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Just wondering if anyone knows if chat.stackoverflow.com is built in-house or is making use of an off the shelf product (and if so which one).

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Does software still come on shelves? :) –  balpha Oct 25 '10 at 13:22
    
Unless you go commando, yes. @bal –  random Oct 25 '10 at 13:42
    
Quite literally in-house, I believe :) –  Benjol Oct 25 '10 at 14:19
    
@Balpha In Russia and eastern Europe, it is actually hard to find legitimate software (and China, I gather). –  Mark C Oct 25 '10 at 16:12

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It's built in house.

I was going to list the developers but being afraid of offending by missing someone out I decided not to.

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The developer was balpharc. –  Ladybug Killer Oct 25 '10 at 13:25
    
@Lady good thing you didn't say malpha, that would have offended me. –  balpha Oct 25 '10 at 13:27
    
@balpha: I'll keep that in mind :] –  Ladybug Killer Oct 25 '10 at 13:32
    
@balpha How about Mr. Grumke? :D –  Pëkka Oct 25 '10 at 14:16

In house, with the standard tools

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Standard tools: Coffee, donuts and an aversion to shaving. –  webbiedave Oct 25 '10 at 17:27
    
@webbiedave - not an active aversion so much; more... apathy and indifference –  Marc Gravell Oct 25 '10 at 19:44

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