I have several questions about the content and requirements of a software engineer portfolio. For example:

  • What kind of code examples are interesting?
  • Which content is expected from a student applying for programming job?
  • Is it a good idea to provide (very) long comments to your code?
  • How to properly present projects, when the "outcome" is nice, but the code isn't?
  • ...

Is it allowed to ask a question containing some of the questions above? Or will this be off-topic/to broad/primarily opinion based?

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    Chat would be a good home for a lot of these questions I think.
    – enderland
    Mar 6, 2017 at 18:46
  • Okay, thanks. Next time I'll try to consult the chat first!
    – Artery
    Mar 6, 2017 at 19:39

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How are coding samples helpful when dealing with workplace issues?

I think it will be off topic. Questions that require code to be useful have multiple sites to choose from ( code review, stack overflow, software engineering to name a few ).

  • That's a good point, thanks!
    – Artery
    Mar 6, 2017 at 17:51
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    I agree, those look like multiple questions for multiple communities. Mar 6, 2017 at 18:09

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