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Top JavaScript Experts And Thought Leaders to Follow In 2023

Sep 20, 20215 min read

Robert Krajewski

Co-founder and CEO of Ideamotive. Entrepreneur, mentor and startup advisor.

Top JavaScript Experts And Thought Leaders to Follow

Did you know that JavaScript was created in only 10 days by Brendan Eich and has become one of the foremost programming languages of all time? JavaScript remains by far the most popular programming language with 12.4 million developers using it worldwide. And it’s not strange since it has acquired new capabilities, including libraries, features, APIs, and style guides. Besides its versatility among many other scripting languages, JavaScript is the perfect language for app development. 


Since there are new JavaScript libraries and features pop up almost every day, it is important to keep up with the new changes to be up-to-date. To help you reach the best content on JavScript, we prepared a list of top JavaScript experts and JavaScript bloggers who significantly contribute to the community by sharing their expertise, open-source projects, videos, blog posts, etc.


1. Addy Osmani

Addy Osmani is a JavaScript ambassador who is the author of “Learning JavaScript Design Patterns”. He is a Google engineer who works on Google Chrome and manages open-source projects such as TodoMVC and Yeoman. 



Being a progressive influencer, Addy Osmani shares educational materials in various formats via Twitter. His attitude toward knowledge sharing sets him apart since his stuff covers not only innovative trends and JavaScript updates but the main part is focused on the learning approach. Check out his Twitter profile to learn more.


Addy's pages: 



Youtube channel



2. Brendan Eich

As a creator of JavaScript and co-founder of Mozilla, Brendan Eich deserves your attention thanks to his extensive experience and expertise which will bring tremendous value to JavaScript coders. Brendan is one of the leading JavaScript influencers sharing his technical insights in an entertaining and interactive manner. 



Brendan's pages: 





3. David Walsh Blog

David Walsh currently works as a senior web developer at Mozilla. He is popular in the JavaScript world thanks to his devotion to the developers’ community for many years. Earlier he worked as a software engineer at Sitepan and DZone. His blog is focused on a wide spectrum of development tutorials. 



David's pages:


Website blog


4. John Reisig 

John Reisig is another JavaScript rockstar who created the world-known JavaScript framework jQuery. Being a Chief Software Architect at Khan Academy John shares his experience with the tech community on his Twitter account, which makes learning to code accessible to everyone interested in the field. Also, he is an author of JavaScript: Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja and Pro JavaScript Techniques. 



John's pages:



Medium blog


5. SitePoint

Since 2015, SitePoint has been positioned among the leading web development portals. Covering various topics, it brings value both to beginners and experts. There is a separate category “JavaScript” on the blog where developers can check out in-depth and highly educational articles.  


6. Jack Franklin


If you are looking for different JavaScript tutorials or guidelines about frameworks, APIs, and libraries, Jack Franklin's blog is a perfect place for you, filled with various articles, screenshots, and podcasts. Since the website is hosted on the GitHub repository you are granted to be a contributor to the platform and submit your own ideas.


7. Dan Abramov

Dan Abramov is the king of React and co-author of Redux. Dan created Create React App, a modern web app by running one command allowing to focus on code rather than on building tools. His blog is called Overreacted where he is a prolific writer. What sets Dan apart from his React community members is his holistic and human-centered approach toward web development learning. Being a bit informal, Dan’s tutorials are focused on the human side of software development and soft skills. Check out his best works: A complete guide to useEffect and React as a UI runtime



Dan's pages: 




Medium Blog

8. Axel Rauschmayer

You might want to follow this top-notch JavaScript author who started writing in 2005. On his blog, you can find fascinating topics around JavaScript features and proposals. Check out his free ebooks:

To get more updates about JavaScript topics follow his Mastodon account. 


9. Superhero.js

Want to be a JavaScript superhero? That’s not a problem at all. You stumbled upon the right resource. If you want to get in-depth knowledge on how to test and secure applications, organize your code, or just understand the common JavaScript syntax and functions, this website is worth considering.



Superhero.js is a source with a compilation of different formats of updated material about JavaScript, including articles, presentations, newsletters, and videos. 

10. JavaScript Jabber

For those who like listening to podcasts, JavaScript Jabber is a great source with weekly podcasts about front-end development, frameworks, and careers. Make sure to check it out!

11. Eric Elliot

Eric Elliot is the author of the book “Programming JavaScript Applications”. He made contributions to Adobe Systems, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, etc. This person is known for the incredible knowledge that he shares with his community via articles, public presentations, and consultations. Visit his website where he helps students enhance their JavaScript skills. 



Eric's pages: 





12. Lea Verou

Lea Verou is a community-active front-end developer from Greece, who holds a special love for advocating for open Web standards and open-source solutions.


Lea is also one of these people who live for sharing and spreading knowledge. She had given over 100 talks at web design & web dev conferences around the world, and they are... so cool! We strongly recommend checking a few of Lea's speeches on YouTube (if you'd like to learn how should you talk about software dev in a captivating way). She has also written a best-selling book on advanced CSS.



To get a better grip on what’s Lea focusing on right now make sure to visit her page and follow her Twitter account.


You can also just watch this short video about her.



13. Todd Motto

If you want to dive deep into JavaScript and get profound skills, Todd Motto is an expert who learns developers grow into experts too. 


He invented Ultimate Courses (expert web development courses) to teach students and dev teams best practices from industry leaders. Todd Motto is an incredible source of motivation for the community. Since 2014, he is a Google Developer Expert.


Follow his accounts for a better understanding of his versatility:


Todd's pages:




Ultimate Courses



14. John-David Dalton

John-David Dalton is a Salesforce UI Security Engineering and a Program Manager at Microsoft working on the Chakra JS Engine. He makes web apps, animations, and games. He made a lot of contributions to open-source projects so that young developers can enhance their JavaScript skills and write better. 



John's pages: 





15. Tyler McGinnis

Tyler McGinnis is a Google developer expert and a founder of ui.dev: Master the JavaScript ecosystem, Tyler teaches students by providing comprehensive learning resources and courses. Mostly, he writes about modern JavaScript, Redux, and React. Besides writing, he is an engaging author of several videos where he shares his knowledge with people via interesting and accessible content formats. Check them out on Medium



Tyler's pages:




16. JavaScript.com

Pluralsight team is the founder of JavaScript.com. The aim was to help developers acquire new skills and improve existing ones with JavaScript courses and learning resources. It is a great aggregator for tutorials, guides, articles, etc. 

17. Nicholas C.Zakas

Nicholas’s website is called  “Human who codes” where he published several amazing books and talks. His popular work Understanding ECMAScript 6 is worthy of your consideration. Also, Nicholas created an open-source project ESLint for code vulnerabilities identification and fixing. As for his expertise, let’s just mention his employment at Yahoo for five years and at Box where Nicholas created a project in cooperation with a team aiming to enhance better coding structures. 


We definitely recommend following Nicholas to get inspired and learn JavaScript. You can find Nicholas on Linkedin

18. Ideamotive Blog

Our blog is contributed with fresh and updated insights in the JavaScript field. Ideamotive’s top JavaScript developers, marketers, and sales teams are collaborating to research and generate in-depth content for our readers. If you are an entrepreneur or a product owner we recommend checking out the JavaScript business guide in order to understand JavaScript development and its business implications more profoundly. 


We hope that this list will help you keep up with the latest news in the JavaScript universe. 


Missing someone? Want to be featured? The list can be expanded at any time, as we only highlighted the best ones we follow. If you know more JavaScript experts worth mentioning please let us know - we’d be happy to add them here!


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Robert Krajewski

Robert is a co-founder of Ideamotive. Entrepreneur, who with passion spreads digital revolution all around the internet. Mentor and advisor at startup accelerators. Loves to learn and discover new business models.

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