What are the best sites to ask detailed coding questions from an experienced user base?

Joseph Videtto January 12, 2013

What are the best websites to ask detailed coding questions from an experienced user base ? I’m looking for something as useful as MakeUseOf, but with regard to particular coding questions, such as:

“What are some available libraries that I would need to help me code a library to…XYZ”

Of course, I realize these websites may very well be different for different programming and scripting languages, so narrow your answer in this way if need be.


  1. Etech Etech
    January 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    You can also try this one:

  2. Saurav Azad
    January 15, 2013 at 4:56 am


  3. Paul Pruitt
    January 13, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I just found another resource, from the makers of stackoverflow, there are a lot of smaller specific QA sites that might fit your needs: http://stackexchange.com/sites.

  4. Anonymous
    January 13, 2013 at 5:02 am

    You may have mentioned what programming language you are using.
    For php I have found http://www.php-forum.com/phpforum/ the best one

  5. Anonymous
    January 13, 2013 at 12:13 am
    • Paul Pruitt
      January 13, 2013 at 3:01 am

      Stackoverflow usually don't answer my questions. I don't know why.

      • Wong Wee
        January 13, 2013 at 7:04 am

        Perhaps your questions are already answered, or you posted in the wrong forum?
        Try doing a search first before posting

        • Paul Pruitt
          January 14, 2013 at 12:01 am

          From stackoverflow's parent site, they report 80% of questions are answered. Another sister site has a much higher answer rate: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/. It may be more for beginners too...

    • Paul Pruitt
      January 13, 2013 at 3:02 am

      For Perl a great active community is PerlMonks.

  6. ha14
    January 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    perhaps codeplex???

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