Screencast series for Programmers
Luckily, back in June 2013 Avdi Grimm posted a list of programming screencast series. I took that list, added some more links, and a lot of other information about the popularity of the sites, and about the cost of the subscriptions.
Backbone Rails Rails and Backbone.js by Brian Mann.
There are two free screencasts and two series that cost money. One of them costs $25 the other one $30.
The screencasts are hosted on YouTube and on Vimeo. The first episode was published on 01 Jun 2012, the most recent one was published on 14 Dec 2014.
Clean Coders about software design and discipline by Robert C Martin.
February 2011 and it is still going on.
The screencast and videos on this site are much longer, they usually last 60-80 minutes. They are sold one-by-one. It seems all of them have the same price structure:
- $12 to watch online
- $18 to download
- $10/viewer for business
- $60 for a user group
There are some awesome sample videos on YouTube
There is a whole company behind it with ventura capital and all that. Alexa ranking is 5,460.
It costs $29 / month though longer subscription plans will get you some discount.
Destroy All Software
Destroy All Software provides screencasts about a mixture of subjects including Ruby, Unix, OO Design, TDD. The screencasts were created by Gary Bernhardt. (The guy who brought wat to the world). Alexa ranking 256,183.
The screencast was launched in February 2011 and ended in March 2013. Currently you can purchase 5 "seasons". Each "season" includes 18 screencasts and cost $40.
Devcasts various subjects such as Django, JQuery, Python, Ruby-on-Rails, etc.
This is just a site hand-picking screencasts from various YouTube channels.
They are all freely accessible.
Eggehead Bite-sized video training with AngularJS by John Lindquist.
There are almost 300 free videos and a lot of "pro" episods.
$15 / month or $150/ year.
Emacs Rocks free screencasts about Emacs by Christian Johansen
The screencasts are hosted on YouTube.
Ember 101 about Ember.js by Ryan Florence
Screencasts are free and are hosted on YouTube.
Fee: $39 / month or $390 / year.
Hack Emacs by Rick Dillon.
Videos are hosted on YouTube.
MetaCasts Go , CoffeScript, Backbone.js etc by Mark Bates.
$9 / month or $90 / year or buy individual episodes for $6 each.
The 3rd episode was published on November 21, 2012 (and I don't seem to be able to list the 1st episode). The most recent episode was on December 22, 2014.
Minimalist Programming (Jekor)
Minimalist Programming Haskell, Emacs. by Chris Forno.
This is basically a YouTube channel.
Must Hack Alexa: 9,640,651
There seem to be only 3 videos on the site. One of them is free. The other two cost $2.50 each.
Neckbeard Republic free Python and Django screencasts by Mahdi Yusuf.
Started in February 2013 and stopped in December 2013. At some point the screencasts were only available to subscribers, but now you can watch them freely.
Length: 10-25 minutes.
NS Screencast weekly bite-sized screencasts on iOS development by Ben Scheirman.
Started on February 10, 2012, most recent episode on December 18, 2014 It started out with a few free episodes but within a few weeks subscription-based epiodes started to appear and today most of the episodes are for subscribers only. A subscription costs $9 / month or $100 / year.
The videos are between 5-25 min long.
Each episode is a 90-120 min video showing two people implementing some functionality and discussing it. Each episode costs $25.
PluralSight A platform that covers every subject (both PeepCode.com and Tekpub.com redirect here)
On this platform for individual authors can sign up and work with the PluralSoght people to prepare a course. They get paid a one-time fee when the course is completed and then monthly royaltees based on the percentage of time paying customers spent watching these screencasts.
Fee: $29 / month standard or $49 / month with extra features. Annual discounts apply.
Programming tutorial by William Byrd.
A YouTube channel with a few videos.
Railscasts provides screencasts about Ruby on Rails. Alexa ranking is still 17,633 even though there has been no new episode since June 2013. The site and the screencasts were created by Ryan Bates. It was launched in 2007.
For a long time everything was free.
Then, at the end of 2011, he launched the "Pro" edition which meant additional screencasts for $9 / month. After a while he wrote that he could quit his day-job and focus on the Railcasts.
In June 2013, he ran out of steam and stopped publishing new screencasts. Both free and paid.
You can still subscriber, pay $9 once and get access to all the previous screencasts as well.
Two years later, on 24 Septeber 2014 he posted that the site has passed 2,000 subscribers.
The site has an Alexa ranking of 571,196. The actual content for the subscribers is served from another domain. (Event the personal web site of Avdi has better Alexa ranking at 256,253) Before he launched the RubyTapas site, Avdi has already self-published 2 books about Ruby.
Skillfeed Platform that covers every subject.
A platform where people can upload their screencasts and courses. The site offers unlimited access to all the videos for $19 / month flat fee and then distributes a part of that money among the authors of the screencasts proportionally to the time their videos were watched in the given month.
Individuals can sign up to become teachers, but I have not figureed out how are they compensated.
$25 / month or $49 / month
Udemy Platform that covers every subject.
A platform where people can upload their courses. They sell the individula courses and share the revenue with the author. As I understand the course prices are decided by the authors themselves. I saw courses between 0-1000 USD. Though I think the majority are under 100 USD.
Vimcast free screencasts about vim by Drew Neil.
First episode was on Jan 4, 2010, the most recent episode was on Jul 23, 2014.
Drew does not charge money for the screencasts, but he uses it as a platform to sell his vim training sessions. He also started another project called Peer2Peer. See that separately.
The free demos are served from YouTube.
Started on October 25, 2011 and the most recent was on December 18, 2014.
The monthly subscription fee in $14.
Each screencast is 3-8 min long.
EventedMind Alexa 214,802
Dot Enter Site hosted on Github, videos on Vimeo.
deveo.tv Alexa 16,660,171
Learning iOS Development with Azam Sharp
A YouTube channel.
Let's Play: Test-Driven Development
Let's Play: Test-Driven Development> Alexa 766,074
Go Django Alexa 311,165
Cost $9 / month or $90 / year
Mojocast Alexa 20,458,777
Mark Hagan .NET
Free ASP.Net C# Programming Video Tutorials Alexa 1,334,874
Web dev break
Web dev break Alexa 2,700,953
TutsOwl Alexa 2,418,751
Laracasts Alexa 12,033
Drupalize me Alexa 88,858
Udacity Alexa: 4,723
Levelup Tuts Alexa 140,670
Learn Sampson ms
Learn Sampson ms Alexa na
Dashing D3 Screencasts Alexa 134,398
Learn all the Nodes
Learn All the Nodes Alexa 1,421,737
Pragmatic Bookshelf Alexa 48,643
tuts+ Alexa 1,008
dnrTV Alexa 2,675,767
Parlons Ruby (French)
Parlons Ruby Alexa 27,810,336
Ruby on Rails (French)
|Backbone Rails||Rails with Backbone.js||720,214||$25 and $30 for 2 series|
|Clean Coders||Software design and discipline||562,906||60-80||$12 online or $18 to download each episode|
|Destroy All Software||Ruby, Python, Unix, software design.||256,183||10-15 min||No new videos but you can purchase 5 batches of 18 videos for $40 each.|
|Devcasts||Handpicked videos on various subjects.||856,989||various||free|
|Eggehead||AngularJS||29,537||$15/month or $150/year|
|Ember 101||Ember.js||1,154,038||5-8 min||free|
|MetaCasts||Go, CoffeScript, Backbone.js etc||1,370,254||$9/month or $90/year or $6/episode|
|Minimalist Programming (Jekor)||Haskell, Emacs||na||free|
|Neckbeard Republic||Python and Django screencasts||4,399,122||10-25 min||free|
|NS Screencast||iOS Development||415,958||5-25 min||$9 / month or $100 / year|
|Peer2Peer||Live Pair coding||3,136,451||90-120 min||$25 each episode|
|Railscasts||Ruby on Rails||17,633||10-20 min||Was $9 / month. No new episodes, but you can watch the whole backlog for a single payment of $9|
|Ruby Tapas||Ruby, TDD, and OOP||571,196||2-5 min||$9 / month|
|Let's Play: Test-Driven Development>||766,074|
|Free ASP.Net C# Programming Video Tutorials||1,334,874|
|Web dev break||2,700,953|
|Dashing D3 Screencasts||134,398|
|Learn All the Nodes||1,421,737|
|Learning iOS Development with Azam Sharp||na|
|Learn Sampson ms||na|
|PluralSight||everything||5,975||$29 / month standard or $49 / month with extra features. Annual discounts apply.|
|Udemy||everything||783||0-$1000/course, most of them under $100|
|Parlons Ruby (French)||27,810,336|
|Ruby on Rails in French||na|