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35 Online Platforms to Grow Software Developer Skills

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Vectorly’s knowledge base with online courses and educational content for software engineers, as well as other tech roles such as designers, product managers, marketers, and others, will save your time for research and help develop up-to-date skills.

In software engineering, new languages, tools, technologies appear and become popular every day. You have no choice but to stay up-to-date on main trends and constantly develop and expand your skillset in order to grow the market value and remain competitive.

That's why developers and engineering managers should cultivate a continuous learning mindset: constantly develop new skills, as well as integrate learning into the workflow.

Udacity

Online courses to build and develop tech skills. The platform offers both paid and 200+ courses that are completely free (yet Udacity doesn’t offer a certificate for free programs).

Programs:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming & development
  • Product management, etc.

Languages: English

EdX

2000+ online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide. Students get certificates. Free courses are also available.

Programs:

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Communication, and more

Languages: English

Frontend masters

Video courses from leading engineers to develop front-end skills. Paid membership (special pricing for teams). Free content is also available.

Languages: English

LinkedIn Learning

Online courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills.

Programs:

  • Business
  • Creative
  • Technology

Languages: English

Udemy

Online learning and teaching marketplace with over 183000 courses. Programming, marketing, data science, and more. Free content is also available.

Programs:

  • Development
  • Business
  • IT & Software
  • Design
  • Marketing, and more

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Spanish

Pluralsight

Expert-authored video courses and content from beginner to advanced level. The platform also offers free skills assessment.

Programs:

  • Architecture & construction
  • Business
  • Data
  • IT ops
  • Manufacturing & design
  • Software Development
  • Cyber Security, etc.

Languages: English

Cloud Academy

A platform for training cloud computing and testing your cloud skills. Available on subscription (with a special offer for teams). The platform also holds webinars and events.

Language: English

Katacoda

Interactive learning and training platform for software engineers. Over 300 real-world scenarios and counting. Students can choose a lab and start learning online. Free content.

Language: English

Data Camp

Data skills training platform. The platform offers skills assessment features, interactive courses and practice with quick daily challenges. Certification.

Language: English

Codecademy

Online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, Go, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, C#, Swift, Sass, HTML, and CSS.

Many courses are free, though the paid plan offers additional learning tools, courses, and community support.

Language: English

Cybrary

This cybersecurity professional platform offers online courses to develop tech skills. There are also options for students:

  • Certification Preparation
  • Virtual Labs (hands-on experience)
  • Skills Development and Assessment

Language: English

Goskills

Online courses platform to build skills in tech. Among the extra features are quick skill tests and verified certificates of achievement for every course completed.

Programs:

  • Project management
  • Soft Skills
  • Development
  • Design
  • Data Analysis and more

Language: English

Alison

Thousands of free online courses with certificates and diplomas. No enrollment or subscription fees.

Programs:

  • IT
  • Languages
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Management and more

Language: English

General assembly

Full-time and time-part courses. The platform also holds workshops and events with industry experts. Alumni get access to the professional community.

Programs:

  • Data Analysis
  • Data Science
  • Product Management
  • Front-End Web Development
  • JavaScript
  • Python Programming
  • Digital Marketing and more

Language: English

Free code camp

Lots of online materials - videos, articles, and interactive coding lessons, FOR FREE.

Language: English

Educative

Perfect for those who don’t like video courses and prefer a reading format. The platform offers text-based courses to build coding skills with the opportunity to practice the skills on real cases.

Language: English

Harvard University

Online courses from one of the world’s top universities: computer science, programming, data science, art & design, and more.

Language: English

One Month

The platform offers one-month-long online courses on programming languages (HTML, JavaScript, Python, SQL).

Language: English

Thinkful

Online interactive platform with a variety of online coding bootcamps in several areas including web development, mobile development, and design. The site also offers personal mentorship from industry experts and 6 months of professional career coaching.

Programs:

  • Software Engineering
  • UX/UI Design
  • Data Science
  • Project Management and more

Language: English

Code with Mosh

Online courses to master coding skills. The courses take from 1 week to 2 weeks depending on the qualification. The cost to attend Code with Mosh ranges from $140 to $500.

Language: English

Tree House

​​Online coding, design (and more) classes for at-home learning. Free 7-day trial.

Programs:

  • JavaScript Basics,
  • Intro to HTML & CSS,
  • Python Basics,
  • CSS Layout, and more

Language: English

Zero To Mastery

Online coding academy and developer community with courses from beginner programming fundamentals to advanced level.

Programs:

  • React
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • CSS and more

Language: English

Microsoft Learn

A free online training platform that provides interactive learning. Paths, certifications, life, and recorded events by Microsoft.

Languages: All

Academind

The platform offers hundreds of coding tutorials and programming video courses. Academind also has a community in Discord where students help each other and learn together, as well as share their progress.

Language: English

Jovian

Interactive courses on data science. Build real-world projects. Certifications.

Language: English

Skill Share

Personalized and interactive learning video courses to develop creative skills on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. Available on subscription, 7-day free trial.

Language: English

Alta3 Research

Cloud, DevOps and 5G Training platform. Lectures and hands-on training.

Programs:

  • 5G Courses
  • Cloud/DevOps
  • Programming
  • Telecom
  • SUSE
  • Security
  • AWS

Language: English

Courseroot

Courseroot aggregates and ranks the best online courses from the biggest platforms on the web. Students can filter through +50.000 online courses based on level of difficulty, price, hours of content, and certificate quality.

Language: English

HTML Academy

Interactive online courses to build programming skills.

Programs:

  • HTML and CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Animation and more

Language: Russian

AOTMP

Association of Telecom, Mobility, and IT Management Professionals is a membership organization dedicated to serving more than 10 million professionals around the globe who support the IT industry.

  • Association Memberships
  • Training & Certification
  • Events & Conferences and more

Language: English

SQLZoo

SQL tutorials, assessment, challenges, and sources.

Language: English

Mammoth Interactive

Online eDegrees and tutorials primarily on programming and technology. Free masterclasses.

Courses:

  • Programming
  • Data Science
  • Software Development

Language: English

Java Mentor

Platform trains Java developers with 1:1 mentorship online support. The platform also offers practice on real cases and a Slack community for students. 5-day free trial.

Language: Russian

Hexlet

Online programming school for beginners and more experienced software developers.

Programs:

  • Front-end developer
  • Python developer
  • PHP developer
  • Node.js developer
  • Java, and more

Language: Russian

Job Ready Programmer

Online platform to master Java, Python, Spring Framework, SQL, OOP, Data Structures, and Algorithms. Video tutorials, practice, certification. Available on subscription.


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Muhammet Fatih Gul • Edited on

Personally I love Scrimba. You should absolutely check it out. They have interactive videos. So, you can just pause the video, edit the codes in browser and see the results live. Mostly focus on frontend development. but there's also Python course as well

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Vectorly Author

Great! Thanks for your recommendation! We'll definitely check it out

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saviorys

thank for this recommendation.. it's really helpful

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Manoj Shukla

Thanks for sharing this precious info.

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Mitya Dementiy

+1 for Hexlet. This is the best programming school in Russian-language. Hexlet teaches you programming, not programming languages or tools like frameworks.

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Mikael321

Great post, it’s really helpful.

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Vectorly Author

Thanks a lot! Keep up with our future posts, we're preparing something interesting :)

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Awesome! Thanks 👍🏻