Best Developer Subreddits to follow, ranked by Active Users
This is a "Developer" Subreddits ranking. We evaluate popularity by "Active Users". Active Users of a Subreddit means in recent time (example: 10 minutes), how many users visited the sub. That is similar to website "online users". Active Users is more reliable than subscriber numbers, because there are a few of subreddits with large number of subscribers have very small visits. This page can help you to find out which subs are really popular currently
Rank updated: 2019-07-20, by Active Users
Active Users / Subscribers
dataisbeautiful - Data Is Beautiful (global #144)
3,023 / 13.6M
A place for visual representations of data: Graphs, charts, maps, etc.
DataIsBeautiful is for visualizations that effectively convey information. **Aesthetics are an important part of information visualization, but pretty pictures are not the aim of this subreddit.**
ProgrammerHumor - Programmer Humor (global #179)
2,174 / 868,447
Dedicated to humor and jokes relating to programmers and programming.
cscareerquestions - CS Career Questions (global #198)
1,942 / 262,618
A subreddit for those with questions about working in the tech industry or in a computer-science-related job.
Python - Python (global #213)
1,783 / 390,250
news about the dynamic, interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language Python
learnprogramming - learn programming (global #224)
1,699 / 1.0M
A subreddit for all questions related to programming in any language.
machinelearning - Machine Learning (global #250)
1,414 / 712,332
learnpython - Python Education (global #253)
1,395 / 218,061
Subreddit for posting questions and asking for general advice about your python code.
cpp - C++ (global #264)
1,307 / 93,753
Discussions, articles and news about the C++ programming language or programming in C++.
programming - programming (global #269)
1,284 / 2.2M
linux - Linux, GNU/Linux, free software... (global #277)
1,242 / 404,495
All things Linux and GNU/Linux -- this is neither a community exclusively about the kernel Linux, nor is exclusively about the GNU operating system.
softwaregore - poke fun at nasty software (global #288)
1,172 / 658,010
poke fun at nasty software
compsci - Computer Science: Theory and Application (global #291)
1,150 / 569,988
Computer Science Theory and Application. We share and discuss any content that computer scientists find interesting. People from all walks of life welcome, including hackers, hobbyists, professionals, and academics.
1,120 / 638,993
coding - coding (global #309)
1,054 / 162,330
java - Java News/Tech/Discussion/etc. No programming help, no learning Java (global #333)
919 / 135,662
News, Technical discussions, research papers and assorted things of interest related to the Java programming language
NO programming help, NO learning Java related questions!
artificial - Artificial Intelligence (global #349)
853 / 81,697
Reddit's home for Artificial Intelligence
applewatch - Apple Watch (global #406)
634 / 169,491
For all things Apple Watch. Pictures, discussion, rumours, news, watchOS, hardware, and more about the company out of Cupertino.
webdev - webdev: reddit for web developers (global #416)
609 / 355,479
A community dedicated to all things web development: both front-end and back-end. For more design-related questions, try /r/web_design.
unixporn - r/unixporn - the home for *NIX customization! (global #463)
458 / 172,098
Submit screenshots of all your *NIX desktops, themes, and nifty configurations, or submit anything else that will make ricers happy. Maybe a server running on an Amiga, or a thinkpad signed by Bjarne Stroustrup? Show the world how sexy your computer can be!
rust - The Rust Programming Language (global #466)
456 / 66,588
For everything related to the Rust programming language—an open-source systems language that emphasizes safety, performance, and concurrency.
mac - Mac (global #469)
448 / 1.3M
reddit's Mac community.
iOSBeta - iOS Beta (global #476)
427 / 62,717
Reddit's home for iOS beta.
elixir - The Elixir Programming Language (global #494)
379 / 13,781
Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications.
Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.
networking - Enterprise Networking news, blogs and discussion. (global #511)
328 / 176,795
Routers, switches and firewalls. Network blogs, news and network management articles. Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and more all welcome.
datascience - Data Science (global #519)
315 / 132,654
A place for DS practitioners, amateur and professional, to discuss and debate topics relating to data science.
aws - Amazon Web Services (AWS): S3, EC2, SQS, RDS, DynamoDB, IAM, CloudFormation, Route 53, VPC and more (global #531)
295 / 79,804
News, articles and tools covering Amazon Web Services (AWS), including S3, EC2, SQS, RDS, DynamoDB, IAM, CloudFormation, Route 53, CloudFront, Lambda, VPC, Cloudwatch, Glacier and more.
golang - The Go Programming Language (global #532)
293 / 81,661
Gophers of the world unite!
arduino - Arduino (global #547)
260 / 161,888
A place for all things Arduino!
DevOps - Everything DevOps (global #550)
254 / 103,022
csharp - C# programming language (global #552)
248 / 110,833
236 / 125,629
A community for learning and developing web applications using React by Facebook.
linuxquestions - Linux Questions (global #558)
235 / 101,624
androiddev - Developing Android Apps (global #567)
222 / 115,702
News for Android developers with the who, what, where when and how of the Android community. Probably mostly the how.
Here, you'll find:
- News for Android developers
- Thoughtful, informative articles
- Insightful talks and presentations
- Useful libraries
- Handy tools
- Open source applications for studying
haskell - Haskell :: Reddit (global #572)
211 / 43,764
The Haskell programming language community. Daily news and info about all things Haskell related: practical stuff, theory, types, libraries, jobs, patches, releases, events and conferences and more...
linux4noobs - Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! (global #586)
192 / 129,966
Linux introductions, tips and tutorials. Questions are encouraged. Any distro, any platform! Explicitly noob-friendly.
node - node.js (global #595)
177 / 127,127
emacs - M-x emacs-reddit (global #601)
162 / 30,929
The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor.
dotnet - .NET (global #606)
156 / 56,722
AskNetsec - AskNetsec (global #608)
149 / 85,471
androidthemes - Themes, mods, backgrounds and setups for Android (global #609)
147 / 103,894
Showcasing our Android phones, one theme at a time!
vim - VIM - Vi IMproved (global #591)
141 / 83,077
For Vim enthusiasts and anyone interested in Vim.
WordPress - WordPress (global #619)
138 / 71,382
**Welcome to r/WordPress**
A Reddit devoted to all things WordPress
itsaunixsystem - It's a Unix System, I know This! (global #659)
134 / 188,200
A subreddit for every over the top, embarrassing, and down right flat out incorrect usage of Technology found in Movies, TV Shows, and Video Games!
php - PHP: The latest news in the PHP world (global #621)
130 / 102,218
Ask questions about frameworks, try your hand at php golf and strike gold or simply show off your latest work.
docker - Docker: An open source project to pack, ship and run any application as a lightweight container (global #625)
128 / 68,475
[Docker](http://www.docker.io) is an open-source project to easily create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare metal, OpenStack clusters, public clouds and more.
iOSProgramming - iOS Programming (global #634)
107 / 56,277
A subreddit to share articles, code samples, open source projects and anything else related to iOS, watchOS or tvOS development. Swift or Objective-C.
computerscience - Computer Science (global #638)
103 / 83,837
frontend - Bringing the web out of 2007 since 2013. (global #636)
103 / 52,117
/r/frontend is a subreddit for front end web developers who want to move the web forward or want to learn how. If you're looking to find or share the latest and greatest tips, links, thoughts, and discussions on the world of front web development, this is the place to do it.
BadCode - badcode: a place where terrible code can be among friends (global #332)
78 / 47,166
A place for the very worst code you've ever laid your eyes on. All languages welcome! *(minus esoteric ones)*
Angular2 - Angular (2+) (global #652)
78 / 34,072
Angular is Google's open source framework for crafting high-quality front-end web applications. r/Angular2 exists to help spread news, discuss current developments and help solve problems. Welcome!
78 / 70,514
Questions and posts about HTML and CSS are also encouraged.
opensource - Open Source on Reddit (global #657)
72 / 81,910
A subreddit for everything [open source](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source) related.
django - Django (global #656)
72 / 56,191
laravel - Laravel - The PHP Framework For Web Artisans (global #658)
69 / 33,851
Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching. *[Official Laravel Site](http://www.laravel.com/)*
Algorithms - Computer Science for Computer Scientists (global #389)
66 / 60,934
Computer Science for Computer Scientists
swift - Swift - a modern, safe, and performant programming language (global #661)
61 / 48,951
Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns.
learnjava - Learn Java (global #663)
61 / 43,553
Resources for learning Java
Clojure - Clojure (global #662)
61 / 17,462
Clojure is a dynamic programming language / Lisp that targets the Java Virtual Machine.
AZURE - Microsoft Azure (global #333)
60 / 21,805
ruby - reddit for rubyists (global #664)
59 / 56,734
MacSetups - Mac setups (global #666)
56 / 43,181
The place for people to share and discuss their Mac computer setups.
crypto - Cryptography news and discussions (global #668)
55 / 99,226
Cryptography is the art of creating mathematical assurances for who can do what with data, including but not limited the classical example of encrypting messages so that only the key-holder can read it. Cryptography lives at an intersection of math, programming, and computer science.
This subreddit covers the theory and practice of modern and *strong* cryptography, and it is a technical subreddit focused on the algorithms and implementations of cryptography.
embedded - Embedded (global #673)
48 / 18,011
WebHosting - Webhosting : Everything from shell accounts to cloud hosting. (global #674)
45 / 31,942
This is a place to discuss everything related to Webhosting. From shared hosting to dedicated servers, and everything in between. Post reviews of your current and past hosts, pose questions to the community regarding your needs, or simply offer help to your fellow redditors.
And, as always, keep it classy.
scala - Scala (global #676)
43 / 25,266
rails - Reddit for Ruby on Rails enthusiasts (global #679)
42 / 35,840
A subreddit for discussion and news about Ruby on Rails development
datasets - Datasets (global #677)
42 / 66,060
A place to share, find, and discuss Datasets.
osx - OS X (global #680)
41 / 48,298
Reddit's community for users, developers, and hackers of Mac OS X – the desktop operating system from Apple
css - Cascading Style Sheets (global #683)
40 / 54,416
For discussing Cascading Style Sheets, design principles, and technological innovations related to web development.
hackernews - Hacker News (global #682)
40 / 30,182
A mirror of Hacker News' best submissions.
ProgrammingLanguages - Programming Languages (global #684)
39 / 21,980
This subreddit is dedicated to discussion of programming languages, programming language theory, design, their syntax and compilers. Post your ideas and get constructive criticism.
kotlin - Kotlin (global #685)
39 / 19,114
Discussion about Kotlin, statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser.
dailyprogrammer - For learning, refreshing, or just for fun! (global #688)
38 / 184,298
**Welcome to r/DailyProgrammer!**
First time visitors of Daily Programmer please [Read the Wiki] (http://www.reddit.com/r/dailyprogrammer/wiki/index) to learn everything about this subreddit.
3 Programming Challenges a week!
coolgithubprojects - Sharing Github project just got easier! (global #390)
37 / 29,802
Sharing Github projects just got easier!
linuxmemes - cat can.conf | grep "has" (global #369)
34 / 28,980
javahelp - Java help/tutorials/questions (global #691)
30 / 33,579
General subreddit for helping with **Java** code.
commandline - Command Line (global #366)
30 / 44,657
This is for anything regarding the command line, in any operating system. All questions (including dumb ones), tips, and interesting programs/console applications you've found or made yourself are welcome. Linux / BSD / OSX / Windows CLI apps or questions or comments, we're happy to take them all!
git - git (global #375)
30 / 29,672
flask - Build the web with Python and Flask (global #341)
28 / 19,983
Flask is a Python micro-framework for web development. Flask is easy to get started and a great way to build web sites and web applications.
computervision - computer vision: doing stuff with pixels (global #356)
25 / 27,354
LaTeX - LaTeX (global #368)
23 / 19,212
AskComputerScience - AskComputerScience (global #378)
22 / 34,654
mongodb - MongoDB (global #417)
22 / 7,959
News, articles, and interesting stuff in general about MongoDB.
macapps - /r/MacApps (global #401)
21 / 24,136
/r/MacApps is a one stop shop for all things related to macOS apps - featuring app showcases, news, updates, sales, discounts and even freebies.
AutoHotkey - AutoHotkey Q & A (global #345)
20 / 6,183
This subreddit is for helping people learn AHK and programming concepts in general. Make sure you read the sticky post before posting as it has some great info in it.
Don't forget to include your code, format it, and if possible, please include what the expected input and output will be.
windowsinsiders - Windows Insiders (global #383)
20 / 7,433
A subreddit for specific discussion of Windows Insider Preview builds.
Julia - The Julia Language Subreddit (global #694)
20 / 7,170
Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments.
LanguageTechnology - Natural Language Processing (global #399)
19 / 16,221
Natural language processing (NLP) is a field of computer science, artificial intelligence and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages, and, in particular, concerned with programming computers to fruitfully process large natural language corpora.
computerforensics - Computer Forensics (global #696)
19 / 34,161
Dedicated towards the branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime. The field is the application of several information security principles and aims to provide for attribution and event reconstruction following forth from audit processes. This subreddit is not limited to just the computers and encompasses all media that may also fall under digital forensics (e.g., cellphones, video, etc.).
bash - #!/bin/bash (global #376)
19 / 29,328
A subreddit dedicated to bash scripting.
operabrowser - Opera (web browser) (global #386)
18 / 4,584
watchOSBeta - watchOS Beta (global #418)
18 / 6,011
Reddit's home for watchOS beta.
dartlang - Dart Programming Language (global #699)
17 / 7,179
This subreddit is a place for all things related to the Dart programming language and its tools.
MLQuestions - Machine Learning Questions (global #384)
16 / 23,251
A place for beginners to ask stupid questions and for experts to help them! /r/Machine learning is a great subreddit, but it is for interesting articles and news related to machine learning. Here, you can feel free to ask any question regarding machine learning.
phphelp - PHPhelp (global #404)
15 / 8,119
Post specific problems or questions you have about PHP or your code. Hopefully someone will be able to help you out!
If you got something out of here, please contribute back and help others :)
github - Github: social coding (global #400)
14 / 18,067
A subreddit for all things GitHub!
perl - Perl (global #701)
14 / 12,589
The Perl Programming Language, including both Perl 5 and Perl 6.
neovim - vim out of the box — http://neovim.org/ (global #381)
13 / 9,861
vim out of the box — http://neovim.org/
erlang - erlang is a functional, concurrent, fault-tolerant programming language (global #702)
13 / 7,398
PostgreSQL - PostgreSQL (global #377)
12 / 10,460
The home of the most advanced Open Source database server on the worlds largest and most active Front Page of the Internet.