Stack Overflow website, a de facto resource on the web for all types of programming questions has now become the home of YouTube API support.
After almost, five years on providing developer support via company-owned Google Group, Google has now decided to move the YouTube API questions support to Stack Overflow -- instead of maintaining a dedicated Google Group.
Google will officially switching existing discussion Google Group into archive-only mode, on October 15, "meaning that it will no longer accept any new posts." But, you can now start asking questions on Stack Overflow.
Google in a blog post notes that while it encourage all developers who have questions about the YouTube API to start posting on Stack Overflow today using the tag "youtube-api." At the same time, it advises that developers do not post on Stack Overflow -- asking new features or filing bug reports.
"For those sorts of things, instead make use of the templates for filing a bug or filing a feature request in the existing public issue tracker," Google stated.
You can use this new question template on Stack Overflow to pre-populate the tag for you so that you don't forget.
"While we'll do our best to find and answer relevant questions that aren't tagged with youtube-api, you'd be making our job easier (and you'd get a quicker answer) if you tag things correctly from the get-go," Jeff Posnick, YouTube API Team posted.