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Stack Overflow

Question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers
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What is Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about programming.
Stack Overflow is a tool in the Question and Answer Sites category of a tech stack.

Who uses Stack Overflow?

Companies
1376 companies reportedly use Stack Overflow in their tech stacks, including Delivery Hero, Alibaba Travels, and Accenture.

Developers
35287 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Stack Overflow.

Stack Overflow Integrations

Pros of Stack Overflow
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Scary smart community
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Knows all
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Voting system
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Good questions
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Good SEO
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Addictive
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Tight focus
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Share and gain knowledge
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Useful
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Fast loading
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Leading developer community
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Knows everyone
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Experts share experience and answer questions
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Stack overflow to developers As google to net surfers
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Gamification
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Questions answered quickly
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No annoying ads
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No spam
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Fast community response
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Good moderators
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Quick answers from users
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Good answers
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User reputation ranking
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Efficient answers
Decisions about Stack Overflow

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Stack Overflow in their tech stack.

Joshua Dean KĂĽpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvote · 2.1K views

Stack Overflow HAD to be included in this list. We can't count the endless hours stack overflow and its huge community has already saved us and will potentially save us in the future. Stack Overflow is the proof that nearly every problem one may experience, another one has already solved.

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Stack Overflow's Features

  • Ask questions, get answers, no distractions
  • Get answers to practical, detailed questions
  • Tags make it easy to find interesting questions
  • You earn reputation when people vote on your posts
  • Improve posts by editing or commenting
  • Unlock badges for special achievements
  • Find a question to answer, or ask your own

Stack Overflow Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Stack Overflow?
Couchbase
Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible SQL databases, the Couchbase NoSQL database is built on an open source foundation and architected to help developers solve real-world problems and meet high scalability demands.
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Confluence
Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
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Stack Overflow's Followers
29100 developers follow Stack Overflow to keep up with related blogs and decisions.