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 It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle when you’re new to the industry — your skills are too outdated to help you land a job, but they’re not modern enough to help you keep one.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.

71 Online Communities for Programmers

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Code Project
Code Project is a community for computer programmers with articles on different topics and programming languages such as web development, software development, C++, Java, and other topics.
1999
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14.7M
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Stack Overflow
Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow’s public platform is used by nearly everyone who codes to learn, share their knowledge, collaborate, and build their careers. Our products and tools help developers and technologists in life and at work. These products include Stack Overflow for Teams, Stack Overflow Advertising, and Stack Overflow for Talent and Jobs. Stack Overflow for Teams, our core SaaS collaboration product, is helping thousands of companies around the world as the transition to remote work, address business continuity challenges, and undergo digital transformation. Whether it’s on Stack Overflow or within Stack Overflow for Teams, community is at the center of all that we do.
2008
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10.0M
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Hacker News
Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator. In general, content that can be submitted is defined as "anything that gratifies one's intellectual curiosity.
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r/programming on reddit
2006
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3.0M
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r/learnprogramming on reddit
A subreddit for all questions related to programming in any language.
2009
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1.8M
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r/hacking on reddit
A subreddit dedicated to hacking and hackers. Constructive collaboration and learning about exploits, industry standards, grey and white hat hacking, new hardware and software hacking technology, sharing ideas and suggestions for small business and personal security.
2008
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1.5M
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r/javascript on reddit
All about the JavaScript programming language!
2013
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1.3M
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DaniWeb
2002
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1.2M
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r/compsci on reddit
Computer Science Theory and Application. We share and discuss any content that computer scientists find interesting. People from all walks of life welcome, including hackers, hobbyists, professionals, and academics.
2008
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1.2M
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Digital Point
Digital Point is the largest webmaster community in the world. Includes tools and a large marketplace.
892K
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r/webdev on reddit
A community dedicated to all things web development: both front-end and back-end. This community has a dedicated discord server.
2009
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624K
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r/linux on reddit
All things Linux and GNU/Linux -- this is neither a community exclusively about the kernel Linux, nor is exclusively about the GNU operating system. This subreddit has an associated chat on freenode.net
2008
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600K
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r/ProgrammingLanguages on reddit
This subreddit is dedicated to discussion of programming languages, programming language theory, design, their syntax and compilers. Post your ideas and get constructive criticism.
2008
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531K
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Bytes
A community for Developers and IT Professionals. Covering topics such as: Software Development, Web Development, Database Development + Optimization, Database Administration, System Administration, Network Administration and much more
2008
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464K
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r/homelab on reddit
Welcome to your friendly /r/homelab, where techies and sysadmin from everywhere are welcome to share their labs, projects, builds, etc. This reddit community has an associated discord server.
2012
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365K
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r/coding on reddit
Interested in programming? Like to read about programming without seeing a constant flow of technology and political news into your proggit? That's what /r/coding is for. A pure discussion of programming with a strict policy of programming-related discussions.
2009
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259K
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Women who Code
Our mission is to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We envision a world where women are proportionally represented as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. When you become a part of Women Who Code you gain access to programs and services that are designed to help you step up your tech career. We have over 230,000 members who are career-aged tech professionals operating at each level of the industry.
230K
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r/reactjs on reddit
A community for learning and developing web applications using React by Facebook.
2013
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228K
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r/dailyprogrammer on reddit
Dailyprogrammer is about challenging programmers of all skill level with weekly programming challenges. 3 challenges a week are posted at increasing difficulty. Solutions are peer reviewed and redditors can ask for the community for feedback and comments.
2012
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214K
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r/node on reddit
2009
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177K
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