Stack Overflow for Visual Studio Code meets you where you work

Seamlessly interact with Stack Overflow for Teams and Stack Overflow with Stack Overflow for Visual Studio Code.

Last updated July 27, 2023
ProductStack Overflow for Teams

One of the challenges we hear from developers is around the ability to quickly find answers to their questions all while minimizing disruption and screen switching while coding. This latest concept enables Stack Overflow and Teams to be available at your fingertips.

Why do this?

The Stack Overflow for Visual Studio Code is a paired programmer that pulls in validated content from Public and Private Stack Overflow to provide developers with a personalized summary of how to efficiently solve problems as well as insights to expand their knowledge.

Feature set

  • Search results both internal Stack Overflow for Teams and external Stack Overflow community.
  • Feedback tools to help reinforce the quality of the output
  • Highlight code to explain the code.
  • Ability to create new questions or articles by creating a draft with tag and title suggestions.

Right now, this will only be available on the Business and Enterprise tier of Stack Overflow for Teams. We’ll explore offering this IDE extension to other tiers in the future.

* Concepts are mock ups and not actual AI generated content.

About Labs

Since 2008 Stack Overflow has pioneered open source conversations in the technology community, helping us become the most visited, most trusted destination for developers in the world. In 2017, we unleashed the same productivity gains inside companies with Stack Overflow for Teams.

Knowledge sharing between peers and experts is fundamental to software development ‒ you can see it happening in Slack, in meetings, or quick hangs. Advances in technology, like GenAI, puts everyone in learning mode and knowledge sharing is at the core of that experience.

Stack Overflow for Teams sits at the very intersection of curiosity and innovation, a place to ask & answer your peers’ questions, learn from other experts within the company, and keep up with ‒ or be the driver of ‒ all new developments.

Our guiding principles

Find new ways to give technologists more time to create amazing things.
Accuracy is fundamental. That comes from attributed, peer-reviewed sources that provide transparency.
The coding field should be accessible to all, including beginners to advanced users.
Humans should always be included in the application of any new technology.

With these in mind, starting over the next few months, we will be sharing our ideas, opinions, designs, research and product ideas which combine emerging technologies with our platforms and services.