About this List of Online Communities

The software development industry is an ever-changing beast. Every year new programming languages emerge, new technologies hit the market, and existing languages and technologies are either left behind or completely re-imagined. It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle when you’re new to the industry — your skills are too outdated to help you land a job, but they’re not modern enough to help you keep one. Software developers are always looking to learn more about their craft, but they don’t always know where to look. This is a list of communities dedicated to engineers, software developers, coders, and hackers. Some are online communities dedicated to a particular technology or programming language, and some are general purpose communities or those that help developers early in their career. The communities on this list are an excellent source of inspiration, knowledge-sharing, and networking.

65 Online Communities for Software Developers

Code Project logo
Code Project
1999
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14.7M
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Stack Overflow logo
Stack Overflow
2008
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10.0M
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Hacker News logo
Hacker News
5.0M
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r/programming logo
r/programming
on reddit
2006
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3.0M
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r/learnprogramming logo
r/learnprogramming
on reddit
2009
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1.8M
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r/hacking logo
r/hacking
on reddit
2008
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1.5M
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r/javascript logo
r/javascript
on reddit
2013
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1.3M
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r/compsci logo
r/compsci
on reddit
2008
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1.2M
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r/webdev logo
r/webdev
on reddit
2009
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624K
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r/linux logo
r/linux
on reddit
2008
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600K
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r/ProgrammingLanguages logo
r/ProgrammingLanguages
on reddit
2008
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531K
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Bytes logo
Bytes
2008
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464K
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r/homelab logo
r/homelab
on reddit
2012
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365K
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r/coding logo
r/coding
on reddit
2009
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259K
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Women who Code
230K
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r/reactjs logo
r/reactjs
on reddit
2013
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228K
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r/dailyprogrammer logo
r/dailyprogrammer
on reddit
2012
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214K
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r/node logo
r/node
on reddit
2009
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177K
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r/aws logo
r/aws
on reddit
2008
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150K
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r/rust logo
r/rust
on reddit
2010
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120K
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r/selfhosted logo
r/selfhosted
on reddit
2014
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102K
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devRant logo
devRant
2016
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50K
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r/emacs logo
r/emacs
on reddit
2008
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47K
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The Coding Den logo
The Coding Den
on discord
46K
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freeCodeCamp
40K
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r/scala logo
r/scala
on reddit
2008
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37K
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r/salesforce logo
r/salesforce
on reddit
31K
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r/lisp logo
r/lisp
on reddit
2008
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30K
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iOS Developers logo
iOS Developers
on slack
30K
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DevOps Chat logo
DevOps Chat
on slack
19K
Members
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Changelog logo
Changelog
on slack
19K
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Programmer's Hangout logo
Programmer's Hangout
on discord
18K
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C# Discord logo
C# Discord
on discord
18K
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Django Girls logo
Django Girls
on facebook
17K
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Lobsters
2012
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14K
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Scotch.io Slack logo
Scotch.io Slack
on slack
12K
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World of Coding logo
World of Coding
on discord
2020
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5K
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DevCord logo
DevCord
on discord
5K
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Salesforce Exchange Discord logo
Salesforce Exchange Discord
on discord
5K
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DevOps, SRE, & Infrastructure (DSI) logo
DevOps, SRE, & Infrastructure (DSI)
on discord
4K
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Android United logo
Android United
on slack
3K
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DataTalks.Club logo
DataTalks.Club
on slack
2020
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3K
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Code Newbie logo
Code Newbie
on slack
2K
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Chronic Coders logo
Chronic Coders
on discord
2021
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620
Members
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United Designers logo
United Designers
on slack
400
Members
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Blogging for Devs logo
Blogging for Devs
2020
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300
Members
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Qvault logo
Qvault
on discord
150
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Oat++ Framework logo
Oat++ Framework
100
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#go logo
#go
on slack
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#php logo
#php
on slack
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#nodejs logo
#nodejs
on slack
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#python logo
#python
on slack
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#ruby logo
#ruby
on slack
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UX Guide logo
UX Guide
on slack
2016
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Web Development logo
Web Development
on discord
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Women in Technology logo
Women in Technology
on slack
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Treehouse
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Learningin.tech logo
Learningin.tech
on discord
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Girls Who Code logo
Girls Who Code
on discord
2020
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Freenode logo
Freenode
1998
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DALnet logo
DALnet
1994
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Bootstrapped FM
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Daily Dev Links logo
Daily Dev Links
on slack
2020
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XDA logo
XDA
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Dev Resources logo
Dev Resources
on discord
2021
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