Top 10 Developer Communities Every Developer Should Follow

As a software developer, following one of the developer communities out there has a great value. Belonging to one of the tech communities can help you become well-rounded and sharpen your skills. This will enhance your versatility towards becoming a top developer.

So without further ado, here is a list of some of the best online communities for software developers.

1- GitHub

developer communitiesGithub is supporting a community where more than 40 million people learn, share, and work together to build software. The GitHub Community Forum is a place where you can share ideas and follow discussions on topics that might interest you. 

 

2- Stack Overflow

developer communitiesStack Overflow is an open community for anyone that codes. They help you get answers to your toughest coding questions, share knowledge with your coworkers in private, and find your next dream job. You can get answers to more than 16.5 million questions and give back by sharing your knowledge with others.

 

3- HackerNews

Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. As mentioned on their website, you can post anything that gratifies one’s intellectual curiosity. It is a great place and one of the top developer communities to share your stories and gain insights from other developers.

 

4- Hackernoon

developer communitiesHackernoon is an Independent Tech Media Site. It is surfed by Technologists, Software Developers, Bitcoiners, and Blockchain Enthusiasts. There are a ton of stories about Software Engineering, coding languages, and security topics that will grab your attention.

 

5- Hashnode

developer communitiesHashnode is a place to connect with the best developers from across the world. It helps devs solve real-life issues. You can publish stories and share them with the developer community or showcase your recent projects. You can ask a question and get help from the community members. And even you can start your own blog and promote your brand.

 

6- freeCodeCamp

developer communitiesfreeCodeCamp is a nonprofit community that helps you learn to code by building projects. Each month they help millions of people learn about coding and technology. They offer certifications that take around 300 hours of dedicated learning. These certifications are completely self-paced, so you can take as long as you need.  Check their dev community and get insights or learn new tips and tricks that you can apply to your code.

 

7- Women Who Code

developer communitiesWomen Who Code is one of the developer communities that is built to empower women in tech. They have 200,000 members who are career-aged tech professionals operating at each level of the industry. You can find coding resources, Leadership opportunities, job vacancies, and events that can advance your technical skills through their global devs community.

 

8- CodeProject

developer communitiesCodeProject is a one of the biggest developer communities with 14+ million Software Developers joined together with specific common goals: to learn, to teach, and to have fun. Members from all over the world come together to share code, tutorials, and knowledge for free to help their fellow Software Developers.

 

9- Digital Ocean

developer communitiesDigital Ocean is a platform where Developers are supporting developers. If you have questions, a big idea, or something to share, their community is designed to help you. They want the open-source community to thrive. There are a lot of tutorials and questions you can browse. Also, You can explore the tools their developer community has built using the DigitalOcean API.

 

10- Reddit

developer communitiesReddit is home to thousands of communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection. There are 130,000+ active communities or as Redditors called them “Subreddits” that you can follow. And of course, there are enormous subreddits for Developers and Software Engineers with tons of never-ending streams of conversations. And here are some examples of subreddits you can follow: r/AskProgramming, r/LearnProgramming, and r/Coding.

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