Which technologies you are using for building Data Explorer? This is interesting if it gets open sourced at some point in future. Do you use same stuff as with SO? C#, ASP.NET, MVC?


Data Explorer

Like the rest of the Stack Exchange network, Data Explorer uses a WISC stack:

Data is populated into Data Explorer using an automated import script that converts and sanitizes data from the internal Stack Exchange databases, producing an output that is similar to the data dumps.

Software Development Tools

External Bits

  • do you update the db as and when database dump is released ? Or do you have, er, "some other arrangement" ;p – Sathyajith Bhat Jun 2 '10 at 0:51
  • no arrangement yet, but I will make sure that the latest data is up in very short order after the release – waffles Jun 2 '10 at 1:28
  • @Sathya: refer to this question -> meta.stackexchange.com/questions/59480/… – Leniel Maccaferri Sep 7 '10 at 4:49
  • @Tim nice update! Where did you get all the information from? :) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Dec 22 '13 at 17:42
  • @ShadowWizard Well, I know most of it, but otherwise I just copied from the network post under the assumption that it's the same. – Tim Stone Dec 22 '13 at 17:43
  • @Brent aren't you consulting for Stack Exchange? If so, I think you should ask for a diamond here on Meta so you can edit anything at will. :) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jan 18 '14 at 21:10
  • @ShadowWizard well, I've got database access, so technically I can edit anything at will anyway. I try to be good and use the UI though. ;-) – Brent Ozar Jan 19 '14 at 13:51
  • @BrentOzar cheers, so now we know who to blame when there are unexplained reputation changes! :P – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Jan 19 '14 at 13:55
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    I know nothing. – Brent Ozar Jan 19 '14 at 15:29

While not strictly part of Data Explorer, it is possible to query Stack Overflow data as part of BigQuery's public datasets.

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