I must confess; my first contact with Ionic Framework was through the YouTube video tutorial. I’m not ashamed, and I don’t mind, why would I. Youtube is an excellent choice if you want to learn how software development. Just look at The New Boston channel. I have huge respect for the owner; he spent the last few years creating probably the best-known programming and design related Youtube channel. But I don’t want to digress.
I’m writing this article to present best video resources for Ionic Framework, including a small AngularJS entry. The emphasis will be more on Ionic Framework, I will cover AngularJS more as an intro for what is to come.
If you’re like me, these video tutorials will be a much better source of knowledge than traditional learning by reading. You’ll be amazed how much easier is to learn just by watching, repeating, and acting on what you see. I can guarantee, after watching these videos, give it 24 hours and you’ll be able to create your first Ionic Framework application from scratch.
Yeah, I’m starting with a number zero.
I can’t stress this enough, you can’t learn Ionic without knowing a trick or two about the AngularJS. This video was my entry to the AngularJS world and until today I haven’t found a better alternative. This two parter video (more than two hours), courtesy of Curran Kelleher, will demonstrate you how AngularJS actually works in fifty simple examples.
Nic Raboy is probably the best known Ionic video blogger, in some way he is also my competition. But that’s not going to stop me from including him on this list.
If you’re just starting learning Ionic Framework, this is not going to be the best starting point, but everyone else should watch these tutorials. If you have a problem, you’ll probably find a solution here.
Personally, I don’t like his voice (nor my own to be more precise) but his presentation is impeccable, easy to follow and recreate.
Currently, this list holds almost 50 different video tutorials, covering almost everything you need to know about Ionic Framework and ngCordova.Playlist
If you don’t know anything about Ionic Framework, this is a video for you.
In this video, Join Raleigh Johnson, a Senior Software Engineer at ComponentOne Studio, discusses Ionic basics and what it has to offer.
It’s probably the best overview of what is Ionic and what it can do, including pros and cons.Video
Another introductory Ionic Framework video, but this one offers a better comparison with other mobile frameworks. If you still haven’t decided to use Ionic this video may change your mind.
This presentation covers setting up Ionic and Cordova with NPM, building a new application from the command line, using Ionic’s mobile-inspired components and touch events powered by Hammer.jsVideo
Jeremy Wilken, an author of the book Ionic in Action, talks about what Ionic can offer to mobile developers while giving us a retrospective on various UI components and elements.
This is also a great video if you want to skip reading official documentation on Ionic directives and CSS. Watch the first video if you don’t know what directive is.Video
This is a rather new Ionic Framework channel, almost several days old. But what makes it unique and worth watching is how carefully it presents every step of Ionic application creation. It covers almost every aspect of Ionic application development, including app examples up to app deployment.
If you need a “Learn Ionic in 24 hours” tutorial then this is exactly what you crave.Channel