7 YouTube Channels That You Must Subscribe To If You Are A JavaScript Developer

7 YouTube Channels That Every JavaScript Developer Should Follow

When I was in college, we were asked to learn and practise the programming language C, and then were asked to choose any other high-level programming language such as C++ or Java. However, things are changing. Nowadays, aspiring developers are finding JavaScript the most fascinating programming language to learn. You see, JS was not very popular back then, although the language was created back in 1995.

Since the release of Node.JS, the open-source, cross-platform, back-end JavaScript runtime environment, JavaScript code can now be executed outside of a web browser. This is the sole reason JavaScript is known as the language of the Web, due to its “JavaScript everywhere” paradigm, which integrates everything in web application development around a single programming language, instead of having a separate language for server-side and client-side scripts.

With so many platforms and options available, learning programming has never been easier. YouTube is one such platform, and the best part is that it is completely free. There are various channels with JavaScript and its frameworks’ tutorials or other content where the creators make programming absolutely fun to learn.

Hence, I am sharing some of the best YouTube channels, in no particular order, that you must definitely check out and take away as much as possible.


Traversy Media

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/TraversyMedia
Subscribers: 1.7M

There should not be any lists where the channel, Traversy Media, is not there. Started by Brad Traversy back in 2009, the channel has some of the most fulfilling JavaScript and its frameworks, such as Vue, Angular, Node.js, and popular libraries such as jQuery, React, Chart.js, etc. Apart from that, he creates full-featured crash courses on other different programming languages, frameworks, tools, and libraries.

The channel also includes videos from Brad and other notable guest instructors, such as “Build Hangman With React,” “Build a Music Player | Vanilla JavaScript,” “JavaScript BookList App | No Frameworks,” “7 Tips to Ace Job Interviews,” and hundreds of more educational tutorials. The channel has influenced several other programming channels and inspired many aspiring individuals to take web development.

Ben Awad

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/BenAwad97
Subscribers: 359K

Ben Awad is a software developer who creates videos and uploads them on his channel about React, React Native, GraphQL, Typescript, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Python, and other videos where he shares his experiences. He is extremely experienced in React and has uploaded several projects developed with React on his channel.

Ben is incredibly witty and sarcastic in his videos, and his hate for Angular and his love for React is loved by his subscribers. He also has some unique videos on his hate for Angular. His videos, “I Love Angular.js” and “Google Knows Best”, are extremely funny and sarcastic.

Dev Ed

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/DevEd
Subscribers: 708K

The channel, Dev Ed, was started in just 2018 and has seen exponential growth due to the quality of videos that were being uploaded. The channel has videos on Vanilla JavaScript, React, UI & UX, and Node.js. The channel also has other discussion-based videos where he discusses his experiences. What makes his videos stand out is his unique sense of humour and honest explanations, which is incredible to watch.

Web Dev Simplified

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/WebDevSimplified
Subscribers: 723K

Web Dev Simplified is another underrated channel that started in 2018. Kyle, a brilliant all-around developer, ensures that anything he teaches is easier to grasp and understand. There are videos on learning web development, a variety of several project ideas, and a plethora of useful tips and advice videos for all aspiring as well as seasoned developers.

The Net Ninja

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheNetNinja
Subscribers: 827K

One of the best channels for front-end development that features extensive video tutorials on Modern JavaScript (beginner to advanced), Node.js, React, Vue.js, Firebase, HTML & CSS, and several other topics. The channel has one of the most consistent uploads, with playlists on several courses, making this one of the best channels in programming.

The instructor has a warm and upbeat voice, makes learning enjoyable, and explains everything thoroughly. He even has several courses on Udemy, although his free videos on YouTube are of high quality and better (in my opinion).

Fireship

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/Fireship
Subscribers: 924K

An incredible channel that focuses on building projects in one video, and also explains things in their simplest form using animations. Started by Jeff Delaney in 2017, the channel has grown by leaps and bounds due to its phenomenal content on Web development.

In most of the videos, Jeff uses the Firebase platform, which was created by Google for app development. However, his wide range of tutorials, including “10 CSS Pro Tips — Code This, Not That!” and “JavaScript Pro Tips — Code This, Not That!” as well as unique playlists like “100 Seconds of Code,” “Frontend Mini Projects,” and “Code This, Not That,” has earned him enormous popularity in the tech Twitter community. I promise you will be hooked on his channel and you will learn a lot from him.

codeSTACKr

Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/codeSTACKr
Subscribers: 165K

CodeSTACKr is another underrated channel that needs far more attention than it currently receives. Jesse Hall, a Senior Developer Advocate at MongoDB, launched this channel in 2018 as a challenge to show his teenage children that if he works hard and uploads consistently, he can earn subscribers. Fortunately, he did.

The channel has some of the most interesting programming videos on the platform. Jesse creates a monthly (formerly weekly) news video series on anything and everything linked to technology. He also invites teachers on a variety of other topics. Since he has worked in the software industry for more than 16 years, his videos are extremely well researched, and you will learn a lot from him.


There is no better platform to learn than YouTube, where you have an opportunity to learn almost anything for free, including web development. Of course, your dedication and hard work have to be on your end, and the most important aspect of learning is consistency.

Like everything in life, this compilation might not be the best and I may have listed some of my favourite channels from whom I have learned immensely. However, the list cannot be complete without an honourable mention of some of the other incredible channels — Derek Banas, Academind, Programming with Mosh, freeCodeCamp, and LevelUpTuts.

I am hopeful that you will definitely check out these channels that will help you learn and grow in your web development career.


Note: The YouTube channels are not in any particular order, and the subscriber count may change by the time you are reading this.


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