I'm mainly looking at this question and the list of things that are on-topic in our FAQ:
- algorithm and data structure concepts
- design patterns
- developer testing
- development methodologies
- freelancing and business concerns
- quality assurance
- software architecture
- software engineering
- software licensing
However, our FAQ also states in the list of things that are off-topic:
implementation issues or programming tools (ask on Stack Overflow instead)
Some of the things that are on topic are supported by tools. There are tools to capture and manage requirements. There are tools for software design and architecture used to create or verify models. There are tools, such as the one in the linked to question, to support gathering measurements and metrics from software projects. There are tools to support developer testing and quality assurance in the form of CI servers. Part of software engineering is configuration management, often supported by version control systems.
Given that there are tools that support areas of professional software development that are on topic per our FAQ, does that mean that there are indeed some tool questions which belong here as opposed to Stack Overflow? If so, what can we do to make it more clear what type of tool questions belong here versus on Stack Overflow?