Guides in a variety of domains
Web development, software engineering, games programming, mobile app development ...
- Get Job ready with 13 projects, 2 courses, and 10 books
- Job Ready Guide - Python Edition
- Computer Science and Backend Development - Java Focus
- Computer Science and Web Development - comprehensive
- Web Development with Computer Science Foundations - comprehensive
- Data Science - comprehensive
- Video Game Programming - comprehensive foundations
- Native Android Programming - comprehensive
- Topic Specific Guides
- Practice/Speedrun Project lists - interview prep, portfolio building, practice for programming competitions
- Frequently Asked Questions
Resources for learners who want to dive deeper on their journey to becoming web developers / software engineers. There are multiple guides, the first outlines the bare minimum to be successful as an entry-level junior web developer, two dive much more deeply to prepare you for "beyond junior", and one that focuses on game development.
If you're interested in seeing how much Computer Science you can learn in a year, the CS guide has been ported over to be one of the paths in my Speedstudy Challenge.
Additional guides added:
- Android Development - May, 2017
- Data Science - September, 2017
- Job Ready Python - September, 2017
- Practice/Speedrun Project lists - October, 2017
- Topic Guide: Angular - January, 2018
- Topic Guide: Vue - January, 2018
- Topic Guide: React - January, 2018
- Computer Science and Backend Development - Java Focus - April 2018
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Get Job ready with 13 projects, 2 courses, and 10 books
A structured plan of resources and activities for learners who want to beeline to "job ready" and get there reasonably prepared to be successful.
Goal: confident web developer ready to apply for junior positions
Goal: confident frontend web developer ready to apply for junior positions
Job Ready Guide - Python Edition
A Python-centric version of the Job Ready Guide, narrowly focused on building the skills likely necessary to beeline to "job ready" Python Developer.
Computer Science and Backend Development - Java Focus
Deep dive into Computer Science with a focus on Java
"not in a rush" plan, with resources to increase the depth of knowledge gained in general computer science topics plus sufficient implementation practice to confidently enter the industry as a Software Engineer
Goal: proficient software engineer, well versed in the Java Programming language in particular, and Computer Science in general
Computer Science and Web Development - comprehensive
Get prepared, over the long haul, to be an established senior level software engineer, capable of architecting solutions for the web (and beyond it)
"not in a rush" plan, with resources to increase the depth of knowledge gained in general computer science topics plus sufficient implementation practice to confidently enter the industry as a Web Developer or a Software Engineer in non Web related positions
Goal: proficient web developer and software engineer (this option has more of a computer science focus, but also web development)
Web Development with Computer Science Foundations - comprehensive
Get prepared, over the long haul, to be an established senior level web developer, at the level where companies would be lucky to have you and people would be following your blog because you're an expert
"not in a rush" plan that focuses on pushing beyond beginner level, and intermediate level, to expert level as a web developer with a reasonable foundation in software engineering
Goal: confident web developer ready to apply for non-junior positions (this one primarily focuses on web development but includes enough computer science to lay a good foundation)
Data Science - comprehensive
Learn the mathematics, science, and programming skills necessary to tackle machine learning, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and other data science tasks.
"not in a rush" plan that pushes from beginner to advanced, including a bonus tier to push even further.
Goal: accomplished and capable data scientist, proficient in Python, R, Mathematics, Science, and the algorithms standard to data science.
Video Game Programming - comprehensive foundations
Goal: learn how to code video games
Native Android Programming - comprehensive
Learn native Android Programming, including Java at a rigorous level, including the math and computer science topics necessary to ensure you're prepared to tackle any Android development task.
Goal: Become a proficient and capable Android developer
Topic Specific Deep Dives
Comprehensive review of narrow topics.
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Frontend Web Development
- Fullstack Web Development
- Game Development
Frequently Asked Questions
see the FAQ
- Many of the courses listed closely mimic the list from Open Source Society University - Computer Science
- Many of the topics selected to augment were inspired by Google Interview University
- Many of the projects were inspired by (or are directly taken from) Free Code Camp, The Odin Project and Udacity
Although I took heavy inspiration from many resources when creating these guides, none of it is a cut and paste path from somewhere else. Often, I substituted courses (especially in the case of Coursera) to ensure that the entire course was available for free and required no purchases of any kind. Where possible, I tried to align projects to reinforce prior learning.