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Send data in request http headers [closed]

We are designing a service application that roles as an API gateway. It connects to some connectors (web services) that connects to an vendor service, handle the data, and return to mobile and web ...
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Expose an API end point inside a console application Is this possible? or I should deploy a web application inside IIS [closed]

I am working on a new project which contain 2 main parts:- Schedule service which reads files from SharePoint online and send them to external API The external API will proceed the received ...
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Why was my question for reasons to initialize using arguments over member variables flagged as an "Opinion based question"?

In c++, Is there any reason to initialize using arguments over member variables ( Or vice versa )? A reason is different from an opinion. And I qualified that I was interested in whether there was a ...
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Why is asking if someone elaborated on a decision, an "Opinion based question"?

This question here: Why is/was Bjarne opposed to adding strong/opaque typedefs to the core language of c++? Is asking if Bjarne ever elaborated on why he opposed strong or opaque typedefs. It got ...
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Why my question about user storage is closed?

I have an issue while storing user data. Firstly post in on code review. Someone tell me that this site will be more appropriate. Such as I was doubting between both, I post it on Software Engineering....
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How is asking, "Is there formal terminology for storage of key value pairs?" an opinion based question?

"Formal" being the working term here. I did not ask what people "informally" thought. I asked Is there formal terminology for storage of key value pairs? And it gets closed for ...
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Would a question about when to use (and not use) subdomains be on topic?

I was going to use subdomains to allow routing to various categories on a site, but someone advised against that approach (but didn't say why). For example, routes like baseball.example.com basketball....
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I think my post was mismarked as spam

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Could H correctly decide that P never halts? This SE meta post says, a post should be marked as spam only if it promotes a product, ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Question closed for being "opinion-based" but I only asked for the name of a principle

A bit earlier, I posted this question : Has "Using the inappropriate technology bias" an official name? It has been down voted and closed for being opinion-based. I don't understand why ...
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Question about designing a schema - on topic?

I have an SQL schema and I have some doubts whether the schema is going to massively change in the future. The schema describes entities of a game like user, rooms, board etc. Would a question ...
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How can the OP improve this question further to get it reopened?

Concerning this question: Possible trajectories with time travel I see currently four close votes, casted before the OP's latest edit, which was made with the intention to make the question more ...
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is this the correct place to ask educational/review questions?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Any good resources on oracle PL/SQL for review or study? I recently posted a question here about educational resources, is ...
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Once a question starts getting downvoted, is it doomed?

This post was inspired by this question. Suppose a new user asks a question, but it isn't clear what the question is asking. Within minutes, it will start attracting down-votes and votes to close. At ...
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Why was this question downvoted?

Here's a link to a question I just posted. I wanted to understand the trade-off between WET vs DRY code better so I wrote a question about how I've never understood the WET approach to coding. The ...
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Why Is One Question Closed for Legal Advice and the Other Upvoted?

So I recently submitted a question that got shot-down immediately for asking legal advice. It is as follows: Hybrid Source License That Is Basically Open Source but Prevents Competition? However, ...
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Feedback on new tag: Visual Testing

I've been here for years now but I have finally added a tag. Consider me a newbie on this and critically review Visual Testing About I've tagged it on How to test UI frameworks and will add it to ...
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Fast mod-deletion of positively scored question

I was reading this question Is there any programming language with a “negative” type system? (10K link), when the system informed me the question had been deleted. The question was deleted by a ...
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Contradiction in the site's scope definition?

The "don't ask" page of the site says, a good question should insist on answers where opinion is backed up with facts and references. But when a question - even when well written and ...
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Why is this question closed as off-topic?

What algorithm to use for substractive machining RT simulation? Regarding this question, I am asking about the current state of the art, that is, the proper algorithm for this problem. To put an ...
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Last chance for this question - can someone explain what is wrong with my first question?

Yesterday after 5+ years of membership I asked my first question here. Within 16 hours it received 2 negative votes and 60-something views. I don't want to reiterate all that philology that's been ...
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Can you give an example of a question that is welcome on SE, but is off-topic on SO?

Can you give an example of a question that is welcome on SoftwareEngineering, but is off-topic on StackOverflow? If you can't, why does this site exist?
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Can I ask for feedback on a list of ideas and thoughts, and the pros and cons I could think of, about designing a chess game?

I'd like to try coding a program to play chess. Therefore, to help myself, I'm writing down some possible choices that I will have to make to design the program (e.g. what data type for the chessboard,...
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How make a question about feedback for an university exercises?

I would like ask for feedback in exercises which has a little extensive statement. More specifically there are use cases exercises which have a business description that can be 1 or two Word pages but ...
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How to make a question about Elastic Search on topic?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: How does Elastic Search differ from Google or Yahoo Search? How can I make this on topic please? I'm not trying to advertise or ...
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Question about "What does XYZ Cloud Technologies, Inc. offer that Big Tech clouds don't?"

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post How can I make this on topic, please? The close reason is Questions asking us to find or recommend tools, libraries, programming ...
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Is this question a good candidate for reopening?

I don't think this question is worthless to this site. While it has a misleading title ("Why use dropdowns over textboxes in this case" would be better) I had thought it worth answering. I ...
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Is it allowed to ask questions about interview design questions? [duplicate]

The interview tag mentions not to ask related questions. I wonder if discussions on product/API/distributed system design, especially on how to prepare, what to consider in the design, are allowed?
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Reopen UUID collision probability question?

I'm researching implementing UUIDs in an app for the first time, and the very first thing I want to know is 'what is the probability of collisions'. I think it's an incredibly important software ...
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How to get at least a couple of examples of a topic on which "whole books have been written"?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/416068/what-are-the-tried-and-working-software-development-metodologies Nowadays all the rage is agile, marketed as superior to waterfall. So ...
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What is actually on-topic for this site, if anything?

Before you link me to the page that explains the topics of the site, I've read it. But it seems extremely subjective and people who're doing the interpretation all seem to think just about nothing ...
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Unclear question is clarified in comment, later comment is deleted and contradictory clarification added to question

I recently encountered the following scenario: OP asks a question which is missing some information. Answerer asks for clarification in a comment. OP clarifies in a comment but does not edit the ...
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Can't ask question so what next? [duplicate]

Previously I asked what to do after being blocked from asking question. It looked like they are full of rhetoric on asking good questions but nothing on how to proceed after some questions are deemed &...
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Could those comments be moved to chat, and is this the right way to ask it?

My answer got a substantial amount of comments. The user commenting the most suggested recently to continue the discussion in chat, and this is indeed a great idea. Would it be possible to move the ...
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Is this a question with answers or should I look elsewhere

My employer has instituted a policy whereby access to github is blocked at the network level. So if you attempt to go there using http/s its blocked, regardless of what you are accessing. This was ...
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How to ask for a list of usable criteria

In this post, I've asked for a list of criteria I can use to make a correct choice for a programming environment. I received some pretty useless comments, and then, apparently after not more than 25 ...
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How can I improve this question about software architecture?

I have recently posted this question which quickly attracted downvotes and close votes. Some were accompanied by useful comments that helped me edit it to avoid some pitfalls (e.g. pros and cons). ...
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Should code smell and anti-pattern be synonomous in Software engineering stack exchange?

I was about to ask a question in the Software Engineering stack exchange channel. I noticed that tags exist for both anti-pattern and code smell. But isnt every anti-pattern a code smell? and isnt ...
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What is spam, according to Stack Exchange and Software Engineering.SE?

I just found two curious holes in the Stack Exchange definition of spam. How to not be a spammer is only concerned with answers, not with questions. Neither What types of questions should I avoid ...
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Interview questions are off-topic. What about questions that I, as the interviewer, have?

If I'm interviewing someone for a programming job and I have questions about how I'd best assess whether the candidate actually has a particular skill, would that be an on-topic questions? An example ...
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Suggestions to make my question about structuring a Python script more on-topic?

This always happens to me as a neophyte programmer. I devise a way to handle some meta-feature of my code. I can write workable code, but if you stray out of algorithms and best practices, and ask for ...
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Cloud computing vs. Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service

Which Stack Exchange best for https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/410410? -- How distinguish Cloud Computing vs. IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS? I don't know computer science or programming...please ...
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When every question pertaining to Software Engineering has been more or less asked, do we broaden the scope of questions allowed to be asked?

Have other Stack Exchanges run into this, where activity slows due to the lack of novel questions remaining? Is that even seen as a problem? If and when it does happen, would there be greater ...
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Should we add a warning to tag legal

Today I realized we have a tag legal on the main site with the excerpt Questions about legal problems which may arise during software development or questions about software law, patents and ...
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Can we also get rid of [design-decisions]?

Motivated by Glorfindel's last meta question, I checked the tag design-decisions as well. It is currently used for only 21 questions. However, I think half of the on-topic questions on this site ...
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Can we decide to get rid of [decisions]?

The decisions currently has 30 questions, no tag excerpt and is used for all kinds of decisions: design-decisions (also a vague tag), technical decisions, decision tables. Not surprisingly, since ...
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How can I ask multiple questions in the same "question"?

I have asked multiple questions in the following thread: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/408184/server-side-javascript-rendering-ssr-from-java Since I have no previous ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Question about design rationale / history of CSS feature closed as "opinion-based"?

My question Inline HTML elements don't allow setting “width” - why is that? was just closed as "opinion-based". I'm a bit confused as to why. I'm not asking for opinion, I'm asking for the rationale ...

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