This week, I (finally) hit 10,000 points on StackOverflow. On some level, I know it’s just fake internet points, but it’s a nice milestone.
Like everyone I know in IT, I often find useful answers to questions I have on StackOverflow. Since there are so many answered questions on that site, I generally don’t even need to ask the question, just search for it instead.
When I talk to people about StackOverflow, I always mention the awesome PowerShell presence there. Usually, if you ask a “good” question, you will have lots of people competing to quickly provide answers that are not only correct, but are also informative and helpful. I’m constantly amazed by the character of the PowerShell community. We’re all about getting things done and sharing what we use to succeed with others. I’m proud to be a part of this wonderful community.
And that brings me to the part of this “celebration” that isn’t fake.
In addition to this number:
You will also see this statistic:
That means (by StackOverflow’s calculations, at least), that almost a million people have viewed my answers (and questions). That’s a bit overwhelming. I can’t tell you how many times I talk to people about PowerShell and they tell me that they’ve used one of my answers. A million people, though is more than I can fathom.
For what it’s worth, I’m going to keep on writing, teaching, answering, and speaking about PowerShell. Maybe I’ll hit 2 million.
P.S. When I speak about StackOverflow, I also mean to include ServerFault, which is the sysadmin-oriented site in the same family. PowerShell questions pop up on both, but more often on the significantly more popular StackOverflow.