With many fantastic online resources, especially video tutorials, learning to code by yourself has never been easier.
But while some channels are great, other might be a waste of your time. Moreover, some are great sources of useful tips and tricks for beginners, and some others are best for learning PHP or Java.
We created the list of the top channels based on the quality of content, views, and subscriptions. Just to make you easier for choose the proper one we have listed the tuts regarding the number of subscribers.
1.6 million subscribers
With almost one million subscribers, the channel has an immense collection of programming tutorials, covering different programming topics, game development, Android development, design, and more. All videos are free and easy to follow and catch up to.
With more than 500.000 views, the Angular 2 tutorial for beginners is the most popular video on this channel. Check to see their teaching style.
1.2 million subscribers
Google Developers channel offers reports, reviews, tutorials, lessons, talks, and best practices about Android, Chrome, Web Development, Polymer, Performance, iOS and more relevant topics. You will also learn and get the latest news on Google services and technologies around mobile, the web and the cloud.
This Python lessons for beginners are the most popular on this channel.
Besides the YouTube channel, visit Google Developers blog to read more about how other developers deal with daily issues and projects. To stay up to date with the newest posts, plans and events, follow them on Twitter.
Derek covers a broad range of topics, but for beginners, there are extensive guides on PHP, Java, MySQL, web services, and other related topics. This channel has a lot of videos dedicated to Android development as well. You can also contact him and ask him to cover one particular aspect of web design as he takes requests from his followers.
If you prefer live streaming, you can watch him at 8 PM EST on Monday and at 7 PM EST on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Check out how his latest videos about making the Ms. Pac-man video game.
Many great, clear, focused and easy to follow tutorials you will find on Will Stern’s web development channel. There are especially great web development tutorials for beginners.
Follow them on Twitter where you can also catch up with some useful dev tips, support and cool dev quotes.
To teach is to learn, that is the idea behind kudvenkat channel. The channel covers ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, AJAX, WCF, JQuery, SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS. If you are interested in Microsoft.NET technologies, this is also the place to go to and start learning.
Here you can find a large variety of detailed and comprehensive, yet simple lessons about every segment in Angular 2 and Java.
The channel focuses mainly on PHP and its newest updates and changes, but it also explores CSS, Sass, Node.js, Laravel, and MySql.
Codecourse has many videos on small projects, which are very useful for beginners.
Check out their Twitter profile where they regularly share useful tips and videos for developers, announce new videos and share what they are working on.
DevTips is a good channel for web designers who want to improve their skills and a useful place for web developers as you can find great videos and tutorials on CSS, HTML5, RWD, and more. You might also find interesting videos related to IT businesses, entrepreneurship, career, personal growth and interviews with famous web designers and developers.
Check it out:
The author is Google’s employee but as he said, you’ll hear only his opinion. Nevertheless, if you want to get know Travis a bit more and be regularly updated with his newest tutorials, follow him on Twitter.
LevelUpTuts releases videos twice a week for front-end web developers. It teaches HTML5, Stylus, CSS, Sass, CMS (WordPress, Drupal, Magento), AngularJS, Meteor, and more design topics. Up Tutorials sets how to help fix a major problem in learning technologies.
As they wrote, videos created for Level Up Tutorials are aimed to be accessible and easy to follow while maintaining high production values.
Check out how they represented working in Sketch.
The tone of tutorials are free, but you can get exclusive content when you subscribe to LevelUpTuts PRO.
The coolest thing? Follow live coding sessions where developers answer the most important questions, and share their valuable experience on different subjects, and keep in step with developers.
Authors are not only here to show you how to code, but to help you realize which values are behind it. They talk about things you probably won’t learn at any coding school.
What we talk about you can see on their Facebook page.
Variety of tutorials will always give you answers on the common issues in WP.
For those who need more thorough lessons, there are online courses. Sign up for their newsletter and be notified of new content. For more webDev resources, tips, advices and some other guidelines follow the author Brad Schiff on Twitter.
Quentin comes from South Africa and he is a YouTuber since from 2012. Most of his working days he is building and modifying WordPress, or Joomla templates.
In short, Quentin Watt teaches you web design and development from the very beginning. With his tutorials, you can learn jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Bootstrap, and more.
Check his HTML lessons:
Mike has over 15 years of web design experience, and he offers creative videos on front-end web development (HTML/CSS), UX design, as well as brand development, internet marketing, social media marketing, SEO, video marketing, concepts and traditional print design among other things. His channel is a great place to go to and further expand your skills once you master the coding basics.
Most of the videos are based on one on one talking, but there are examples showing videos and guides.
You can boost your front-end skills, expand your PHP knowledge and never miss a useful tip.
Check these tips about finding the good programming job:
If you are interested in Laravel, check this video for beginners.
Programming tutorial covers C++ programming, Java programming, Android Application Development, Data Structure, VB.Net, MySQL. It also provides great videos for beginners.
If you find .NET as the preferable technology for learning, the tutorials below are useful in many ways.
While the focus is on web design (CSS and HTML), Chris Coyier’s channel also covers jQuery, PHP, MySQL, and other things that are not only useful to web designers but developers as well.
If you are completely new to coding, this video can help you start learning the CSS basics.
CSS-Tricks community has also a blog where several authors share their experience and knowledge about various topics based on CSS and HTML.
Through talks, lessons and live programming you will get an entire perspective about the programming basics. Check out this level 1 Ruby lessons.
Apart from r free video tutorials, there is a school-like program for coding where you can get simultaneously lessons from A to Z about coding. Follow them on Twitter to catch some of the course discounts.
If you are new to coding,you can find basic tutorials, mostly HTML and CSS on this channel. If you’re ready for next level, check their PHP tutorials.
All videos are short enough and straight to point, explaining every single detail.
Their main focus of this channel is teaching web development topics. The channel covers PHP, HTML5, and CSS, but you can find a few videos about design, video and audio production.
Check out their latest tutorials about how to start working in Git:
Need to learn Photoshop? Visit this channel for tutorials about Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere and 3d applications like Autodesks Maya 3d.
Learn step by step how to start coding with Python, Bootstrap or start with basics by learning about the code in HTML5 and CSS.
You can subscribe to their channel or download the free video tutorials and learn offline.
The author of this channel is an independent game developer, with a license from Nintendo.
If you want to start learning Java, here you can find the most appropriate tutorials about Java Script.
easydevtuts is another interesting channel to help you to stay up to date with the latest trends in web development and design. The videos are to the point; without long or confusing explanations. You will find many Bootstrap and Sass tutorials, and lately everything about WordPress.
Check out this video where you can learn how to take a static website and convert it into a WordPress theme.
You can also check out these channels for more useful tutorials:
Creating a simple website, and other web features can be possible with some basic knowledge of PHP and ASP.net.
If you want to step into the world of web design, you can find benefits listening to videos on this channel.
Check out their Twitter account for some more useful dev tips and latest videos on their channel.
WebDevMentors goal and motto is “Learning made Free and Easy on the Internet”. They focus mostly on Bootstrap Learning Course, Python Tutorials for Beginners and Programming in Java for Beginners.
Some of the announced videos will include courses on Android, PHP, HTML5 and FOUNDATION 5. So far, they are uploading a video per day.
This channel is a video training library for IT, creative, & business professionals about NodeJS, Python and AngularJS technology. You have a chance to hear lessons from the world’s leading authors, trainers, and experts.
Here you can learn some of the best programming patterns and practices that you can use in your everyday work. They cover the wide range of topics, but they focus on Java script.
Videos are based on live “one on one” learning lessons between two speakers and a board.
If you want to find your inner engineer and be always armed with helpful tips, subscribe to this channel.
Welcome to the channel that is specially dedicated to learning Java and C++. Lessons are recorded live and all codes are typed and explained live.
The channel is great for beginners because you can find simple explanations about every aspect of Java.
Check out Cave’s huge Java tutorials for Android development:
Coding for Entrepreneurs is the channel with a series of tutorials that cover Django, Python, APIs, Accepting Payments, Stripe, JQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, and much more.
If you want to start learning Django, check out their detailed series:
If you know any good channel that is not on our list, post a link in the comments.