Launching developer Q&A on Stack Overflow

One thing that is very important for us at Mozilla is the need to directly interact with you developers and help you with challenges and issues while developing using open technologies. We are now happy to announce our presence on Stack Overflow!

Stack Overflow is one of – if not the – most well-known question and answer sites among developers, and we believe it’s very important to go where developers are and choose to have their discussions while developing.

Initially our main focus is on Firefox OS app development and Open Web Apps in general. There are three tags that we are monitoring:

All tags and posts are available at our landing page on Stack Overflow:

Take part!

We’d love for you to participate with both questions and answers, so we together can collaborate and make the Open Web and open technologies the first choice for developers!

A little extra motivation might be that if you answer a lot of questions, you’ll show up in the Top Users page for that tag, e.g.

Resources that might be good for you about HTML5, Apps, Developer Tools and more are:

See you on Stack Overflow!

About Robert Nyman [Editor emeritus]

Technical Evangelist & Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Gives talks & blogs about HTML5, JavaScript & the Open Web. Robert is a strong believer in HTML5 and the Open Web and has been working since 1999 with Front End development for the web - in Sweden and in New York City. He regularly also blogs at and loves to travel and meet people.

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  1. Nirvana Tikku

    Nice! A new tag for Stack-Ed:

    November 19th, 2013 at 15:10

    1. Robert Nyman [Editor]

      Sounds good!

      November 19th, 2013 at 16:36

  2. stripTM

    The next step add Persona to Stack Overflow login :-p

    November 19th, 2013 at 15:28

    1. Isxek


      November 19th, 2013 at 16:01

    2. Robert Nyman [Editor]

      Yes, that would be nice!

      November 19th, 2013 at 16:36

    3. John Karahalis

      Have to agree with Isxek and Robert here. That would be wonderful.

      November 20th, 2013 at 18:24

  3. Matthieu Chase Heiemr

    What does having a “presence” on SO mean? Do you get to mod? Have points to award? Or do you just get to add a graphic to the tag buttons?

    November 19th, 2013 at 15:31

  4. ThiefMaster

    Hey, everyone reading this: Please note that SO is not really a forum but a Q&A site. Most importantly this means that you **cannot** post follow-up questions or comments as answers. They will be deleted if you do so anyway.

    – A Stack Overflow Moderator

    November 19th, 2013 at 15:46

    1. Mark Coggins

      ThiefMaster, thanks for pointing out the difference. We’ve updated the post to reflect that.

      November 19th, 2013 at 16:09

  5. Lelala

    Teaming up with the dev-crowd at SO is definetly a good idea: I haven’t seen any question&answer site in the last years that gave so much value back to community.

    November 20th, 2013 at 05:57

    1. Robert Nyman [Editor]

      Thank you!

      November 20th, 2013 at 17:03

  6. Ivan Dejanovic

    I hope this initiative will grow and be useful. I recently started developing HTML5 apps, my first game is already in Mozilla marketplace, and I have encountered issues that I could not find solutions on MDN. This has the potential of being extremely helpful for developers. And adding persona to Stack Overflow login would be very nice touch.

    November 20th, 2013 at 06:30

    1. Robert Nyman [Editor]

      Thanks, and that’s exactly what we want it to be – an extra level of help and a good place for people to both ask and answers questions.

      November 20th, 2013 at 17:03

  7. Willy Aguirre

    Nice idea :)
    I saw some questions about ZTE, for example how to update Firefox OS version, like in geeksphone devices, Are there any instruction about it?

    November 20th, 2013 at 16:53

    1. Jason Weathersby

      We are working with ZTE to get something a bit easier. This is what we have now:

      November 21st, 2013 at 07:07

  8. Samarth AGARWAL

    Xtag tag!

    November 20th, 2013 at 23:45

    1. Robert Nyman [Editor]

      Potentially, over time. :-)

      November 21st, 2013 at 04:29

  9. Ris


    November 21st, 2013 at 02:49

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