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MODx Web Development by Antano Solar John

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An application framework

An application framework is an integrated platform that makes the process of developing and maintaining applications a lot simpler. Often they support a certain development methodology and provide interfaces and tools to make the development rapid and agile.

An application framework serves the following two primary purposes:

  • Reusable program components: Any code that has been written once should be available for use within the same application, and in other applications too. This is called reusability. Generally, high reusability is achieved by careful planning and adherence to an objected-oriented paradigm. An application framework reduces the overheads in developing such reusable program components, and handles many of ...

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