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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
1747 companies reportedly use Stack Overflow in their tech stacks, including Delivery Hero, HENNGE K.K., and Accenture.

Developers
66033 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Stack Overflow.

Stack Overflow Integrations

Julia, Alfred, bip.io, biicode, and Request Metrics are some of the popular tools that integrate with Stack Overflow. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Stack Overflow.
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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Gamification
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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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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
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Leading developer community
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.

Denys
Software engineer at Typeform · | 13 upvotes · 1.8M views
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  • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
  • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
  • Vim because it's Vim
  • Git because it's Git
  • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
  • Arch Linux because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
  • Stack Overflow because of Copy-Paste Driven Development
  • JavaScript and Python when a something needs to be coded for yesterday
  • PhpStorm because it saves me like 300 "Ctrl+F" key strokes a minute
  • cURL because terminal all the way
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Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvote · 19K 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?
Quora
It connects you to everything you want to know about. Quora aims to be the easiest place to write new content and share content from the web. We organize people and their interests so you can find, collect and share the information most valuable to you.
Stack Overflow for Teams
Stack Overflow for Teams is a space for teammates to ask questions and find answers. Sharing company information has never been easier.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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.
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Stack Overflow's Followers
60225 developers follow Stack Overflow to keep up with related blogs and decisions.