New addiction: Stack Overflow

This may be old news to many readers, but there’s a relatively new development Q&A site called Stack Overflow. I’m not generally a fan of web forums as opposed to newsgroups, but Stack Overflow just works. In particular, the post/answer editor is better than anything similar that I’ve seen. I’ll readily admit that the reputation side of things appeals to my ego – which and I suspect it’s one of the main reasons it’s so popular. Developers tend to be somewhat egotistical :)

One of the aims of the site is to end up as the pseudo-canonical resource for development questions: sort of a development Wikipedia. Only time will tell whether or not that will actually happen. In particular the fact that early answers are more likely to be read (and voted on) than later ones which have perhaps taken a lot of research and cover the topic more thoroughly. It’s still in public beta, so there’s lots of room for tweaking (and even after launch things could still change, of course).

Just another site to suck up my time…

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