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 It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle when you’re new to the industry — your skills are too outdated to help you land a job, but they’re not modern enough to help you keep one.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

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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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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.
5.0M
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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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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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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 logo
r/node on reddit
2009
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177K
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r/aws logo
r/aws on reddit
News, articles and tools covering Amazon Web Services (AWS), including S3, EC2, SQS, RDS, DynamoDB, IAM, CloudFormation, Route 53, CloudFront, Lambda, VPC, Cloudwatch, Glacier and more.
2008
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150K
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r/rust on reddit
A place for all things related to the Rust programming language—an open-source systems language that emphasizes performance, reliability, and productivity.
2010
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120K
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r/selfhosted on reddit
A place to share alternatives to popular online services that can be self-hosted without giving up privacy or locking you into a service you don't control.
2014
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102K
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devRant
devRant is a fun community for developers to share and bond over their successes and frustrations with code, tech, and life as a programmer. DevRant has an iOS and Android app for the community.
2016
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50K
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r/emacs on reddit
The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor.
2008
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47K
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The Coding Den on discord
46K
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freeCodeCamp
Our mission: to help people learn to code for free. We accomplish this by creating thousands of videos, articles, and interactive coding lessons - all freely available to the public. We also have thousands of freeCodeCamp study groups around the world, and an active online community.
40K
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r/scala on reddit
2008
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37K
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r/salesforce on reddit
Salesforce.com - where you build things on the force.com platform. Curious how to get started on Salesforce? Check this first: https://trailhead.salesforce.com
31K
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r/lisp logo
r/lisp on reddit
A subreddit for the Lisp family of programming languages.
2008
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30K
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iOS Developers on slack
A Slack community for iOS developers with 30,000 members (and counting!) We care about three things: being open, helping each other, and sharing knowledge. If this sounds like you then request an invite. We look forward to getting to know you.
30K
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DevOps Chat on slack
Your DevOps Community. Find DevOps Jobs, Events, Articles or make connections with 19,038 members in our Slack Community
19K
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Changelog on slack
From San Francisco to Berlin and everywhere in between, developers around the world trust Changelog to deliver the best news and podcasts for developers. Our community and content is in every corner of the globe. Connect with like-minded developers from all over the world. Hang with us and Slack in realtime during our live shows. Be the first to hear about upcoming shows and projects. This is your all-access pass to everything we do.
19K
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Programmer's Hangout on discord
If you've wrote 10 lines of code or if you have been writing code for 10 years, you're welcome here. The Programmer's Hangout (TPH) Welcomes all levels and is a great place to get a solid footing in programming.
18K
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C# Discord on discord
18K
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Django Girls on facebook
Django Girls is a non-profit organization and a community that empowers and helps women to organize free, one-day programming workshops by providing tools, resources and support. We are a volunteer run organization with hundreds of people contributing to bring more amazing women into the world of technology. We are making technology more approachable by creating resources designed with empathy.
17K
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Lobsters
Lobsters is a computing-focused community centered around link aggregation and discussion
2012
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14K
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Scotch.io Slack on slack
Slack community for Scotch.io, a platform for fun and practical web development tutorials.
12K
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World of Coding on discord
World of Coding is one of the biggest coding help servers over discord (Top 10) with 5.2k members in just over a year. We are growing very fast (With new updates/improvements monthly). We are always looking for more ways to get our server out there and offer help to even more developers! We offer help with Tech/Coding + offer channels to search for Freelancers/Devs! (And channels to post your projects)!
2020
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5K
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DevCord on discord
Devcord is a community that brings together web developers of all experience levels. Get help with your code, connect with other web developers, discuss your current project and chat about your favourite languages, libraries, and frameworks.
5K
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Salesforce Exchange Discord on discord
Discord server centered around Salesforce & building on top of the salesforce platform.
5K
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DevOps, SRE, & Infrastructure (DSI) on discord
DevOps, SRE, & Infrastructure, DSI, is an online community that includes anyone with a shared technical interest. The people who make up this community share a wide range of technical-related knowledge and experience in networking, databases, IT, software, security, programming, DevOps, site reliability engineering, infrastructure, systems administration, and much more. We have people here who are freelancers, entrepreneurs, and those who are employed at small companies to large companies such as Google, Facebook, Hashicorp, and Uber. We like to think that the people who work in these roles "keep the lights on". With a community, we are able to share the knowledge with others who have a desire to learn about their specific technical interests or even wanting that next fix to the project they are working on. If you have a passion for technology, this is the place to be. At DSI, our goal is to be the place with a wide range of technical-related topics and to share them with the world. Rather than just learning something and keeping it to yourself, DSI is the place to not only share it but to learn it. We strive to make people successful and to live their dream. We do that by providing information.
4K
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Android United on slack
Android United is a friendly Slack community of Android developers.
3K
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DataTalks.Club on slack
DataTalks.Club is the place to talk about data. It's a community of aspiring and professional data enthusiasts.
2020
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3K
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Code Newbie on slack
CodeNewbie started as a weekly TwitterChat to connect people learning to code by Saron. Since then it's grown into a supportive, international community of people learning to code. CodeNewbie is part of the Forem family alongside DEV.
2K
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Chronic Coders on discord
We're a community focused on education through application. We bring together people with an interest in Machine Learning, Data Engineering, Frontend Development, UX Design and build projects together in teams focused on shipping our products in short periods of time.
2021
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620
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United Designers on slack
We are United Designers, a not-for-profit global community of over four hundred designers and developers who share a passion for creating. We have a mix of channels geared towards serious design discussion and professional help as well as channels for day-to-day chatting and inspiration.
400
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Blogging for Devs
Become part of the private community for developers, indie hackers, freelancers, and tech creators growing their audience through writing online. Private community of 300+ developers you can learn from and collaborate with. Get feedback on your articles, blog, newsletter, content, or distribution plan. Join live Workshops and AMAs with experts and creators in tech you already follow. Access to the Video Vault containing weekly screencasts and past events (all captioned).
2020
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300
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Qvault on discord
A place to collaborate about software development and computer science
150
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Oat++ Framework
A Gitter community for Oat++ developers. Talk to Oat++ developers, ask questions, share your knowledge and use-cases.
100
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#go on slack
A slack group dedicated to the go programming language
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#php on slack
A slack group dedicated to the php programming language
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#nodejs on slack
A slack group dedicated to Node
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#python on slack
A slack group dedicated to the python programming language
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#ruby on slack
A slack group dedicated to the ruby programming language
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UX Guide on slack
UX.guide is a collection of useful information for people interested in User Experience, Product Design, and the general art and science of improving the human condition through making things of value. Check out the UX.guide Slack team which is open to anyone interested in joining in a conversation with like-minded product-focused makers and doers.
2016
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Web Development on discord
Friendly and laid back community dedicated to people who like web development from good code, user experience, JavaScript, PHP, and more.
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Women in Technology on slack
Our group is a safe, confidential space for women who work in technology to chat and support each other. Please consider joining us whether you are new to the tech industry or you are a long-time practitioner. Not a programmer? That’s fine! Our group does not exclude people who work in technical writing, software testing and QA, graphic design, user experience, project management, customer support, or other areas that are sometimes invisible in the discourse on women in tech.
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Treehouse
Treehouse is a platform with online courses for people of all skill levels and backgrounds. They also have an online forum-based community where you can ask questions about programming topics.
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Learningin.tech on discord
LIT is a small community of learners in tech across the world who are learning new technologies, from beginners to anyone who is doing the #100Daysofcode challenge. The LIT website has courses and resources across many topics in the world of tech, and the community discusses them in their discord server.
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Girls Who Code on discord
Girls Who Code is an organisation that is working on bridging the gender gap in technology. Through this server you can connect with other girls/women from STEM doing amazing things!
2020
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Freenode
The freenode project exists to help peer-directed project communities flourish. Peer-directed projects combine open, informal participation with broad licensing and wide dissemination of output. freenode provides facilities to peer-directed project communities, including those of free and open source software (FOSS). The IRC component of freenode is a self-referential medium, existing mainly to service IRC users — but the network was created to serve groups that exist outside of IRC. freenode is designed to encourage community members to improve their skills in the areas of cooperative effort, interpersonal communication and project coordination, and to create a real-time bridge to the outside world for our target communities.
1998
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DALnet
Started in 1994 as an alternative to the overburdened networks of the time, DALnet has grown into a vibrant community and is widely regarded as the most "friendly" of the major IRC networks. DALnet pioneered nickname and channel registration, giving users the right and ability to govern their online experience, without the fear of channel takeover, impersonation or harassment.
1994
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Bootstrapped FM
Welcome software bootstrappers! This a place where people just getting into the software business can ask questions, share ideas, and meet like-minded individuals. Swap stories and learn the latest techniques to help our businesses prosper. Our forum members make and sell desktop apps, SaaS products, and mobile apps. Some of us sell to consumers (B2C) and some to businesses (B2B). What unifies us is that we do this as bootstrappers. We hope you find this forum useful and informative through your own journey as a software bootstrapper.
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Daily Dev Links on slack
dailydevlinks is a curated resource for developers & designers to find interesting articles around the things they love to read on a daily basis. In addition, it has a community of like-minded people that have a passion for development, design & growth. A place people can learn, help, share ideas & connect. 🧑‍💻 Connect with like-minded people 💡 Share your ideas 🧠 Learn new things from the community 🚀 Find people to collaborate with ❓ Easily find help from other members
2020
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XDA
XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing the look and feel to adding new functionality.
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Dev Resources on discord
The community for developers that are always looking for new resources.
2021
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