Vidyaratna (Jewel of Learning) is an initiative to provide a comprehensive curriculum for students to learn about computer science development and open source. This is a curated list of tutorials, guides and everything a beginner needs to know.
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- Open source : apart from Linux's source code being readable to anyone, it also means that there is a whole community to support when you face issues plus it is secure comparing to other closed source OSes.
- Ease of development : programming and development in general, is a far better experience in Linux than in other OSes.
- You do things on your own : there is a lot of learning when you use Linux, you get to understand many things about an OS and a get a touch of how everything works under the hood.
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Installation and Dual-booting
It is generally recommended to go with the latest LTS release of Ubuntu (18.04.2 at the time of writing). Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distros and is strongly recommended for beginners due to its large community and forums.
- Install Ubuntu desktop | Ubuntu tutorials
- How To Install Ubuntu Along With Windows - It's FOSS
- How To Dual Boot Windows 8.1 And Debian Jessie
- Installing Linux over Free DOS
Common terminal commands and Bash Scripting
Tips and tricks
- 16 Useful Linux Command Line Tips And Tricks
- Using Shell Scripting to Automate Linux System Maintenance Tasks
Looking for a laptop? Here are some suggestions -
Generally speaking, laptops that come preinstalled with Ubuntu are highly recommended. You can also get one without a graphics card to avoid issues with battery life and driver installation. It is recommended to research about the Linux support of a particular model before getting it. If possible try to stay away from the very latest, since these devices might not have open source drivers available so always check compatibility before you go for a specific model.
There are an overwhelming number of processors out there, it's best to go with a laptop with the latest - up to date generation of Intel i3, i5 or an i7 processor.
If there is need for a device with graphics card, it is highly recommended to get one with NVIDIA graphics to use the CUDA technology. Regarding RAM, any system with 8GB or more RAM is going to fine. And if you get one with 4GB, you can usually upgrade it to 8GB or more. Also if you have enough budget, consider getting a system with an SSD instead of an HDD.
- The Java™ Tutorials (Official Documentation)
- Java 101
- Core Java Tutorial-JournalDev
- Programming by doing
Android Development Tools
- Install Android Studio | Android Developers
- Android Debug Bridge (adb) | Android Developers
- How To Setup And Use Fastboot
- Android Jetpack
- Installing Ruby (Official Documentation
- Ruby Programming | The Odin Project
- Learning Ruby: From Zero to Hero
- Learn Ruby - Free Interactive Ruby Tutorial
- The Ruby Programming Language
Ruby On Rails
- Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl
- Understanding the basics of Ruby on Rails: SQL Databases and how they work
- How to create a simple jobs board in Ruby on Rails
Automation with Python
- Learning Python: From Zero to Hero
- Google's Python Class | Python Education | Google Developers
- Python Tutorials | Real Python