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Do you care about applying craftsmanship1 or engineering to the planning, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of software? Are you concerned with all aspects of software development (and not just writing/debugging/testing code)? Are you concerned with the practice (as opposed to the theory) of software development? If you can answer "...


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The motivation behind the rebranding is not to change the focus of the site and express this through the title. It is to make the title match the actual focus more closer, as it is understood by the experts of this community during the last 2-4 years. So if you had a question valid for "Programmers" in that time period, it will most probably still be valid ...


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It looks like the default list under "Your Communities" is your top 5 sites, ordered by reputation. You only have 101 reputation here on Software Engineering. It appears that alphabetical was the next sorting. If you're saying that it used to appear, I'm not sure why - it should have always been after Mathematics. If you edited the list to manually add it, ...


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Are you interested in applying principles to aid programming, like modularity? About fixing a program that runs very slowly because someone wrote an O(n2) loop when n gets large? Are you interested in applying principles to aid debugging, like hypothesis testing and wolf fencing? Are you concerned about writing programs that are maintainable? Portable? ...


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I see software engineering as a bigger tent than any one software creation methodology. If you can show people are making really good software using the beer pong on the keyboard methodology then those discussions are welcome here. I may be a software engineer by title but I'm a code monkey at heart. What we want is what works. Sometimes what works isn't ...


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