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I have a question about programming tutorials / examples that I want to ask, but I don't want to get down votes doing so:

When you are learning how to program in a certain language or with a particular framework, it is very useful to have an actual real-world example of that project being used somewhere in the open source community.

Has any stumbled across a particular updated website or online resource that provides OSS source code links (like GitHub, SourceForge, etc.) to programming languages / frameworks?

This would be especially useful for software engineering professionals who need to learn a new language/framework and want to skip the "Hello World" and get right to something useful.

What Stack Exchange site is the best for this particular question?

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    From its help page Open Data looks as though it might be suitable opendata.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic although I do not use the site myself so cannot confirm that. – mdewey Nov 16 '18 at 13:59
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    The short sad answer is: nowhere. This is ultimately a "shopping question", and as such people will supply their own favorite answers, not the right answer (because there isn't one), and voting devolves into a petty popularity contest, not an evaluation of expertise. – Dan Bron Nov 16 '18 at 15:27
  • Have you checked stackexchange.com/sites first? – Stack Exchange Tornado Nov 16 '18 at 15:33
  • neat! i had no idea that existed – Nicholas DiPiazza Nov 16 '18 at 15:42
  • yep it is indeed. that sucks, too bad SE can't be used as a recommendation engine. forget it then. – Nicholas DiPiazza Nov 16 '18 at 17:29
  • I am very appreciative of the person who recommended opendata for this. Got a great answer there, and no one was a jerk and -1'd my very reasonable question because of semantics – Nicholas DiPiazza Nov 17 '18 at 17:54
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As far as I know, there would be very few if any sites on the network which could support that question. We have a tendency to simply not support questions which ask us to provide links or resources to external sites, since we trust you to be able to perform the appropriate $searchEngine searches you need to in order to arrive at other examples.

When you have a concrete problem to actually solve and are having trouble with your solution (note: "where do I begin" isn't an actual problem, that's more of a mission statement), then Stack Overflow could help.

I'd like to stress:

Do not post a question looking for resources on Stack Overflow.

You're going to have a bad time with the site if you do that. Please, don't.

But, when you have a concrete question about something you encountered when attempting to go through an example, then you might be able to ask over there.

  • Yep i knew from past experience not to dare adding that to stackoverflow. the onslaught of -1's would have been blinding – Nicholas DiPiazza Nov 16 '18 at 19:15
  • Well @NicholasDiPiazza, I don't want you treating it like a situation where it's too hazardous to go and post something on Stack Overflow. Just be cognizant as to what the expectations of content are over there and you'll largely avoid said onslaught. – Makoto Nov 16 '18 at 19:47

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