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Questions about problem solving and planning for a solution through software design.
Java is a high-level, platform-independent, object-oriented programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems. Java is currently owned by Oracle, which purchased Sun in 2010.
C# is a multiparadigm, managed, garbage-collected object-oriented programming language created by Microsoft in parallel with the .NET platform
A design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem in software design.
The high-level design and description of a software system. Architectural design distills away details of implementations, algorithms, and data representation to concentrate on the interaction of "bla…
A methodology that enables a system to be modeled as a set of objects that can be controlled and manipulated in a modular manner
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Questions about C++, a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose programming language.
In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is an effective method expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function. Algorithms are used for calculation, data p…
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for general database questions. If you question is specific to SQL or NoSQL, use the corresponding tags instead.
JavaScript (not to be confused with Java) is a high-level, dynamic, multi-paradigm, weakly-typed language used for both client-side and server-side scripting. Use this tag for questions regarding com…
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Questions about PHP, a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development.
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Python is a dynamically typed, high-level interpreted programming language. Its design focuses on clear syntax, an intuitive approach to object-oriented programming, and making the right way to do thi…
Unit testing is a method by which individual units of source code are tested to determine if they are fit for use.
Object-oriented design is the process of planning a system of interacting objects for the purpose of solving a software problem.
Domain-driven design (DDD) is an approach to develop software for complex needs by connecting the implementation to an evolving model.
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Programming Practices are the commonly or not so commonly used practices in development of software. These can include things like Agile Development, Kanban, Coding shortcuts, etc.
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Representational state transfer, or REST, is an architectural style for networking software to transfer information through the web.
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Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an intranet.
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Verifying the behavior of a software system against the expected behavior of that system.
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The .NET Framework is a software framework for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It includes an implementation of the Base Class Library, Common Language Runtime, and Dynamic Language Runtime. It s…
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Artificial languages for instructing computers to do steps of computation in order to complete tasks. They allow programmers to communicate with computers.
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Questions about the implementation of software licenses on software. General questions about open source software licenses should be asked at instead. Legal questions…
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For questions about structuring the data within a database. How to lay out tables, whether to use a relational DB or not, etc.
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C is a general-purpose computer programming language used for operating systems, games and other high performance work.
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An application programming interface (API) is the specification for which software is meant to be used by other software.
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Git is an open-source DVCS (Distributed Version Control System)
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Application Programming Interface (API) Design discusses best practises for creating libraries intended for general purpose or public use.
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Agile software development is a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-o…
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Web applications are applications that are accessed over the "web", which can mean the Internet, or an internal network (an intranet).
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Coding style is a set of guidelines that helps readability and understanding of the source code.
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Microservices are small, independent processes that communicate with each other to form complex applications which utilize language-agnostic APIs. These services are small building blocks, highly deco…
A programming discipline for tracking, storing and retrieving revisions of source code.
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MVC (Model-View-Controller) is a software architecture pattern that enforces separation of concerns.
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Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve specific goals.
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For questions relating to cryptography and IT security. This can be computer, network, or database security.
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QUESTIONS ABOUT LICENSING ARE OFF-TOPIC. You may ask questions about open source licensing on This tag is for asking about designing programs that interact with o…
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