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This page provides an overview of 505 articles related to 'framework', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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In computer programming, a software framework is an abstraction in which common code providing generic functionality can be selectively overridden or specialized by user code, thus providing specific functionality. Frameworks are a special case of software libraries in that they are reusable abstractions of code wrapped in a well-defined Application programming interface (API), yet they contain some key distinguishing features that separate them from normal libraries. There are different types of software frameworks: conceptual, application, domain, platform, component, service, development, etc.... The designers of software frameworks aim to facilitate software development by allowing designers and programmers to devote their time to meeting software requirements rather than dealing with the more standard low-level details of providing a working system, thereby reducing overall development time. For example, a team using a web application framework to develop a banking web-site can focus on the operations of account withdrawals rather than the mechanics of request handling and state management. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Framework)

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Metadata related to 'framework' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'framework': 505 (29.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'framework' across all Ariadne articles: 1386
  • Average number of references to 'framework' per Ariadne article: 2.74
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'framework': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'framework': 45 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'framework':

  1. chris awre (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. marieke guy (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. ian dolphin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. michael a. fraser (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. lorcan dempsey (see articles on this topic by this author)

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VIF: Version Identification Workshop

Sarah Molloy reports on a half-day workshop on the use of the Version Identification Framework, held in Hatton Garden, London on 22 April 2008.

April 2008, issue55, event report

Virtual Research Environments: Overview and Activity

Michael Fraser provides an overview of the virtual research environment (VRE) and introduces three JISC-funded projects in which Oxford University is participating.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Virtual Universities: Institutional Issues for Information Professionals

Jonathan Foster examines the institutional implications of networked approaches to learning for information professionals.

September 2000, issue25, feature article

VITAL services? Evaluating IT access in Public Libraries

Project officer Juliet Eve discusses the value and impact of end-user IT services in public libraries.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Volcanic Eruptions Fail to Thwart Digital Preservation - the Planets Way

Matthew Barr, Amir Bernstein, Clive Billenness and Manfred Thaller report on the final Planets training event Digital Preservation - The Planets Way held in Rome over 19 - 21 April 2010.

April 2010, issue63, event report

Web 2.0: Building the New Library

Paul Miller explores some of the recent buzz around the concept of 'Web 2.0' and asks what it means for libraries and related organisations.

October 2005, issue45, feature article

Web Accessibility Revealed: The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Audit

Marcus Weisen, Helen Petrie, Neil King and Fraser Hamilton describe a comprehensive Web accessibility audit involving extensive user testing as well as automatic testing of Web sites.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Web Curator Tool

Philip Beresford tells the story (from The British Library's perspective) of the development of new software to aid all stages of harvesting Web sites for preservation.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Web Focus: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies

Brian Kelly with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Web Focus: Hot News From WWW10

Brian Kelly reports on the Tenth International World Wide Web Conference, held in Hong Kong on 1-5 May 2001.

June 2001, issue28, tooled up

Web Focus: QA Focus Has Finished - Let's Start Embedding QA

Brian Kelly reviews the JISC-funded QA Focus Project and argues that developers should be using quality assurance principles.

October 2004, issue41, tooled up

Web Focus: Report On The Sixth Institutional Web Management Workshop

Brian Kelly with a report on the Sixth Institutional International Web Management Workshop held this year at the University of Strathclyde.

July 2002, issue32, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on the WWW 8 Conference

Brian Kelly discusses WWW8 in Toronto, which took place in May 1999.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Focus: The 7th World Wide Web Conference

Brian Kelly is interviewed about the 7th World Wide Web Conference upon his return from Brisbane.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Web Focus: The WWW 2005 Conference

Brian Kelly provides his impressions including reports of areas of doubt and uncertainty - but also of an exciting new development.

July 2005, issue44, tooled up

Web-archiving: Managing and Archiving Online Documents and Records

Neil Beagrie and Philip Pothen report on the Digital Preservation Coalition Forum held 25th March 2002.

July 2002, issue32, event report

What Are Your Terms?

Pete Johnston introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?

Jean Godby assesses the customised subsets of metadata elements that have been defined by 35 projects using the LOM standard to describe e-learning resources.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

What Is a URI and Why Does It Matter?

Henry S. Thompson describes how recent developments in Web technology have affected the relationship between URI and resource representation and the related consequences.

October 2010, issue65, feature article

What Is a URI?

Ian Peacock explains 'URI' in plain English.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

What Is RDF?

Rachel Heery explains RDF (Resource Description Framework)

March 1998, issue14, regular column

What Is XML?

Brian Kelly elucidates another infuriating three letter acronym: XML.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

What Users Want: An Academic 'Hybrid' Library Perspective

Reg Carr reflects on the development of a user-centred approach in academic libraries over recent decades and into the era of the hybrid library.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Workshop on E-Research, Digital Repositories and Portals

Rob Allan, Rob Crouchley and Caroline Ingram report on a two-day workshop held at University of Lancaster over 6-7 September 2006

October 2006, issue49, event report

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