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Top free resources available to student developers

Top free resources available to student developers

Students did’t have enough resources to purchase the tools for programming or designing their applications. Most popular organizations is now offering programs, in which they are providing tools to the students at no cost. You have to just verify your current student status and the licence will be awarded to you free.

Here is the detail of student programs



Microsoft has the largest program for education. The program is known as Microsoft DreamSpark.  Microsoft DreamSpark offers a huge no of its products free for the students. It is available to almost all of the academic institutes. If you are a student, you can get the account directly from the institute or by using your ISIC card. Microsoft also starts a new program for students, known as Micorosft Imagine Cup. In which the best idea leads to $50,000 of cash prize.

Get access to Microsoft DreamSpark


Xamarin is the cross platform to develop Mobile apps (Android, IOS, Mac) in native C#. Xamarin apps share their code across all the platforms. Xamarin was offering trial for developers. But recently Xamarin is offering free licence for students. Initially it was only available for Xamarin Studio. But Later on, it was extended to the Xamarin Visual Studio.

Get access to the Xamarin Student


JetBrains, creator of the best Java IDE , IntelliJ IDEA , is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent development tools. JetBrains offering following of their tools free for students.

  • ReSharper Visual Studio extension for .NET
  • dotTrace .NET performance profiler
  • dotCover .NET code coverage tool
  • dotMemory .NET memory profiler
  • IntelliJ IDEA The most intelligent IDE for Java
  • RubyMine IDE for Ruby and Rails
  • PyCharm Powerful Python & Django IDE
  • ReSharper C++ Visual Studio extension for C++
  • PhpStorm IDE for Web & PHP
  • WebStorm Smart JavaScript IDE
  • AppCode Smart iOS/OS X IDE
  • CLion Cross-platform C/C++ IDE

Get access to the JetBrains Student Program



The iOS Developer University Program is a free program designed for higher education institutions looking to introduce iOS development into their curriculum.  iOS Developer University Program is available for free to qualified, degree granting, higher education institutions.

Get access to the iOS Developer University Program



AutoDesk is an American multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries. They are also offering fee software for education.

Get access to the AutoDesk Education


Unity is the ultimate game development platform. Use Unity to build high-quality 3D and 2D games, deploy them across mobile, desktop, VR/AR, consoles or the Web. Unity3D has launched their program for education.

Get access to the Unity for Education

About Kashif Sohail

Kashif Sohail is a Microsoft Student Partner. He is a student of BS(Computer Science). He is a .Net Developer, a blogger, and a Designer. He is working on .Net technologies since 2013. He is working on Microsoft Azure, UWP and Xamarin.

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