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Sharing an enum between a C++ and C# solution

We have 2 applications that are part of our product, one is written in native C++ and lives in its own solution, and the other is a C# application in its own solution. Both solutions are in the same ...
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Programming Language Interoperation for Website

Say I have one website created with the LAMP stack and another with the MEAN stack. I want to create a program which estimates the entropy of a password so that I can add a password strength meter to ...
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Maintaining evolving versions of interop structures and classes

A C# .NET application talks to an external component by calling a known API and marshalling interop structures from the component's response. This is already implemented and working well. However, ...
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Is there a better way of communicating between systems?

I work for a software company that makes business information systems for a large enterprise. We do systems for invoicing, payment, planning, etc. The enterprise uses SAP for their core system, and ...
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interoperability between two independent platforms via HL7 FHIR

Mobile app: (Patient) I've developed an android mobile application which you can register, login, enter your personal information, enter your blood pressure factors, heart rate, and blood sugar. In ...
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Can programs of different languages communicate information without file io? [duplicate]

Is it possible to write a C++ program that, say, passes an int array to a java program without writing it to a file? Motivation for question: I was wondering what matlab is and how it came to be an ...
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Better to write your .NET library with COM limitations in mind, or separate your .NET library from Interop?

I came across this interesting article: How I Came to Love COM Interoperability on CodeProject, which got me thinking... The author argues that they do not want any COM-ities in their .NET library ...
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Why the practice of writing unit tests in a different language isn't that popular?

When Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008, there was a thing they were talking a lot about at the conferences and in their online tutorials: the idea of writing the actual code in one language, and ...
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Best way to handle language interoperability

Background In a language like F#, direct interoperability with most other .NET languages is possible. For example, it is possible to use classes written in C# directly in F#, and it is possible to ...
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How would I allow a PHP front end to communicate with a back end written in Go (or any other combination of languages)?

I like PHP. It's not overly complex to achieve what you want, you can write straight up HTML inside it, and I suppose I'm just used to it. I also like Go, having just discovered it while looking for ...
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How do processes communicate? [closed]

What transports/pipes/interops are available that most or all languages support across OSs? Not necessarily, network, but interprocess. Or is interprocess communication OS specific? I mean, for ...
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Why would programmers ignore ISO standards? [closed]

One of the things I run into often is problems caused by programs which don't conform to ISO standardss. One example would be not using the ISO country tables but making up their own shorthands, ...
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High-Level SQL Interoperability

In a server -> client scenario, wouldn't it be simpler and faster to grant a public user access to a Stored Procedure rather than using web services (XML, REST, SOAP, etc) and other interoperable ...
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What is a cross-platform way to expose an Array[][] over a webservice? Any JSON nuances to be aware of?

I need to expose an Array[][] to many different clients (iPhone, Android, PC, Unix, etc), and need to make it available over HTTP/s This brings me to JSON, and makes me wonder how do all the other *...
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IL and case-sensitivity

Quoted from A Brief Introduction To IL code, CLR, CTS, CLS and JIT In .NET CLS stands for Common Language Specifications. It is a subset of CTS. CLS is a set of rules or guidelines which if ...
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Should I encrypt files saved by my program

I'm trying to decide on what format I should save data in, and hopefully this question will help me come to a decision. The program I'm writing uses 'databases' in which word=meaning (not a dictionary,...
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How can I combine C/Fortran with JavaScript?

I'm working on a project where I need heavy numerical calculations to be real-time visualized with something flexible like D3.js. Are there frameworks out there that would let me painlessly achieve ...
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