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used to describe computer programming code that is concise, easy to understand, and expresses the programmer's intent clearly. Questions with this tag relate to the process of…
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the process of improving an existing program to make it work more efficiently or/and using less resources.
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a collection of resources providing data and/or services for developing independent software.
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For questions about the history of programming and computing.
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available as part of .Net framework 3.5 and later.
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The elicitation, analysis, specification, verification, and validation of requirements for a software project.
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for questions about the practice of code review and code walkthroughs. For reviews of existing, working code, please see
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a web-based hosting service for projects that use the open-source Git revision control system.
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Questions involving programming on Microsoft Windows technology, including its API.
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JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) aka the Fat Free Alternative to XML is a lightweight data exchange format inspired by JavaScript object literals. It is often used with JavaScript, Ajax, and RESTful …
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a relational database management system from Microsoft.
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a set of tools additional to a programming language, and to the respective compiler. Sometimes it is mandatory; sometime it is optional, and assists the development of an application.
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the act of one entity proving its identity to another entity. Common examples involve public key cryptography. For example, proving that a banking web site actually belongs to the ba…
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Questions about Ruby, dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features.
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Design patterns (repeatable solutions to commonly occurring problems) and best practices in software engineering
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a property of systems in which several processes are executing at the same time.
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Mnemonics for set of design principles: Single responsibility, Open-closed, Liskov substitution, Interface segregation, Dependency inversion
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In software engineering, continuous integration (CI) implements the continuous building and automated testing of the full software product on a frequent schedule. At least once a day, often several ti…
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the process by which application software is developed for mobile devices (usually low-power handheld or portable devices).
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an open-source web development framework optimized for programmer happiness and maintaining sustainable productivity. Many things are defined by convention, freeing you from having to…
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Questions about legal problems which may arise during software development or questions about software law, patents and copyrights in general.
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a language for specifying the layout and presentation in general of markup such as HTML and XML.
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a popular, open source operating system kernel. Linus Torvalds started development of the kernel in 1991.
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HyperText Transfer Protocol - a textual system for representing web requests and replies.
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Analyzing (un)structured data to convert it into a structured, normalized format.
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significantly affected or best defined by the underlying mathematics of the problem.
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all of the activities that make a software system available for use. Questions relating to deploying software go under this tag.
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A functional programming language
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a digital database based on the relational model of data. This model organizes data into one or more tables (or "relations") of columns and rows
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often a phrase used to describe those in a position of authority responsible for work. Distribution of resources would be a way to describe what managers do though resources i…
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The high level design and description of software systems frequently characterized by having large quantities of persistent data that is accessed concurrently.
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composed of the objects, behavior, relationships, and attributes that make up the industry that is the focus of development.
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A simple, very flexible text format that stands for eXtensible Markup Language, that can be used to exchange, share, and store data. It is easily parsed by computers, but is also readable by programme…
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store programs or data on a temporary or permanent basis for use in a computer or other digital electronic device.
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a technique for mapping between object-oriented systems and relational databases.