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10 Best YouTube Channels To Learn Programming And Coding – Screen Rant

Learning to code isn’t easy for anyone who doesn’t have help. Thankfully, YouTubers like Adam Khoury and CS Dojo can be of great help.
Learning how to code or program is a marketable skill. From coding a website to helping run an IT division at a major company, coding and programming are essential, but learning to do them well is no easy task. If someone doesn't attend a coding boot camp or college, it can be tough to break into the field.
Thankfully, not every IT education has to be expensive. There are many free online tools to help nascent coders get their feet into the industry and learn the tricks of the trade. In fact, many of the best coding and programming instructors are YouTubers.
A YouTuber willing to teach his viewers to do anything from machine learning programming to playing the guitar properly to cooking burgers, Derek Banas is dedicated to educating the public. Supporters can even request videos through his Discord channel, so each viewer can get content tailored specifically to what they need to know.
With videos that can range from five minutes to five hours depending on the topic, Banas' viewers never really know what they'll get from the YouTuber. Given how much of his content revolves around coding, rather than just learning guitar, however, supporters can benefit greatly and gain incredible skills.
Some students learn best through short and sweet videos that are succinct, to the point and numerous. Others benefit from long, in-depth explorations that go on for hours. ProgrammingKnowledge offers both types of courses. Videos range from only a few minutes to nearly 10 hours for longer courses.
With videos covering Linux, Python, Android Development, C++, Java and more, the channel has a wide array of content that can get anyone up to speed with the world of programming. It may not be as effective as actually practicing coding on apps, but it certainly teaches anything students could want to learn.
With nearly two million subscribers, CS Dojo has done an incredible job through the years of educating its viewers in everything they could possibly need to know. In fact, rather than just stopping at educating programming, the channel goes into depth about finding jobs, interviewing, and even managing introversion as a coder or programmer.
Yet, additional content aside, the channel is an extraordinary resource for prospective programmers. With practical tips providing real-world examples, like a video series dedicated to providing aid with building a startup, CS Dojo makes each lesson feel essential for the practical application of Python, JavaScript, algorithmic work and more.
Though the channel no longer releases content, the archives of Coding 101 are still an incredible tool for learning the trade. With different levels of education for beginning, intermediate, and advanced coders, the channel can guide the development of viewers as they learn.
With videos series teaching Python, C#, Perl, Ruby, and more, there's nothing viewers can want that the channel doesn't already provide. Videos tend to range from 30 minutes to an hour, which is the perfect length for those looking to mimic the length of a high school class or short college lectures.
Though his uploads are no longer as regular as they once were, Adam Khoury still provides practical tips that can guide users through all manner of complications. With some series focusing on web animation, JavaScript audio editing, and designing social media sites, Khoury focuses on practicality more than other coding YouTubers.
The reality of learning programming may not be as fun as the best computer programming movies insist, Khoury makes up for it by managing to make videos engaging, educational, and enjoyable. There's a reason he managed to maintain nearly 200,000 followers, after all, despite most of his videos being released five years ago.
With 800,000 subscribers and over 600 videos, Academind offers anything a prospective programmer could want. Whereas most channels have only a single person dedicated to teaching, Academind has two educators working to teach the public. Videos can range from less than a minute long to a few hours, so each topic tends to be of whatever length it takes to teach.
The channel teaches common topics like Python, Node.js, and Amazon Web Services, but it also tackles less common issues like managing GitHubs and even learning the finer functions of Excel. Considering how hard these things can be to learn alone, having a guide is extraordinarily helpful for beginners.
One of the most popular coding YouTubers, Programming With Mosh has nearly three million subscribers and over 28 million have watched his Python course. Topics range from MySQL to ES6 to Angular and more, and each video ranges from bite-sized chunks to long combination videos for viewers who want to learn as quickly as possible.
Mosh also offers practical videos, explaining life in a CS workplace and how to double a person's coding speed. Given that practical education is always best, Mosh's style has done an excellent job of teaching millions how to manage coding or programming.
In association with the paid online learning service Treehouse, the YouTube channel of the same name introduces viewers to an incredible array of topics that can teach any newcomer anything they need to know about coding. With multiple hosts for each video, it also offers a fresh experience for every topic.
Offering live coding, advice on defeating imposter syndrome, and tricks about Python, PHP, and JavaScript, Treehouse certainly knows what it's doing when it comes to education. After all, it manages to keep the situation from feeling like a technological horror movie with confusing terms and concepts. Instead, it makes things feel manageable, which is always essential.
At six million subscribers, freeCodeCamp.org is an incredibly popular technical YouTube channel, and for good reason. With regular uploads that can be nearly 24 hours long, the channel offers so much information that it can be hard to sift through it all.
Offering courses on game development, algebra, app development, and Django, it seems like freeCodeCamp.org offers anything users could want. Some videos even teach viewers how to manage interviews and get positions in CS. It's an excellent all-around resource filled with free content and help.
Though most coding and programming YouTubers are perfectly happy to teach nothing but the current state of CS, The Coding Train offers courses explaining the history of CS development and what coding looked like prior to today. That historical knowledge can go far in helping prospective coders figure out where the industry will be headed next, even as they learn the basics.
Preferring bite-sized clips that are rarely over an hour, The Coding Train gives viewers the ability to learn topics that most other popular coding channels don't teach. Supporters can learn how to create a Discord bot, create Google Chrome extensions, or even just create a word-counting bot. It's practical learning that can get viewers far.
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Lukas is a recent graduate of the Macaulay Honors College in New York City. A former Editorial Assistant now serving as a Senior List Writer, Lukas made the jump to Screen Rant in the hopes of getting the chance to be a professional writer. Having started graduate school this past August, Lukas intends to becoming a high school guidance counselor, while still writing articles about somewhat obscure comics like Alpha Flight and Last Flight Out, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and any movies, games, or books he happens to come across. Lukas writes most of his articles with one of his cats on his shoulder.


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