What exactly is stackapps?

I have search trhough the questions but did not find a straight forward answer. Why was stackapps build and why should I use it?

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    Look over to the right and you'll see "Get Started". That's a good place to, you know, get started. Commented Nov 17, 2010 at 4:31
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    @Dennis I missed this one too. It looks quite like an ad. But the FAQ links are quite a good place on all SX sites.
    – takeshin
    Commented Nov 24, 2010 at 11:49

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StackApps is a member of the StackExchange network of sites.

It is designed for questions about using the Stack Exchange API and reporting any bugs you find in it.

A good place to start is here which gives you an overview of what the API is all about.

If all you're looking for is applications that use the API, then these two pages will help you out:


First step: read the FAQ

FAQ means Frequently Asked Questions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAQ


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