If you’re a web worker who appreciates some of the many good, free online video tutorials on applications and development tools relevant to your work, YouTube is definitely not the only place to turn. You can find a huge number of sophisticated, easy-to-digest video tutorials on tech topics at Best Tech Videos. The videos are categorized down the left rail of the site, so you can concentrate on Web 2.0, Development, Database, OS or other types of tutorials.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but good video tutorials can often do you one better. Here are some of the types of tutorials you’ll find for free at Best Tech Videos.
In the Development category at the site, I noticed good tutorials on building a Flickr application using PHP. It features one of Sun Microsystems’ tech evangelists. There were also several videos on using Google App Engine. In some cases, the videos are housed at Best Tech Videos, and in other cases, the site links out to where they are located.
In the Web 2.0 category, you can find a useful presentation on mashing up Web 2.0 technologies for enterprise applications, and a good interview on the state of AJAX development. The OS category at Best Tech Videos also houses many tips for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux users. A search on Photoshop also led to countless tips videos for Photoshop.
If you happen to use open source applications, you’ll also find a large collection of tutorial and educational material in a recent roundup we did on the OStatic blog. It delves into tutorials for the GIMP graphics application, the OpenOffice suite of productivity applications and much more.