What is Stack Overflow?

"Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about programming."


Stack Overflow provides:

  • Tools to write a good question.
  • Very specific question requirements to follow that force users to write a good question.
  • Proofreading by people outside of concrete5's community.
  • A way to assign a question bounty and get a faster answer.
  • A community of mixed developers who are looking for developer problems to solve.
  • Exposure to people who do not visit concrete5.org forums.
  • A place for that question and answer to live forever in Google search results.
  • A path for anyone to update the answer when it's no longer valid.

Stack Overflow versus the Forums

Stack Overflow is for when:

  1. You have tried to fix the problem yourself.
  2. You have clear code that shows what you are trying to do and what you expect should happen.
  3. The answer you get will be a short code snippet or a few paragraphs describing deeper knowledge about core functionality.

concrete5 forums are for when:

  1. You have no code to show.
  2. You have an open ended question that requires back and forth to answer.
  3. You have a question about concrete5.org or the concrete5 community.
  4. If you're given code, you won't necessarily know what to do with it.
  5. You want help implementing the answer.

Where to ask on Stack Overflow?

There are two active concrete5 related tags on Stack Overflow.