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September 12th, 2017

The best developer tools, free for students.

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Vamshi
Vamshi- Co-founder @ BearTax
This equips a students to bootstrap their development project from scratch till production with all the tools necessary
Christopher Leach
Christopher Leach- Programmer and Student
I'm a student and this got me into computer science. Gave me tools I could not afford otherwise.
Maria Romanza✨
Maria Romanza✨- Digital designer
Dude! this is the best student package ever! I learnt all my developer skills from scratch with this
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Create a chat app in 5min

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Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh- Code @ GitHub
I've used Pusher quite a few times. Has always been very easy to implement. Just works.

A curated directory of 400 resources & tools for startups

Startup Stash is a curated directory of resources and tools to help you build your startup. It includes 400 products in 40 categories, like for example: Idea Generation, Early users, Marketing, Raising Capital and Customer support. Each category consists of 10 handpicked resources and tools, all with their own detail page that displays some info about the product.

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Sam Cholera
Sam Cholera- Founder @ iSpy Sport Search
Invaluable for startups
Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Anne-Laure Le Cunff- Entrepreneur
This is the most upvoted product ever on Product Hunt, and it's easy to understand why. It has become my one-stop shop for startup tools. Lots of crossover with Product Hunt, but the content there is neatly organized in categories that make sense when you're starting or managing your own business.
Rojo Villegas
Rojo Villegas- Corporate Digital VP - Chef Company
Great Directory!
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Medium
I'm an 80's kid and 90's Internet Explorer, so I've been online for most of my life. Ever since I was a young Netscaper I've been trying out new (digital) services and products on the internet.
Business Insider
Creating your own startup can be overwhelming at times, but luckily there's a new directory called Startup Stash that contains everything you need to know, all in one place. The first thing you'll notice about Startup Stash is the simple grid layout that makes finding resources and tools exceedingly easy and manageable.
Interviewed
A growing database of podcast interviews.
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Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

Slack is a collaboration hub for work, no matter what work you do. It’s a place where conversations happen, decisions are made, and information is always at your fingertips. With Slack, your team is better connected.

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Jakub Rogalski
Jakub Rogalski- Community Manager at Brand24
We can't imagine our internal communication without Slack. On top of that, we use the tools like https://trello.com for task management, https://heapanalytics.com, https://www.hotjar.com/, and Google Analytics for different sorts of analyses, https://stripe.com/ and https://recurly.com/ for managing payments, and we also use our very own https://brand24.com See more
Soujanya
Soujanya
Slack is a team communication tool, which will also allow to integrate Services We Already Use.
Technology Talk
Technology Talk
Real time Office Messenger Application and One on One Office Meeting App
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TechCrunch
Slack has filed to go public via a direct listing. Similar to what Spotify did last year, this means that the company won't have a traditional IPO, and will instead allow existing shareholders to sell their stock to investors. The company's S-1 filing says it plans to make $100 million ...
The Verge
Workplace collaboration app Slack is starting to test a dark mode for users, joining others, like the mail app for Windows 10 and Facebook Messenger. It's not available to everyone just yet, but it is rolling out to beta testers. Here's how to enable it.
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Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.

Unsplash 5.0 is a massive online catalog of the best online wallpapers from top photographers and editors around the world, free for you to use for anything.

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Joanna Wlaźlak
Joanna Wlaźlak- Project Manager at Opendesk
Absolutely 🍰 images for free and great way of promotion for photographers by crediting them everytime you use them on your website!
Deepak Kumar
Deepak Kumar- CEO, Orcaso.io
It's free and awesome
Harrison Malone
Harrison Malone- Student @ Le Wagon
Used Unsplash for a lot of my work on Medium and it's just such a great UX.
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Digital Trends
Two weeks after incorporating, stock photography platform Unsplash has pushed out its latest update, with a focus on speed and social interactions. If you're not familiar with Unsplash, it's a stock photography platform that relies on photographers uploading photographs using the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.
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A faster and nicer Slack built on Electron

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iMore
Slack has begun testing voice chat just a day after announcing the feature would be coming soon. Available in beta, the feature is currently only being tested on desktop in Slack's apps and in Chrome.
The Next Web
If you're like anyone at TNW, you're probably using Slack every day, all day long. I don't mind; it's a well designed app. But their newly released beta is bringing it to another level.
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Build a fully functional web app without any code

Bubble is web development framework and a visual programming tool. It enables non-technical people to build production-ready web and mobile apps without code.

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Chris Davis
Chris Davis- Founder, Data Davis
Bubble makes me feel like I have superpowers at times.
Pavan Sethi
Pavan Sethi- building things.
Just started using Bubble and it's been great so far - I haven't found any other tool that allows you to build something so quickly and includes a bunch of plugins and design tools. They have a bunch of tutorial videos and even some quick courses to help you get started. You can also use it to build great mobile web apps and even native iOS and Android app… See more
Ayush Mittal
Ayush Mittal- bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌
If you're just starting and exploring different ways to learning to code, consider Bubble! Bubble lets you build a fully functional web/iOS app with **Visual Programming** There is a bit of learning curve to understand the fundamentals of visual programming. Hope it helps, let me know if I can add any further info on this.
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Medium
Emmanuel Straschnov is the maker of Bubble, a powerful general-purpose visual framework that lets you create web applications by simply pointing and clicking. Born in Paris, he met his co-founder shortly after completing his MBA at Harvard Business School and is now based in New York City.
Indie Hackers
Hello! I'm Emmanuel, co-founder of Bubble. Bubble is a visual programming tool that lets people built web apps entirely visually, instead of writing code. The apps that can be built can have a back-end with a custom database, connect to any kind of API, use community-built plugins, and more.
AlleyWatch
When most people learn that a project requires coding, they recoil in fear - at least those of us without technical backgrounds. Visionaries often have the ideas but don't have the technical chops to execute. Bubble is a visual programming language that requires no prior coding knowledge that allows you to program what you want with a simple to use point and… See more
Product Hunt
These days, it's hard to launch a startup without knowing how to code-or hiring someone who does. But, when you have basically no budget early in your company's life, it isn't always feasible to drop five figures (or more) on hiring a web or app developer.
Computerworld
For years now, I've been getting pitches from companies that promised to make application development as easy as finger painting. Instead of lines of code that mean very little to anyone other than a few pointy heads, these platforms all take some kind of stab at a drag-and-click, point-and-shoot tool to create web applications.
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Easily add high-quality animation to any native app

Lottie is an iOS, Android, and React Native library that renders After Effects animations in real time, allowing apps to use animations as easily as they use static images.

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Anthony Dito
Anthony Dito- Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
Not necessarily "programming" animations, but Lottie is used a lot in mobile development these days.
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Android Police - Android news, reviews, apps, games, phones, tablets
Animations are an important part of an app's design and user experience, so much so that Google made them an integral part of material design. The folks at Airbnb just made making an animation a whole lot easier, with a new tool called 'Lottie.'
The Verge
When it's not busy trying to take over the travel industry, Airbnb engineers appear to be spending time on side projects to assist fellow developers. Today, the team launched Lottie, an open-source tool that helps add animations to native apps. Lottie is an iOS, Android, and React Native library that renders After Effects animations in real time.
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Share products you use at work,explore what others are using

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Deepak Sharma
Deepak Sharma- Full Stack Developer @ Siftery
Simple and elegant UI
Ayan Barua
Ayan Barua- Cofounder, Siftery
I might be totally biased here folks, but honestly, it's gotta be Siftery! Some of the things we are building now will spice it up even more.
Gerry Giacoman Colyer
Gerry Giacoman Colyer- Siftery / Make the world a smaller place
Voted 2016 Community Product of the Year by Product Hunters!
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TechCrunch
When companies have to pick what kinds of services they want for their operation - like marketing or human resources - they can easily be paralyzed by choice. That's why Vamshi Mokshagundam and Ayan Barua decided to start Siftery, a database of sorts where companies list their software stacks.
Gigaom
We've seen a massive change in the enterprise software market in the last dozen years and it can be described by four numbers (20, 10, 12, and 4).
NewCo Shift
Get Shift Done: Management Adding a new online solution to the lineup your company already uses can be a challenge. After all, how do you know they'll all work together? It used to take a time-consuming combination of research and trial and error to answer that question. That is, until Siftery came along.
Tech in Asia
The development of our app, Siftery, started in mid-2015, with the first user account registered on July 30. For the remainder of that year, the app remained in closed beta, with the number of users at only a few hundred large. The team decided that January 20, 2016 would be our launch date.
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