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 It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle when you’re new to the industry — your skills are too outdated to help you land a job, but they’re not modern enough to help you keep one.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

These are online communities that are hosted on their own platform, and not a part of a social network like Reddit/Facebook/LinkedIn, or communication platform like Slack and Discord. Although they may utilize community software like circle.so to implement the features of their community, they have their own brand and identity.

15 Independent Communities for Software Developers

Code Project logo
Code Project
1999
Established
14.7M
Members
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Stack Overflow logo
Stack Overflow
2008
Established
10.0M
Members
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Hacker News logo
Hacker News
5.0M
Members
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Bytes logo
Bytes
2008
Established
464K
Members
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Women who Code
230K
Members
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devRant logo
devRant
2016
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50K
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freeCodeCamp
40K
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Lobsters
2012
Established
14K
Members
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Blogging for Devs logo
Blogging for Devs
2020
Established
250
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Pairing Icon
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Oat++ Framework logo
Oat++ Framework
100
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Treehouse
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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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XDA
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