35 Awesome Dev People to Follow on YouTube

📅 2 years ago 🕒 5 min read 🙎‍♂️ by Madza

35 Awesome Dev People to Follow on YouTube

Here I've compiled a list of personal favorite devs on YouTube. I added a couple of lines on each channel too, so it's easier to get what channel is about and why I included it. Enjoy!


1.Traversy Media

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Lots of awesome crash-courses on various tech. Usually follows 20/80 rule on theory and practical side respectively. Lately some awesome guest hosts on the channel.

2.The Net Ninja

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High-quality content in various technologies cut down in short videos on a particular topic. Awesome playlists.

3.Academind

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Wide range of tech topics. The content is always well researched. Well-thought-out presentation with examples.

4.Ben Awad

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Open thoughts on various topics (not necessarily direct coding-related always). Knows his stuff and a nice touch of humor here and there.

5.Clever Programmer

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Great videos on languages, tools, practices, tips to become a developer. Lately a lot of live coding on the channel.

6.Coding Garden

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Lots of live coding there, with live viewer interaction in the chat. Will answer your questions when possible. Might be fast-paced at times.

7.Web Dev Simplified

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High-quality content. Topics are deep researched and the content is well-thought-out and easy to follow.

8.Computerphile

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A must-have if you are in computers in general. A closer look at how things work, what's happening behind the scenes, and more.

9.Fireship

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Modern and cutting edge technologies. Awesome visuals and concise information. Quality content overall.

10.Florin Pop

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Likes challenges, like doing X projects in X amount of time. Lot's of live coding mixed with separate videos on specific topics.

11.freeCodeCamp

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Best place for full-length tutorials (often 8 hours +). Lots of projects you can make practical use of afterwards.

12.Programming with Mosh

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High-quality videos and topics are often explained better than elsewhere. Great thumbnails for easy navigation.

13.Javascript Mastery

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A must-have for full-stack JS engineers. Lots of awesome projects focusing on both sides of the stack and how to deploy them.

14.TechLead

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Ex-Google and Ex-facebook engineer on various topics. Surely knows his stuff, tho, if you are a beginner, you might have trouble deciding whether he is for real or trolling at times.

15.Joma Tech

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Quality, well-edited content. Similar to TechLead, but generally more artistic and movie-like. Likes to put an Easter-egg here and there too.

16.CS Dojo

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Awesome channel if you are learning algorithms and data structures. Would highly recommend especially if you are in the job-seeking phase and preparing for interviews.

17.Ania Kubow

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One of the most recent channels. Specifies in JS game development. Easy to follow. Great resource if you are looking to learn vanilla JS.

18.The Coding Train

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Very enthusiastic about the topics. Surely knows his stuff. Usually fan interaction simultaneously during live coding sessions.

19.Colt Steele

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One of the best selling instructors on Udemy has an awesome YouTube channel. Visually pleasing and high-quality content.

20.Dev Ed

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High-quality content. Very easy to follow. Will present you a magic trick in the beginning here and there.

21.Learncode.academy

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Great content, knows his stuff. Has been inactive lately, tho lots of great resources there, especially yearly developer roadmaps.

22.Meth Meth Method

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High-quality content. Great if you are looking for advanced JS or learning Canvas. Lots of best practices and elegant code.

23.Hitesh Choudhary

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Creates useful AMAs and live videos often to interact with followers. Other videos short and concise on topic.

24.Wes Bos

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Does some live coding once in a while. Knows his stuff and is a pleasure to listen to (as we know from Syntax.fm)

25.Coding Tech

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This is basically TED for coders. A lot of awesome full-length tech talks posted there.

26.Derek Banas

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Among the first YouTube dev channels. Very detailed, tho pretty fast-paced cover of features. Great for refreshing the particular tech.

27.LevelUpTuts

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Great channel on a wide variety of tech. Lots of tutorials sorted in the playlists based on the experience level of the viewer.

28.Dani Krossing

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Formerly MMTuts. Recently changed the channel name and added gameplays and vlogs too. Great playlists on different tech.

29.Google Developers

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Latest updates and future plans, news on cutting-edge tech. Also reports from events and interesting talks.

30.Joshua Fluke

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Honest reviews and lots of real-life situations like interviews and such. No hidden meanings, straight to the point.

31.Engineered Truth

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Tips on how to become a developer and stay productive, advice on how to find a job, negotiate salaries, strategies to use on online businesses.

32.DesignCourse

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Must-have for all the front-end devs out there. Lots of modern design tutorials, good for learning design tools and techniques.

33.Chris Coyier

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Founder of css-tricks.com. As you might guess - mainly front-end oriented stuff in the channel. Grid, responsive design and all the good stuff.

34.Chris Hawkes

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Mainly thoughts on broader and open topics like tool comparisons, career tips, top tech lists, advice on how to's, opinions, etc.

35.JSConf

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Lots of awesome talks on all the JS related topics. A great resource to follow along with modern trends and ever-evolving environment.


I felt like talking about Youtube channels the list would not be complete without mentioning some other channels that are non-directly related to coding. Here are some extras:

36.Numberphile

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Everything around math and numbers. Awesome and enthusiastic hosts. Interesting topics and easy to follow.

37.3Blue1Brown

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Quality over quantity at it's purest. Uses manim opensource-engine for animations. Mindblowing stuff.

38.ColdFusion

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Well-researched content in various tech fields. Quality audio and editing.


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