If I have some existing code which is not buggy (hopefully) and I'm just looking for some design insights about its extension then do I ask on SO or on CodeReview?

I have some rudimentary ideas about the extension but no code yet.

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    Did you check the help sections for both? Code Review is only for working code that you want to improve. Stack Overflow is usually for broken code. Design insights are often better suited to Programmers.SE. – Martijn Pieters Nov 7 '13 at 21:03
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    Doesn't sound right for Stack Overflow. If the question is a "whiteboard" question it might be suitable for Software Engineering, but do check their help center first. Code Review (if I understand correctly) is for getting review of code to improve it and its design, rather than extending it, but it may be suitable. – Oded Nov 7 '13 at 21:04
  • I've read the FAQ for both but I'm not sure. It is working code but I want to extend it in a way. I have a half-done prototype for it. – Adam Arold Nov 7 '13 at 21:04
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    Then that's not a CR question. CR is for 'this is my code, now criticize it', not for 'how can I best extend this'. – Martijn Pieters Nov 7 '13 at 21:05

Code Review would only apply to working code you've already written, not to code that you haven't written yet, or to partial/non-working code.

As it is a "whiteboard" question, it's probably more appropriate for Programmers, not Stack Overflow.

  • Excellent answer that's exactly what I was looking for, thanks! – Adam Arold Nov 7 '13 at 21:11

Definitely not SO. - if insights it's what you are looking for - it's off topic. You need actual code for code review - so it's off topic there too.

I would go with programmers - it will provide you a platform to ask more conceptual questions like design patterns etc.

  • Why the downvote? It is an equally good answer compared to the other one. – Adam Arold Nov 7 '13 at 21:14
  • @AdamArold - that's a real wonder, I would like to know that too – Yosi Dahari Nov 7 '13 at 21:15
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    The other one also got a downvote. Some people just enjoy downvoting with no reason. – Oded Nov 7 '13 at 21:31
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    Well, I upvoted the question and answers, as I agree, they're good and informative. – user234239 Nov 8 '13 at 13:51

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