All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
36 views

Is this the right site to ask about how to approach testing of my Azure Logic App?

I was burnt a few times when asked a question on a wrong SE site, so could I get a confirmation that the following question will be on-topic on this site? How do I approach testing an instance of ...
2
votes
0answers
13 views

Merging tags metrics measurements and code-metrics?

The tags metrics, measurement, code-metrics seem to overlap very much: metrics is the most used with 77 questions to date. I propose to keep this one. measurement has 9 questions which are also ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Answers that are technically not legal

Yesterday I commented on How to test something on a machine of another type than mine? where the OP wants to test on Apple hardware but doesn't own any, and is looking for a solution. My comment was: ...
3
votes
2answers
103 views

How is the “maintainable code” question not Too Broad?

There's a highly upvoted question about discerning maintainable code from unmaintainable code: How would you know if you've written readable and easily maintainable code?. It's a community wiki, ...
3
votes
0answers
174 views

What is wrong with the given question?

I am struggling for a couple of times to put a good question for discussion. I need help to understand what is wrong with the this questions?
5
votes
2answers
152 views

First-time user suggestion for improved on-topic clarity

I have this question that I thought was well-suited to a site that describes itself as: ...a question and answer site for professionals, academics, and students working within the systems ...
-1
votes
1answer
65 views

How to defend myself from the accusation of being rude.?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: && and || are not logical but conditional operators? I would like to know how to defend myself from the accusation of ...
-8
votes
1answer
121 views

a tale of two Stack Exchange groups

compare how two different SE groups deal with the same question: Software Engineering Electrical Engineering i stand by my observation (that was deleted): "Whatta bunch of pricks." (the exception ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Where can you ask questions about certificates? [duplicate]

Where can you ask questions about software certificates? When I post something about certificates, my post here, will be deleted after 2 minutes. Can you recommend a website for programmers like me, ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Where to post question about developing in regards to data security

I have a concern I would like the input of the software developer community, but can't decide where to post it. Basically, I'm wondering how to handle developing software when data security of the ...
3
votes
1answer
150 views

What are [employment] benefits?

Tag employment currently shows 24 9 old questions, all closed and most are of low score / views. What makes it troublesome is that it seems to still attract blatantly off-topic questions (recent ...
3
votes
1answer
187 views

Why does “Tabs vs Spaces” have an accepted answer?

When searching "Tabs vs Spaces" on Google, the very first result is "Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?" Despite being closed and ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Scope clarification: Mediums and efficiency of those mediums on topic?

I've never been quite clear on the scope of this site (Yeah, I've read the scope many times, but different people interpret it differently), even after 5 gold badges and 21 questions, and I'm doubtful ...
-6
votes
1answer
82 views

Requesting “It took a generation” tag

In Douglas Crockford's "The Better Parts" lecture, there was a drum being beaten again and again: It took a generation for us to realize that high-level languages were a good idea. It took a ...
9
votes
1answer
206 views

What belongs in the [repository] tag?

The repository tag contains about 200 questions that are about completely unrelated concepts: Some questions are about source code repositories like Git. Most questions are about the DDD Repository ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Question with specific answer closed as opinion based

Why do arrays in .Net have Length but other collection types have Count? This top rated answer for this question explains clearly, and specifically why this is the case. I do not believe this ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

Can I ask here about nuances of a certain technology?

Essentially, I got confused about a certain behaviour of a well-known API and want to ask whether it does "the thing" "this" or "that" way. In the help page, it says to not ask anything about "...
7
votes
1answer
122 views

The very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved until 2nd question is added

I have noticed one issue that very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved. The steps were: I asked 1 question today, which was down-voted. I realized that it should have not been asked in ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Can I ask here the Qn about technology comparison here? [duplicate]

Today I asked this Qn, but got downvoted and about to close: Are there any comparison for Qt vs .Net core for server development? We want to build a server which can be scalable for future purpose. ...
5
votes
0answers
153 views

The cup of coffee has gone cold

The steam coming from the coffee cup in the favicon blends in with the background on an inactive Chrome tab (OS X). Although it's still barely visible, there should be more contrast between the steam ...
3
votes
0answers
133 views

Unwanted horizontal scroll bar in all the pages in Firefox browser

There is a horizontal scroll bar in the bottom of this site in all the pages in Firefox browser. There is no use of the horizontal scroll bar in the pages. Configurations: OS: Windows 10 Pro Mozilla ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Mentors for New Users

This is more of a proposal than a question. It has been a common exercise (for good reasons of course), to close, delete or hold questions that tend to show irrelevance to the purpose of one of SE ...
5
votes
1answer
50 views

“more” link in footer is hardly viewable

In the footer, the more link is hardly view-able due to the free handed image in the background, when select the Technology sites. Screenshot for reference:
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Should I approve edits on off-topic questions or answers to poor or off-topic questions?

Should edits to off-topic or low quality questions (such as this) be approved if they do nothing to improve the topicality or quality of the question itself?
3
votes
1answer
125 views

What is wrong with “does this (anti-)pattern have a name” questions?

I asked this question: Is this a known pattern: A utility class that attracts new methods, even when these are not re-used? - and the only "reply" that I got from the community is If we had a name ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Why was my legacy question closed and locked?

Are there any studies on the Efficiency/Effectiveness of Agile vs Waterfall I asked this question 6 years ago and It finally got some good information then the answer was deleted and the post locked ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Is it on or off topic to ask questions about TOGAF usage here?

Togaf (The open group architecture framework) is an enterprise achitecture practice / modelling framework. For people using it it can be tricky to understand and know the subtlities of what to apply ...
4
votes
1answer
174 views

Where can I ask a subjective programming question?

I'm new to programming and have a lot of questions regarding best practices and suggested tools. I used to try to ask these questions on Stackoverflow but they were always downvoted and closed. What ...
5
votes
6answers
526 views

Am I right to downvote questions that contain the word “best”?

A significant number of questions on Software Engineering tend to contain phrases like "best practice" or "best pattern". I have taken to always downvoting these, even if I do not vote to close them. ...
5
votes
1answer
49 views

Bug: incorrect links in 'What topics can I ask about here?'

I've just noticed that all links in the help section What topics can I ask about here? point to programmers.stackexchange.com. Links to the main parts of the site do resolve to softwareengineering....
-2
votes
2answers
86 views

Why was my question about 'outsourcing' closed and downvoted, while others like it upvoted and not closed?

My question: Are developers in the 3rd world really just as competent? (10k link) Closed as "opinion-based", downoved as "off-topic". Similar example: 12 answers, 15 upvotes (just as "off-topic" ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

Proposition : Commenting with less than 50 Reputation

I am not a great answerer or asker on StackExchange forums so I don't have much reputation ( And my goal here is not to complain about that). I wanted to comment a question for clarification but of ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Handling of fortran 90 underflow error - on topic [duplicate]

Since there are so many CS related SEs I am not sure where I should ask this particular question. I have Fortran 77 code that uses complicated expressions to calculate a number and I have encountered ...
-2
votes
1answer
96 views

Why is this question off topic?

I've asked a question, trying to understand a language specific "anomaly", as it's not within my immediate skillset to answer. What is the purpose of this forum if not to answer Software Engineering ...
14
votes
3answers
534 views

I think it's time we just make all licensing questions off-topic

Why? Because all the remaining questions are either crap, or they get closed anyway. Crap questions Most recent questions it seems are either some sort of: Tell me how to follow this license ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

Is this terminology (word-request) question really opinion based?

Yesterday, I posted a question. The question was misunderstood. "It was very confusing. What on Earth did you want? It was a word-request question. I needed a word (or phrase, or expression) to name/...
1
vote
3answers
84 views

Are diagramming skills off topic?

How to draw nice looking pointy oriented hexagon shape in monospace plaintext I've read plenty of specs over the years. Some by people I wish had taken the time to ask a simple question like this. Do ...
9
votes
2answers
217 views

Should we edit “recommend a design pattern” questions so they don't use the phrase “design pattern”?

Every so often, we get a question asking what design pattern to use in order to achieve some goal, such as... recommend a design pattern for a C++ application that takes some data, processes it, and ...
2
votes
2answers
42 views

What kind of evaluation does the “evaluation” tag refer to?

evaluation is currently being used for two different kinds of questions: Questions about assessments, such as evaluating programmers (such as this one) Questions about eval() functions (here) The ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Would a set of interview questions and answers to common/trick interview problems be on-topic?

As many of you know, some books about this topic have been written. I've seen questions that are of historic value, and/or discussions about them. Some include: Is programming history on topic? Scrum ...
19
votes
6answers
749 views

Downvoting because we don't agree with asker's approach or logic

I often find myself tempted to downvote a question because the asker has a fundamental misunderstanding of a pattern they are using, or an absurd approach to the problem they are trying to solve. ...
8
votes
1answer
378 views

Could we delete these old opinionated, chatty, discussion questions?

I came across this question: What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? It appears to be a typical opinion-based, open-ended, chatty, discussion type of question from ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Should new off-topic software licensing questions be moved to the law/open source Stack Exchange websites, or deleted?

According to this answer, software licensing questions are off-topic if they cannot be answered by a software engineer. Should off-topic new software licensing questions be moved to the law/open ...
11
votes
1answer
213 views

Are software licensing questions on-topic for this site, or not? If not, can we make this more obvious?

The answers to this question suggests they are on topic, sometimes. However, the Help Center "on topic" page does not state this type of question is acceptable, and explicitly states that "legal ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Rejected edit accidentally - Can we revoke the rejection we made?

I was reviewing the edits suggested by @InnovaITveSolutions to this question how-to-prevent-dependency-injection-from-killing-object-oriented-programming and accidentally voted to reject it. (...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

How can I improve my question?

A question of mine was put on hold as asking for career / education advice. I obviously didn't see it that way (otherwise I wouldn't have asked it), and can see the usefulness of the question (I ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Is this place right to ask about specific clean code practices? [duplicate]

I've been focusing on clean code lately and I'd like to know if this is the right place to upload code that I believe can improve in this matter. Obviously well written and documented code. If this ...
-1
votes
2answers
178 views

What is wrong with my answer?

I can't see what's wrong with my answer to this question. That I linked outside and didn't copy paste? It was deleted so you can't even see it... I would rather comment but if I don't have 50 ...
-1
votes
1answer
88 views

Why is this still too broad?

Learning programming language specifically designed for that company So I've edited the question, and I think I'm right to point, and question is still on hold. What needs to be done to be "on topic"...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

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 ...

15 30 50 per page
1
3 4
5
6 7
52