Questions tagged [software]

Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provides the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it.

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How do I prove an app is mine? [closed]

So I am in the process of finishing an app (android for now), and I have a doubt about if I should have papers that proof that I made that app. Its the first time for me to publish an app, and I am ...
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What is difference between system software & application software? [closed]

How we can differentiate between system software and application software? Specifically Internet Explorer belongs to which category? I am talking about built-in Internet Explorer that is already ...
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Prune Certain Tree Branches with AI [closed]

Where I live there is a pear industry. Many farmers have pear trees and it happens that those trees need to be pruned every year in order to grow stronger and give better fruit. The problem is, it ...
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Testing can detect the presence of error but not the absence of error, why?

I hear and see this statement almost in every academic book related to software engineering Testing can detect the presence of errors and not the absence of errors. But I do not get it clear. ...
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How is software made to run on thousands of computers

When you are done with programming, you may have used many libraries that you maybe had to buy, different software and tools and then when your run your programm, your programm compiles and calls ...
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OOP classes hierachies for aiding static checking justified?

upfront I develop software for big data applications of which use is beyond my control (it ends up with a user), but I am not a trained software developer. So I apologize for any wrong terminology. ...
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Why does Halstead's formula for estimated program length look like this?

According to the Halstead's software metrics: Estimated program length: Can you please explain me, why the formula uses logarithm to base 2? Why not something else? Why exactly logarithm? What’s ...
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Onion Architecture: Should Service Layer contain DB Context?

In Onion Architecture, we have repository layer which conducts Crud Operations (simple insert, delete, update). (Applying Entity Framework with database) Onion Architecture Additionally , we have ...
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Is it okay to use non-static getters and setters for static variables?

Will the following design prove hard to scale in the long run: class A { private static volatile boolean someFlag; public void setSomeFlag(boolean newFlag) { someFlag = newFlag; }...
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Definition of Done/Definition of Ready - Shared for the whole organization?

Definition of Done and Definition of Ready may be very helpful in the organizations that are new to Agile methodology and Scrum framework. Must all teams share the same DoD and DoR or it can be ...
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What were the most used SDLCs before Agile? [closed]

Before the creation of Agile, what were the most used models in Software Development? I am writing a thesis on the various ITS software (like Jira) used to implement these models and I want to put a ...
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Should Specification Patterns return IEnumerable, IQueryable, or Expression?

We are implementing Specification Patterns with Domain Driven Design. Company architect also wants us to utilize Generic repository (not my choice). Currently require specification Pattern for Filter ...
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Unit Tests vs System Tests

I've always know Unit Tests to be something you do in code. You write functions to test other functions. Our team has been working with the same project manager for a while now and he's always ...
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How important is sprint test plan in agile?

I have been preparing a test plan for every sprint even if I have a master test plan just to plan the test for the current sprint. I am including topics like: Introduction Purpose Feature Overview ...
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How to handle views and logic in a Winform C# app? [closed]

I come from a webdev background so I'm used to MVC to handle the separation between the views and the logic (and the data/models). I'm starting to develop using Winforms in C# and I want to know what'...
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How do I save user data in a file and populate the GUI/Software based on that file?

So I'm developing a GUI that consists of many widgets such as checkbox, buttons, radio-buttons, combo-box using Python Qt5. This GUI is to perform some calcualtion based on user choices. I'm trying to ...
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What are the key benefits of COCOMO and NASA datasets in software effort estimation? [closed]

The COCOMO and NASA datasets are widely used in most of the systematic literature review about software efforts estimations and I want to know the reason for it? I have read many papers which used ...
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Formulating requirements using ISO/IEC/IEEE 29148-2011/2018

I'm trying to formulate some requirements using the ISO/IEC/IEEE 29148 standards. I know that the following is correct according to the standards. The system [Subject] shall stop [Action] only when ...
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How do you decide to group components in software architectures? [closed]

I am aware that this might be a question with only subjective responses, but i keep coming back to this thought. When you are designing a software's architecture, do you group components by their kind ...
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What part of development should a software designer do? [closed]

My manager recently promoted me to "software designer". I am not aware that this title exists. As far as I know SAs creates high level code design and do diagrams. I have a hard time understanding ...
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Terminology for time taken for a program to open [closed]

What do you call the time taken for a software to launch? Let's say a program or an associated file is clicked at t = t0 and the program loads open at t = t1. What is t1 - t0 called?
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What is the best definition for Dependency Injection?

Every time someone reaches me and asks me to define the Dependency Injection in a conceptual way and explain the real pros and cons of using DI in software design. I confess that I have some ...
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API and motherboard

I'm new on API and still undergoing some research to gain knowledge for my presentations for next few days. Different motherboard have different CPU socket. So I was just wondering, do API affect ...
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Should I use async for networking application/library [closed]

I decided to make an application, networking application, don't know what it has to do yet but mainly it should be a cross-client kind of like framework networking application/library. Since ...
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Does this count as a user story for a basic Sudoku game?

I am trying to make a user story for a basic Sudoku game, using the agile software development approach. I get the concept behind user stories, but I was just wondering if it was possible to get an ...
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Serving tasks for multiple users from one queue in parallel way

I'm designing a solution in which users perform tasks based on task queue. The point is to create system, where user goes on specific URL and server serves him listing with for example: items to asses ...
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Software Development Life Cycle

I want to know why maintainability is important? All I know is that software require updates and patches to either add new features or fix occuring bugs and errors. But is there more to it than what ...
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How many valid users to test the software that has been developed?

Anyone know, how many users are valid to use the prototype of the software that we have made? I have conducted research on the reference to the "Software Engineering A Practitioner's Approach book ...
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How to design deeply nested data structure?

I've been asked to design folder-like structure (in java, but I expect this solution to be language agnostic). There is one root, just like / on linux. Then, it can have almost indefinitely nested ...
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Meaning of Machine in Compiler Theory

Can anyone tell me what does "machine" means in Compiler Theory? Does it mean computer in general or operating system? Actually, the problem is I understand the definition of machine language as "the ...
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How thoroughly should you document business flows for a product or system you are learning?

I work on applications that have user documentation but it is not organized or updated to the current release. Is it worth my time to create my own documentation with screenshots and notes on all the ...
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Changelog generation, manually or automatically? What is recommended?

I was reading what is a changelog in keepachangelog.com and says that we shouldn't drop our git logs for the creationg of this file, but I see a lot of projects do it like the Angular framework ...
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Should a developer write “Solution document” before start coding?

Why we do this is for "Planning before we code" and one another point is to "help the newcomers in the team". We are a team of 5-8 members. We do have API documentation and Readme included with our ...
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How should I Implement a general method that could be used across several view models?

Currently I have implemented a method in to a model to take a screen shot like so E.G. Interface public interface ICapture { void CaptureMethod(); } This is the model that implements that ...
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How to resolve multiple user serve on multiple location appointment booking system

I'm trying to build an appointment system but at one point I stuck Problem: I define available slots for the next 7 days with help of a cron. I have multiple users serve service more than one ...
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How do I prevent people from sharing my software [duplicate]

Let's say I create an application that is free, let's call this Software A and then I create the same piece of software but with some premium features, this will be Software B. Let's say I advertise ...
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Replace Conditional with Polymorphism in a proper way?

Consider two classes Dog and Cat both conforming to Animal protocol (in terms of Swift programming language. That'd be interface in Java/C#). We have a screen displaying a mixed list of dogs and ...
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Writing software from scratch in business [closed]

I'm a programmer with ten years of experience. I've worked as full time programmer in 2 companies in these ten years as a software developer. I have always loved to have my own business. My question ...
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Maintaining list of items seen by an user

I am developing an app and I need to tackle a problem here. The app is kind of an e-commerce app where each user will be shown a list of items daily. The problem is, I need to keep a track of all the ...
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Stop a process for human control if some score is reached (Screening System)

Say I have a blogging system. Users can create posts that will get automatically published unless some score is reached. So when users save a post, we do some calculations and add up some numbers ...
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Is over communication a sign of bad software sometimes? [closed]

Currently, I work in a company that divides the product into squads, and each squad is responsible for a different product (or software). The squad that I've been working takes care of a software that ...
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What to specify as interfaces in component diagrams

I am following the textbook Object oriented software specification using UML, patterns and Java (3rd edition) and I am defining interfaces between system components (subsystems). But I encountered a ...
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New developer can't keep up with branch merges

I am the new developer - this is my first programming position. My issue is this: We use git - I cut a branch from our develop branch, then I start working on the minor task I've been assigned. It's ...
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how important is software download checksum?

Often software sites would offer signatures and checksum for integrity check after software download. How crucial is checksum(e.g md5) verification process and what other sort of security does or can ...
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Separate UI applications vs single with logic for showing/hiding functionality

Currently my company has a single internal application that our support agents use. It only supports one product at this time. Tech stack is angular on the front end and spring micro services for ...
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Do all operations in the modern software boil down to arithmetic operations and data movements [duplicate]

Is it fair to assume that all or most operations in modern software like mouse movements, keyboard events, working with a browser and its controls, playing a game etc. come down to arithmetic/logical ...
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What do I need to do before starting a project? [closed]

This is quite a silly question, but I really don't know what to do before starting a project. Take this project for example: https://github.com/kutlugsahin/smooth-dnd/ This project to me is quite ...
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Software layers and data mapping

Before I would ask my question, here is the context: I am working on one part of a relatively big software. In its simplest form there are 3 layers of the software lets call them lower layer, middle ...
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Technical documentation vs Software design documentation

I am trying to start a documentation about a class library that is already finished/developed. The purpose of the documentation is to be used by other developers in order to understand what kind of ...
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What is the technical term for the modifiers that come after a command?

For instance: python3 -m What is the technical term for the "-m" ? And, where can I find a list of these "modifiers" that correspond to a command? Then, how would I find out what each of these "-...