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Choosing between Stack Overflow and Programmers Stack Exchange

I've been facing a dilemma. What kind of questions go to Stack Overflow? What kind go to Programmers SE?

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Part of the confusion is caused by Programmers changing its focus during its time in Beta. –  Powerlord Mar 22 '11 at 15:29
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As their FAQ state, quoting each one of them :

StackOverflow is for questions that cover :

  • a specific programming problem
  • a software algorithm
  • software tools commonly used by programmers
  • matters that are unique to the programming profession


While Programmers :

is for expert programmers who are interested in subjective questions on software development

And questions there

can include topics such as:

  • Software engineering
  • Developer testing
  • Algorithm and data structure concepts
  • Design patterns
  • Architecture
  • Development methodologies
  • Quality assurance
  • Software law
  • Programming puzzles
  • Freelancing and business concerns
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Good explanation. Never read the FAQ though. +1 if I could. But no previlage for that now. thank you :) –  selvin Mar 22 '11 at 7:08
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