|Created by||Jesse Reichler|
|Slogan(s)||"For Software Connoisseurs"|
|Alexa rank||43,679 (April 2014)|
|Registration||None to browse, Required to post|
DonationCoder.com is a website hosting a community of programmers and software fans. It supports a donation-based model to organize and finance software development, and is one example of Donationware.
The community develops and finances its own free software, software reviews, podcasts, and a diverse programming school. Funding is accomplished using a grant-like system of micro-donations. All donors to the site receive their donation back as DonationCredits which they can then trade amongst themselves to support different projects and reward activities contributing to the community. All members are considered equal and simply donate an amount they feel comfortable with.
The site has an active forum which focuses on developments in software, and hosts a Programming School section which features challenges in several languages to help motivate people to teach themselves how to program (or learn a new language) and share their creations with others. Users can comment on each other's code as they progress through the school.
DonationCoder has been recognized by Lifehacker, Ghacks and other well-known and reputable blogs for its adherence to the principles of freeware and open source software. Many well-regarded utilities have been produced by the coders that frequent DonationCoder.com, especially during the New Apps for the New Year (N.A.N.Y.) initiative that the site hosts annually.
- "Donationcoder.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- Programming School section
- Official website
- DonationCoder Software Blog
- DonationCoder Forum
- DonationCoder programming school forum
- Long article describing the experience of this website's first year
- Lifehacker.com Column on DonationCoder
- gHacks.net Column on DonationCoder