There is a lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming. Below is a short list of tools and resources I use regularly. I will update this list as I find more great tools to share.
Microsoft Virtual Academy is one of the hidden gems of the free development training of the internet. There are thousands of free training courses available on topics ranging from Python to C#.
PluralSight - Online tutorials and videos on everything tech related. The high quality videos are well worth the small monthly fee.
Git Tutorial - Comprehensive, yet simple tutorials on git that will get you to git mastery.
Augusta Polyglot Group - Maine’s local, multi-language, software group.
Egghead.io - If you are new to AngularJS this video series will get you up to speed quickly. The topics are split into short, well explained segments so that you get the information you need to start building awesome applications with AngularJS.
Channel9 - A great place to get up to speed on techonogly related topics quickly.
My Videos - I have produced my own video content with the help of many smart people!
Cmder - Let’s face it the command line tool in Windows is less than ideal. With this replacement you can not only re-size the command window but also copy and paste directly into the command line. On top of that it has git and PowerShell integration. Finally, it is portable… stick it on a USB drive (or Dropbox) and off you go into command line heaven across machines.
Paint.net - Simple image editing tool that lets you get done what you can’t with MS Paint.
Notepad++ - Small, fast and portable, Notepad++ plus is a must for making small edits to text files or opening large CSV files.
SourceTree - A great UI for Git. Once you get to use to the interface it will be an indispensable tool.
Trello - To Do lists done right. Can’t say enough about this tool.
.NET Regular Expression Tester - Need to test a a quick regular expression you are developings Look no further.
Json2CSharp - Got Json? Now you’ve got CSharp.
Focus@will - A Streaming music service that helps you focus. I use this all day, everyday. I don’t know if it is magic but it works for me.
0to255 - Need a quick variation of a color? This tool has got you covered.
Web Page Test - Get a free speed test of your sites performance and suggestions to improve the speed.
Markdown Cheatsheet - A quick reference and showcase of Markdown.
Git Ignore Templates - More .gitignore templates than you need
Visual Studio Community Edition - Visual Studio is now free! This is hand down one of the best IDE’s out there and until recently was prohibitively expensive. I use Visual Studio everyday as a professional developer. What is even better is with Xamiran integration you can create cross platform mobile apps. And if your a keyboard shortcut fanatic, don’t forget to check out my plug-in AceJump.
PyCharm Community Edition - If you do any python development this is a must have IDE. It give you re-factoring, debugging and much more.
Visual Studio Code - A great light weight editor with debugging support. Even Google engineers like it
Submit Your First Pull Request on GitHub - Step by Step with photo’s
Regular Expression Reference - Quick reference for regular expressions.
Git Book - The entire Pro Git book online in a search-able format.
MarkDown Cheatsheet - Quick reference for Markdown.
Microsoft Source Code - Microsoft open sourced it’s code! This might sound crazy but reading the source is a great way to learn new and exciting things.