The 10 Most Entertaining StackOverflow Questions

The 10 Most Entertaining StackOverflow Questions

Like Smashing Magazine, I have been an avid reader/user of StackOverflow for a number of years. During my studies, they helped immensely in the quest to be a better programmer – with real feedback from real users. While I do my very best to work on programming-related problems without so much help, I have found it to be an unofficial ‘mentor’ when I really get stuck. I have also found it to be a great platform for networking and having many a stimulating conversations about programming.

During my time with StackOverflow, I have come across a wide variety of questions. Some seemingly benign, some extremely helpful, some weird, and some quite funny. Speaking of ‘funny’, I couldn’t resist in telling the world about these top 10 questions – which is why I though of reposting them here. Each image below is linked to the original question posted on StackOverflow, so feel free to have a look at them and be prepared to laugh a little.

I also found out a few things that I previously thought were impossible. For example, I never knew it was possible to colour only half a letter with CSS (albeit with the use of a GitHub-hosted project). I also was amused to see sorting algorithms being ‘used’ in the real-world (the worst-case complexity for sorting all my odd socks would be 0(n^2) using QuickSort …).

When I eventually become a leading developer, I bet I’ll still be visiting StackOverflow for many years to come. If I don’t visit it purely for collaboration and trouble-shooting help, I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for amusing questions like these.

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Source: The 10 Most Entertaining StackOverflow Questions Of All Time | Tutorialzine

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