5 Best Udemy Courses for Learning Software Development

Today, I want to share the top five software development courses on Udemy. This is a curated list of courses that I’ve personally taken, my fellow computer science colleagues have taken, or the great people from the community of my iOS Development YouTube channel have taken and recommended.

Regardless of whether you’re just starting out or a veteran in the space of software development, I’m confident you’ll find something on this list to take your software development skills to the next level.

Disclosure: Transparency is important to me, so I must tell you all that this post contains affiliate links. And keep in mind that these are simply opinions based on our experiences, and may not be the best courses or instructors for you.

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1. iOS 11 & Swift 4: From Beginner to Paid Professional™

Learn how to:

  • Submit apps to the app store
  • Understand programming & basic algorithms
  • Work fluently with Swift 4 & iOS 11
  • Apply to jr iOS development jobs
  • Work as an iOS contractor

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Mark Price (Devslopes)

Social Proof: 1,962 reviews, 4.6-stars, 27,356 students

Sample Review: “A rare high-quality course from a team of professionals who really love what they do. Everything is explained in an easy-to-understand language. Moreover, the course doesn’t only allow you to learn Swift, but also teaches a lot of important stuff that will be very useful for the future job.”

2. Android O & Java — Mobile App Development | Beginning to End

Learn how to:

  • Build any Android app you want
  • Build a portfolio of apps to apply for jr. developer jobs
  • Build apps for your business
  • Work as a freelance Android contractor

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Mr. Philipp Muellauer

Social Proof: 1,397 reviews, 4.6-stars, 12,065 students

Sample Review: “This is a well-polished course, which has a good coverage as well as depth. The screens and the general flow of each lesson is cohesive, and both instructors are very easy to listen to and understand. I loved the fact that they updated the course with some additional topics half way through my study. That showed they actively improving the content and not like some courses just been published and forgotten.“

3. The Web Developer Bootcamp

Learn how to:

  • Make REAL web applications using cutting-edge technologies
  • Continue to learn and grow as a developer, long after the course ends
  • Create a blog application from scratch using Express, MongoDB, and Semantic UI
  • Create a complicated yelp-like application from scratch
  • And more…

Sticker Price: $200

Instructor: Colt Steele

Social Proof: 45,450 reviews, 4.7-stars, 188,893 students

Sample Review: “Colt is clear and methodical with his teaching. He gives step-by-step versions of all of his apps so you can error-check against your version and if this doesn’t work, the TA team are brilliant at getting back with answers to queries (assuming that it hasn’t been answered already in the FAQs, which it probably has).“

4. Unity Game Development Academy: Make 2D & 3D Games

Learn how to:

  • Build 2D Unity games & work with sprites
  • Build 3D Unity games
  • Write programs in C#
  • Apply for Jr. Game Developer jobs as a Unity 3D developer

Sticker Price: $190

Instructor: Mark Price (Devslopes)

Social Proof: 2,716 reviews, 4.5-stars, 21,424 students

Sample Review: “I think it’s very clear and informative. I already know programming but like the fact that Mark Price goes through useful game programming steps. Like picking the good stuff out of the cake, which is what I like.”

5. Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning in Python

Learn how to:

  • Apply gradient-based supervised machine learning methods to reinforcement learning
  • Understand reinforcement learning on a technical level
  • Understand the relationship between reinforcement learning and psychology
  • Implement 17 different reinforcement learning algorithms

Sticker Price: $180

Instructor: Lazy Programmer Inc.

Social Proof: 845 reviews, 4.6-stars, 9,091 students

Sample Review: “This instructor teaches the theory of RL in an easy and graspable manner. He also provides code to check against. This is one of the few lectures where I feel like I can read the slides and listen to his explanations simultaneously.”

Honorable Mentions

iOS 11 and Swift 4 for Beginners: 200+ Hands-On Tutorials

Android Oreo Development Masterclass with Kotlin

Python eCommerce | Build a Django eCommerce Web Application

Complete Unity® and Android Development: Build Games & Apps

The Complete Ruby on Rails Developer Course

Your Turn

Have you taken any of these Udemy courses? Any favorites you’d add to the list?

Leave a comment below and let me know! And remember, the course that’s best for me or my YouTube community may not be best for you, so I’m looking forward to hearing any feedback based on experiences with these courses or other Udemy courses.