Boris Mann’s Personal Blog

Aug 2020

Developer community chat tools: @swyx points out Slack ⬇️ and Discord ⬆️

Slack is Fumbling Developers and the Rise of Developer Discords by @swyx

Slack’s revenue is firmly linked to enterprise, so I don’t see this as a strategic error. It is, however, a fact that open developer communities are increasingly using Discord.

I also expect more Matrix adoption in the next 1-2 years.

Although Discord open sourcing at least server instances while still following their federation model could be interesting. Or interop with the Matrix protocol.

I have a draft post that I’ve been meaning to finish for months of how Fission uses Discord chat + Discourse forum. Soon!