You know how sometimes you go on YouTube with the intention to extract a bit of info, then end up being pulled into the rabbit hole of irrelevant videos? Don’t waste time on worthless content! There are lots of great channels you can easily follow, to further enhance your knowledge in web development.
Have a look at these channels:
The “tuts” is short for tutorials. We like the channel because the tutorials are very easy to understand, and the production quality is spot-on. Each tutorial is in-depth, and though basic for the most part, they do a great job simplifying the most complicated concepts. The videos on this channel are created, recorded, edited, published, and maintained by Scott Tolinski.
This is the brainchild of the one and only Ben Halpern. On Twitter, @ThePracticalDev raked in quite a sizeable following for providing countless coding resources, commentary, and lots of humor to help lighten things up for overworked Devs. The Practical Dev is freshly making a splash on YouTube, and it’ll for sure be exciting, so subscribe and stay tuned!
Derek has a loyal following of over 600K subscribers, who adore him because he creates tutorials based on their requests. His wealth of knowledge is astounding. There’s a little bit of everything covered in his channel, from Python, to Java, to Android Development, UML, XML, and more. How he finds the time to do all this is beyond us- but thank goodness he does!
Okay, maybe this one is a given, but I can’t not include them on this list. This channel offers lessons, talks, news, and best practices encompassing all the goods. This includes Android, Chrome, Polymer, Performance, and more (even iOS). And in typical Google fashion, everything is presented very nicely, and is easy to grasp.
Like Google Developers, The New Boston is up there when it comes to a variety of content to their vast following. You’ll find a series of playlists on their channels covering topics such as Node.js, Java, Android Development, and more. We particularly like the fact that their videos aren’t crazy long. The content is concrete and compact.
It has been a while since a new video has been uploaded by the team, but much of their most recent content is perfectly relevant. You’ll feel like the featured Developers are right there in front of you, teaching you how to get started on building chat bots, Slack apps, Alexa apps, and more. Skim through their videos, and see what sparks your interest.
There is an upside and a downside to this channel by Chris Coyier. The downside is that a video is only uploaded once a month. However- it ends up being one heck of an information-packed piece. Most of his videos are actually screencasts that (obviously) feature CSS tricks, which are very easy to follow along with. Check it out!
These are all fantastic accounts you can extract a lot of valuable information from for free on YouTube. And if you feel you need additional supplemental material, there’s always the Coralogix blog! Our blog covers a broad range of topics including C# Development, Enterprise DevOps, Log Analytics, and more.