I was listening to Hanselminutes the other day on the way home from work and Scott was talking to the guys behind Stack Overflow. I had never heard of Stack Overflow at that point but found the discussion really interesting. Essentially, Stack Overflow is a collaborative question and answer site for programmers. I headed over there and browsed around and found it fascinating. So I signed up (It's free, just create use your OpenID to sign in).
Well today, I really got to put it to the test. I worked up something in C# that I plan on using at the office. I created the UI form, got the easy stuff working in about an hour and then decided to move on to the real meat of the applciation. The first thing a need to do is read a list of names from text file. I haven't really done this before so I went to MSDN and found the StreamReader was what I needed to call on. So I did that and got a big fat error...
So, I checked my syntax and just started at the screen for a while feeling defeated by my lack of skillz.
Then the lightbulb went off and I posted my problem to Stack Overflow and in 2 minutes had my answer...2 MINUTES PEOPLE!!
Turns out it was pretty silly mistake on my part, buy hey, I'm new to this.