Our Favorite Content Channels for Developers

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The developer community is always looking for new resources to help them launch and scale their applications in the cloud. But finding those trusted resources is often a challenge. So today, we’re sharing 15 of the top developer blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels that we and our customers turn to for the insights that help us accelerate our projects.

Stay tuned, as we’ll continue to share valuable resources that you can use to take your skills to the next level.


YouTube

Corey Schafer
Corey’s videos focus on creating tutorials and walkthroughs for software developers, programmers, and engineers. Topics and skill levels are wide ranging so there’s really something for everyone.

Sentdex
Searching for advanced Python programming tutorials? Look no further. Sentdex’s thousands of videos offer in-depth guidance on building machine learning, finance applications, data analysis, robotics, web development, game development, and more.

The Linux Experiment
Nick is a self-described Linux tinkerer. His videos hit distro reviews, tutorials, and general helpful tidbits and impressions on Linux desktop environments, applications, and news.

CodeParade
CodeParade videos are fun, curiosity-driven how-to’s on a crazy variety of projects. Usually experimental and always interesting, topics range from machine learning, games, algorithms, fractals, and whatever viewers suggest.

Fun Fun Function
MPJ is an experienced programmer who has worked for Absolut Vodka, Blackberry, and Spotify. On Fun Fun Function he gets into some serious deep cuts on the latest dev tools and techniques. The videos are informative and, yes, doubly fun.


Blogs

Planet Python
The ultimate everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-Python blog.

Julia Evans
Julia’s blog is one of our favorites. A reader aptly describes it as “things Julia has learned recently,” which can range from Huffman coding to how to get your work recognized.

Coding Horror
An OG developer blog, Coding Horror is penned by Jeff Atwood, who co-founded Stack Overflow, Stack Exchange, and Discourse. It’s a deep dive into the developer ecosystem – and how to make impactful choices within it – from a successful pro.

A List Apart
A List Apart brings together a collection of voices to share design and development tutorials, as well as everyday best practices.

DZone
It’s almost impossible to capture the breadth of content on DZone. From design to AI, Big Data, cloud, dev ops, and beyond, DZone is an encyclopedic resource for every knowledge gap.


Podcasts

Talk Python to Me
Sure, it’s a podcast about Python, but the guests and trending data science topics make it a must-listen for any programmer.

Developer On Fire
Developer On Fire offers inspirational interviews with your favorite geeks to learn more about them, their process, and how they deliver value in their work.

Changelog
Here’s one of the best loglines you’ll ever read:  Hosts Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo face their imposter syndrome so you don’t have to. Changelog is full of intimate conversations with the hackers, leaders, and innovators of software development.

Podcast._init
Hey, another Python podcast! Hosted by engineer Toby Macey, Podcast.__init__ adds a narrative element to tell stories about what makes the Python community great.

Developer Tea
Looking for a quick sip? Developer Tea is a bite-sized podcast full of soft-skills to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work.

Of course, that’s just a taste of the thousands of open source channels available to developers. And we’re always looking for more. What are you reading, watching, and tuning into? Share with us and the Linode community in the comments.

Comments (2)

  1. Gary Gleeson

    I follow 3 of your choices mentioned above:

    – DZone
    – Coding Horror
    – Developer On Fire

    I have always struggled to find someone decent with a YouTube channel so I will check out the guys that you mentioned.

    Great post, thanks.

    • Regina Daniels

      We are glad that our suggestions were helpful!

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