About the Software Development Topic

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 It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle when you’re new to the industry — your skills are too outdated to help you land a job, but they’re not modern enough to help you keep one.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

About Online Communities Tagged with "Forum"

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These communities have a forum format, where typically any user can make a post, comment on a post, and upvote/downvote.

33 Software Development communities that have a forum

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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.
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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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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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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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 on reddit
A subreddit for the Lisp family of programming languages.
2008
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30K
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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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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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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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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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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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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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