This story from Lifehacker.com points up just how easy it can be to get an education in today's world. The article links to over 500 free programming ebooks available for download from GitHub -- the home to version control service Git and a social network focused around programming.
Programming languages are covered, but also books on algorithms and data structures, databases, data mining, machine learning and much more. Hit the link for a complete index and download links.
Whether you are a technology beginner or someone seeking to build their career (or change to a new one) online resources like this a free and easy source of learning materials to help you on your way. Combine these with a mentor or two and you can be learning a lot investing mainly your time.
More info on GitHub:
- What Exactly Is GitHub Anyway?
- GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started
- GitHub on Wikipedia
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