Posted by Niklas Heidloff | February 2, 2012
There have been discussions in the community
recently how to reach out to new developers and to leverage other communities
and web sites. In this context StackOverflow came up.
is a programming Q & A site that’s free. Free to ask questions, free
to answer questions, free to read and free to index. It's also a well established
site with a huge community around it. Google often seems to rank search
results from StackOverflow higher which might be because of the good quality
of entries. StackOverflow has great functionality to rank entries via user
votings, moderation and reputation points and badges for users.
Several XPages developers have already
started using StackOverflow. We created a new tag xpages
so that other XPages developers can easily find XPages related questions.
Please use this tag when you ask
your questions. StackOverflow also
contains a lot of other useful information for XPages developers, e.g.
You can subscribe to the tag to get
email notifications about new questions or you can use the new page on
The new page contains a list of the
most recently asked questions and at the bottom a list of the key contributors.
StackOverflow can be used for practical,
answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.
For discussions please use the forum.
[I've implemented the new xpages.info
page via the XPages Social Enabler which use the StackOverflow REST API.]