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C# for OS development

I intend on creating a very basic operating system that does the basic stuff related to the operating system but don't want to work on low level program so was wondering if there was the possibility ...
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XCode debug interrupts my mac system sounds

Does anyone have any idea why when I am debugging with XCode for some time, the sound disappear and I mean all kind of sound(all sounds i.e. iTunes,Players,everything...), even the system ones. I am ...
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Developing within VMs across multiple machines(Virtual box)

Recently I've developed a need to work within a few virtual machines. If I want to work on a different machine I've actually been copying it back and forth and it is a pain to do and causes issues. ...
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Enable 'Show paint rectangles' without having Developer Tools open in Google Chrome

Google Chrome offers an option to visually highlight repainted areas using a Developer Tools option called 'Show paint rectangles'. It is described here: ...
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Development stopped: Is truecrypt unsecure? [closed]

I was looking for truecrypt today and found this: http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/ The page layout changed and claims "truecrypt is unsecure". Futher: "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in ...
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How can we discover what programming language was used to make a software?

How can we discover what programming language a software was written in? For example: Office, Photoshop or any other application and their corresponding languages (C#, Java or ...). Does anyone know?
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After the Heartbleed bug, do we need to update our OpenSSL DLL's?

Our software we develop uses the Indy internet component suite in Delphi. Indy has capabilities for OpenSSL. Since the Heartbleed incident, we're wondering if we need to take action. We distribute 2 ...
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Access MAMP Site on LAN

The senior developer just left our company and I didn't have a chance to ask him how he did the following: At my company we use the hostname "molly.local" in our local development area. We are ...
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What's a good way to test J2ME phone apps on a real device?

I'm starting to develop an app for Java (J2ME) phones. So far, the only way I've been able to test the app on an actual device (not emulator) is to put the jar/jad files on a web server, and download ...
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How to make local DNS for pointing domain *.local to localhost?

I'm developing websites and I use xampp which is configured to automaticly point some type of domains to xampp main directory. For example: When I go to site1.local xampp is displaying page located at ...
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Developing and deploying java application

I've been programming in Java for some time and was trying to develop something that I can 'deploy'. I search online for ways of bundling my java program(s) in installable "packages" but can't find ...
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All iOS Provisioning Profiles stuck at pending

I'm attempting to create new iOS Provisioning Profiles, but as I create them the Apple website hangs as I submit the 'Name the profile and generate' page. Returning to the list of profiles I can see ...
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Share files between Ubuntu and OS X (in the same PC)

I think the question title explains itself, but I will give you some details... I have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 with Ubuntu 13.10 and OS X Mavericks sharing the same hard drive with OS X using most of ...
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The Ubuntu package development environment

I've read a lot (e.g., http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/, http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/) but still can't figure out the following questions. Is there cutting-edge Ubuntu package ...
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Making the Windows Terminal Usable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: maximizing the windows Command prompt What I'd like is a way to make the command prompt and PowerShell a little more user friendly. Some basics of a good terminal or ...
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Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps?

Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps? Even for third party ones not intended to be included in the Windows 8 store? I thought the Metro was the future, and I understand why ...
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Best Approach For Automating Development Environment Installation and Configuration?

This is a problem that has been annoying me for some time now - finally wanted to write about it. Feel free to slap me on the wrist if this has already been discussed in another question on Superuser. ...
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How to script a web application served from ARM board (like Raspberry Pi)? [closed]

What would you suggest as a backend for web application served from a small ARM board like Raspberry Pi running linux? My idea is to control the ARM board via a web interface. This would involve ...
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Is it possible to work on the new Chromebook as a developer?

I saw the new Chromebook which seems great for the price and I thought it would be a good alternative for my personal use (mostly web, mail). But as a web developer, I now I will also use it to work ...
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Is it possible to set up a bare-metal hypervisor on my laptop?

Say I had a Core i7 Laptop with 16GB of RAM and a 750gb drive. Is there a mechanism where I can partition the HD into a Linux, Windows, OS X, Shared Data, Hypervisor setup where I boot a small ...
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“Not all features were successfully changed” when trying to add application development features to Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 Professional x64. When trying to turn some features on the following error occurs, and I am unable to install the features: "An error has occurred. Not all of the features ...
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Portable Ubuntu Development Environment

I'm looking for a solution that allows me to run Ubuntu off a USB stick and have git and few other programs installed that I use regularly for development (FTP, IDE, GIMP, maybe even XAMPP). This way ...
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Turn 2 USB type A ports (receptacles) into an extension cable with 2 type A receptacles using Linux?

I'm currently trying to connect 2 USB devices together, but both ends are type A plugs. Before I buy a physical extension cords with 2 type A receptacles, I'd like to know if I can connect these 2 ...
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How to open ftp link from website in Windows Explorer?

So, i have link on ftp in my page. When user click on this link he's relocate on ftp which open in browser. Is it possible to create behavior such as opening ftp links in Windows Explorer?
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Where to put Visual Studio and SQL Server databases - SSD or HDD? [closed]

Lenovo Thinkpad W520 - Add 128GB or 256GB Vertex 4 I am going to get an ultra-bay for the current HDD for mass storage and data overflow. I am looking at the best way to setup the OS and ...
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What are the risks of giving developers admin rights to their own PCs? [closed]

I need to convince my internal IT department to give my new team of developers admin rights to our own PCs. They seem to think this will create some security risk to the network. Can anyone explain ...
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Any Rest Client for software Development (for testing)? [closed]

I am developing an application that requires lots of REST API calls. I would like to have REST client for testing purpose. Anyone have good recommendation? I know there is a one in firefox plugin. ...
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Transferring iOS/Mac App Store Developer Credentials

I'm a Mac/iOS developer, and currently have all my code and certificates/profiles on a single machine. I'm currently using a 500GB platter drive, but will be moving soon to a 256GB SSD. My drive is ...
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VMWare Fusion on Mac w/ Ubuntu - Setting up shared LAMP Environment

I recently purchased a Mac and installed VMware Fusion and Ubuntu. I've setup LAMP on Ubuntu and setup a mirrored folder between the mac and ubuntu. I want to be able to do my development on the Mac ...
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Software Development Environment Locking up entirely

Currently, our software developers are working with MSVC and have certain parts of their build process reach out to files on the network. Theres one portion of the build process in which they use a ...
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f12 and ctrl + f5 not working correctly

When I try to clear the cache and refresh the page via Ctrl+F5 (or just F5) I get the prompt Type the Internet address of a document, and Internet Explorer will open it for you with a drop down list ...
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Developing Windows Live v14 add ins

I've seen a few tutorials on how to enable add-ons on older versions of windows live, but is there any way to do this in v14? Or is there another way to implement add-ins I created?
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iOS Remote Development

Can an OS X Lion Server be used to develop remotely? If yes, could more than one person be on it at a time? Thoughts? I'm trying to find a way for users without Macs to remote in and learn how to do ...
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What is the difference between Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional

Microsoft makes it so easy these days to pick the right software. I use a Mac but need Windows in a virtual machine for some of my specialized development tools. I am currently running XP and am ...
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Eclipse PDT - SVN is missing, even though I have Subclipse installed

I have following packages installed on my Scientific Linux release 6.0 (Carbon): eclipse-svnkit-1.3.0-3.el6.x86_64 eclipse-rcp-3.6.1-6.13.el6.x86_64 eclipse-swt-3.6.1-6.13.el6.x86_64 ...
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Some guidance on Linux version for general use + interface development?

I'll try to keep this focussed, though by my journey's nature it will want to be everything but. I'm a front-end web developer, I've always developed on Windows with technologies like XHTML, CSS, ...
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What is “upstream”?

I always hear people saying it's better to "merge upstream" and stuff like that when it comes to designing software and the like. I have a feeling it's to do with mainstream linux kernel stuff but I'm ...
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Problem installing Android SDK on Eclipse Galileo

I am using Kubuntu 10.10 and Eclipse Galileo and am trying to install the SDK. I am following the instructions provided at http://developer.android.com. The step where my Eclipse detects the plugin ...
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Ultraportable for development [closed]

I am planning to get a Lenovo ultraportable for development work. It will be a Linux box. I'm looking to compare between the soon-to-be-released x120e ...
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Lightweight CSV viewer for Mac? [closed]

I need to view (large) CSV files on my Mac. I could use something like OpenOffice, but unfortunately it's pretty big and slow. I'm wondering if there's a Mac equivalent of some of the Windows tools ...
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Choosing a Laptop for (Silverlight) Game Development

I use FlatRedBall for Silverlight game development (casual, Flash-style games). I'm toying with the idea of getting a laptop to develop during my commute (~4 hours per day). Probably on Windows XP, ...
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What's the typical latency for key strokes using an ssh connection on a local wifi network?

I develop software on a Macbook Air 1.6 Ghz but find running Rails test suites and generators on this computer very slow. I'm thinking about buying a Linux tower to put on my local wireless network to ...
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Set windows `always below bottom-most`?

There is an "Always on topmost" menu option for windows. I'm not sure if it's related to compiz or metacity. I want to set the Totem player or Cheese the WebCAM player, always below the bottom-most, ...
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The best X11 development guide? [closed]

I have no experience develop with X11. I have once programming with Win32, MFC, DirectX, etc. So there must be a lot Microsoft stuff filled in my brain, and I want to train myself to convert the ...
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software development under chromeOS?

Will I be able to do software development (scala, java, python, ruby, etc.) when I'm using the chromeOS? What are the development environments gonna be like? Currently I use vim, bash, and eclipse ...
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What are your recommended components for a Desktop PC used with .Net technology? [closed]

(Please redirect me & my question to the correct site if SU is not the place to ask this question) What is the best/powerful hardware configuration that you recommend for a Desktop PC used for ...
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Enso Launcher: dead or lives on? where?

I just discovered Enso Launcher, and seems it's a tool I always dreamed about (even tried to made some part of its functionality myself). But it seems, it dead now, and community Enso is only fork of ...
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iPad app development on Windows

Is there anyway you can develop iPad applications on Windows? I know there must be but can't seem to find an appropriate IDE. [Apps using HTML 5, CSS 3 and Javascript]
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Are dev downloads as complete as their regular counterparts?

I was wondering, are dev downloads always as complete as their regular counterparts?
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Get multiple systems at once?

I heard that there are some programmes that allow to feel like you have 2 OS at once, that is to say, you can easily, without rebooting, switch between them. So I have the follwing question concerning ...