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Ask HN: What is your favorite YouTube channel for developers?
100 points by pyeu on Jan 24, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 37 comments
What are the good channels for developers on YouTube to learn about e.g., programming techniques or best-practices?

Can't recommend Fun Fun Function enough - awesome sense of humor and super informative. If you want to level up, you'll be a better developer watching one of these every week.


I have my own channel on YouTube for programming videos but I have to give credit to MPJ for being the excellent inspiration for me to start posting. His videos are both informative and entertaining.

Came here to post this channel. It jives well with my curiosity.

I was happily surprised to see him have 2 luna-lang videos come out less than a week after luna-lang made it on my to-play-with radar.

I <3 MPJ! He's the best.

I enjoy Bisqwit:


He often focuses on some pretty esoteric topics. In one video, he prototyped a simple 3d rendered in QBasic. I'm not sure if you pick up best practices from Bisqwit, but you'll probably learn some interesting programming techniques.

Fun Fun Function, the most dedicated programming show on youtube and on this world! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO1cgjhGzsSYb1rsB4bFe4Q

I like "The Coding Train" a lot. Very entertaining, the guy is fun. It might look not serious enough for some people but I personally learn a lot of things watching his videos.


3blue1brown if you haven't already seen a vid of his yet I'd highly recommend it.

You wont see any code, but he explains computer science and math concepts really well.


- DevTips (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyIe-61Y8C4_o-zZCtO4ETQ) for HTML and CSS. Some pretty things and a well-documented process (errors and all)

- CodingTrain (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjgXvBlbQiydffZU7m1_aw) for JS is good. You know how you sometimes come across a video of a teacher, and go "man, I wish I had teachers like this when I was in school"? Well, this guy is like that - really enthusiastic and great to watch.

- Avelx (https://www.youtube.com/user/avelx) is another great channel! He explains JS and programming concepts very, very well.

Then, for some more advanced stuff (frameworks, libraries, etc) there's:

- LeanWebCode (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHRp19HU7Y2LwfI0Ai6WAGQ)

- Kirupa Chinnathambi (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZCQ3LXtU3IUzMBQBqN69KQ)

- Traversy Media (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC29ju8bIPH5as8OGnQzwJyA)

- TheNewBoston (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbPGzawDH1njbqV-D5HqKw)

- Finally, I want to mention Steve Griffith for some lesser known JS methods and examples of great code (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTBGXCJHORQjivtgtMsmkAQ)

Thanks so much for the mention! - Steve Griffith

TheHappieCat. She talks about various computer science topics, usually with a focus on games. She also occasionally does tutorials for engines/languages.


Computerphile, lots of their videos stay away from the details of code, but the concepts they talk about are fascinating.


Seconded. Came here to post Computerphile. What is your favorite video, btw? Mine is the series on Turing and the Enigma.


I generally find the videos from PyCon informative and the presenters are generally good at presenting.


I really like the sense of humor and fun that Dan Shiffman has on The Coding Train: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjgXvBlbQiydffZU7m1_aw

I enjoy Meth Meth Method a lot, he has a series of videos on making Super Mario Bros with vanilla JS


Academind is a good place to learn web-related things including HTML+CSS+JS, Angular, React and Vue


I like Traversy Media, and The Net Ninja... Both are great with no extra yapping! Just straight forward coding and great examples!!

If you're interested in Go, JustforFunc is pretty interesting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_BzFbxG2za3bp5NRRRXJSw

The author covers some interesting and advanced details of Golang in an entertaining fashion.

Agreed. I especially enjoy the code review episodes.

I second that. You can even tweet Franscesc about possible topics and he will listen.

It could depend on which programming language one is using. For eg: I use python and I love sentdex. But it could be different depending upon your language of choice.


LiveOverflow: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClcE-kVhqyiHCcjYwcpfj9w

Does a great job of explaining various software exploits, vulnerabilities, and other cool stuff

I have a programming channel of my own where I do live programming streams: https://www.youtube.com/user/KingHerring I haven't seen anyone else do this. Check it out if you're into that sort of thing; I also plan on doing more tutorials when I have the time.

There's a lot of other good YouTubers I list on the channel's suggested channels sidebar.

EDIT: cbaggers is great for lisp weenies. He also does streams. https://www.youtube.com/user/CBaggers?app=desktop

James Long (jlongster) does this from time to time. I haven't watched any of his videos yet but I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't be interesting considering his talks/articles etc.


Coding Tech takes programming related talks from all types of conferences and aggregates them into their one channel. Always interesting and always high level.


Also, Siraj: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWN3xxRkmTPmbKwht9FuE5A

Siraj gives you the quick and dirty on how complex problems are solved with code. Not really tutorials, but more of a "how to" you can use to start your research.

Traversy Media is an awesome resource for beginners and seasoned developers alike! Brad curates succinct tutorials all while humbly delivering the content in a way that makes it feel like you're pair programming with a buddy!


Hand made hero https://handmadehero.org

Professor Steve is my js guru! pretty cool explanation for a lot of concepts! https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveGriffith-Prof3ssorSt3v3


This channel is awesome if your looking to learnt the basics of JS and other languages.

The Google Chrome Developers channel has great videos on various topics relating to web development: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnUYZLuoy1rq1aVMwx4aTzw

Great coding tutorial by Steve Griffith: https://www.youtube.com/c/SteveGriffith-Prof3ssorSt3v3

This guy is awesome, focuses in information theory/cryptography https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtOfTheProblem

Sentdex is my favorite, learned python and django from him

Traversy media ++

Coding Tech

Derek Banas videos (for a quick 60 minute introduction to covered topics)

...among others

This is probably one of my favs even though I haven't been keeping up with it as much as I'd like:


Bisqwit's video focusing on systems and graphics programming are total gems. https://www.youtube.com/user/Bisqwit/videos?view=0&flow=grid...

Not particularly useful for web developers which is what most programmers are nowdays, they will still blow your mind though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQYsFshbkYw

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