a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common.
We hear the word community a lot to describe groups of developers. Sometimes for programming languages, sometimes for frameworks and sometimes for websites. The PHP community, the React community, the DEV community...
But... what makes you part of a community? At what point can you comfortably say: "I am a part of the X community" ?
This has nothing to do with how much I love those technologies. I love React, and I like to use Spring Boot. So, that can't explain why I feel this way.
To me, I think I comes down to the following question:
- If X didn't exist anymore, would you feel like something was missing?
Spring Boot, TypeScript and React could disappear, and honestly, after a few adjustments, I wouldn't care too much. Yeah, even React, I could move on to something else without an issue.
So, after all those words, there are two communities I feel a part of:
- the DEV community
What do you think? Which communities do you feel you belong to?
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