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?

1689 companies reportedly use Stack Overflow in their tech stacks, including Delivery Hero , HENNGE K.K. , and Accenture .

60230 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 5 tools that integrate with Stack Overflow .
Pros of Stack Overflow
Scary smart community
Knows all
Voting system
Good questions
Good SEO
Tight focus
Share and gain knowledge
Fast loading
Knows everyone
Experts share experience and answer questions
Stack overflow to developers As google to net surfers
Questions answered quickly
No annoying ads
No spam
Fast community response
Good moderators
Quick answers from users
Good answers
User reputation ranking
Efficient answers
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.

Software engineer at Typeform · | 12 upvotes · 473.8K views
Shared insights
  • 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 · 11.1K 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 ?
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.
It was formed to allow developers to freely share their knowledge, code and ideas. We believe that by opening your code to others, by teaching those who are learning, and by sharing our daily experiences we all become better programmers. We understand that no matter how advanced you are in your field, we were all beginners once. There's always something more to learn.
ProProfs Quiz Maker
It is the easiest quiz making tool that anyone can use. It’super-simple user-interface makes it easy to use and anyone with any level of skills or experience can create a quiz, an online exam, or any type of online assessment using the ProProfs Quiz Maker. Its features like templates, automated grading, and instant feedback are a super time-saver.

Stack Overflow 's Followers
54591 developers follow Stack Overflow to keep up with related blogs and decisions.