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What goes on Software Engineering (previously known as Programmers)? A guide for Stack Overflow

Moderator Note: Programmers changed its name recently to Software Engineering. This post has been updated to reflect the new scope, but it still refers to Programmers for historical reasons. ...
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Where to ask about IT terminology?

I have a question regarding my question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/387226/how-to-phrase-problem-with-thread-work-balancing (10K link) With this question, I want to learn ...
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Where can I ask Career-Development questions on the Stack Exchange about Programming? (without getting closed!)

Every Career-Development question gets closed, This is pathetic! Where else am I meant to ask the question about programming. It is pretty silly considering it is a guideline: What language should ...
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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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Where does my tool question go?

I have a question about tools. According to the on-topic page, tool questions are off-topic on Software Engineering Stack Exchange. Is there a site for me to go to ask specific tool questions?
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Where does one ask questions about a specific programming problem?

I'm working on refactoring some legacy c++ code. I ran into a problem moving from a linked-list to using a vector. Even though it seems straight forward (list is created once, and looped through ...
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Why are implementation and debugging questions off-topic on Software Engineering?

Questions that are asking for debugging ("help me find this error") or implementation ("how do I write...") have tended to be closed and down voted. Why is this? And where should I ask these ...
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I have a question, but it may not fit best on Software Engineering. Where else can I ask it?

What other Stack Exchange sites are there that may be able to answer my questions about software engineering or software development?
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Where do you think this question might go on stackexchange?

This is the question: In my situation, how could I learn to program without a mentor? It appears to be off-topic here, I've made a mistake assuming this site is about all things programming. Is ...
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Can I ask for resource recommendations here?

I wish to ask what are the good resources to understand Python source code written in C language. Like there a book for Ruby i.e. Ruby under a microscope. It deals with low level implementation of ...
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can I ask my question in programmers.stackexchange.com?

I want to know, How to do the following in program ? I am looking for logic/algorithm so that, I can implement it. I want to split the joined & wrongly spelled words to give a correct result ? ...
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Could a question about the appropriatenss of a tool for a particular use-case fit in here?

This question, about whether Erlang is viable on embedded systems, seems like a valuable type of question for professional programmers to ask. Knowing the pitfalls of particular technologies for ...
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Where is a good place I can discuss the details about web development?

I'm getting back into web development and a lot has changed. I was redirected here. Is this the place I can ask about web development processes, tools, problems and solutions? Thanks
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where to ask scientific-programming-education questions?

I note several Programmers questions have been closed as off-topic for seeking career or education advice (e.g., here, there). I'd like to ask a question about what academic schools/departments have {...
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Asking a question about benefits of being a good programmer who also has a degree on electrical engineering [duplicate]

I am confused on what SE sites should I ask that question, should I ask this here or in electrical engineering SE? It seems that this question is not fit on both sites. Right now I am in the field of ...
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Question on role duties

I want to understand: What is the difference between "Technical Program Manager" and "Software Development Manager" in terms of roles, responsibilities and people management requirements. Will ...
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Should questions about iTunes Connect be asked on Stack Overflow or here?

For me, there have been several complications when I was working on an iPhone game that delayed my development time by almost an entire month, and that's because iTunes Connect is outright complicated....
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Is there a place to discuss free software project concepts

I wonder if there is a place to discuss a software concept in general and its realisations in the free software community. My special case is some questions about OCR of books and I wonder if there is ...
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Is it OK to ask questions about database design on Programmers?

I have asked "Why do famous CMSes uss string flags in the database instead of integers?" question here. After asking it (and receiving an answer) I realized that Database Administrators has database-...
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Problem with thread about startup

I searched for this topic and found this post here : How to start a Software Company But several times people refer to a web site called answers.onstartups.com which doesn't exist. Can someone point ...
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Is programmers the right site for clothing issues? [duplicate]

I would like to know if programmers.se is the right site to ask about clothing for coders etc. or if there is a better site.
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Where to discuss Software Design Patterns? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange is for question with a clear answer. But I want to discuss Software Design Pattern. I could not find a matching discussion group. Where can I find a group/forum/mailinglist to discuss ...
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Is there a Stack Exchange for the business side of mobile development?

I'm interested in asking questions in regards to admob/iads/iap/freemium/revenue/etc for mobile/desktop app desktop. Basically business type of questions. I'm wondering if there's a stack exchange for ...
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Is question about user interface optimization on topic?

I have made dialog box that hosts a lot of various controls ( around 50 ) using C++ and raw WinAPI. Although my application works, I still wish to somehow reduce the number of controls I use in a ...
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Is this question appropriate here?

Next semester I'll be teaching a course where we constitute our senior majors as a software development house, working in groups of three or so on projects that faculty in other departments have ...
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Where can I ask about programmers' research methods?

I asked this question several months ago: Title: What is a reasonable way to find canonical books? I see dozens of questions of the form 'Is there a canonical book on {topic here}?'. My ...
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Where does my git question go?

You've got a question about git. Its not uncommon, lots of people have questions about git. But where should the question be asked?
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Programmers vs Stack Overflow, why does this site exist? [duplicate]

This site really does baffle me. I do not understand what question someone could ask here that he or she could not ask on Stack Overflow.
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Best place for this question

My question is: Is it good practice to add version numbers to functions/class? That is when you update a core function/class you update an internal version number for that function/class. I recently ...
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Design choice of existing code; Programmers.SE or CodeReview.SE?

I want to ask a question about an abstract factory that I have implemented but am in doubt of the best design choice. My question is about should I have a design that requires addition of new make ...
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Is programmers.stackexchange the right place to ask for reading material?

For example, I want to ask a question about an up to date trade offs comparison on all of the known database implementations (or as many as I can get my greedy hands on) and I'm trying to find a home ...
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What was that xkcd strip, that show “Programmers don't need air”? [closed]

XKCD quoting seems to be quite popular on the computer-related SEes. I am trying to find I strip. There is a room of programmers, the deadline is in the morning, and a bird is dead in it's cage, due ...
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StackExchange site for weird bug & workaround discussions

So I'm currently coding this signal processing with CUDA and I run over a very strange issue, which clearly is a bug in either the driver or the hardware. I tracked down the issue called over my ...