In ...
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Wrapping third party library is best practice [duplicate]

I came across with following statements while reading the Clean Code book of Robert C. Martin. Chapter : 7 : Error Handling Page No : 109 ..In fact, wrapping third-party APIs is a best ...
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Should updating to a newer library be done incrementally or in one big leap? [closed]

The project that I am currently working on is using a library (well, sort of a library, it self-describes as a toolkit, Geant4), that is several versions out of date. As there are bugs in it, that ...
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Usage of github libraries

So far there had been a lot of external libraries provided for us to reduce our efforts on coding and utilising the time to provide quality apps to the play store. Now, I am keen to understand ...
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How to decide what library to use?

I'm faced with the question of what library to use in an Android app. For the sake of generality and objectivity, I'll avoid mentioning what the libraries actually do. I've narrowed the field down ...
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Formal justification for use of third-party libraries [duplicate]

My team and I develop and application which uses a number of third-party libraries to fulfill certain common functions. (It's a Java application and uses a number of Apache Commons libs, Log4j, etc.) ...
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Implementing an anti-corruption layer with domain logic

I'm building an application that compiles a single PDF document from multiple source PDF documents as follows: it takes the first page of each source document, stamps certain information on top of ...
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What open source library licenses can I use in closed-source?

I like to create a closed-source program and sell it. I would like to make use of various open source libraries to make it easier to write this program. So how I will choose the libraries that I ...
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How does one keep argument counts low and still keep third party dependencies separate?

I use a third party library. They pass me a POJO that, for our intents and purposes, is probably implemented like this: public class OurData { private String foo; private String bar; private ...
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Is vanilla JS still considered a library?

I very recently found out that VanillaJS (document?) is a library that's just bundled with 99% browsers and isn't exactly native JavaScript (shock of my life). While writing a lib of my own I normally ...
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Who are the 1st and 2nd parties?

So, this is pure curiosity. I've heard the term 3rd party, as in, "3rd party library" for quite a while. I wonder why we say 3rd and not 2nd (or 4th)? Who are the first and second parties and where ...
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External libraries licensing

The problem I have might seem trivial for some of you but in general I have a question about all those "free" software licenses (mainly for PHP libraries). Let's assume that I want to create project ...
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Using GPL library in our software [duplicate]

Currently we're starting to work on a project for which we're going to need image processing libraries. The problem is some of the libraries are GPL licensed. I'm reading through GPL licence and ...
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If a library doesn't provide all my needs, how should I proceed? [closed]

I'm developing an application involving math and physics models, and I'd like to use a Math library for things like Matrices. I'm using C#, and so I was looking for some libraries and found Math.NET. ...
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How to use data shaped by the UI from the ViewModel while keeping concerns separated?

I'm coming from a winforms background and trying to get ahold of MVVM and XAML. Right now I'm wondering how I can take advantage from a data-shaping control (either native or provided by a third party)...
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Zero Day Exploit Ethics/Etiquette [duplicate]

What are my responsibilities, as a developer, if I stumble upon a zero day exploit in a widely used third party piece of software? Should the developer only tell the third party to limit the affect? ...
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How to choose between different open-source libraries? [closed]

Recently, I found multiple GitHub repositories that would allow me to perform the same task. (In my case, assess the readability of text strings.) It made me wonder, what are the best practices for ...
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When to use tools vs custom development? [closed]

To learn dependency injection in a current side-project, I am writing my own dependency injection container. But this has lead me to wonder, at what point is it worthwhile to use a third party ...
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Is it better to use already build plugins/extensions or code your own in programming projects [duplicate]

I am building a web app in PHP and Symfony. Basically if we search there are plugins / extensions / bundles for almost 60% of stuff. The advantage of using them is that you can easily get your ...
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When would you choose *not* to update a third-party library to a newer version?

Using third party libraries for productivity gains in software development is common. Unfortunately, along with the library's functionality we also import its bugs. Some of them get fixed in ...
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Should I write an interface API before an implementation?

I've been delving into more "organized" programming recently and I've been learning that I should be programming to an interface, not an implementation. With that in mind, would it be better to "...
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Unit-testing code that relies on untestable 3rd party code [duplicate]

Sometimes, especially when working with third party code, I write unit-test specific code in my production code. This happens when third party code uses singletons, relies on constants, accesses the ...
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Refactoring two classes from third-party library that could have extended a base class

I have two Classes, with very similar behaviors, both from a third party library. Both needs to be populated with some value object and sent to specific queues in order for logging. Please note both ...
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Two components offering the same functionality, required by different dependencies

I'm building an application in PHP, using Zend Framework 1 and Doctrine2 as the ORM layer. All is going well. Now, I happened to notice that both ZF1 and Doctrine2 come with, and rely on, their own ...
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Keeping third-party source code up to date

What is the best way to keep third-party source code up to date? For instance in my app, I'm using third-party source code from an open GitHub repository. What I've done is that I have downloaded the ...
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Best practices for merging a new version of third party source into an old version you've made changes to

A project I work on uses source code that's been purchased from a third party. The source code is delivered to us in a zip file. We store this source code in version control (TFS 2010) and routinely ...
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Are 3rd-party controls and MVC anathema?

At http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/552846/Why-s-How-s-of-Asp-Net-MVC-Part-1, I read this: "You should not use Asp.Net MVC if you rely on 3rd party vendor controls for of the UI." The author doesn'...
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What document should describe usage of a third party library in a project?

A customer of my employer has recently requested new features for some legacy code, and since the authors of the program are no longer here, I've been assigned to implement the new features. I've ...
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Third party libraries in an open-source C# project

I'm going to start an open source project from scratch, using git (via github) to manage the source. The project will be written in C# and will depend on at least two external libraries (more are ...
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Branching library behavior based on 3rd party library existence

Someone proposed to me this pattern which I have never heard of before and can't find any information on it. The basic idea is, when building a library for other developers to use; if the developer ...
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Using third party/ open source controls [closed]

I usually feel reluctant to use any third party or open source controls while coding in Objective-C iPhone due to following reasons. Open source controls are developed in incremental manner. So once ...
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Getting into Guava

So I recently started using Netty for my applications client/server communication and I discovered I loved the idea of listenable Futures. I wondered why I didn't know about Java being able to do this,...
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How can we avoid having to build yet another CRM system from scratch [closed]

We are building an accounting web application. In our database, we store basic data about our customers, like phone number, their login informations, because these things are tied into our web ...
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Would it be possible to publish my code on an official site with a third-party library?

I'm building a rather large and extensive wrapper in Delphi for an email system called Mandrill. There are wrappers for this API in many other languages, but not for Delphi. So, I'm hoping to produce ...
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My boss has a bad case of “Not Invented Here” [closed]

My department specializes in converting customer data into our database schema so that they can use our software. Right now, we have C# applications that take an IDataReader (99% of the time it is a ...
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Questions to ask a 3rd party API provider [closed]

I'm due to meet with a developer/sales person from a new 3rd party resource we're about to start using. The main topic I'll be interested in, is their API as I will be the developer making use of it ...
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Using “Google Guava” in coding interviews [closed]

I attended a in-person interview recently and performed well. But surprisingly I got rejected. When I asked the HR for reason, he contacted the technical interviewer and told me that I was ...
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Licensing for hosted open source and 3rd party libraries

Context: We have an ASP.NET MVC3 codebase, hosted on CodePlex, currently in the "setup period". This codebase uses several NuGet packages (without changes or additions to the source, just "using" the ...
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Existing buggy code or a brand new one? (From time perspective)

I am facing some issues with a buggy library I currently have and it's used in my current project, I need to finish this project as soon as possible in order to deliver it to our client. However, ...
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EPL-Licensed Library with Closed-Source Commercial Product

The Eclipse Public License is not entirely clear for me. As I understand it, anyone who redistributes a Library whose code is licensed under the EPL is considered to be a Contributor. It then states ...
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Build a native dll or .net dll to be used independently in either set-up

Here's a simple question (kind of), but I'm having a hard time taking a decision. First, a history on how I came to have this problem. In my new job, we need to use a third party API to communicate ...
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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 ;) ...