CS Prep Guide
This guide aims to help you scale from zero to infinity for a career in domains related to Computer Science in general and Software Development in particular. I’d highly encourage you to read this as well - as an introduction to getting better.
Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity - Aaron Swartz
Table of Contents
- 1. Computer Science Curriculum
- 2. Technical Books to Read
- 3. Programming/Interview
- 4. Free Side Project Ideas
- 5. Building Profile/Knowledge
- Similar Guides
1. Computer Science Curriculum
Courses below helps you cover the very basics of CS.
- Google’s CS Career and Technical Developement Guide Consists list of MOOC Courses and Resources for a career in CS
- Open University List of free online MOOC courses that you might take up to gain your free education in Computer Science
- TeachYourSelfCS [RECOMMENDED] Best CS curriculum to start ground up.
Stuff for the curious
- Computer Science Field Guide
- CS Handbook
- Computer Science from the Bottom Up
- Open Data Structures
- List of Awesome Courses
2. Technical Books to Read
- Fred Brooks’ The Mythical Man-Month
- Donald Knuth’s The Art of Computer Programming
- Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
You can also cover a list as given here. Thanks to Abhay Rana.
- List by CodingHorror
- Find some here as well
- A LONG LIST OF FREE EBOOKS
- blog.dwarak.in - CS Book List
- blog.dwarak.in - Recommended Readings for CS Graduate
Reference for Interview Prep Guide
4. Read CS Papers
- The Morning Paper - This is no longer active. But contains a good repo of papers though.
- Micah Lerner
- Metadata - Murat Demirbas
5. Free Side Project Ideas
Open Source Projects
Some Open Source projects where you can start contributing. How to start? Read this.
6. Building Profile/Knowledge
Here is a list of best engineering blogs that you may want to follow.
Some great engineering channels that you can follow
- Hussein Nasser [Great Podcast About Systems Design & Backend Engineering]
- Asli Engineering by Arpit Bhayani
- The Geek Narrator
Aside from the above,
- Create a Twitter account and follow good lists.
- Create a StackOverFlow account and answer as many questions as possible - explore and learn.
- Listen to podcasts. Some of my personal favourites here.
- You might also want to follow HackerNews, Lobsters for explosure. Or get everything at Coven.
- Talk and present in meetups/conferences. A list of best developer conferences here.
- Stay Humble. Don’t be an ass!
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