If you're a frontend developer, you're always looking to learn and stay updated with web dev news.
Spending all day (and/or night) in front of a screen sometimes calls for a break. But stepping away from your computer doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning - if you're in a learning mood!
It’s 2021, and top-notch podcasts are always a few taps or a shout to voice assistant away!
The medium has probably reached peak mainstream appeal, thus multiplying listening options in the last few years. Even Barack Obama launched his own podcast.
Plus, podcast audio format lets you optimize time spent exercising, commuting, or cleaning up.
Now the tricky part is, you guessed it, finding the right ones.
So, I discarded all of the dead or sunsetted ones, then hand-picked and sorted through the rest.
Let’s get to it.
- Podcast must be still running (at least one new episode in 2021).
- Podcast must have social proof (Google/Apple Podcasts rankings, featured in publications, personally recommended by seasoned developers).
- Ratings and stars are fetched from Apple Podcasts directly.
- Description is fetched either from Apple Podcasts or the official site.
- Podcast platforms linked to, when available, are Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.
Contribution: The more the merrier! We are happy to take requests to add new relevant shows or podcast platforms. Just add a comment below.
1. Full Stack Radio 5.0⭐️ - 30 ratings
A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.
2. Front End Happy Hour 5.0⭐️ - 20 ratings
A podcast featuring panelists of engineers from Netflix, Twitch, & Atlassian talking over drinks about all things Front End development.
3. Ladybug Podcast. 5.0⭐️ - 16 ratings
We're Emma Bostian, Sidney Buckner, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel - four seasoned software developers working in different sectors. Since there's a major lack of technical podcasts out there, we've decided to start one. Just kidding -- there's already a ton! But, we wanted to add our voices to the space and share our experiences and advice. We'll have great discussions around how to start coding, the hot technologies right now, how to get your first developer job, and more!
4. HTTP 203 5.0⭐️ - 1 rating
Surma and Jake talk about whatever's going on in the world of web development.
5. Purrfect.dev 5.0⭐️ - 1 rating
Purrfect.dev is a development podcast made by developers for developers. Learning how to be a developer is hard, Purrfect.dev will show you how to grow as a developer bit by bit.
6. That's my JAMstack 5.0⭐️ - 1 rating
That's My JAMstack! is an interview podcast outlining various developers' methods of utilizing the JAMstack.
7. The Vanilla JS Podcast 5.0⭐️ - 1 rating
8. ShopTalk 4.9⭐️ - 478 ratings
A live podcast about front end web design and UX.
9. Web Rush 4.9⭐️ - 37 ratings
A weekly podcast where we tackle the challenges facing Web developers today and invite expert guests on the show to share their experience solving concrete problems while building real Web applications. Listen for practical insights and honest talk about the topics you are facing today, with Web Rush. Sponsored by AG Grid and Nrwl.io
10. iteration 4.9⭐️ - 15 ratings
12. Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats 4.8⭐️ - 107 ratings
13. Jamstack Radio 4.8⭐️ - 13 ratings
A show all about the JAMstack, a new way to build fast & secure apps or websites.
14. CodeNewbie 4.5⭐️ - 27 ratings
Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.
16. Software Engineering Daily 4.5⭐️ - 2 ratings
Technical interviews about software topics.
17. Modern Web ⭐️ - No ratings
Modern Web is a podcast that covers the latest news on topics such as EmberJS, ReactJS, AngularJS, ES2015, RxJS, Functional Reactive Programming, and more.
React Round Up 5.0⭐️ - 6 ratings
A weekly discussion among React developers.
Views on Vue 4.8⭐️ - 23 ratings
A weekly discussion among Vue developers about Vue and its ecosystem.
The Official Vue News 4.0⭐️ - 4 ratings
We cover the latest Vue news and tutorials in about 5 minutes. Our goal is to give you the information you need to stay on top of your game as a Vue developer.
Let's finish this list with a few honorable mentions.
The first one has not been active since September 2020 (and probably sunsetted). Hence it didn't make the above list, but it's still valuable.
NO. The Stack Overflow Podcast 5.0⭐️ - 1 rating
The Stack Overflow podcast is a weekly conversation about working in software development, learning to code, and the art and culture of computer programming. Hosted by Sara Chipps, Paul Ford, and Ben Popper, the series will feature questions from our community, interviews with fascinating guests, and hot takes on what’s happening in tech.
Maybe it will even make your next commute (with this world pandemic, probably from your desk to you kitchen) more enjoyable, and educative.
Happy listening/reading/coding! ✌️
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