Top 11 Alternatives of Stack Overflow

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For developers, No doubt! Stack Overflow is a well-known platform. Right?

Stack Overflow, a reputed and well designed Q&A site where you can ask or respond to a doubt.

If you ask me, it was the best site for me during my college life i.e. a treasure where I found the answer to every problem.

But, what makes it popular? Is it only a Q&A site? if No! then, what are its alternatives?

Let’s find out.

Why Stack Overflow is so Popular?

According to the 2020 Stack Overflow Developers survey report, 90.6% used to visit the Stack Overflow when they got stuck into a problem.

Awesome, so why alternatives?🤷‍♀️

If it is too popular and well-designed then, why we’re searching out its alternatives.

Many users find some basic issues with Stack Overflow and they start searching to its alternatives where they can find a better platform or sometimes just to innovate more.

Issues with Stack Overflow

  • Unwelcoming attitude towards new users/beginner programmers
  • Frequent downvoting of questions, especially if they’re not technical or seen as duplicates
  • Even more difficult for new users to get an answer to a question

Alternatives of Stack Overflow

1. Quora

  • Proprietary
  • Quora is a question-and-answer website where people can ask, answer or follow internet users worldwide.

2. Code Project

  • Open Source
  • a community for computer programmers with articles on different topics and programming languages.

3. GitHub

  • Open Source
  • GitHub is a code hosting platform for collaboration and version control where millions of developers and companies build, ship, and maintain their software in different programming languages like Java, C++ etc.

4. Code Ranch

  • Open Source
  • CodeRanch is a friendly forum to learn about and discussing programming.

5. Question2Answer

  • Open Source
  • Q2A is a popular free open source Q&A platform for PHP/​MySQL, used by over 22,000 sites in 40 languages.

6. Scoold

  • Open Source
  • A Q&A site written in Java, it also supports most of the features found in Stack Overflow.

7. Answeree

  • Proprietary
  • A great Q&A platform where if you have the knowledge you can share it or clear your doubt by asking it.

8. Asktopia

  • A platform to find the best answer to your question.
  • Here, professionals vote for the best answers to business questions.


QueryHome is a Knowledge Social Network where people comes together and ask technical doubts and contribute by answering questions and solving doubts.


10. Answers

  •, formerly known as WikiAnswers, is Internet-based knowledge exchange.
  • Here, you can find the answer to different topics or you can respond to the questions asked.

11. AllAnswered

  • A platform that combines the power of Wiki Documentation, Questions & Answers, Workflow and AI Engine.

Wrapping it Up!

How well-designed or well-reputed anything is? We always try to look for its alternatives. Right?

Similarly, this blog post contains the top 11 alternatives of Stack Overflow, which is a popular Q&A site.


One response to “Top 11 Alternatives of Stack Overflow”

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    Thanks for listing alternatives to Stackoverflow. I’ve experienced all of these: Unwelcoming attitude towards new users/beginner programmers and downvoting of questions, especially if they’re not technical or seen as duplicates, and one more. I was just banned from asking questions because my questions hadn’t received enough upvotes.

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