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List of Websites and Online Communities Every Developer Should Know About

Editorial| Tech | 9 months, 2 weeks

There are lot of great websites and online communities specifically focussed on developers and programmers. Software development is a space which is constantly buzzing with new frameworks, technologies, innovations happening all the time. So to make sense of all of this news, learnings and to keep yourself aware it becomes imperative to be part of developer focussed communities or to visit popular software development blogs to keep a tab on all things tech. Here is a list of websites and online communities which every developer, no matter the level or experience should know of. 


1. Hacker News 

Hacker news is probably the best community of tech enthusiasts, startup founders, developers and geeks alike. It was founded by Paul Graham and is part of seed fund program Y combinator. Other than the quality of links shared on the website, it is the shear intellectual quality of dicussion which happens in the comments section. 


2. SlashDot 

Slashdot was created in 1997 by Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda and it is one of the oldest communities of geeks and developers sharing and discussing important yet geeky stuff. It has an officially tagline of "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters". They have their own moderation software called Slash which is opensourced under GNU General Purpose License.


3. Dzone  

Dzone is a media portal which features developer, devops news tutorials and news. 


4. Stackoverflow 

If you are a developer, then it is almost impossible that you dont already know about Stackoverflow. It's a coding Q/A website where all the technical questions gets answered by the community. It was started by Joel Spolesky who is also the founder of Fog Creek Software, company behind Trello


5. Lobsters

Like hacker news, but independent, more close knit and technical focussed. 


6. Hackernoon

Hackernoon is how hackers should start their afternoons


7. High Scalability 

This site tries to bring together all the lore, art, science, practice, and experience of building scalable websites into one place so you can learn how to build your website with confidence


8. Unsyntax

Unsyntax is a community of developers, programmers and tech enthusiasts who share important stuff from all round the internet. 


9. Hashnode

Hasnode is like a social network meets quora for developers. 


10. Coding Horror 

Coding horror is a very popular blog among developers by Jeff Atwoods who was co founder of Stackoverflow and is now running a company called Discourse. 


We have intentionally kept the list small, and that being said there are lots of other important websites and communities that you should know about as a developer or programmer which are not included here. Do drop us a message if you want us to add any particular popular website to this list. Till then keep coding and may the force be with you. 


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