Get these free developer resources for students

Or if you have a student email.

1. GitHub Student Developer Pack

The GitHub student developer pack is all you need to learn how to code.

The GitHub Student Developer Pack gives you access to a ton of tools and services to help you learn to code.

The pack contains:

  • The Atom (my personal favorite) text editor
  • AWS Educate access
  • Unlimited private repositories with GitHub
  • Microsoft Azure access
  • One year free .me domain and SSL certificate from NameCheap
  • 15k free emails per month with SendGrid
  • Private builds with TravisCI
  • One month free access to a Nanodegree Program from Udacity
  • The Unreal Engine suite for game development

and so much more.

JetBrains now offers its premium access to all its professional developer tools to students for free!

On this list are:

  • My favorite, IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate — THE ultimate IDE for desktop, web, mobile and enterprise development in Java
  • For Windows fanatics, ReSharper Ultimate, which contains ReSharper, ReSharper C++, dotCover, dotTrace and dotMemory, all in one
  • PhpStorm — my favorite PHP IDE
  • WebStorm IDE for Javascript app development
  • PyCharm for Python and Django development

among others.

Bring your ideas to life.

Formerly Dreamspark, Microsoft Imagine provides students with the tools, services and learning material to help them learn to develop their own applications.

Among the software and services offered are:

  • Microsoft Azure — Get access to Microsoft’s cloud development service for free
  • Visual Studio Community Edition — Microsoft’s premiere IDE for desktop, web, mobile and enterprise application development
  • Xamarin Studio Community Edition — Create Android, iOS and Windows Apps with C#
  • Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro — Microsoft’s embedded OS
  • Windows Server 2016 — The latest Windows Server release
  • Microsoft Virtual Academy — Microsoft’s own library of tutorials and learning resources
  • A 3-month access to the Pluralsight premium library of tutorials.

plus many others!

4. Atlassian Classroom License

Prepare your computer science students for real world success with our software development tools — available free for teachers and students.

Atlassian has awesome products for project management and continuous integration that companies pay for every month. Now students can experience using these products before they even head into the industry with Atlassian’s Classroom License. To avail of this, ask your instructors to apply for a Classroom License.

This license includes:

  • Jira and Jira Agile for bug tracking and implementing agile methodologies like Scrum and/or Kanban
  • Centralized information and collaboration with Confluence
  • Bamboo for continuous integration
  • Code reviews with Crucible
  • etc.

Do you know of other free tools and learning resources for students? Place them in the comments below. Spread the love!

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