When I decided to start learning web development, I took a “total immersion” approach. I listened to programming podcasts at the gym, filled my inbox with web development newsletters, and made HackerNews my homepage. Thinkful’s “Best Of” Series aims to help you do the same, by guiding you to resources that will bring you up to speed with the world of web development and inspire you to keep learning.
This week, we’ll share our favorite podcasts. Topics range from freelancing and business to mobile development!
Editor’s note: Upon request, here’s an easy-to-remember link to share the podcast love :) bit.ly/thinkcast
Design and Front-end:
Host: Jeffrey Zeldman
Zeldman interviews a new guest each episode, covering a variety of tech topics with a particular focus on front-end design.
A web design podcast that’s also “quintessentially British,” this show aims to provide useful information for web designers and developers at a variety of levels.
Host: Reuben Ingber
Every week, Reuben interviews a self-taught developer or designer. Each story aims to help people explore different paths towards their programming education. Shout out to Episode 14!
Hosts: Gerry Gaffney
Gaffney interviews a new guest each week on topics related to user experience design, website design, and usability.
Host: Jen Simmons
A weekly conversation about changing technologies and the future of the web — discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, emerging web standards, and more
Every week, a special guest comes along to share their experiences and opinions on front end web design, development and UX.
Host: Scott Hanselman
Hanselman bills his show as “Fresh Air for developers,” using interviews to explore a range of software development topics.
Host: Saron Yitbarek
CodeNewbie started with a mission to become the most supportive community for anyone learning to code. Saron hosts weekly Twitter chats on @CodeNewbie every Wednesday at 9pm EST. In every episode, a new guest is asked to share their unique programming journey.
Parmenter and Long’s smart and humorous conversations bring you up to speed on web technology and business news every Monday.
One of Jupiter Broadcasting’s many podcasts, this show focuses on software development, from reactions to recent tech news to discussions of tools and technologies.
Host: Garth Braithwaite
Braithwaite interviews designers, developers and others in the web development work, producing laid back yet thought-provoking conversations.
Interviews leaders in the web development and tech industries.
Host: Ben Orenstein
A weekly podcast discussing topics in software development ranging from technical to business-related.
Freelancing and Business:
Johnson and Elcoate focus on the business of being a freelancer in the web industry, providing advice, news and tool suggestions for freelancers.
This podcast explores freelancing on the web from a variety of angles through panel discussions and interviews.
Hosts: Andrew Clarke
This podcast focuses on the business side of web development, design, and other creative pursuits.
BizCraft takes a close look at the business aspects of being a web designer, with a new episode roughly every 2 weeks.
FFEach screencast focuses on a single tool, walking you through process of building a small project with it. Past topics have included everything from Sublime Text to PhantomJS.
Hosts: Envy Labs
A popular podcast that’s been around since 2011, it explores all things Ruby related, with plenty of attention given to Rails and web development.
Hosts: Envy Labs
This biweekly podcasts concisely summarizes the latest news about Ruby, Rails and their communities.
Host: Scotty Ruth
This podcast takes the unique format of focusing each episode on the work of a single app designer, covering the entire process from design to coding to finding a business model.