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Native "Share to DEV" button is now on Stack Overflow

If you click the share link on Stack Overflow you now see three options where there were once only two.

If you click the DEV icon, you'll be brought to a DEV editor with a prefilled Stack Overflow liquid tag to make sharing questions and answers more easily within this community.

You may do so in order to share a helpful tip, enrich a tutorial, or editorialize or host a "meta" discussion about the Stack Overflow content. With a much looser format than Stack Overflow itself, feel free to have sprawling conversations.

This feature was made possible by two features recently shipped on DEV:

Let's use this functionality to help bring light to all the most important questions:

What's the difference between JavaScript and Java?

CodePen, Replit, and now Stack Overflow all have Share-to-DEV buttons. GitHub, will you be next?

Note, at the moment this is only live on the desktop version of the site, not mobile.

Happy coding!

Top comments (39)

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Fernando Doglio

Congrats! Definitely a nice platform to integrate with!

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Sung M. Kim

Lawfully Good + Lawfully Evil => Win-win 😎

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Ben Halpern

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πŸ¦„N BπŸ›‘

Well, I guess I need to head over to /g/ - Technology whatever that is.

And what's the middle one?

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Lucas Olivera

This is really wonderful, congratulations DEV Team!

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Dian Fay



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Ben Halpern


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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

That's a big deal.

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Jonathan Carter • Edited

This is so cool! πŸ™Œ Live Share just released the ability to have a β€œreusable” session URL, and I wonder if it would be interesting to discuss some way that DEV posts could have an associated Live Share (e.g. it’s a help request/code review discussion/SO question, that the poster is around in real-time for a bit).

It might even be cool to have a Live Share badge that indicated the session’s online status, and let readers click it to directly join into the session. Just thinking out loud 😁

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Ben Halpern

That is really cool! As it so happens, we already have the boolean concept in our codebase of whether a DEV post is "live", with this sort of thing in mind, we just gradually stopped trying to make it work because we had bigger fish to fry. So now it's just always false.

But we've had this sort of thing in mind and I think we'd be all for trying to make this happen. So let's figure it out.

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Yaser Al-Najjar

Wohoo... DEV never stops to amaze me!

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Noman Gul

Hoorraayyyy πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Valentino Gagliardi


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Anton Melnyk

That's a nice step forward for the platform, congrats!

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Basti Ortiz

That is so cool! Great job, DEV Team! You've outdone yourselves once again.

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Itachi Uchiha


I'm really happy to be a part of this community.

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Boris Jamot ✊ /

Good job ! πŸš€

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Francisco Quintero πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

wow, this is truly awesome. DEV rocks!

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Bill Mitchell

Wow congrats! This is huge.

Timeless DEV post...

Git Concepts I Wish I Knew Years Ago

The most used technology by developers is not Javascript.

It's not Python or HTML.

It hardly even gets mentioned in interviews or listed as a pre-requisite for jobs.

I'm talking about Git and version control of course.

One does not simply learn git