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50+ Courses to Become a World Class Computer Programmer

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Learn how to be a world class computer programmersFrom now until midnight on Monday, February 19th, Udemy is running their President’s Day sale.  All courses are only $10.99!  With the list price of many of these course being close to $200, this is an incredible sale.

Knowing how to code is becoming a basic requirement for a lot of jobs.  On top of having basic communication skills, having basic programming knowledge is also needed.  Luckily, you don’t need to go back to school to learn computer programming.

Udemy is my favorite site to learn new skills quickly.  The courses are taught by great instructors and are really affordable.

So, if you are ready to try your hand at computer programming or app development, check out these top Udemy courses.  I’ve organized them into a few sections, with the Top 10 overall courses listed first.  Feel free to scroll through them all, or use the links below to jump to a certain section.

If you do take any of these courses, let me know.  I would love to hear what you thought about them or to see the app/site you built!

I am an affiliate for Udemy, so if you purchase any course through these links I will be compensated.  It will be at no additional cost to you.  In fact if you use these links you’ll save around 70-95% off of the list price!

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Top 10 Udemy Courses for Computer Programming and App Development

Below are the best courses on Udemy if you want to develop an app or learn more about computer programming.  I have either taken or plan to take most of these courses, so I can vouch for their quality.

Since these are the top courses, I provided much more detail including the instructor and a sample of one of the reviews.  If you want to see the rest of the courses, you can jump to a specific section using the links below.  All of those courses are listed in alphabetical order.

I didn’t provide as much detail since there are SO MANY of them, but I did include the list price and a quick comment for each.  Click the link if you want to learn more.

App Development

Programming Languages

Video Game Development

Web Development

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Complete JavaScript Course: Build a Real-World Project

Instructor: Jonas Schmedtmann

List Price: $195

What You’ll Learn:

-Become an advanced JavaScript developer
-Code two real-world apps
-Learn how to debug your code

Current Rating: 4.6 stars with 57,893 students enrolled

Sample Review: Amazing course! It’s great teacher and teach step by step from very beginning. At the end I was completely able to fully understand JavaScript. I have no words to say how thanks I’m for such nice explanations.

Complete Ruby on Rails Developer Course

Instructor: Mashur Hossain and Rob Percival

List Price: $195

What You’ll Learn:

-How to rapidly prototype ideas and turn them into working apps
-Design and build virtually any web application you can think of
-Become a professional Ruby on Rails developer

Current Rating: 4.5 stars with 39,333 students enrolled

Sample Review: This is one of the best courses I have taken on udemy, you learn incrementally with bits and pieces at a time and start to slowly build up your knowledge. The course instructor is very clear, and the challenges he gives reinforce what you learn by watching the videos.

Essential Web Developer Course

Instructor: R.L. Adams

List Price: $200

What You’ll Learn:

-Develop interactive & responsive websites
-How to use HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP and MySQL

Current Rating: 4.6 stars with 9,646 students enrolled

Sample Review: I love the simplicity and length of each lesson in explaining either simple or complex elements of website design and development. I highly recommend going through this course as a foundation or refresher course before moving on to other courses in web development.

How to Make a Freaking iPhone App

Instructor: Nick Walter

List Price: $200

What You’ll Learn:

-Create 10 iOS apps, including a Pokemon Go & Snapchat clone
-Tips on how to get a job and make money from your apps
-The basics of Git and GitHub

Current Rating: 4.6 stars with 5,478 students enrolled

Sample Review: Nick is super funny and passionate about iOS development. This is a great primer on fundamental concepts for making a mobile app, and Nick is really clear and concise as a teacher. 6 out of 5, three thumbs up!

iOS 11 & Swift 4: The Complete iOS App Development Bootcamp

Instructor: Angela Yu

List Price: $200

What You’ll Learn:

-Build any app you want
-Create augmented reality apps using Apple’s ARKit
-Create a machine learning app using Apple’s CoreML

Current Rating: 4.8 stars with 35,495 students enrolled

Sample Review:

This is my favourite Swift / iOS course (I have a lot of them on Udemy!!!).

Thank you Angela, You have a fantastic gift of explaining things in a simple, to the point, entertaining and memorable way. Thanks to your tutorials, I now understand the basic concepts much better like Delegates, Closures, Optionals, and more advance topics like Machine Learning and AR.

I especially enjoyed your guidance on App Design, on how to make the app get noticed and app marketing tips.

All in all, thank you for a very comprehensive, content and knowledge rich and very satisfying course.

I look forward to other courses from London App Brewery.

Now… gotta get back to working on creating my own cool app!!!

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Python Masterclass

Instructor: Tim Buchalka and Jean Roberts

List Price: $145

What You’ll Learn:

-Step by step on how to program in Python
-The reason why you are performing each step
-The expertise to create your own Python programs

Current Rating: 4.6 stars with 56,681 students enrolled

Sample Review:

This was one of the most amazing courses I have ever come across. I did learnt a lot and the instructors (Both of them) are really dedicated towards all the students that get enrolled.

I had my questions and doubts cleared within 24 hours with proper explanation. Tim, thanks for this course. I am looking forward to the material being added. Please make the THE BEST COURSE FOR PYTHON out there!

Thanks!!

Start Your Own App Business in 2 Weeks

Instructor: Rob Percival and Thomas Shaw

List Price: $200

What You’ll Learn:

-How to build a fully functioning app that you can sell
-How to launch and price your app on the app store
-Develop a marketing strategy to reach your target audience

Current Rating: 4.5 stars with 1,815 students enrolled

Sample Review: This course is very thorough. A ‘soup to nuts’ approach that reveals many methods and resources I had no idea existed. Very well done!

The Complete Android N Developer Course

Instructor: Rob Percival and Marc Stock

List Price: $200

What You’ll Learn:

-How to create pretty much any Android app you’d like
-Become a professional app developer
-Submit your apps to Google Play

Current Rating: 4.6 stars with 58,618 students enrolled

Sample Review: Rob is a great teacher. He gives you the information you need then challenges you to put them all together in one big project. I also love how he leaves some of his mistakes in his video. It’s teaching moment to put a spotlight on what to keep an eye on, shows the learner how to work through a problem, and show you that, although small, even expert programmers have mistakes.

Web Programming with Python

Instructor: Infinite Skills

List Price: $50

What You’ll Learn:

-How to use Python within web-based projects
-The essentials of XML and how it can be used in conjunction with Python
-How to implement and work with Django to create full database-driven websites

Current Rating: 4.2 stars with 35,378 students enrolled

Sample Review: Well laid out course with the basics to get you started with this language. Simple instructions, clear and well thought out examples. I was able to put what I learned from the course into practice within a few hours of completion.

WordPress Theme Development with Bootstrap

Instructor: Brad Hussey

List Price: $175

What You’ll Learn:

-Convert any static website into a custom WordPress Theme
-How to create amazing websites using Bootstrap
-Thorough understanding of utilizing PHP to create WordPress themes

Current Rating: 4.5 stars with 31,075 students enrolled

Sample Review:

The best web-building walkthrough I’ve ever followed. Clear and straightforward!

One the greatest things about it is the repetition and practice you’ll get using fundamental, core WordPress development techniques like the loop. As you’re actually going through the process of creation step by step with Brad, you get to do those things multiple times yourself. By the end, your keyboard hands will be looping in their sleep.

The examples are mostly in WordPress 4.1, but I’ve followed the course using WordPress 4.8.1 without any problems at all. A couple of changes have been made to the Custom Post Type UI plugin, but nothing that will hamper your completion of the lessons.

So impressed I’ve signed up to a couple more of Brad’s courses – a gem of a Udemy tutor. Just go for it!

Bonus Course

No Top 10 would be complete without a bonus 11th entry!  If you’ve ever wanted to create video games, this is the course for you!  The Unreal Engine powers some of the biggest games out today including Gears of War 4 and Injustice 2.

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The Unreal Engine Developer Course – Learn C++ & Make Games

Instructor: Ben Tristem and Sam Pattuzzi

List Price: $195

What You’ll Learn:

-C++, the game industry standard language
-How object oriented programming works in practice.
-How to make your first video game in Unreal engine

Current Rating: 4.7 stars with 106,849 students enrolled

Sample Review:

I’m a programmer and I recently decided to switch from Unity to Unreal, and this course has everything I was looking for: it delivers a great introduction to C ++, then go on exploring a wide range of Unreal features through two full games. The main feature of the course, which distinguishes it from other online resources, is the focus on C ++, using blueprint only as a prototype and then converting it to code.

In addition to Unreal notions, many external resources are mentioned during the course, which are essential for a good programmer. Among these I particularly appreciated the design patterns, the analysis of the game’s architecture and the refactoring processes.

Both Ben and Sam are great teachers and they take great care of their community and interact with their students. I’m not a native english speaker but I had no trouble in following their lecture, even when sped up.

The only part that I personally found less interesting in the course was Section 5 – Testing Grounds: despite the good introduction to animations and behaviors tree, over half of the section does not use C ++ but uses blueprints (functionality to which personally I’m not interested).

Now that I’ve finished the course, I’m looking forward to Sam’s Unreal Multiplayer course.

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App Development

Whether is iOS or Android, these courses have you covered.  You’ll be creating your own mobile app in no time!

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Apple TV App & Game Development for tvOS

List Price: $25

My Take: As more people drop cable, streaming boxes like Apple TV are becoming more popular.  This course will teach you how to reach those customers with some awesome Apple TV apps.

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Android App Development for Beginners: 88 Hours & 81 Apps

List Price: $200

My Take: With over 88 hours of video, this course is an incredible value.  Plus this course is targeted for people with little to no programming experience.

Android O & Java – Mobile App Development

List Price: $200

My Take: If you’re interested in learning how to create Android app, then this course is a must-have!  What’s great about this course is that it’s made for beginners so you don’t need any programming experience.  In addition to the course, you also receive free design assets and a copy of the instructors best selling eBook.

Google Home Development: From Beginner to Intermediate

List Price: $145

My Take: Voice-activated devices are popping up everywhere.  Learning how to master this technology is key for any aspiring programmer.  Learn how to build apps that will run on your Google Home (including your own weather app).

 

HTML5: Mobile Web App Development

List Price: $200

My Take: Maybe you want to learn something other than iOS or Android programming.  HTML5 is the newest standard for web development.  With it you can make some awesome web apps.  This course teaches you everything you need to know about HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS to build an incredible web app.

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jQuery Mobile Ultimate: Design Amazing Apps Using jQuery

List Price: $150

My Take: jQuery allows you to create apps for multiple operating systems, including Android, iOS and Windows.  This course will teach you the basics of jQuery and how to use it in app development.

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Mastering Core ML for iOS

List Price: $195

My Take: Apple recently added Machine Learning capabilities in iOS.  This course will teach you how to utilize Core ML to expand your apps.

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Mobile App Development for Beginners (Swift 3 ,iPhone iOS11)

List Price: $50

My Take: With 33 hours of video, this course will cover everything you need to know to start developing apps.

The Complete Apple Watch Developer Course

List Price: $100

My Take: Wearables are more popular than ever!  Learn how to create an awesome app that can run on the Apple Watch.  By building 14 apps throughout the course, you’ll be an expert in no time.

 

The Complete ARKit Course – Build 11 Augmented Reality Apps

List Price: $200

My Take: Ready to take your iOS coding knowledge to the next level?  With iOS 11, Apple releases ARKit which allows you to create augmented reality games like Pokemon Go.  This course teaches you everything you need to build your own AR game from start to finish.

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Programming Languages

All of these courses teach you the top coding languages being used today.

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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Programming

List Price: $50

My Take: One of the great things about Python is that you can use it to automate repetitive manual tasks.  This course will help you use Python to improve your productivity at work or home.

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C# Basics for Beginners: Learn C# Fundamentals by Coding

List Price: $180

My Take: C# is a powerful programming language.  This course is a great introduction to the basics.

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C# Advanced Topics: Take Your C# Skills to the Next Level

List Price: $150

My Take: If you already have the basics of C# down, this course is for you.  You’ll learn how to handle events, delegates and more.

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C++: From Beginner to Expert

List Price: $70

My Take: This course is great if you don’t have any prior programming knowledge

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Complete Beginners Java Programming for Everyone

List Price: $95

My Take: This course is perfect for learning the basics of Java.

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Complete jQuery Course: From Beginner to Advanced!

List Price: $195

My Take: Learn to use jQuery to make awesome animations and create dynamic websites.

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Complete Python Bootcamp: Go from Zero to Hero in Python

List Price: $195

My Take: This course starts with the basics of Python and goes all the way to creating your own application and games.

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Complete SQL Bootcamp

List Price: $195

My Take: You’ll learn to use SQL and PostgreSQL, the skills needed to manage large databases.

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Introduction to R

List Price: $100

My Take: R programming skills are important when it comes to data visualization and statistics.  Learn the basics of the R language with this course.

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Java Masterclass

List Price: $195

My Take: Java is one of the most popular programming languages around.  It’s used in everything from video games to mobile apps.  At 60+ hours of video, this course is trully a masterclass.  In 30 days you’ll learn how to create your own, advanced Java program.

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Learn Advanced C++ Programming

List Price: $35

My Take: If you already have the basics down, this course will help take your C++ skills to the next level!

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Learn to Code with Ruby

List Price: $30

My Take: With over 30 hours of video, this is a great introduction to the Ruby language.

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Learn Swift 4 with Bob: The Intermediate to Advanced Swift

List Price: $50

My Take: Swift is Apple’s language for for iOS development.  It’s much easier to learn than Objective-C, which is the language you had to use in the past.  This course covers the key topics you need to know to master Swift.

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PHP: Object Oriented Programming for Beginners

List Price: $200

My Take: PHP is the language servers use.  Having a good understanding will also help you in WordPress development.  In addition to PHP, this course provides insight into the world of object oriented programming, which is the basis for many other programming languages as well.

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Ultimate MySQL Bootcamp: Go from SQL Beginner to Expert

List Price: $180

My Take: This course will teach you how to build web apps and how to use MySQL to model real-world data.

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Video Game Development

Want to build more than just apps?  These courses will teach you everything you need to know about designing and building high-quality video games.

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Become a Game Maker with GameMaker Studio 1.4

List Price: $200

My Take: Learn how to make your first game using GameMaker.

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Build a Tycoon Business Sim in Unity3D

List Price: $200

My Take: Combine C# and Unity3D to build an incredible game!

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Complete Virtual Reality Game Development Course

List Price: $200

My Take: The VR space is growing like crazy!  Learning how to develop games that utilize 360 degrees of vision will make sure you’re able to capitalize on this trend.

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Learn Blender 3D Modeling for Unity Video Game Development

List Price: $45

My Take: This course will teach you how to create and edit props and levels for Unity games.

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RPG Core Combat Creator – Unity 2017 Compatible in C#

List Price: $195

My Take: This course takes your Unity knowledge to the next level by showing you how to create a Role Playing Game.

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Ultimate Guide to Game Development with Unity

List Price: $195

My Take: You don’t need any prior experience for this course.  It will teach you everything you need to know about C# and Unity.

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Unreal Engine 4: Intro to Game Design

List Price: $35

My Take: This is an inexpensive way to start your journey to creating video games.  Plus it’s a best seller!

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Unreal Multiplayer Mastery – Online Game Development in C++

List Price: $195

My Take: Learn how to master the Unreal Engine to build massive online multiplayer games.

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Web Development

All of these courses will help you learn everything you need to know to build awesome websites.

Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

List Price: $200

My Take: This course is an amazing introduction to web design.  The course walks you through building 25 different website and mobile apps.  Along the way, you’ll learn HTML, CSS, JQuery, PHP and more!

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Complete WordPress Development & Customization Course

List Price: $100

My Take: WordPress powers some of the biggest websites in the world.  This course will teach you the skills you need to build custom WordPress sites and functions.  Create them for yourself or sell them as a side hustle!

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Learn How to Build a Website with jQuery

List Price: $30

My Take: jQuery is a powerful version of JavaScript that can be used to build incredible features for your website.

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Learn HTML5 at Your Own Pace

List Price: $50

My Take: HTML5 is the backbone of the internet.  This course is perfect for beginners who want to quickly learn HTML5.

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PSD to Responsive HTML5: Beginner to Advanced

List Price: $40

My Take: This course is one of the least expensive on the list, but don’t think that doesn’t mean it lacks quality.  With over 6 hours of video, this course is a best seller and is excellent if you want to learn to convert a Photoshop design into a functioning website.

Ruby on Rails for Web Development

List Price: $195

My Take: Ruby is a great language to use when designing websites.  Twitter is built on this language.  In this course, you will learn Ruby for web development by building a Pinterest clone.

Web Developer Bootcamp

List Price: $200

My Take: Learn to think like a web developer and build full-stack websites.  This course has over 42 hours of videos that take you from beginner HTML to full-scale JavaScript applications that utilize MongoDB.

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Web Developer from Scratch with HTML & CSS

List Price: $145

My Take: Learn the essentials of HTML & CSS to build awesome websites.  This course is perfect for beginners who are trying to build a solid foundation

WordPress Development – Build Customized Themes and Plugins

List Price: $200

My Take: WordPress powers around a quarter of all websites.  Learning how to build plugins and themes is a great way to make some extra money.

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