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Where do developers hang out?

=MGN=RedEagle

Well-known member
#1
Hi guys,

I live where there are no people... I hang out with gamers online in a huge group chat on my site but I was wondering if there was a live group chat type thing for developers?

Anyone know some places where developers hang out on the web live via live chat or voice chat?
 

alexD

Well-known member
#2
For chatting there is always irc (see freenode) and the new guy in town: Slack.

If you like threaded discussions, you can read some essay-level commentary on hacker news (about start-up culture, latest programming languages and shiny frameworks, self management and things like that).
I use this chrome extension to keep track of the read comments.
BEWARE of its echo-chamber nature.

For a more casual discourse I find proggit ok.
Depending on your niche, you might find other subreddits more interesting.

Reading github issues and commit comments can also enlighten you once in a while (the way wikipedia and books would).
On a fun note: Check your privilege when participating in any code-of-conduct, or 4chan-level, "discussions".
 
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ManagerJosh

Well-known member
#3
For chatting there is always irc (see freenode) and the new guy in town: Slack.

If you like threaded discussions, you can read some essay-level commentary on hacker news (about start-up culture, latest programming languages and shiny frameworks, self management and things like that).
I use this chrome extension to keep track of the read comments.
BEWARE of its echo-chamber nature.

For a more casual discourse I find proggit ok.
Depending on your niche, you might find other subreddits more interesting.

Reading github issues and commit comments can also enlighten you once in a while (the way wikipedia and books would).
On a fun note: Check your privilege when participating in any code-of-conduct, or other 4chan-level, "discussions".
I might be wrong, but I think @=MGN=RedEagle was wondering where all the XenForo Developers (addon/KMA) hangout online.
 

alexD

Well-known member
#9
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Robust

Well-known member
#10
I lurk around in a few Slacks for developers. I deal with Laravel a lot so I'm always in their Slack and it's really helpful. XenForo should get a Slack made... for developers.
 

=MGN=RedEagle

Well-known member
#12
I lurk around in a few Slacks for developers. I deal with Laravel a lot so I'm always in their Slack and it's really helpful. XenForo should get a Slack made... for developers.
Checked out slack, it seems like a closed group service. You can join other people's chats as you want?