Twitch has exploded in popularity over the last few years. With the growing amount of E-Sports and music streamers, we have also seen a niche group of people start to stream our favourite subject: programming.
The best of the streamers showcase varied, interesting projects and bring character to their content, engaging with their chat and answering questions - meaning you can become part of their coding community too! I have learned many new skills and joined in several developer Discord communities due to Twitch.
To get you started, here are five great coding streams to check out:
Highlighting the awesome and wide breadth of coding streams you can find on Twitch, GoPirateSoftware, AKA Thor, is a game developer who streams his work on the indie game Heartbound - available in early access on Steam. His community is actively involved in the development of the project and truly highlights how valuable Twitch can be - for those watching and the streamers as well! Learn in real time how a story driven indie game is built, and all the fun challenges along the way!
Hosted by CJ, Coding Garden is an open, interactive and engaging community where any coder, from beginner to veteran, can learn and grow together. His streams are often easy to follow along tutorials and mini-projects, and there is always something new you can pick up from what he is working on. Not to mention an active chat community each stream and the Coding Garden Youtube channel with past tutorials.
If you are looking to watch an expert developer then you have come to the right place. A Netflix employee, ThePrimeagen is often showcasing different coding tasks associated with his work, taking his audience on various creative tangents, or tackling coding challenges like The Advent of Code.
A passion project started by two friends, AT0TA and Blackglasses, TheAltF4Stream is a variety coding channel that is all about building a great online community around programming and games. You'll often see either of them taking on a new language, working on a mini project, or discussing the current news, frameworks and more in tech as they develop.
These are just some of the streamers I have found during my time on Twitch. Check out the Science and Technology Channel to find plenty of others. If you have a favourite of your own, add a comment below.
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