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What is your favourite channel/type of developer content on YouTube?

What are your favorite developer channels?
Why do you subscribe to them?
Do you have a favourite type of content? eg career advice, tutorials, rants.

I'm building my channel and want to make sure I'm creating content people will enjoy.

I would love to hear your thoughts?

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Cal

I like straight to the point videos that explain a problem. I don't like going through an hour's worth of video for the 2 minutes that I need.
Maybe some more CSS tutorials would be cool!

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Niall Maher

Cheers Cal! I'm trying to cut out as much nonsense as possible other than the 5 second intro 儭

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Cal

You're videos are perfect Niall, they're so informative

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kapeel kokane

Exactly! Wherever I see a programming related video which does not get to the point within 30 seconds, you've lost me. And I keep the same in mind while creating videos on my channel as well.

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Vuelancer • Edited

I follow most of the developer channel in my youtube.
But I like

  1. Fireship
  2. Web Dev Simplified
  3. DevEd
  4. TheNetNinja
  5. Traversy Media
  6. DesignCourse
  7. Mosh
  8. Academind
  9. Coding Garden with CJ (my fav.)
  10. Vuelancer (Mine )
  11. and so on....

I got so much of motivation of these guys and that made an inspiration to create a youtube channel called Vuelancer. If you like my work, then kindly subscribe and follow guys!

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Niall Maher

All these guys are the reason I started too! That and from teaching in person. I'll check your channel out too Best of luck with it!

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kapeel kokane

I just love fireship. Trying to do something same with my channel but specific to Javascript related content.

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Joseph Finney

AngelSix is the channel where I learned the most. He has a series were he was building a chat app for Windows. The videos were long form and showed how a seasoned dev would reason about a standard problem applied to a specific use case. Also the nitty gritty grind of working in Visual Studio was helpful to watch.

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Niall Maher

That's an interesting style, I'm definitely going go check out that channel. Cheers!

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Andrew Pillar

I enjoy watching the occasional snippets of Jonathan Blow streams. He live streams his development on his new language Jai fairly occasionally, and discusses language/compiler design. It's primarily geared towards game development, which isn't my forte, but you can still glean useful information from it nonetheless.

Here's a stream he did on the discussion of building language parsers [1], with a followup Q&A here [2]

[1] - youtube.com/watch?v=MnctEW1oL-E
[2] - youtube.com/watch?v=lcF-HzlFYKE

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Niall Maher

That's someone new that was off my radar totally so thanks for sharing.

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Chad Smith

For me it depends on what I'm looking for and watching it for.

I myself really enjoy videos that really show the entire development process for something. Pretty much watching someone build something live. I enjoy seeing what an actually developer goes through when developing something, instead of just the "ok, type this in, and type this in and you get this." Too me that feels too "fake" cause development is not perfect. You're not going to develop something perfectly in actuality.

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Niall Maher

Oh yeah streams are nice for real world things. I tend to focus on teaching the happy paths mostly but something I should think about

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Chris • Edited

Im glad you started this thread. I want to get into the tech/webdev community and wasnt sure where to start. These replys give me something to go off of. How about some magizines/ezines or other forums? Whats everyones main source they use to stay up to date with the community? Oh and I will definitely be following you after checking your YouTube content. Your material is done very well.

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Niall Maher

I'm still very new and definitely finding my feet but glad to have you on board.

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Adam Sawicki • Edited

Probably I'm old-fashioned but I still prefer to read an article or a blog post rather than to watch a YouTube video, especially when it comes to programming. I understand that some topics like graphics (learning Photoshop, 3D modelling, filmmaking etc.) are better explained on video, but IMHO programming is not.

They say young people have short attention span so they cannot read long text, only watch short clips, but I feel like it works in the opposite way - I'm too impatient to spend time watching "if you like it please click Subscribe button" and similar buzz. I prefer to skim over text and read what looks interesting to me.

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Niall Maher

I tend to like to release my videos as blog posts too for that reason

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Omar

I discover a new youtube channel who record his videos also as podcast .
It's in arabic , he host experts in the field almost all of them work to microsoft (He also work in Microsoft).
Also he host successfull people such as an arabic game developer work on Halo .
And great expert tips about the industry .
I am addict to his podcasts , I lean a lot (fat lot) .
channel is Mohamed Elsherif : youtube.com/channel/UCi9DV7ai7a8-X...
I recommend any arabic speaker to follow him such a great person!

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Niall Maher

Probably wasted on myself since I don't speak Arabic, but I'm sure it'll help some people!

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Alexandro Disla

I follow Brad Traversy, darkcoder, mosh Hamedani, colt steel. Except for Darkcoder, all of them are excellent teachers. Theres are great difference between a teacher and someone who is doing a tutorial. Darkcoder doesnt talk much, he is just building great stuff with vanilla html, css and javascript. His channell can be considered a silent tutorial house. I really like real though candy who is talking about the industry. I feel like we all want to learn from the best in the game. I hope your content will be great for all levels. Please help us master the knowledge of architecturing a solution. Where does design patterns, data structures and algo falls into place.

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Niall Maher

Dark Coder is very cool to watch. I've been building large scale apps for projects that have cost up to 100 million so will definitely be able to create some content on architecture and design patterns

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Alexandro Disla

Lead us to the promise land.

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Stephan Nijman

One that comes to mind is the Coders Tape YT Channel (Php Laravel stuff). The guy making these video's realy takes his time to make things clear by starting easy, show how something could be done, and then stepping it up, showing how it "should" be done and how it's working under the hood. I like that approach. youtube.com/channel/UCQI-Ym2rLZx52...

But i also love your channel, the way you explain react concepts. So keep it up! :)

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Niall Maher

I like anyone that goes into that detail and my PHP is rusty so I'll check it out

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Lijo M Loyid

I used to watch channels of Kaushik (JavaBrains) and Nelson (Amigoscode) to learn the basics of Java and Spring. I also watch codevolution to learn some frontend too. I also follow fireship and Hithesh Chowdary for general dev videos

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krishna kakade

I tech channels includes(development tutorials and linus tech tips )and travelling channels and sometimes tomscott type channel funny gaming kind of things

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Niall Maher

I tend to lose whole evenings to Linus Tech Tips

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Max Ong Zong Bao

Here's my pick for them
1) Chris Hawkes
2) Brad Traversy
3) CodingTech
4) Stefan Mischook
5) Joshua Fluke
6) DesignCourse

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Niall Maher

Some awesome people in this list!

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Mark Gagnon

coding garden with CJ

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Niall Maher

That's a new one, cheers!

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kapeel kokane

I love fireship.io!
Trying to do something similar with my own channel :)

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