StackOverflow Notifier

Update: New version has been released in case you’re using the last version (V1.0.0.0) please use this version instead.

In case you don’t know what StackOverflow is all about you can read about it At the site’s About Page:

Stack Overflow is a programming Q & A site that’s free. Free to ask questions, free to answer questions, free to read, free to index, built with plain old HTML, no fake rot13 text on the home page, no scammy google-cloaking tactics, no salespeople, no JavaScript windows dropping down in front of the answer asking for $12.95 to go away. You can register if you want to collect karma and win valuable flair that will appear next to your name, but otherwise, it’s just free. And fast. Very, very fast.

Or Read The review at everything2.

StackOverflow has a reputation system. Your questions and answers can be votes up (or down) by other users of the site. Each of those votes adds or subtract points from your reputation. More reputation enables the user to do additional actions other then posting questions and answering. You can read about it that here.

At the high end of this reputation spectrum there is little difference between users with high reputation and moderators. That is very much intentional. We don’t run Stack Overflow. The community does.

Gaining reputation is very addictive and I found myself constantly refreshing my user web page to see if anyone has voted one of my answers or if anyone answered one of my questions. After a while I’ve decided to write a simple application that would notify me when my StackOverflow user have been updated.

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How does it work?

The first time you run the application you’ll need to give it your user URL.

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The user url is the complete address of your user page

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After your details have been loaded press OK to minimize to the tray and That’s it – From now on whenever the notifier detects a change in your user you would be notified via a balloon tooltip at the task bar.

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Future Plans

Right now only reputation changes are shown. I plan to add several more notifications in the very near future such as:

  • Question Answered.
  • Answer/Question Voted.
  • Answer has been chosen as the question answer.

 

You can download it from StackOverflow Notifier Codeplex Site. Have a look at it and let me know what you think.

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