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10 Social Networks for Developers

Article by Awwwards in Resources & Tools - February 21

Though the stereotipical developer might be a socially awkward geek, developers are among the most active users of social networks. They usually prefer sites that are community-driven and focus on quality content. Social networks are a great place for developers to learn from colleages, contact clients, find solution to problems and resources, and improve their own skills. In this post we compiled 10 of the most used and useful social networks for developers. There are other lots of other great ones out there, so feel free to share your favorites in the comment section.

  • HTML5 Rocks

    HTML5 Rocks is an open source project from Google. It is a site for developers dedicated to HTML5 where they can find resources, tutorials and demonstrations of the technology. Anyone can become a contributor of the community. HTML5 Rocks

  • Forrst

    Forrst is a forum for Web designers and developers where they can share designs and code to get feedback from other designers and developers, or write posts about designtopics and ultimately getting better at their craft. It also offers an profile page for designers called Users can make public posts and share them with non-users. Forrst is an Invite only community. Forrst

  • GitHub

    GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects. Originally born as a project to simplify sharing code, GitHub has grown into the largest code host in the world. GitHub offers both commercial plans and free accounts for open source projects. GitHub

  • Geeklist is an achievement-based social portfolio builder for developers where they can communicate with colleagues and employers and build credibility in the workplace. Geeklist

  • Snipplr

    Snipplr was designed to solve the problem of having too many random bits of code and HTML scattered all over computers. Basically it's a place to keep code snippets stored in one place for a better organization and access to them. Also, user's can access each others' code librarys. It allows its users to make their code accessible from any aomputer and easier to share. Snipplr

  • Masterbranch

    Masterbranch is a site for developers and employers. Developers can create their coding profile, and employers who are looking for great developers can find candidates for available positions. Masterbranch

  • Bisquits

    Bisquits is a social network for developers, which allows them to create, find and save codes in a personal library.  The site is still in beta, but online. It is an invitation only service. Bisquits

  • is a social sharing site for developers where they can post, categorize and tag pieces of code, plugins, or anything developer related they'd like to share. Users can also follow other members and follow their timelines.Subscription is free, but users can upgrade their account to premium to get unlimited posting and have access to a private area.

  • Stackoverflow

    Stack Overflow is a free programming Q & A site. Stack Overflow is collaboratively built and maintained by its members. Stackoverflow

  • Bettercodes

    Bettercodes is an open source community for developers to share their ideas and turn them into code that works. The site's aim is to connect like-minded developers to collaborate on code-related projects. Bettercodes