Have you ever struggled with a line of code and there is no one around to help you through it?
I have been through some situations like this, every developer finds themselves in this situation. So where do they go?
Google- The most popular search engine. Google is getting so much advanced and powerful that most of the time it points you in the right direction. You can ask to google anything and the answer will be in the first few search results and 99* percent times google will point you in the right direction.
And this is the 1 percent when it does not.
So what if you are working on something, and you can’t get your code to work. You will probably google it, and Google will give you results from some top developers community. Let us discuss the top 5 amongst of them.
Stack Overflow is the most popular largest community for developers around the globe.
Stack 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.
The community has solutions to almost every problem a coder may face, and if anyone is the first one to come across some code issue one can post a new public question and you will always find experts coming to help you.
Dev.to is an open-source blogging and tech forum for developers. I am highlighting open source because they do have all the code open, you can inspect every little detail of the code. You can find a lot of code snippets to increase your productivity or you can share yours. Isn’t is Awesome.
Reddit is no doubt the most amazing community. It is not particular to software or programming, the platform is open to all kinds of discussion. The platform allows users to create a post, upvote, or downvote a post and comment on one. The most interesting and upvoted post will rise to the top in the Reddit. As of December 4, 2019, Reddit has 430M+ Average monthly active users, 130K+ Active communities, which is incredible.
Github is the most popular and widely used for software development and version control using Git. But it does not bound to this, in fact, Github allows you to explore what people are developing with the help of repositories, and based on the repositories you visit Github will give you suggestions to explore more like that. Github is open to sharing your code and if any developer finds something wrong with your code or wants to improve it they can simply create a pull request and if you feel it’s gonna help you then you can add it to your code. Like that Github is helping developers around the globe. I personally use Github heavily.
These are the top 5 tech forums/communities that have kept me going no matter what code issue I face. These platforms are helping a lot of developers and beginner developers by breaking the language barriers and talking the language of code. So that’s it for another 2 AM blog. Hope you find it useful.