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I like maple_shaft's answer, however wanted to write my own for reducing the on-topic page's wall-of-text since it's far too long for a comment on his answer.

What topics can I ask about here?

Software Engineering Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for professionals and students in software engineering and related fields who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software engineering, software architecture, and software development.

If you have a question about...

  • software architecture and design
  • development methodologies and processes
  • algorithm or data structure concepts
  • software release management
  • quality assurance or testing strategies

and it is not about...

...then you're in the right place to ask your question!

Please make sure that your question is not too broad or strongly rooted in opinions. If you have questions that warrant an extended discussion, feel free to come to chat.

Before asking, look around to see if your question has been asked. If you see similar questions, be sure to check out their answers and differentiate your question from other, related questions.

For more details, please see our curated FAQ on Meta Programmers Stack Exchange.

To summarize changes

  • Replaced initial paragraph with tag line from maple_shaft's answer
  • Reduced on-topic list. Its not to say those other items are not on-topic, but they can be generally lumped together with a different bullet point or are a part of the broader common definition of "software engineering". I am tempted to remove the QA&Testing bullet point as well, but I'll leave that up to someone else.
  • Reduced the off-topic list. This is not to say those items are now on-topic, but I think they no longer will need to be explicitly mentioned in the On-Topic page as off-topic.
  • Removed or reduced a lot of the remaining text.

Scope should not change. Even licensing questions can sit in a gray area where if the specific question falls under the general umbrella of software engineering, it's OK, but if it's too close to "legal aid", it's off-topic.

I like maple_shaft's answer, however wanted to write my own for reducing the on-topic page's wall-of-text since it's far too long for a comment on his answer.

What topics can I ask about here?

Software Engineering Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for professionals and students in software engineering and related fields who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software engineering, software architecture, and software development.

If you have a question about...

  • software architecture and design
  • development methodologies and processes
  • algorithm or data structure concepts
  • software release management
  • quality assurance or testing strategies

and it is not about...

...then you're in the right place to ask your question!

Please make sure that your question is not too broad or strongly rooted in opinions. If you have questions that warrant an extended discussion, feel free to come to chat.

Before asking, look around to see if your question has been asked. If you see similar questions, be sure to check out their answers and differentiate your question from other, related questions.

For more details, please see our curated FAQ on Meta Programmers Stack Exchange.

To summarize changes

  • Replaced initial paragraph with tag line from maple_shaft's answer
  • Reduced on-topic list. Its not to say those other items are not on-topic, but they can be generally lumped together with a different bullet point or are a part of the broader common definition of "software engineering". I am tempted to remove the QA&Testing bullet point as well, but I'll leave that up to someone else.
  • Reduced the off-topic list. This is not to say those items are now on-topic, but I think they no longer will need to be explicitly mentioned in the On-Topic page as off-topic.
  • Removed or reduced a lot of the remaining text.

Scope should not change. Even licensing questions can sit in a gray area where if the specific question falls under the general umbrella of software engineering, it's OK, but if it's too close to "legal aid", it's off-topic.

I like maple_shaft's answer, however wanted to write my own for reducing the on-topic page's wall-of-text since it's far too long for a comment on his answer.

What topics can I ask about here?

Software Engineering Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for professionals and students in software engineering and related fields who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software engineering, software architecture, and software development.

If you have a question about...

  • software architecture and design
  • development methodologies and processes
  • algorithm or data structure concepts
  • software release management
  • quality assurance or testing strategies

and it is not about...

...then you're in the right place to ask your question!

Please make sure that your question is not too broad or strongly rooted in opinions. If you have questions that warrant an extended discussion, feel free to come to chat.

Before asking, look around to see if your question has been asked. If you see similar questions, be sure to check out their answers and differentiate your question from other, related questions.

For more details, please see our curated FAQ on Meta Programmers Stack Exchange.

To summarize changes

  • Replaced initial paragraph with tag line from maple_shaft's answer
  • Reduced on-topic list. Its not to say those other items are not on-topic, but they can be generally lumped together with a different bullet point or are a part of the broader common definition of "software engineering". I am tempted to remove the QA&Testing bullet point as well, but I'll leave that up to someone else.
  • Reduced the off-topic list. This is not to say those items are now on-topic, but I think they no longer will need to be explicitly mentioned in the On-Topic page as off-topic.
  • Removed or reduced a lot of the remaining text.

Scope should not change. Even licensing questions can sit in a gray area where if the specific question falls under the general umbrella of software engineering, it's OK, but if it's too close to "legal aid", it's off-topic.

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I like maple_shaft's answer, however wanted to write my own for reducing the on-topic page's wall-of-texton-topic page's wall-of-text since it's far too long for a comment on his answer.

What topics can I ask about here?

Software Engineering Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for professionals and students in software engineering and related fields who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software engineering, software architecture, and software development.

If you have a question about...

  • software architecture and design
  • development methodologies and processes
  • algorithm or data structure concepts
  • software release management
  • quality assurance or testing strategies

and it is not about...

...then you're in the right place to ask your question!

Please make sure that your question is not too broad or strongly rooted in opinions. If you have questions that warrant an extended discussion, feel free to come to chat.

Before asking, look aroundlook around to see if your question has been asked. If you see similar questions, be sure to check out their answers and differentiate your question from other, related questions.

For more details, please see our curated FAQ on Meta Programmers Stack Exchange.

To summarize changes

  • Replaced initial paragraph with tag line from maple_shaft's answer
  • Reduced on-topic list. Its not to say those other items are not on-topic, but they can be generally lumped together with a different bullet point or are a part of the broader common definition of "software engineering". I am tempted to remove the QA&Testing bullet point as well, but I'll leave that up to someone else.
  • Reduced the off-topic list. This is not to say those items are now on-topic, but I think they no longer will need to be explicitly mentioned in the On-Topic page as off-topic.
  • Removed or reduced a lot of the remaining text.

Scope should not change. Even licensing questions can sit in a gray area where if the specific question falls under the general umbrella of software engineering, it's OK, but if it's too close to "legal aid", it's off-topic.

I like maple_shaft's answer, however wanted to write my own for reducing the on-topic page's wall-of-text since it's far too long for a comment on his answer.

What topics can I ask about here?

Software Engineering Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for professionals and students in software engineering and related fields who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software engineering, software architecture, and software development.

If you have a question about...

  • software architecture and design
  • development methodologies and processes
  • algorithm or data structure concepts
  • software release management
  • quality assurance or testing strategies

and it is not about...

...then you're in the right place to ask your question!

Please make sure that your question is not too broad or strongly rooted in opinions. If you have questions that warrant an extended discussion, feel free to come to chat.

Before asking, look around to see if your question has been asked. If you see similar questions, be sure to check out their answers and differentiate your question from other, related questions.

For more details, please see our curated FAQ on Meta Programmers Stack Exchange.

To summarize changes

  • Replaced initial paragraph with tag line from maple_shaft's answer
  • Reduced on-topic list. Its not to say those other items are not on-topic, but they can be generally lumped together with a different bullet point or are a part of the broader common definition of "software engineering". I am tempted to remove the QA&Testing bullet point as well, but I'll leave that up to someone else.
  • Reduced the off-topic list. This is not to say those items are now on-topic, but I think they no longer will need to be explicitly mentioned in the On-Topic page as off-topic.
  • Removed or reduced a lot of the remaining text.

Scope should not change. Even licensing questions can sit in a gray area where if the specific question falls under the general umbrella of software engineering, it's OK, but if it's too close to "legal aid", it's off-topic.

I like maple_shaft's answer, however wanted to write my own for reducing the on-topic page's wall-of-text since it's far too long for a comment on his answer.

What topics can I ask about here?

Software Engineering Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for professionals and students in software engineering and related fields who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software engineering, software architecture, and software development.

If you have a question about...

  • software architecture and design
  • development methodologies and processes
  • algorithm or data structure concepts
  • software release management
  • quality assurance or testing strategies

and it is not about...

...then you're in the right place to ask your question!

Please make sure that your question is not too broad or strongly rooted in opinions. If you have questions that warrant an extended discussion, feel free to come to chat.

Before asking, look around to see if your question has been asked. If you see similar questions, be sure to check out their answers and differentiate your question from other, related questions.

For more details, please see our curated FAQ on Meta Programmers Stack Exchange.

To summarize changes

  • Replaced initial paragraph with tag line from maple_shaft's answer
  • Reduced on-topic list. Its not to say those other items are not on-topic, but they can be generally lumped together with a different bullet point or are a part of the broader common definition of "software engineering". I am tempted to remove the QA&Testing bullet point as well, but I'll leave that up to someone else.
  • Reduced the off-topic list. This is not to say those items are now on-topic, but I think they no longer will need to be explicitly mentioned in the On-Topic page as off-topic.
  • Removed or reduced a lot of the remaining text.

Scope should not change. Even licensing questions can sit in a gray area where if the specific question falls under the general umbrella of software engineering, it's OK, but if it's too close to "legal aid", it's off-topic.

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