Resources for software development

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The internet is filled with a plethora of resources that might overwhelm someone just getting started in software development. Here is a list of resources for basics that can be a good place to start.

For each topic, there is at least one reading source and one video tutorial source. All the resources are open and free.

Which language?[edit | edit source]

We don't have any definitive answer for this question, but if you want to [1]:

I want to learn how to Consider using
make iPhone Apps Swift
make Android Apps Java
build a website JavaScript, CSS, HTML5
write Windows desktop applications C#
make 2D/3D games JavaScript, C#, or C++
program Arduinos/micro-controllers/robots C
do scientific/mathematical computing or data analysis Julia, Python, R, or Matlab
do automation and scripting Many languages (Python, Ruby, Bash, Powershell, AutoHotKey...)

Programming Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Reading Resources Video Tutorials Others

Tools to use[edit | edit source]

Git[edit | edit source]

Git is a version control software which is used by most of the open source projects.

Useful resources for learning Git:

Frontend Web Development[edit | edit source]

Language / Framework Reading Resources Video Tutorials
React JS
Angular JS

Backend Web Development[edit | edit source]

Topic Reading Resources Video Tutorials Others
Node JS

Devops[edit | edit source]

Topic Reading Resources Video Tutorials Others
System Design

Database Development[edit | edit source]

P.S: Reader please be mindful that database development and using a database (such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB etc.) is quite different, this section has resources related to database development.

- Reddit: r/databasedevelopment ,

Books[edit | edit source]

Courses[edit | edit source]

Build your Own Guides[edit | edit source]

Data Engineering[edit | edit source]

App Development[edit | edit source]

Topic Reading Resources Video Tutorials Others
React Native

Game Development[edit | edit source]

Blockchain[edit | edit source]

Topic Reading Resources Video Tutorials Others
Bitcoin But how does bitcoin actually work? - 3Blue1Brown
Hyperledger Fabric

Important Basics[edit | edit source]

Linux[edit | edit source]

Opportunities[edit | edit source]

  1. List of Open Source Internships

Misc[edit | edit source]

  1. Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years
  2. School of SRE
  3. Every Programmer Should Know
  4. Project Based Learning
  5. Github Student Developer Pack
  6. Roadmap to explore various fields
  7. How to Ask Questions Smartly
  8. The Art of UNIX Programming
  9. Resources for studying Computer Science

See also[edit | edit source]

  1. Guide to Competitive Programming
  2. Guide to Deep Learning