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.

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What language to pick Wonderer (32 comments)
Using datasets in the presentation layer Mike (18)
.net: storing results from WebServices in DataSets Ritesh (1)
Use .NET for shrinkwrap product? Smoothie (12)
Html Edits in Web Page WebNewb (7)
To fork or not to fork Best not to use my name, I think. (13)
Design A Delicate Balance Richard Adleta (2)
What are 'overpunched signed fields'? Not old enough (6)
C# Raw Sockets Raj (9)
Storing dates as UTC? Neville Franks (10)
client-Server myth? clientServerWannaBe (12)
Recommend a C# text, post #2 Bored Bystander (7)
Another word for "Wizard" Not-A-Wizard (26)
Power Idea The Next American Inventor (23)
Undeclared identifier really starting to... Blake (9)
Visual C# learner's text Bored Bystander (5)
Uploading in asp classic mikael bergkvist (12)
How to start optimizing a web application? Helena (12)
Targeting 64 bit Andrew Brehm (4)
Perl/Python SOAP clients? xmlcrazy (5)
String Hashing Functions Steve Hirsch (13)
ActiveX with C AC (4)
VS.NET application working in release mode but not debug Chris Wilson (6)
Name this pattern! Paolo Marino (9)
Don't Let Users Confirm Via HTTP GET son of parnas (16)
calling all [c++] architechture gurus cheetah (7)
how do you use vcal? son of parnas (5)
asp mssql mikael bergkvist (2)
Usage tracking OQO (6)
A question about DotNetNuke Kieran (1)
Slow builds taken for granted? ping? (21)
How often do you build? (re: productivity) Warren Stevens (11)
Securing static files within a web application Jim (6)
your coding style? leJuan5150 (10)
Stupid Syntax Preference Shane Harter (32)
Fog Creek in PHX... D in PHX (1)
Is using data files for config a sign of good design? son of parnas (20)
Design in regard to Write-Once Applications Lyndon (5)
Duration of Tooltips Robert Lerner (6)
x++ What do you think Confused (12)
Object and Relational Heirarchies Eric Marthinsen (6)
Pseudocode or Flowchart Examples? Curious (5)
SQL Puzzle Kim (9)
Sharing License Keys Jay (17)
Social Software: Xoreax Incredibuild Steve Keppel-Jones (13)
Please critique concept: best practices matrix database Rowland (2)
Product Name & Namespace M.Davis (7)
Inconsistent databases Andrei Lopatenko (1)
Multi-tenant database design Mr.OnDemand (16)
colo(u)rs and human factors Andy Brice (29)
Recommend Copy Protection & Activation Product? Contractor (1)
Reasonable amount of redundant data thursday (6)
New Office GUI DJ (29)
Easily Integrateable Web Log Analyzer Eric Marthinsen (3)
look & feel looking_good (3)
Tools vs Toys vs Crutches Richard (2)
Looking for a temporary virtual disk product Anon and anon (15)
Behaving as expected doesn't necessarily indicate great design Skeets Norquist (8)
openlaszlo goes dhtml son of parnas (3)
Usable vs. Useful Garth Shoemaker (13)
Re: "Usability in One Easy Step" Peter Delmonte (11)
MS Access as a Development Tool Former COBOL Programmer (14)
37signals book Jason (2)
Coding for the debugger Tom_ (13)
Problem with IHTMLFramesCollection Josy (4)
Streaming audio via AJAX? Rowland (11)
My objection to Flash and Javascript. Rowland (13)
Instant Lookup look_me_up (1)
Pop Up Windows in Web Applications Jorge (8)
Priority Queues Me (8)
Can I generate all this CRUD stuff? Dreamer (14)
Unit Testing Database Applications zigzag (14)
NHibernate Steve (8)
To .NET or not to .NET Roy (19)
A Matter of Conscience vs Customer Requests Paul Brown (23)
Something like MS Access Kim (24)
Simple SQL Help Please. Vince (6)
Representing money with inflation Anon to protect the guilty (13)
Extracting links from a webpage Josy (6)
Closures vs Callbacks Curious (14)
Usability question Alex Tretyakov (11)
Microsoft and hotkeys Kyralessa (3)
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