I am working on a Web application, and I was looking for a reasonable implementation for one of its backend services. I wanted to ask the community if they have done something similar and if so how does their implementation work?

This is a subjective and possibly open-ended question, hence Stack Overflow is not the right place to ask this question.

Is there a Stack Exchange community in which one can ask suchlike questions?

marked as duplicate by djechlin, hims056, user213963, Servy, jonsca Mar 15 '14 at 4:29

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  • The 4th place suggests possible new sites. It does not answer the OPs question. SE's definition of duplicate seems to have morphed into "somewhat related". – Alien Technology Jul 1 '15 at 0:06

You have at least three options

  1. There are countless programming forums on the web, outside the SE network. Ask there.
  2. Find a suitable SO chatroom, and ask there.
  3. Rephrase the question as asking for an open-source implementation of the backend service, with some of your specific requirements, and ask on the Software Recommendations Stack Exchange - please read the guidelines on how to ask, first.
  • 1 and 2 are of course two other alternatives, but I was specifically looking for a SE community that does not prohibit subjective/open-ended questions. I also do not like the idea of rephrasing a question just for the sake of bypassing some guidelines. I am not interested in software recommendations as I am looking for possible architectures, algorithms, etc. Judging by your answer, I gather a subjective/open-ended SE community for programming questions does not exist or you don't know any. – Behrang Mar 15 '14 at 3:25
  • @Behrang SE is just not made for that. – bjb568 Mar 15 '14 at 5:32
  • @Behrang my idea behind (3) was that once you've got open-source implementations, you can look at their architectures and algorithms. As bjb568 and the sites' FAQs will tell you, the SE Q&A format, and the network ethos, is not designed for subjective or open-ended questions. – EnergyNumbers Mar 15 '14 at 7:45

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