Can Stack Overflow save the day?
There’s a wonderful thing that happens to many of us who work at Stack Overflow. In casual social conversation, someone will ask where I work, or on the way home from the gym while wearing a Stack Overflow T-shirt, someone will stop me in my tracks. “Do you work at Stack Overflow?” they ask breathlessly. The answer is of course yes, and inevitably, the person’s eyes light up, and frequently there is a story that goes with that reaction. “You got me through my first coding bootcamp,” or “I always have a tab open to Stack Overflow when I’m at work.” The genuine excitement and enthusiasm is inspiring for those of us who take our mission of empowering the world’s technologists to heart and a palpable embodiment of the millions of developers who visit our public platform to get unstuck, learn, and share their technical expertise. Additionally, many of the same technologists use our market-leading knowledge sharing platform Stack Overflow for Teams, a private instance of our public platform, in their day to day work lives to collaborate with their colleagues, find subject matter experts, and stay productive.
To that end, we want to hear directly from YOU: Stack Overflow enthusiasts with stories of how our public platform or Stack Overflow for Teams swooped in, taught you something new, saved the day, or even introduced you to your spouse. (We kid…sort of.) Did Stack Overflow help resolve a pesky bug in your code? Or maybe Stack Overflow for Teams helped you find an answer at work and made you more productive? Perhaps someone on our site or in your Teams instance taught you something new that unlocked answers on a side project you’ve been working on. If you’ve got a story about Stack Overflow or Stack Overflow for Teams, we want to hear all about it.
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Stack Overflow has helped me inumerable times, as many times as I’ve upvoted a question or answer. And it helps me by being my rubber duck debugger; I often find that I become aware of a solution simply by beginning to craft a Stack Overflow question (this is a little frustrating though, I’ve been very close to the Socratic badge for 2 or 3 years, but I’m just not posting questions very much at all anymore)
On a daily basis, I visit stackoverflow and it contributes heavily on my deliverables.
Truth is SO saves the day often several times IN a day. I have even hit the max voting limit (is it 40?) on an intense day of working through coding issues. The experiences tend to be highly ephemeral though and are quickly forgotten (this makes SO no less crucial though). Therefore, I can’t submit one.
If I may leave a suggestion however: please bring back SO Tshirts.
Absolutely, IT CAN.
For your reference: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/658776/h-bridge-blows-the-fuses-in-my-house
The OP, not being aware of his actions, tried obviously hard to KILL HIMSELF using very dangerous assumptions for several days.
Thanks to the awareness of others, his life might have been spared.
Interesting read; thanks.
It saves my day daily between figuring out corner cases for code that is 6 years old and trying to learn new things that are bleeding edge.