There is a new programming community site on the internet today. It has been in beta for a while, but today it is open to the public. The site is Stack Overflow and it is the brain child of Jeff Attwood and Joel Spolsky. If you are software developer who reads blogs then you have most likely heard of them and read their work.
Think of Stack Overflow as a combination of a Wiki with a Forum. There is a little bit of Digg / Reddit thrown in and a touch of a blog. Here is Jeff’s Venn diagram to explain it:
So that little asterisk in the middle. Everything is tagged, so you can filter for only the Delphi questions. It is pretty active and sometimes it is good to see how the other side lives. There is a pretty good community forming already.
I am trying to keep an eye on the Delphi questions, there are currently 37 of them, but I occasionally check out other topics too. It doesn’t replace CodeGear’s forums (which now have an accept answer feature) but I like the fact it is much more focused to being on the topic of a question and an answer and less on a discussion.
So far I have seen some past guests on our podcast there including both Nick Hodges and Barry Kelly. When will I see you out there? Put a link in the comments. I’ll be sure to vote up most Delphi questions and good answers too.