Stack Overflow Platform Details & Review

Stack Overflow is a question-and-answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers, where users help each other by sharing knowledge about programming.

Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is a single destination for programmers to share their programming knowledge. It's built and run for programmers, by programmers, and the more you participate, the better it gets.


  • Q&A Tools – Tags, Commenting System, Notifications, Voting, Integrations, Formatting.
  • Formatting - Gives users advanced formatting options when posting questions and answers, such as a content editor, media uploads, mentions, and embeddable third-party content.
  • Templates - Provides pre-made templates for wiki pages and knowledge articles.

Stack Overflow Pricing

  • Starting from $7/mo.
  • Free version available but no free trial.
Stack Overflow


  • Best way to share your knowledge and ideas among your team members in private.
  • This software works like a knowledge database. It is very useful.
  • Stack Overflow for Teams helps to communicate issues and solve problems.


  • Authoring longer documentation is difficult.
  • The stack overflow integration with Slack tends to be noisy, so most people ignore it.
  • People who are unfamiliar with the interface find it difficult to use.

Stack Overflow Reviews

“Indispensable for Software Developers”

Like most software developers, I use Stack Overflow almost every working day. I benefit from the site all the time. Yes, newcomers might find the site intimidating and some might find that their questions are unanswered or even downvoted. 

Review on Trustpilot.

"Great system, but a solution to a problem that doesn't exist"

There was no clear agreement on how to use the product, most questions don't lend themselves to the long wait for someone to notice it—teams expect quick responses more appropriate for Slack, or else require longer responses more appropriate for traditional documentation. Overall, we found that SO for Teams was a product in search of a problem, rather than solving a real problem that our business had.

Review on G2.

“Teams is a private ”

Our experience has been extremely positive. We have seen quick adoption and everyone appreciates the answers and questions that we are currently using it for. It has turned into our primary internal knowledge base. I am also very satisfied with their outreach to active users during the development of new features.

Review on Capterra.

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