StackOverflow Launches

By Deane Barker on September 15, 2008

Stack Overflow: This has finally launched. Joel had this to say:

Here’s how it’s supposed to work. This is a community project, so I’m being careful to avoid saying this is how it will work… that’s up to the community. But this is roughly what I have in mind.

Every question in Stack Overflow is like the Wikipedia article for some extremely narrow, specific programming question. How do I enlarge a fizzbar without overwriting the user’s snibbit? This question should only appear once in the site. Duplicates should be cleaned up quickly and redirected to the original question.

I think it will go over great, so long as they can get penetration in languages other than .Net.