The 9 Best Code-Along YouTube Channels to Learn Programming

MakeUseOf | 4/19/2019 | Ian Buckley
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There are many great ways to learn to code. Websites like CodeAcademy allow you to work through exercises in a browser to learn a language. This is a great way to learn the syntax and structure of a language without having to install a development environment.

Not everyone learns this way and many people believe project-based work is better for long term learning. These YouTube channels let you code-along with full projects, allowing you to learn practical skills while achieving something!

YouTuber - Javidx9 - Specialist - Day - Lone

YouTuber Javidx9 is a hardware specialist by day but runs the One Lone Coder project by night. His videos cover C++ as a programming language for making games. Where Javid differs from many teachers is that he has written two open source game engines as a vehicle for teaching and community projects.

In this video, Javid creates Asteroids from scratch. Not only is this a great way to learn C++, but you will also learn the maths involved with game development in a simple to understand way. Javidx9 has many code-along videos on his channel, and all of his projects are available from the One Lone Coder GitHub repository.

Rust - Hello - Rust

2. Learn Rust With Hello Rust!

Rust is the most exciting new language around, and its popularity is growing all the time. Hello Rust is the YouTube channel of Matthias Endler, a backend engineer for Trivago.

Reasons - Rust - New - Programming - Language

7 Reasons Rust Is the Most Exciting New Programming Language

Want to get started with programming? Here's why Rust is the most exciting and accessible new programming language.

Videos - Tutorials - Fundamentals - Video - Subject

His videos are not the average Rust tutorials. Rather than focusing on fundamentals, each video is a code-along covering a single subject or refactoring code to make it better. As a result, you’ll learn functional Rust code and similarly, good coding practice.

This video shows how Rust can be used to create modules for...
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