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Is discussion of models for hiring, promoting, and reviewing developers on-topic discussion?

Background tl;dr question is at the bottom I am currently working as a middle manager for a mid-market manufacturing company that has an IT department consisting of: 6 developers (one lead, two ...
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Where to ask questions about how to write a job application?

I have some special questions about 'job applications' for a software engineering job. Is this the right place to ask something about writing a job application?
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Are questions regarding to Software performance testing off-topic?

I have been asked to prepare the whole performance test plan for the current project I'm working on. This is the first time I have to take forward such task by my own and ,honestly, I don't even know ...
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Are readability/coding conventions questions on topic?

I would like to know if questions regarding readability/coding conventions are on-topic here. I'm learning a new language, and in the official documentation they routinely add whitespace in a way ...
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Revisiting what is on topic, with respect to new sites: Open Source, Law, and Software Recommendations

In the past 2 months, two new sites in the Stack Exchange network opened up and are now in Public Beta: Open Source and Law. A third, Software Recommendations, has been around for about 1.5 years. ...
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Algorithms topic question

I have a question about a business problem that I could not find its appropriate algorithm that can resolve it. Is my question on or off topic ? the question is here
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How is a question about ports and sockets on topic at Programmers?

I just flagged this question about the difference between a port and a socket as off-topic. My flag was declined. Can someone explain to me how is this question related to programmers? To me, it's ...
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Is this Q on topic at P.SE: Suggestions on which frameworks to port to

I wonder if a question like this one is on topic, at programmers.stackexchange.com. (If not, do you know some other StackExchange site where I could ask?) The question is something like this: "To ...
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One stand-point to decide if it's a “Programmers”-related question

I found this question today Find a "hole" in a list of numbers For me, it's a very StackOverflow specific question. The op have a very specific task to solve and created a technique-...
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Are questions asking if something is normal for programmers on-topic?

I've seen a few of these and often up-vote them because I've had the same questions and am interested in the answers, however these questions frequently get closed as not constructive, and one is ...
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if tool related questions are off topic on programmers.SE then why is there a tag called tool

Can some one review this question and actually tell me if its particularly bad. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/105285/best-single-tool-to-generate-documentation-related-to-a-...
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Can we rethink a few “on-topic” points?

Algorithm and data structure concepts Design patterns Algorithms, data structures, and design patterns, in my opinion, belong on Stack Overflow. This is especially true considering that "specific ...
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Can we remove “programming puzzles” from appropriate questions to ask on Programmers?

There is this question from December 2010, with 10 upvotes for removing code golf from being on-topic here. There are also a total of 17 upvotes on posts advocating a separate puzzles/golf sits in ...
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Are generic application promotion question on topic for P.SE?

Anna Lear and I have a disagreement on the validity of a question on P.SE: How to promote Facebook app? To me it seems, that the promotion of an application is subject to localization and the ...
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Are questions not directly related to programming (but might concern programmers) on-topic?

Questions like "Can you recommend some good pottery for programmers?" are an issue we need to figure out- to what extent are they allowed? I see a few variants on this: Questions that are clearly ...