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20 Best YouTube Channels for Learning JavaScript (For Newbies and Beyond)

Amarachi Emmanuela Azubuike 24 June, 2021 | 9 min read

Introduction

We are in the era of information. People are more willing to share information and knowledge, both paid and free. The rate of information consumption is also increasing exponentially, with the availability of several platforms geared at information sharing. Youtube is full of excellent educational content for many topics. You can find resources on virtually anything you want to learn from various persons sharing their knowledge and for free too. As a front-end engineer, JavaScript lover/enthusiast, it could be cumbersome finding good resources out of the myriad of video content online.

If you’re looking for a channel to learn and improve your JavaScript skills, this article has what you’re looking for. In this article, you’ll find 20 great YouTube channels where you are sure to get quality content on both beginner and advanced JavaScript topics. Before that, let’s look at what JavaScript is and why you should learn JavaScript.

What JavaScript Is And Why You Should Learn It

In simple terms, JavaScript is a scripting or programming language used to make a website interactive. It allows you to implement complex features on web pages. These features could be timely content updates, interactive maps, animated 2D/3D graphics, scrolling video jukeboxes, modals, etc. JavaScript isn’t only used to create websites. It can also be used to build browser-based games and, with the help of certain frameworks, mobile apps for different operating systems.

If you want to get into web development, or are already into web development, and want to succeed in your career, then learning JavaScript is a required skill for you. Aside from its beginner-friendliness, JavaScript is the most popular programming language (TIOBE index), which means that it’ll be relevant in years to come. With more and more businesses moving online, demand for JavaScript developers has been rocketing. The best time to learn JavaScript was yesterday, the next best time is now, so let’s get started.

1. Kent C. Dodds

Kent C. Dodds. Kent C. Dodds is a world-renowned speaker, teacher, and trainer and he's actively involved in the open-source community as a maintainer and contributor of hundreds of popular npm packages. Kent is the creator of TestingJavaScript.com and he's an instructor on egghead.io and Frontend Masters.
In this YouTube channel, you’ll find live streams and videos on beginner and advanced topics ranging from JavaScript to React, TypeScript, and dev tips.
Frequency: 1-3 videos per week
Since: Feb 2012
Number of subscribers: 36k

2. Free Code Camp

FreeCodeCamp (also referred to as “Free Code Camp”) is a non-profit organization that consists of an interactive learning web platform, an online community forum, chat rooms, online publications, and local organizations that intend to make learning web development accessible to anyone. Beginning with tutorials that introduce students to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, students progress to projects that they complete, either alone or in pairs. They share beginner and advanced tutorials on JavaScript, Python, data science, and Machine Learning on their YouTube channel.
Frequency: 3-4 videos per week
Since: 2019
Number of subscribers: 3.6m

3. Double South

Double South is a YouTube channel by Itsey Sagay, a full stack developer based in Warri, Nigeria. The Warri part of Nigeria is known for its fluency in Pidgin English, and in this channel, Itsey teaches JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to beginners using pidgin English.
Frequency: 2 videos per month
Since: 2019
Number of subscribers: 5.6k

4. Programming with Mosh

Mosh (Moshfegh) Hamedani is a passionate and pragmatic software engineer with 20 years of experience specializing in web application development with ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Entity Framework, Angular, Backbone, HTML5, and CSS. He started programming at the age of seven on a Commodore 64 and fell in love with it.
Frequency: 1-2 videos per month
Since: 2019
Number of subscribers: 1.7M

5. Traversy Media

Brad Traversy has been programming for around 12 years and teaching for almost 5 years. He specializes in everything from HTML5 to front-end frameworks, such as Angular and server-side technologies, such as Node. On his YouTube channel - TraversyMedia, he offers a wide selection of topics, owned by Brad Traversy.
Frequency: 1-2 videos per week
Since: 2017
Number of subscribers: 1.5M

6. The New Boston

This channel provides tutorials in abundance for the following sub-topics – ReactJS, ES6 (ECMA Script), AngularJS, Working with NodeJS, Vanilla JavaScript The creator of this channel, Bucky Roberts is a Full Stack Developer and senior Software Engineer / Programmer, LH Ventures.
Frequency: 1-2 videos per month
Since: 2017
Number of subscribers: 2M

7. LearnCode.academy

This channel provides tutorials on everything web development, including but not limited to JavaScript.
Since: 2014
Number of subscribers: 738K

8. Amigoscode

Amigoscode was created by Nelson, a software engineer who graduated with 1st class honors in Computer Science. In the past few years, he has programmed in various programming languages such as PHP, Python, C# and primarily writes Java and JavaScript, focusing on Distributed Systems hosted on the cloud.
Frequency: 1-4 videos per month
Since: 2017
Number of subscribers: 189K

9. Academind

Academind offers high-quality programming video courses which helped over one million students worldwide to learn how to code. It was created by Maximilian Schwarzmüller together with Manuel Lorenz who are both software engineers without a CS background.
Frequency: 1-4 videos per month
Since: 2018
Number of subscribers: 679K

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10. LearnWebCode

In LearnWebCode, you’ll find videos about CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, and cats. The creator, Brad Schiff is a web developer who loves to teach people HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Frequency: 1-4 videos per month
Since: 2010
Number of subscribers: 288K

11. WebDevMentors

WebDevMentors is a channel for emerging technologies and already established technologies in the Computer or IT field. They create courses on various IT or Computer-based stuff that enables you to learn and excel.
Frequency: Less than 2 videos per month
Since: 2014
Number of subscribers: 15K

12. SimpliLearn

Simplilearn provides coding boot camps on multiple ranges of programming courses and also shares free tutorials on these courses on their YouTube channel. Krishna Kumar, its creator, is a thought leader in the ed-tech sector who believes in balancing technology with human interaction to deliver a world-class learning experience. He started Simplilearn in 2010 to deliver certification training to professionals.
Frequency: 3-4 videos per day
Since: 2009
Number of subscribers: 1.1M

13. Wes Bos

Wes Bos Provides HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WordPress web development tutorials. Wes Bos is a Full Stack JavaScript developer from Canada. He creates free and premium courses on web development.
Frequency: 1 video per month
Since: 2006
Number of subscribers: 131K

14. JavaScript Mastery

JavaScript Mastery helps aspiring and established developers take their development skills to the next level and build awesome apps. JavaScript Mastery was created by Adrian Hajdin, a Software Engineer who specializes in technical education. Being experienced in an abundance of technologies he's helped thousands of people become professional developers. Adrian is the founder of the JavaScript Mastery brand and the associated YouTube channel.
Frequency: 2 videos per month
Since: 2018
Number of subscribers: 121K

15. Codecademy

Codecademy is an American online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python (pandas-Python library, Beautiful Soup-Python Library), Java, Go, JavaScript (jQuery, AngularJS, React. Codecademy was founded by Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski.
Frequency: 1-4 videos per week
Since: 2014
Number of subscribers: 140K

16. Clever Programmer

You can find awesome programming lessons on React, Python, JavaScript, on this channel. Rafeh Qazi, started Clever Programmer, a community with over 100,000+ students who are learning to code by building real-world projects. His goal has been to teach the world to build stuff with code and he has been doing that via this channel.
Frequency: 2-3 videos per week
Since: 2018
Number of subscribers: 967K

17. Coding Addict

Created by John Smilga, this channel houses series of front-end web development tutorials. John Smilga is a Front-End Web Developer in the Los Angeles Area. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Software Development. He spends most of his time working with Javascript, CSS3, and HTML5, and he is passionate about everything related to web development.
Frequency: 4 videos per week
Since: 2016
Number of subscribers: 110K

18. Codevolution

Codevolution is another great channel for learning diverse topics in web development including but not limited to JavaScript.
Frequency: 4-6 videos per month
Since: 2015
Number of subscribers: 282K

19. Daily Tuition

Frequency: 1-4 videos per month
Since: 2013
Number of subscribers: 108K

20. Great Learning

In this channel, you can find 11 hours long video full course JavaScript Tutorial For Beginners. In this course, they covered all the topics that will give you a headstart to work in this field, such as, What JavaScript is, Where to write, Loops in JavaScript, and much more.
Frequency: 1-4 videos per month
Since: 2018
Number of subscribers: 410K

This list isn’t exhaustive but I hope that it has helped you to discover some of the best Javascript courses and tutorials on YouTube.

You can find me on Twitter, and if you feel I missed something please let me know. I’ll be super happy to update this article and let people know about it. Hope you enjoyed the article!

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Amarachi Emmanuela Azubuike
I am Amarachi Emmanuela Azubuike. I am a front-end web developer and technical writer.

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