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Which tools and technologies build the Stack Exchange Network?

Can't find it anywhere.

It looks very alike www.vark.com/community which is the uservoice I've confused it with at first, and even more to unity3d answers, which might pretty much be the same.

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    phpBB - That's the core of Super User.
    – random
    Feb 17, 2010 at 7:08
  • so it isn't doctype.com ?
    – Cawas
    Feb 17, 2010 at 7:25
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    interface software? it's firefox, isn't it?
    – quack quixote
    Feb 17, 2010 at 8:31
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    Also, if interested in what are these sites made with: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/10369/…
    – Gnoupi
    Feb 17, 2010 at 9:00

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Incase no one bothered to tell you, StackOverflow, SuperUser and Serverfault are the original implementations of this style of user interface. Doctype came afterwards, and since it is related to what we do, we linked to them.

Those 3 sites actually run on the same software StackExchange runs on, which makes sense because StackExchange was the product of StackOverflow's success. They took the user interface and made it available to others for a charge.

However, we are the originals. And the source-code is not open source and/or buy-able (for under a couple million)

I'd like to put this under the [generation-gap] tag. It seems like everyone just assumes that a site is built on another site's framework or an open source project. While StackOverflow does have some OpenSource components, it was pretty much developed ground up.

  • Thanks. That answers it. Does it have a name? How could I have found about this on my own?
    – Cawas
    Feb 17, 2010 at 7:32
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    Ummm .. by searching in the top right search bar for "What was StackOverflow built with"
    – Chacha102
    Feb 17, 2010 at 7:33
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    It doesn't really have a name. You can get something similar by searching for StackExchange (they sell sites like this for a cost), but the interface itself is just the site.
    – Chacha102
    Feb 17, 2010 at 7:37
  • Thanks again. Now I've finally found a good FAQ, interestingly using Wiki, with your hint. Eventually I'll read it more deeply.
    – Cawas
    Feb 17, 2010 at 7:44

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