Welcome to the Pythonista Planet Resources page.
My goal on this page is to recommend the best resources and tools I can put together. Most of these are stuff that I use. Some of the links given below are affiliate links.
These are some of the technical and career-related books I’ve used to advance my skills in software development.
- Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and Tensorflow
- Learn Python The Hard Way
- Soft Skills- The Software Developer’s Life Manual (by John Sonmez)
- The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide (by John Sonmez)
- The Clean Coder (by Robert C. Martin aka “Uncle Bob”)
Even though I’m not an avid reader at the moment, I try to read non-technical books, especially self-development books when I get time. I only buy books that are having high-rating and good reviews. Most of these books are suggested to me by some YouTubers or someone I trust regarding that corresponding topic. In short, these books are absolute gems!
- The Millionaire FastLane by MJ Demarco (Personal Finance)
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (Personal Finance)
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (Human History)
- Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins (Self Development/Mindset)
- As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
- The E-myth Revisited by Michael E.Gerber (Business)
- Work Energy by Jim Harmer (Internet Marketing/Business)
I have a bucket list of more than 100 books and I don’t think I’ll ever read all of them. But, I’ll try to buy the paperback versions one by one or use Audible to listen to the audio book version, or go through the book summary using podcasts/YouTube channels like 2000 Books, One Percent Better, etc.
Software Development Tools
These are some of the code editors and tools that I use for coding.
- Visual Studio Code (currently I use this IDE for coding)
- Repl.it (Online editor for coding)
- Oracle Live SQL (for running SQL queries online)
- Python IDLE
- Jupyter Notebook (For coding related to data science)
- XAMPP (to build PHP websites on the local server)
- Eclipse Neon (for Java projects)
- Apache Tomcat (to build Java websites on the local server)
- Git (for version control)
- Heroku (to deploy websites and web apps for free)
- Software Development Desk Accessories
- Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit
- Dell Latitude 3400 i5 (The laptop that I’m using currently)
I’ve done some research to find out the best courses available online for learning various technology. Here are my recommendations:
- Python (Udemy)
- Programming (Udemy)
- Data Science (Coursera)
- Machine Learning
- Web Development (Udemy)
- Front-End Web Development (Udemy)
- Java (Udemy)
- Team TreeHouse
These are the platforms I recommend for doing freelance work.
These are some of the tools that I use for blogging.