17 Best Selling Development Courses On Udemy in 2017 - LoudProgrammer

17 Best Selling Development Courses On Udemy in 2017


Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 40,000 courses taught by expert best selling instructors.

With affordable prices and classes on virtually every topic, the e-learning platform is a great place to pick up a new skill from the comfort of your couch.

Whether you want to learn how to

  • build financial models in Excel,
  • spruce up your resume,
  • apply to business school, or
  • negotiate your salary,

there’s no doubt a course for you.

Undecided on what class to take first?

Here we compile a list of the best selling courses on Udemy related to development.

The courses are ordered based on the number of students enrolled at the time this comparison was done.


1. The Complete Web Developer Course – Build 14 Websites by Rob Percival

6-the-complete-web-developer-course-build-14-websitesFor those who’d like to start designing their own websites and mobile applications, this is the place to start.

With more five-star ratings than any other course offered on Udemy, this course is a proven winner.

Even those brand new to web development will be able to get their own sites onto the web within just six weeks of classes.
233,315 students enrolled



2. Learn to Code by Making Games – The Complete Unity Developer by Ben Tristem, Sam Pattuzzi

4-learn-to-code-by-making-games-the-complete-unity-developerLearn how to code real games step-by-step using Unity 3D.

This course can take you through the process of getting a game from conception to completion.

The class is taught through projects.

So rather than lengthy lectures on lines of code, you’ll learn by doing — and creating real indie games along the way.

The perfect class for anyone who wants to make the next “Pokémon GO!”
104,506 students enrolled


3. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 2016 by Ryan Kroonenburg

5-aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-2016Certification in Amazon Web Services (or AWS) is quickly becoming essential for any IT professional.

Designed for AWS beginners, this class will teach you everything you need to know to pass your AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam.
52,453 students enrolled





4. JavaScript: Understanding the Weird Parts by Anthony Alicea

javascript-understanding-the-weird-partsIf you’re looking to expand your knowledge of JavaScript, try this course.
A great option for anyone with basic skills, this class offers a closer look at this popular programming language.
You’ll learn to find bugs in your code faster and gain a deeper understanding of frameworks like jQuery and Underscore.
47,122 students enrolled


5. Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional Writer by Shani Raja

writing-with-flair-how-to-become-an-exceptional-writerWriting is an essential skill regardless of your industry.

Whether you’re an aspiring blogger or simply want to add a little more nuance to the emails you send out everyday, this course will teach you the tips and tricks used by professional writers to keep their work clear and concise.
39,636 students enrolled





6. The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 by Rob Percival

1-the-complete-web-developer-course-20 The course by Rob Percival is a follow up to his original web development course, which was one of the most successful and highly rated on Udemy.

In this updated version, Percival takes students through the basics of web development, starting with a standard “Hello World!” program and an introduction to essential programming languages, including

  • HTML,
  • CSS,
  • JavaScript,
  • PHP, Python, and MySQL.
    39,459 students enrolled


7. The Complete Java 8 Developer Course. Learn Step by Step by Tim Buchalka

the-complete-java-8-developer-course-learn-step-by-stepIf you’re going to learn one programming language, Java is still one of the most popular

This is a review by one of the students

If you want to learn java programming, then this is definitely the best place to start. Tim is a brilliant instructor and he is quick to answer any questions you might have about programming in java.

38,935 students enrolled

8. iOS 9 and Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional by Mark Price

ios-9-and-swift-2-from-beginner-to-paid-professionalSwift is a programming language created by Apple for iOS.

Through Swift you can create your own iPhone applications and release them on the App Store.

This course is for those who hope to eventually build apps as a profession, and teaches students by building actual working apps — at increasing degrees of complexity.
36,181 students enrolled



9. An Entire MBA in 1 Course:Award Winning Business School Prof by Prof. Chris Haroun

3-an-entire-mba-in-1-courseaward-winning-business-school-profA former Goldman Sachs employee has taken the lessons he’s taught at universities in the past and condensed them into one course that he describes as “an entire MBA.”

Through the class students will learn macro and micro economics, how to value companies, and the basics of how investment banks and management consulting firms work.

32,988 students enrolled




10. The Web Developer Bootcamp by Colt Steele

8-the-web-developer-bootcampAccording to instructor Colt Steele, 94% of his bootcamp students go on to become full-time developers.

So this is another great option for anyone’s who’s looking to dip their toes into the web development industry.
32,808 students enrolled




11. Pianoforall – Incredible New Way To Learn Piano & Keyboard by Robin Hall

pianoforall-incredible-new-way-to-learn-piano-and-keyboardUdemy even offers a course that will teach you how to play the piano.

You only need 20 minutes a day to become an intermediate player in a matter of weeks.

And a piano or keyboard to practice on.





12. Learn 3D Modelling – The Complete Blender Creator Course by Ben Tristem, Michael Bridges

learn-3d-modelling-the-complete-blender-creator-courseIn this course, you will learn how to create high quality 3D models that can be used in a game system or 3D printer — the options here are endless.

28,789 students enrolled






13. Reiki Level I, II and Master Certification by Lisa Powers

9-reiki-level-i-ii-and-master-certificationReiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

Previous students praised this course for being easy-to-follow, inspiring, and effective.
28,694 students enrolled





14. The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course – Build 18 Apps by Rob Percival

2-the-complete-ios-9-developer-course-build-18-appsIf you’re tired of seeing simple apps become worldwide sensations while you think to yourself “I could’ve thought of that,” this is the course for you.

Learn to design and build apps for iOS9 even if you have no previous coding knowledge.

With over 200 lectures and 20 hours of content, you can learn at your own pace as you work toward creating the next Candy Crush.

23,365 students enrolled



15. The Unreal Engine Developer Course – Learn C++ & Make Games by Ben Tristem, Sam Pattuzzi

the-unreal-engine-developer-course-learn-c-and-make-gamesIt’s every gamer’s dream to create a video game of their very own, and Ben Tristem’s course makes it is easy to do just that.

Here, he teaches students the basics of C++ and how to create a 2D user interface design.

23,304 students enrolled





16. Building a Personal Brand by Gary Vaynerchuk by Gary Vaynerchuk

7-building-a-personal-brand-by-gary-vaynerchukIn many industries, creating a strong personal brand to showcase on social media is integral to catapulting your career forward.

Instructor Gary Vaynerchuk is a three-time New York Times best-selling author and has his own media company, so you can bet his course is full of sage advice.
22,815 students enrolled





17. Modern React with Redux by Stephen Grider

modern-react-with-reduxAnother web development course with exceedingly high ratings and reviews.

This one will teach you how to make interactive apps with the help of two programs: React and Redux.

15,465 students enrolled





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