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Stack Overflow is a web-based community for software developers. It can be found at

History and leadership[]

Stack Overflow was founded in 2008 by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky (both prominent bloggers who post about the profession of software development.)


  • Centred around questions and answers
  • Uses Voting up/down to raise interesting questions and answers to a more prominent position on the site
  • Authentication/identity management is decentralized by using OpenID
  • "Community wiki" option for questions/answers doesn't earn authors reputation points - particularly used on "subjective" questions

Culture and community norms[]

See also[]