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Stackoverflow – good code Q&A resource

Posted on 20 October 2008 by Demian Turner

It seems http://stackoverflow.com/ is finally out of private beta, check it out.  It’s the programmer’s Q&A resource that’s had the massive pre-hyping from Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood over at IT conversations.

First impression: it seems really great, better than the hyping in fact.  Also quite active – while I was trying to answer a question 4 more response came in, inline.  Some great community karma-enabling ideas.  Only problem is it’s really heavily .NET weighted at the moment, so head on over and give it some of your PHP/linux/open source expertise :-)

UPDATE: There are some real classics like this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/164432/what-real-life-bad-habits-has-programming-given-you

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Dave Marshall Says:

    I’ve been following since the start and participated in the beta, but like you say it’s too .net oriented at the minute. Any questions I’m capable of answering get answered way quicker than I read them.

  2. Demian Turner Says:

    Hehe, it’s first time I see this much enthusiasm, can’t be a bad thing 😉 Wrt .NET stuff, did you search on the PHP tag? There’s a lot of non-microsoft content too, it’s just not at the top level.

  3. Robert Foxx Says:

    I followed the StackOverflow podcast all summer and their dyed-in-the-wool, blinkered focus on all things Microsoft and .net just got tedious in the end and I gave up on listening round about the time they launched.

    If there’s a good volume of open source stuff on there then I guess I’ll have to check it out..

  4. Eugene Says:

    I am seaching for some idea to write in my blog… somehow come to your blog. best of luck. Eugene

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