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Developer Discord Communities

whoisryosuke profile image Ryosuke Originally published at whoisryosuke.com Updated on ・3 min read

Recently it's seemed that a lot of developer communities are moving over to Discord from the myriad of dispersed platforms (like Github issues, Slack, or message boards like Spectrum). Discord has been a great way to connect with other developers across the world on the instanenous level only real-time chat can provide. There's nothing like having a problem, going to the #help chat, and getting 4+ insightful responses right away. It's also nice to have the option to spin up a voice or video chat with fellow devs and work out a problem together.

Here's a list of developer Discord communities that I've discovered and joined over time.

List of Developer Discords

Software Specific

These are official (or semi-official) communities for software, libraries, and frameworks.

Communities

These are more "community" driven Discords that might not focus on one particular coding language, library, etc.

Events / Conferences

These communities are driven around particular tech events that may be local or remote.

Emulation

Anything that I missed?

Are you a member of any developer communities that I missed? Comment here or let me know on Twitter. Always looking to spread the spotlight and create more accessibility.

You can also check out the Programming and Technology tags on Discord.me, a directory site for Discord communities.

References

Shoutout

Thank you to the following people for contributing to the list across various platforms.

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Sergey Romanenko

Hello! Thanks for sharing!

Here is several more dev discord servers:

Flextype - Hybrid Content Management System
phpBB - free flat-forum bulletin board software solution
Flarum - Flarum is packed full of innovation, all wrapped up in a beautiful design forum software.
Svelte - Cybernetically enhanced web apps
Vue Land - The Progressive JavaScript Framework
Craf CMS - Craft is a flexible, user-friendly CMS for creating custom digital experiences on the web and beyond.
Statamic - Build better, easier to manage websites.
Grav - Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS

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Ryosuke Author

Wow! Great additions! I'm happy to see PHP represented more. Thanks!

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thinsoldier

With discord I don't have to pay a penny and I can scroll back into the past until infinity. Not so with Slack. Slack seems to have been made by super-rich silicon valley devs for super-rich silicon valley devs.

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Ryosuke Author

Yes! This is why I also like Spectrum. It's like Discord, but it's more like a real forum/message board, where you can link to threads and discussions. Much better for archival.

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Brad

freeCodeCamp started an official Discord server recently to provide a place to chat while everyone is dealing with the pandemic. Here's the link:
freeCodeCamp Discord

Here's the official announcement

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Ryosuke Author

Good catch! Surprised I missed that one. Added to the list ✅ Thanks!

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Dima

I need similar list, but for Slack.

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endormi

Hey, there's also devisle if you want to join!

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Ryosuke Author

Added to the list! ✅

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endormi

Thanks!

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Sung M. Kim

I recommend Svelte & Tailwind CSS discord channels :)

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Ryosuke Author

These must be lit right now 🔥 been seeing a lot of svelte and tailwind discussion, will have to check them out. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Sung M. Kim

You're welcome and thanks for helping out the community~

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Mohammad Javed

Some of the links don't work like the Tailwind one. It just says link expired.