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: 2019-11-18, by Active Users
Active Users / Subscribers
dataisbeautiful - Data Is Beautiful (global #100)
4,878 / 13.9M
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.**
learnprogramming - learn programming (global #111)
4,302 / 1.2M
A subreddit for all questions related to programming in any language.
ProgrammerHumor - Programmer Humor (global #139)
3,495 / 995,131
Dedicated to humor and jokes relating to programmers and programming.
Python - Python (global #165)
2,771 / 454,778
news about the dynamic, interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language Python
cscareerquestions - CS Career Questions (global #117)
2,731 / 307,973
A subreddit for those with questions about working in the tech industry or in a computer-science-related job.
learnpython - Python Education (global #172)
2,647 / 267,011
Subreddit for posting questions and asking for general advice about your python code.
programming - programming (global #182)
2,447 / 2.3M
machinelearning - Machine Learning (global #186)
2,356 / 819,308
2,248 / 732,748
cpp - C++ (global #214)
2,049 / 109,820
Discussions, articles and news about the C++ programming language or programming in C++.
compsci - Computer Science: Theory and Application (global #230)
1,934 / 657,220
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.
artificial - Artificial Intelligence (global #228)
1,850 / 92,229
Reddit's home for Artificial Intelligence
java - Java News/Tech/Discussion/etc. No programming help, no learning Java (global #234)
1,804 / 156,726
News, Technical discussions, research papers and assorted things of interest related to the Java programming language
NO programming help, NO learning Java related questions!
coding - coding (global #235)
1,791 / 194,643
softwaregore - poke fun at nasty software (global #289)
1,279 / 800,208
poke fun at nasty software
linux - Linux, GNU/Linux, free software... (global #327)
998 / 444,700
All things Linux and GNU/Linux -- this is neither a community exclusively about the kernel Linux, nor is exclusively about the GNU operating system.
applewatch - Apple Watch (global #349)
896 / 197,674
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 #352)
892 / 399,362
A community dedicated to all things web development: both front-end and back-end. For more design-related questions, try /r/web_design.
aws - Amazon Web Services (AWS): S3, EC2, SQS, RDS, DynamoDB, IAM, CloudFormation, Route 53, VPC and more (global #402)
673 / 96,915
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.
rust - The Rust Programming Language (global #411)
640 / 79,970
For everything related to the Rust programming language—an open-source systems language that emphasizes safety, performance, and concurrency.
mac - Mac (global #434)
580 / 1.4M
reddit's Mac community.
networking - Enterprise Networking news, blogs and discussion. (global #442)
549 / 187,192
Routers, switches and firewalls. Network blogs, news and network management articles. Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and more all welcome.
515 / 150,705
A community for learning and developing web applications using React by Facebook.
linuxquestions - Linux Questions (global #463)
489 / 112,260
unixporn - r/unixporn - the home for *NIX customization! (global #472)
466 / 191,211
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!
golang - The Go Programming Language (global #480)
453 / 94,092
Gophers of the world unite!
androiddev - Developing Android Apps (global #497)
409 / 126,658
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
elixir - The Elixir Programming Language (global #501)
404 / 14,964
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.
arduino - Arduino (global #537)
344 / 186,479
A place for all things Arduino!
csharp - C# programming language (global #554)
316 / 123,567
node - node.js (global #558)
309 / 142,320
datascience - Data Science (global #560)
306 / 165,337
A place for DS practitioners, amateur and professional, to discuss and debate topics relating to data science.
vim - VIM - Vi IMproved (global #563)
303 / 91,497
For Vim enthusiasts and anyone interested in Vim.
iOSBeta - iOS Beta (global #565)
297 / 76,925
Reddit's home for iOS beta.
DevOps - Everything DevOps (global #583)
267 / 122,034
php - PHP: The latest news in the PHP world (global #585)
264 / 109,605
Ask questions about frameworks, try your hand at php golf and strike gold or simply show off your latest work.
iOSProgramming - iOS Programming (global #591)
251 / 62,990
A subreddit to share articles, code samples, open source projects and anything else related to iOS, watchOS or tvOS development. Swift or Objective-C.
linux4noobs - Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! (global #592)
249 / 136,203
Linux introductions, tips and tutorials. Questions are encouraged. Any distro, any platform! Explicitly noob-friendly.
emacs - M-x emacs-reddit (global #605)
225 / 34,411
The extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor.
AskNetsec - AskNetsec (global #608)
219 / 97,006
haskell - Haskell :: Reddit (global #617)
202 / 49,163
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...
WordPress - WordPress (global #622)
195 / 80,635
**Welcome to r/WordPress**
A Reddit devoted to all things WordPress
dotnet - .NET (global #631)
178 / 64,635
AZURE - Microsoft Azure (global #644)
161 / 28,043
docker - Docker: An open source project to pack, ship and run any application as a lightweight container (global #646)
156 / 74,590
[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.
swift - Swift - a modern, safe, and performant programming language (global #651)
144 / 53,669
Swift is a general-purpose programming language built using a modern approach to safety, performance, and software design patterns.
datasets - Datasets (global #657)
140 / 85,076
A place to share, find, and discuss Datasets.
Angular2 - Angular (2+) (global #663)
137 / 38,146
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!
laravel - Laravel - The PHP Framework For Web Artisans (global #664)
136 / 39,077
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/)*
computerscience - Computer Science (global #643)
130 / 107,545
frontend - Bringing the web out of 2007 since 2013. (global #672)
125 / 61,524
/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.
androidthemes - Themes, mods, backgrounds and setups for Android (global #676)
121 / 117,615
Showcasing our Android phones, one theme at a time!
MacSetups - Mac setups (global #677)
120 / 52,739
The place for people to share and discuss their Mac computer setups.
django - Django (global #684)
111 / 61,042
itsaunixsystem - It's a Unix System, I know This! (global #686)
108 / 201,031
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!
javahelp - Java help/tutorials/questions (global #693)
101 / 41,247
General subreddit for helping with **Java** code.
ruby - reddit for rubyists (global #698)
99 / 60,484
kotlin - Kotlin (global #699)
98 / 23,180
Discussion about Kotlin, statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser.
97 / 84,508
Questions and posts about HTML and CSS are also encouraged.
hackernews - Hacker News (global #702)
96 / 33,548
A mirror of Hacker News' best submissions.
scala - Scala (global #708)
88 / 29,083
osx - OS X (global #715)
82 / 49,875
Reddit's community for users, developers, and hackers of Mac OS X – the desktop operating system from Apple
commandline - Command Line (global #366)
79 / 47,681
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!
learnjava - Learn Java (global #721)
75 / 57,933
Resources for learning Java
linuxmemes - cat can.conf | grep "has" (global #369)
72 / 34,085
WebHosting - Webhosting : Everything from shell accounts to cloud hosting. (global #724)
71 / 37,962
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.
rails - Reddit for Ruby on Rails enthusiasts (global #730)
66 / 39,778
A subreddit for discussion and news about Ruby on Rails development
css - Cascading Style Sheets (global #734)
63 / 58,662
For discussing Cascading Style Sheets, design principles, and technological innovations related to web development.
LaTeX - LaTeX (global #368)
62 / 21,043
flask - Build the web with Python and Flask (global #341)
57 / 24,151
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.
crypto - Cryptography news and discussions (global #740)
56 / 108,138
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.
Clojure - Clojure (global #739)
56 / 19,138
Clojure is a dynamic programming language / Lisp that targets the Java Virtual Machine.
embedded - Embedded (global #750)
46 / 23,746
macapps - /r/MacApps (global #401)
44 / 24,911
/r/MacApps is a one stop shop for all things related to macOS apps - featuring app showcases, news, updates, sales, discounts and even freebies.
opensource - Open Source on Reddit (global #756)
43 / 96,994
A subreddit for everything [open source](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source) related.
dailyprogrammer - For learning, refreshing, or just for fun! (global #755)
43 / 195,124
**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!
computerforensics - Computer Forensics (global #757)
41 / 36,442
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.).
neovim - vim out of the box — http://neovim.org/ (global #381)
41 / 11,230
vim out of the box — http://neovim.org/
git - git (global #375)
40 / 35,751
BadCode - badcode: a place where terrible code can be among friends (global #332)
39 / 53,933
A place for the very worst code you've ever laid your eyes on. All languages welcome! *(minus esoteric ones)*
computervision - computer vision: doing stuff with pixels (global #356)
38 / 30,417
nginx - nginx (global #438)
37 / 4,440
SQLServer - Microsoft SQL Server (global #396)
35 / 20,543
Microsoft SQL Server Administration and T-SQL Programming including sql tutorials, training, MS SQL Server Certification, SQL Server Database Resources.
PostgreSQL - PostgreSQL (global #377)
35 / 11,776
The home of the most advanced Open Source database server on the worlds largest and most active Front Page of the Internet.
watchOSBeta - watchOS Beta (global #418)
31 / 6,856
Reddit's home for watchOS beta.
AutoHotkey - AutoHotkey Q & A (global #345)
30 / 7,104
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.
ProgrammingLanguages - Programming Languages (global #761)
30 / 29,389
This subreddit is dedicated to discussion of programming languages, programming language theory, design, their syntax and compilers. Post your ideas and get constructive criticism.
windowsinsiders - Windows Insiders (global #383)
29 / 8,086
A subreddit for specific discussion of Windows Insider Preview builds.
Julia - The Julia Language Subreddit (global #763)
26 / 7,980
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.
IOT - Tracking the Internet of Things (global #764)
25 / 21,124
Staying on top of the emerging trend and technologies behind the "Internet of Things"
bash - #!/bin/bash (global #376)
24 / 32,699
A subreddit dedicated to bash scripting.
softwaredevelopment - Software Development - methodologies, techniques, and tools. Covering Agile, RUP, Waterfall + more! (global #766)
24 / 36,030
Software development methodologies, techniques, and tools. Not to be confused with programming. Covering Agile, RUP, Waterfall, Crystal, Extreme Programming, Scrum, Lean, Kanban and more.
zsh - Zsh: a powerful programmer's shell (global #391)
23 / 6,174
perl - Perl (global #769)
22 / 13,003
The Perl Programming Language, including both Perl 5 and Perl 6.
AskComputerScience - AskComputerScience (global #378)
22 / 39,066
angularjs - angular.js (global #773)
20 / 54,109
A community for the awesome MVC JS framework.
coolgithubprojects - Sharing Github project just got easier! (global #390)
20 / 31,390
Sharing Github projects just got easier!
phphelp - PHPhelp (global #404)
20 / 8,696
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 :)
lua - lua (global #774)
19 / 8,413
News and discussion for the Lua programming language.
LanguageTechnology - Natural Language Processing (global #399)
18 / 18,109
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.