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Why do projects opt to stay on an older version of the .NET Framework? [closed]

Why do projects opt to stay on an older framework version of the .NET Framework? For example, staying on .NET Framework version 3.5 which was released in 2007 instead of upgrading to the latest 4.5.1 ...
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Requirement that code changes within release be reverse compatible with DB schema

I have recently come across a requirement related to our release/SDLC process that seems a little out of the ordinary to me so I am writing this to inquire whether this practice is common and, if not, ...
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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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Versioning and client upgrade strategy for web applications

I'm writing a web app and am wondering about future upgrades and how upgrading the webapp will affect the user experience. In particular, I was wondering how a company like Google approaches this ...
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Older PHP v/s newer PHP version [closed]

My company is building a website with database. Programmer's used PHP 5.0. My Service Provider (shared) in the meantime upgraded to PHP 5.3.0. Fixes have been on going and seem endless... Do I move ...
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how to do database updates in each release

Our application uses database (mostly Oracle), and database is at the core. Each customer has its own database, with its own copy of application. Now with each new release of our product, we also need ...
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How soon existing projects should be upgraded to newer version of the technologies powering it?

In large scale applications (e.g. Banking Domain), what is the criteria of upgrading an existing project to a newer version of the technology on which it is built? For instance, a .NET application ...
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At what point should I have my Windows developers upgrade to the latest release of Windows?

At what point should I begin upgrading our developer's machines to a later Windows release? From experience, Microsoft typically has an epic fail about every other O.S. (I am really not trying to ...
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How safe it is to do minor JVM upgrades?

I have been working on the JVM for years and I have very rarely experienced a JVM crash ... that is until approx 6 months ago. Since that I have experienced approximately 5 JVM crashes resulting ...
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How do you cope with change in open source frameworks that you use for your projects?

It may be a personal quirk of mine, but I like keeping code in living projects up to date - including the libraries/frameworks that they use. Part of it is that I believe a web app is more secure if ...
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3answers
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How to manage database schema changes in open source project releases

I manage an open source PHP/MySQL web application used by a few K-12 schools and some colleges. I'm also the project's only developer. While it used to be little more than a source download of an ...
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3answers
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How to justify framework upgrades

I am looking at how to justify changes to those who control budgets. For example if we have Enterprise Library 4 on some systems and the latest version is 5, is it worth upgrading? How do you justify ...
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Why do people hesitate to use Python 3?

Python 3 was released in December 2008. A lot of time has passed since then but still today many developers hesitate to use Python 3. Even popular frameworks like Django are not compatible with Python ...