I noticed the new codereview site that is now in Beta and looked at a few of the questions. I just left that site scratching my head wondering what the difference between codereview and stackoverflow really was.
On stackoverflow I've seen questions posted with just as much code (sometimes more) than was included on codereview. On several codereview questions the answers didn't seem much different than on stackoverflow.
Also, if the intent of codereview is to solicit reviews of code, it isn't clear to me how that the really fits with the Q&A format.
Sure there is there are general questions about code such as:
- Do you see any security issues in my code?
- Do you see any ways to improve performance?
But for a given piece of code there are usually a number of such general questions and which makes it difficult for there to be a single answer since there are multiple questions. For example one person may raise a security issue while another may suggest a performance improvement.
From this follows my question in the title:
Is codereview for asking a question and getting an answer or for getting code reviews?