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 It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle when you’re new to the industry — your skills are too outdated to help you land a job, but they’re not modern enough to help you keep one.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

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20 Subreddits for Software Developers

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r/programming
2006
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3.0M
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r/learnprogramming logo
r/learnprogramming
A subreddit for all questions related to programming in any language.
2009
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1.8M
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r/hacking logo
r/hacking
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 logo
r/javascript
All about the JavaScript programming language!
2013
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1.3M
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r/compsci logo
r/compsci
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
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
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
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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r/homelab
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
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
A community for learning and developing web applications using React by Facebook.
2013
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228K
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r/dailyprogrammer logo
r/dailyprogrammer
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
2009
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177K
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r/aws logo
r/aws
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 logo
r/rust
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
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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r/emacs logo
r/emacs
The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor.
2008
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47K
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r/scala logo
r/scala
2008
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37K
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r/salesforce logo
r/salesforce
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
A subreddit for the Lisp family of programming languages.
2008
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30K
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