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A Complete List of Free Dev Resources Exclusive to Students and Educators

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Microsoft DreamSpark Program – access Microsoft Software and Development Tools at no cost.  You get

Amazon AWS Educate – AWS Educate is Amazon’s global, grants-based initiative that gives students and educators hands-on experience with AWS technology, cloud training resources, course content, and collaboration forums, at no cost.

  • Amazon also offers the Amazon Student program to give students exclusive deals and promotions on books, movies, TV shows, music, and goods.

IBM Academic Initiative – See how your students can build apps quickly with hot technologies, including Internet of Things, Watson, Spark, Big Data, and mobile, using the open-source Platform as a Service: IBM Bluemix. It’s is an ideal platform for student projects, hackathons, case competitions, and programming contests.  Find out how faculty and students can use IBM Bluemix for 6 to 12 months at no-charge through an exclusive Academic Initiative for Cloud offer.

Apple iOS Developer University Program – The iOS Developer University Program is a free program designed for higher education institutions looking to introduce iOS development into their curriculum.  Coming this fall with Xcode 7, any teacher and student can get access to the tools and resources needed to develop and install apps on Apple devices.

GitHub Education – offers Student Developer Pack including

  • GitHub micro account (normally $7/month) with five private repositories while you’re a student – GitHub provides powerful collaboration, code review, and code management
  • Bitnami Business 3 plan (normally $49/month) for one year – Bitnami allows you to install cloud applications in a single click
  • $25 HackHands credits for students – HackHands provides live programming help available 24/7
  • Free access to the Crowdflower platform – Crowdflower is a crowdsourcing and data enrichment platform.
  • $100 in DigitalOcean platform credit for new users –  DigitalOcean is a simple cloud hosting, built for developers.
  • dnsimple bronze hosted DNS plan (normally $3/month) for two years – dnsimple is a simple DNS management with one-click services and a robust API
  • namecheap one year domain name registration on the .me TLD (normally $8.99/year), and one year SSL certificate (normally $9/year) – namecheap offers affordable registration, hosting, and domain management
  • Orchestrate developer account (normally $49/month) – Orchestrate provides a complete database portfolio that includes search, time-series events, geolocation and graph queries through an API
  • SendGrid Student plan 15K free emails/month (normally limited to 200 free emails/day) – SendGrid provides email infrastructure as a service
  • Waived transaction fees from stripe on first $1000 in revenue processed – strip deals with web and mobile payments, built for developers
  • Travis CI Private builds (normally $69/month) while you’re a student – Travis CI is a continuous integration platform for open source and private projects
  • Unreal Engine while you’re a student – Unreal Engine is a complete suite of game development tools for PC, console, mobile, web and VR
  • etc.

Xamarin for Students and Educators – Mobile development skills are in demand, and Xamarin for Students gives you an edge over the competition. With Xamarin for Students, you can build native iOS, Android, and Windows apps with Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio, for free.  Once your subscription is activated, you’ll be able to start building and publishing amazing native mobile apps and games immediately.  If you are an educator at an accredited academic institution who is currently teaching (or planning to teach) a course related to mobile development, we’re here to help. We’ll get you up and running with Xamarin subscriptions, teaching materials, and complimentary Xamarin Test Cloud hours.

Adobe Creative Cloud for EducationAdobe Creative Cloud 60% off for Students and Teachers

Intel Free Software for Education – free Intel tools for Academic Researchers, students, and educators.

Oracle Academy – As a student, you can join Oracle Academy directly as an Individual member and get direct access to benefits like Oracle Academy self-study courses in Alice and Greenfoot, educational Java development environments, Oracle Technology Network, Data Science Bootcamps, etc.

Unity for Education – Unity Technologies values the immense contributions made by educators and educational institutions.

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