The Design of Software (CLOSED)

A public forum for discussing the design of software, from the user interface to the code architecture. Now closed.

The "Design of Software" discussion group has been merged with the main Joel on Software discussion group.

The archives will remain online indefinitely.
What to name this function? (17)
Ajax: Returning formatted data vs. raw data Shane Harter (16)
configuration issues with simple MAPI Andy Brice (10)
Email pop3 question Mikael Bergkvist (8)
Beta Testing System Help Stucko (6)
Is there a Web Based .Net Framework installer? Stucko (10)
Question about technology Colin Goudie (0)
how can I beta test in multiple environments? Stucko (6)
Resources repartition Zino (2)
Revision control for binary files Developer #13 (4)
Which Web Technology to use?? EdnoWeb (21)
DBMS design Leo (14)
javascript rant entropy (14)
Unit of Work Albert Tollkuçi (13)
Displaying Random Content Based on Relative Frequency Charley Farley (8)
Database Design Frank R (2)
Invoice / Database Design Andre Gel (6)
Database Design Question... zigzag (12)
OOP confusion jb (8)
ASP service hosting question Alex Tretyakov (0)
Development tool Seemore (2)
Testing websites on mobile devices surreal (5)
Shift/Roster schema question gommo (3)
discoverability and drag and drop Andy Brice (22)
Visual Studio 2005 concurrent builds Tom_ (1)
Associate a File .LLL with my software Stucko (4)
How 2 read the CPU or HDD serial# whhen running in a virtual PC? John Staffini (9)
Javascript, PHP, CSS headaches Young Coder (8)
Quick client/server socket question. nameishere (6)
OOP question: how much up front design? Mr. Analogy (20)
Tough design question for an OOP Guru Mr. Analogy (12)
How can I make functionality more visible? Lyndsey (8)
Design Pattern For Configuration Andy (5)
WS-AtomicTransaction Jon from Proactive Logic (3)
More on globals; what to do in Perl & similal languages? Globalist (9)
When is an exception an exception Wills (46)
Analysis Services (MS OLAP) Stored Procedures Marcus from Melbourne (3)
T-SQL group by and concatenated strings help wanted (8)
What country is my software running in? Universal Exports (18)
Writing to Registery RegFreak (14)
Which screen size should I optimize my GUI for? Trey Moore (19)
Test Application CaliforniaCoder (4)
Database design question BrandonK (11)
Nullable types Albert Tollkuçi (24)
Links vs. Buttons in web apps MonkeySpank (14)
Application Distribution ToDLLorNotToDLL (13)
Working With collateral windows IZI G (2)
Websites: Recurring Billing Solutions? John Rose (5)
Does mshtml.dll come with .net framework? MSHTML (9)
stats/probability question Andy Brice (17)
Rails Migrations noone (4)
Editing with a web application Christopher Wells (7)
How do you exit an application clenly? exitAPP (5)
SQL query puzzle ISV owner phase one - consulting with former employer (5)
Public Information System :: Any Suggestions? charley Farley (11)
Book wanted uncle lavender (4)
design review outback (10)
Overcoming boring feeling desperateforsolution (17)
One for the Javascript Wizards Gavin Laking (6)
Disassemblers TechRodent (4)
Prediction markets - algorithm Narasimha (1)
An error message done right Mark Pearce (5)
Protect application with Strong Name Strong (7)
Now I'm a full fledged Java developer Casey (6)
machine learning Maniac (4)
Tools to document requirements Deepak Trama (5)
Linux and Virtual PC 2004 Nate (18)
Network Subnetting Question gommo (4)
Designing multi-company databases amazed (13)
Bulk emails dangers (0)
using C# .cs file within a project cTOvb (3)
how to handle printing? Ryan (8)
Stock Exhange Data stocksInterested (9)
weird packet loss dan (4)
When it’s a good Idea to cut&paste Sergey (0)
Why is C++ apparently standard for quants' software? Steve Hirsch (23)
Virtual PC question Anon (9)
Easy to use presentation software Deepak Trama (3)
.Net Project Layout Stupid Question = No Real Name :) (6)
We're becoming illiterate Meganonymous Rex (53)
What is good software architecture? Denis Krukovsky (10)
Visual Basic and New Sevenoaks (10)
Super Patterns og "Patterns of Patterns" ThMoJe (14)
JavaScript / Browser Caches Ben Atkin (7)
New Daylight Time rules for US in 2007 - what needs to change? dot for this one (5)
ASP.NET 2.0 - Best Practices? Wayne M. (2)
Application for uploading data Craig HB (8)
Is my use of global variables bad programming practice? Globalist (24)
The difference between code Jeff Williams (3)
Anyone using IBM's EGL in the wild? Crimson (3)
big numbers in Java NPR (4)
C++ design decision: use library supplied string class or char*? Skull-0-mania (32)
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