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.


5 responses to “Top 11 Alternatives of Stack Overflow”

  1. Sam Avatar

    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.

  2. doug clavell Avatar
    doug clavell

    Thank you for the list.
    Just yesterday a question was down-voted by a top rated Overflow moderator. I felt it was unjustified as his problem with my post was that I detailed what I tried to resolve the situation in the same box as the code I had written. In my opinion the instructions clearly indicated that SO wanted them there.

  3. Mikel Giles Avatar
    Mikel Giles

    Stack Overflow has the answer for everything but only if you are well versed in understanding them. I am one of the dummies so I never ask. I do see answers on the site but dont understand most because everything uses something else which aluses something else. I started before Microsoft, Apple, and DOS( back when a normal system had 64k RAM and 2 Floppy drives). I am now 85 years old, retired and for sure dont understand the new ways to do things so I reakky dont understand most answers

    1. Sakshi K Avatar
      Sakshi K

      Yeah! it’s become challenging when you come from a different era of computing. Technolgy has advanced rapidly However, I admire your willingness to learn about new technologies.

  4. Mikel Giles Avatar
    Mikel Giles

    And I cant type.

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