The Code Project

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Web address
Slogan For those who code
Commercial? No
Type of site
Network for computer programmers
Registration Optional, but is required for certain tasks such as voting and commenting on posts
Owner CodeProject
Created by Chris Maunder, David Cunningham
Alexa rank
Increase 1299 (November 2013)[1]
Current status Active

The Code Project or CodeProject is a website founded in 1999, with articles for computer programmers and a community where members gain reputation and can have influence over the contents of the site.

Articles can be related to general programming, GUI design, algorithms or collaboration. Most of the articles are uploaded by visitors and do not come from an external source. Nearly every article is accompanied with source code and examples which can be downloaded independently. Most articles and sources are released under the Code Project Open License (CPOL), although the license can be configured by the user. Once a visitor has registered a user account on The Code Project, they may write and upload their own articles and code for other visitors to view. These articles either go through a moderation and editing phase or are immediately posted as unedited reader contributions.

CodeProject employs a rating and comment system that helps to filter the good articles from the poor. It also has forums, and is a resource for resolving difficult software development issues.

Rather than being just a collection of samples, contributors are encouraged to explain concepts and ideas, and discuss design decisions. A separate format, "Tips and Tricks", was introduced in 2010 as a place to post short code snippets that don't fit the requirements for an article.

CodeProject strives to be a wealth of information and a valuable resource. The site encourages users to share what source code or knowledge they can in order to give back to the community.

CodeProject also conducts interviews with notable developers.[2] CodeProject also awards CodeProject Members Choice Awards in various categories. These awards are based on the votes of CodeProject members and CodeProject editors, reflecting which companies and products application developers value most.[3]

Users may also be awarded MVP status with CodeProject, which is presented to a small handful of people.[4] CodeProject's Most Valuable Professional award is given to those members who have contributed the most to the community in both article submissions and in answering questions on the site. The award is given annually. Here is a list of the most recent recipients.


There are non-programming forums, where members can discuss news and sporting events, or comment on the latest thread. There is a high volume of posts to these, mainly in 'The Lounge'. They hit the 10 million member mark on August 2013.


The Code Project contains articles and code pertaining to the following programming languages:

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  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  2. ^ "Interviewed on The Code Project's Coder Series". Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "LEAD Technologies Receives CodeProject Members Choice Award". Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Proud to be a CodeProject MVP 2012". Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Gunnerson, Eric; Wienholt, Nick (2005). A Programmer's Introduction to C# 2.0 (3 ed.). Apress. p. 516.