DonationCoder.com

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DonationCoder
Web address www.donationcoder.com
Slogan "For Software Connoisseurs"
Commercial? no
Registration None to browse, Required to post
Available in English
Owner Jesse Reichler
Created by Jesse Reichler
Launched March 2005
Revenue Private Donations
Alexa rank positive decrease 43,679 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active

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 community also fosters collaboration on free services, programming contests, and academic projects.

The site has an active forum[2] which focuses on developments in software, and hosts a Programming School section[3] 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,[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] Ghacks[12] and other well-known and reputable blogs[13][14] 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[15][16] that the site hosts annually.

Most of the software developed and discussed on the site are for Microsoft Windows, even though the developments in other platforms are followed.

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