We are nearing the end of 2006 years since anno Domini. For the last 3yrs I've spent a lot of my time in forums which has now become a very good replacement for the-mostly-meaningless chatrooms. Good (and most) forums are mainly focused on a particular subject which streamlines the number of users posting content, which is the reason why only relevant topics are posted. And we are also glad to have volunteer moderators who filter out spam posts and such users. But now are we totally making way for blogs ? Blogs have been one of the latest buzz around lately but its definitely not going to wipe out forums. We're talking about Orangles and Apples - they'll always co-exist.
Microsoft has listed the winners of the top bloggers for the year 2006. Hmm...somehow I doubt many would agree to the judges' decision.
Today, Im listing the best forums IMHO on various topics esp technology related ones. I surely havent gone through the entire list in the world, but if its not in the top ten in Google and yet good....well I don't have that much time. I am sure there must be other good forums out there which I have missed, but these are the one I picked out from the ones I didn't miss.
|C/C++||CodeGuru||Mainly VC++ users|
|Java||Sun||Officicial Sun Developer Forum|
|PHPBuilder||Has Good Articles|
|Visual Basic||vbCity||VB Classic and .NET|
|.NET||DotNET||.NET in general|
|Symbian||NewLC||Symbian C++ and SDK|
|Nokia Development||Nokia||Official Nokia Developer Forum|
|Sony Ericsson Development||Sony Ericsson||Official Sony Ericsson Development Forum|
|General Mobile Technology||MobileTechReview|
|India Broadband||India Broadband|
|Development in General||Tek-Tips|
|WebSite||SitePoint||WebSite stuff in general - Web Development, Designing etc.|
|WebMaster||Webmaster has more quality threads|
|Computer Graphics||CGTalk||I just love the model images|
|Digital Video||Digital Digest|
|Microsoft Technologies||MSDN||Official Microsoft Forum|
|MySQL||Official MySQL Forums|
|Ubuntu||Not considered official, but it is the largest|
|Paypal Development||PayPalDev||Does not belong to PayPal/eBay|
|Computer||ComputerForum||Computers for the layman|
|Computer Tech Support||TechGuy|
|HP Tech||Official site, but not official support|
|DMOZ||Resource Zone||The official forum is for editors only|
|INForum||Indian Specific Domains|
If you are interested in searching for more forums, first check out Big Boards before googling.
I'll be adding a menu in the menu bar soon, having a list of all forums in my bookmarks. Just need to find a plugin that'll auto-update.
Updated on 27th July 2010
|Labels : forum, technology|