Legacy Communities

Welcome IBM Developer (formerly developerWorks) forum & community folks—Don't panic!

Remain calm; you're in the right place! You are here because specific IBM Developer forums, blogs and other community content has been discontinued. This page is here to help you find the content, get answers to your questions and (if you need one) find a new community to call home.

About IBM Developer (formerly developerWorks)

IBM Developer continues to remain a valuable community for developers offering tutorials, code patterns and other technology-focused content. The IBM Developer site is undergoing some changes to its community experience and some of its older forums and communities on the platform have been sunset. This includes the IBM Developer Answers forum and other product specific forums and wikis.

Much of the content contained in these communities has been moved to the IBM Support Community, and the forum content moved to the new IBM Support forum.  Other non-support content was moved to IBM Community. See the FAQ below. For more information about the IBM Support Forum migration and transformation see this IBM Support Insider blog article.

Where am I?

You are on our IBM Community area, a collection of communities for our various IBM solutions and products, everything from our Security offerings to Db2 to Middleware to LinuxONE to Public Cloud. These communities are where members—IBMers, partners, clients, product owners, and others—come together to collaborate, ask questions, share knowledge, and support each other in their everyday work efforts. Below is a quick overview of how the Community is structured.

Navigating in the IBM Community

IBM Community, as a whole, is a collection of major concept or topic areas under the IBM AI and Cloud business area (with a few others as well). All major product and solution areas are included in the Community, such as Data Science, Business Analytics, Hybrid Data Management (Db2, Db2 on z/OS, Informix, etc.), Internet of Things, Security and so on.

Each solution, concept, or topic area has its own community. The community for Hybrid Data Management, for example, contains all of the database and database-related products and solutions such as Netezza, Informix, Db2 for z/OS, Db2 Warehouse and many others. When you navigate to a community such as Hybrid Data Management, you will be able to choose a group for your specific product or solution.


To find the group you’re interested in, simply choose it from the Topic Groups menu, or scroll down the community page and select it from the groups listed. Non-members have access to all group content, but only members can participate in group discussions, add content, and blog. Click the Join button on the group tile or the group page to become a member of the group and the IBM Community.

When in doubt, reach out to other group members in the community. After all, that’s what they’re there for.

More information

Quick links to help you find other important areas.


IBM Community
Location for all IBM Communities, including Db2, Middleware, Internet of Things, Security, Data Science, Watson Studios, and many others.

For more information contact email support@communitysite.ibm.com.

IBM Developer
More than 100 open source projects, a library of knowledge resources and developer advocates ready to help.

If you have any feedback please go to the Site Feedback and FAQ page.

IBM Support Community
When you need help with your product, we're here to help

Click here to report a problem, submit a case, or register for a support account.

IBM Support Forums
Go here for information and support formerly found in IBM Developer Answers.

For more information connect with our forum support team.
IBM Knowledge Center
Home of IBM product documentation.

For more information contact ibmkc@us.ibm.com.


Where is the IBM Developer Answers (formerly developerWorks Answers) forum?

This forum was sunset on 30 April 2020. Much of the content was migrated to the IBM Support forum. URLs to migrated questions will redirect to the question’s new location. Migrated questions can also be found by using the forum’s search mechanism or by choosing the product or topic tag.

Where is my product specific forum, formerly located on IBM Developer?

These individual forums will sunset on 31 May 2020. The questions from many of these forums were migrated to the IBM Support Forum and can be found by using the forum’s search mechanism or by choosing the product or topic tag. If you’ve previously bookmarked a specific question, you will be redirected to its new location. Forums not migrated to the IBM Support Community were migrated to this IBM Community area or they were sunset.

What about other non-forum content such as blogs, wikis and other community content

Many blogs and other wiki content formerly residing on IBM Developer were migrated to the IBM Support content repository as technical documents and can be found via the IBM Support Community “search” mechanism. Others were migrated to this IBM Community and can be found within that specific community.

Were all IBM Developer Groups, Wikis, Communities and so forth migrated?

No. In general, migration and sunset decisions were decided by the business area. Content that was not migrated was archived or sunset. Content that was migrated is now located either on the IBM Support Community or this IBM Community.

Where is the Support information that was previously on the IBM Developer platform?

Much of the forum, wiki and community content was migrated to the IBM Support Community. The search field on the IBM Support Community will help you find the migrated content. For more information about the Support Transformation initiative, please follow the IBM Support Insider blog to learn more and to stay up to date.

I am an IBMer and I cannot find my group or my Developer Center formerly located on IBM Developer; what should I do?

Contact us at support@communitysite.ibm.com and we can help you.

What if I cannot find the right content?

In the section above, we have provided some high-level pointers for you as well as links to where you can ask additional questions. Keep checking back to this page as we will add more information to this FAQ section.