10 Best Channels to Learn Web Development
The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.
“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.”
In every path, in every journey, from trying to be the best version of ourselves, to become someone who we admire, and to aspire to become just like our mentors or idols.
It is always better when we have a mentor, someone who we look up to, someone we aspire to become, it doesn’t have to be grand, it just has to be someone who we can see ourselves becoming.
Learning web development today has been very much achievable, easier because there are tons of resources we can find online, from video tutorials to Bootcamp to even articles in Medium.
We just have to be resourceful, to give more efforts than we thought, and to believe in ourselves that we can achieve whatever it is that we aspire to become because guess what, there’s always a way.
If I had able to achieve my dreams with Brad Traversy’s channel as my teacher for the first few months other than reading stuff, there are no reasons for you not to succeed.
“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” — Elizabeth Edwards
Traversy Media is owned by Brad Traversy, he is one of the few web development instructors that I found almost 5 years ago, he is one of the best, and he is one of my mentors.
He doesn’t know me, I am not an affiliate or something, but I owe him a lot.
I couldn’t find any self-taught developer before, and Brad has been one of the kindest people who share their knowledge through video tutorials for free.
He now has 1.25M subscribers, and I have been following him even when he only has hundred of followers, and up until today I still go to his channel whenever I needed a crash course in some new technologies, I have recommended him to my colleagues too because he is one of a kind.
Learning from him has given me more opportunities than my college degree.
Check out his channel:
Freecodecamp.org channel is one of the gifts ever given to aspiring developers, ever.
This is one of my top 3 channel go-to mostly during weekends when I’m studying and learning.
They provide high-quality tutorial videos from beginners to seniors, all over the technology world, meaning, this channel is not just for Web Developers but they also provided video tutorials for Mobile Development, Software Development, Data Science, Testers, QA, and many more.
Other than tutorials from their own developers, they are also featuring tutorial videos from other developers when they find it with good content.
The best part? They are providing tutorials that are even 10+hrs, it’s like free Bootcamp, with NO ADS! I repeat, NO ADS!
Check out their Channel:
PHP Step by Step
This channel covers several different topics not just for Beginners but also for the Mid to Senior level.
He also covers Laravel which is related to the channel itself PHP,
Know that the instructor also created tutorials using his local language “Hindi”, actually, most of the tutorials are in Hindi, but you can also find some English tutorials so don’t worry.
Mike Dane has also been teaching aspiring developers for years now, he covers a wide scope of technology.
He is providing tutorials from Java to Python, even programming languages like C, Ruby, C++ to HTML, CSSS, SASS, PHP, MongoDB, and many others.
He has been my mentor for Database, I’ve been watching since before for SQL and MySQL, he is one of the best, and whenever I needed a refresher for my Database skills, he is my go-to.
Check out his channel, it will be worth your time, free boot camps!
Dani Krossing was my teacher for PHP.
He is very thorough with his teaching techniques, I really like how he made the complicated stuff simple to understand, PHP is not easy and a lot would agree, but he made my PHP studies a little lighter than I’ve initially thought.
Check out his channel, you will learn tons.
Academind by Maximilian Schwarzmülle
Maximillian is one of my favorite teachers in Udemy, he is very passionate about teaching and you can see that he really loves being a teacher.
Kudos to his efforts in making his tutorials not just informative but also fun to take. Currently, I am taking up his Udemy course for Typescript, and as you can see his courses are worth the investment.
His channel is definitely worth the follow.
Check out his channel here:
Web Dev Simplified
Web Dev Simplified has also been providing free tutorials for years now, most of his tutorials are beginner-friendly.
If you want to learn more about CSS, check out his channel, there are a lot of CSS good stuff in there!
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Ben Awad is slowly becoming the next Brad Traversy, he is becoming more and more popular these days.
He is now one of my top favorites as well, alongside Brad Traversy, Angela Yu, Colt Steele, Andrei Negoie, and Jonas Schmedtmann.
I owe them my success.
He also has courses for using VIM if you’re interested in learning to use it to look like a pro programmer and I also recommend his JWT, Caching, Tutorial for more advanced stuff.
The Net Ninja
I’ve been following The Net Ninja channel for like years now, and up until today this channel is in my bookmark.
There are a lot of high-quality tutorials here, some advanced like Node Auth JWT, which is also important to learn by the way.
There’s a wide variety of courses in here, probably worth the take!
The Net Ninja also has a playlist for learning ReactJS with Hooks, this was also one of the tutorials I took for learning React Hooks.
Check out his channel:
Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. If you really want to become a developer then find a way, not an excuse.
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