Resource Roundup 2

Every week, we’ll share 5 of the most valuable, newbie-friendly posts and resources. If you come across something valuable that you think should be included be sure to let us know and I may include that in a future week’s post! You can post your resource ideas on our thread here.

Five programming problems every software engineer should be able to solve in less than 1 hour - Well the title says a lot. Great read for anyone on the job hunt!

Creative Resume Templates - Speaking of jobs, here is a great source for inspiration when designing an online resume. These are mostly paid templates, but if you’re looking for a great project idea, learn how to code your own! (Which is what I’m in the process of doing)

Unsplash - Looking for a professional, full-size image that would really make your landing page pop? This is one of THE best free resources for high quality photography made for exactly that purpose!

How to Use Git and GitHub - Git is one of the most essential tools for a developer. It’s literally required for every coding job I’ve ever heard of, and it’s downright awesome! Learn how to use it with these great free video tutorials.

eric_west from the forums posted a GREAT recommendation. I’ll allow him to explain it himself :)

"Dash Documentation Viewer - It's become entirely indispensable to me, and I use it dozens of times each day. It's the single reason I don't do all my coding on Ubuntu instead of OSX.

It's a really polished documentation viewer that stores docs for almost any language or framework you can think of on your local machine, for lookups at the touch of a hotkey. It works even when the internet connection is sketchy or non-existent, and even when internet is good, it's far quicker than google. It's even possible to pull down a local copy of stack overflow answers through it, though I've personally not used that particular feature and cannot vouch for it.

It has a built-in ability to get the docs for every gem in rubygems. I could go on and on, but please, try it for yourselves.”

*Note: I’ll add that this is OSX only, so if you want an open source version for other platforms I’d recommend Zeal, which was inspired by Dash.

That’s it for this week! Hopefully you’ve found something helpful, and again if you have a resource you’d like to see in next week’s roundup, be sure to post it here.

See you around!