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For a lot of students, summer vacation has arrived and it’s an ideal time to stretch out and relax, or alternatively, catch up in your favorite hobbies and perfect your skills. With the advent and growth of YouTube and plenty of other high-quality video-sharing websites and tools like flashcard software, learning new things visually by yourself has never been easier. Even though YouTube is used regularly to share comedic clips, it’s without a doubt, a rich pool of educational videos . You’ve seen many articles on our site listing some amazing YouTube channels to become more educated in a variety of general topics, to learn cool dance moves, even some channels for non-native speakers to learn and perfect their English, and dedicated channels for Linux enthusiasts that learn about Linux news and issues.
Since it never hurts to learn something new, especially a skill set like computer programming in different languages, we will go over some of the best channels that will introduce you to the world of programming. Let’s look at which channels made the cut.
thenewboston is a truly great channel with an immense collection of programming tutorials. The official website contains a list of all the tutorials made so far, which are well into the thousands (about 1500 videos as of this writing). Not only does it have tutorials for various programming languages, but it also has videos on building computers, tutorials for software like Dreamweaver and After Effects, as well as 3D-modeling software. The website now also has plans to present tutorials for a variety of other topics, like Math and Biology. Since all these tutorials are free, thenewboston is probably the greatest source of video tutorials for people interested in beginning programming languages. Bucky, the instructor behind most of the videos, explains concepts like a peer, so his tutorials are definitely very easy to follow and catch up to.
To jump into thenewboston’s tutorials for different computer programming languages, check out:
- Playlist For Java Tutorials (87 videos) & Playlist For Intermediate Java Tutorials (27 videos)
So you can get a taste of thenewboston’s teaching style, here’s a video from this Java series where Bucky explains polymorphism:
- Playlist For C Tutorials (15 videos)
- Playlist For Python Tutorials (44 videos)
- Playlist For iPhone Development Tutorials (37 videos) & Playlist For Objective C Tutorials (65 videos)
- Playlist For XHTML & CSS Tutorials (46 videos)
thenewboston also has a number of tutorials for different Adobe Products:
- Playlist For Photoshop Tutorials (20 videos)
- Playlist For Dreamweaver Tutorials (41 videos)
There’s a an impressive number of additional topics that thenewboston has covered already. You can check out all his videos sorted by series at the official website’s Tutorials page here.
Xoaxdotnet (For C++ Tutorials)
Xoaxdotnet has a variety of tutorials (almost 200 videos) on literature, Algebra, and even neural networks and more general Computer Science concepts (such as sorting and searching algorithms, as well as big O notation), but for the most part, this channel has focused on and produced lots of C++ tutorials:
- Playlist For Beginner C++ Tutorials (51 videos)
Here’s the first video of this series:
- Playlist For Beginner C++ OpenGL Tutorials (7 videos)
- Playlist For C++ Win32 Tutorials (11 videos)
Those are probably the most distinctive ones, but be sure to check out the complete list of videos he has produced, sorted by topic here.
phpacademy (For PHP Tutorials)
Like the channel name suggests, phpacademy focuses on teaching PHP, and some MySQL. With over 200 videos, phpacademy is one of the most subscribed guru channels of the United Kingdom so it’s definitely worth a look if you’re interested in creating more dynamic websites.
- Playlist For Beginner PHP Tutorials (24 videos)
Here’s the first video of this series:
- Playlist For Beginner MySQL Tutorials (6 videos)
- Playlist For General PHP Tutorials (77 videos)
- Playlist For Tutorials On Creating An Image-Sharing Site (24 videos)
For more of phpacademy’s videos, check out this page.
Did I miss any YouTube channels with great programming tutorials? Let us know in the comments!
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