Resources

Meetup

All of the CodeUp Manchester events are organised through Meetup. If you're struggling to find information about the date, time, location or people at an event, check here first.

GitHub

Git is industry-leading version control software and is incredibly popular with professionals and hobbyists alike. CodeUp Manchester has a public GitHub repository where we encourage you to store any public projects you work on at CodeUp. We even run this web site direct from our GitHub repository.

Slack

CodeUp Manchester has a Slack workspace where you can chat, share files, ask questions and get help with problems in between Meetups. Follow the link to get an invitation.

Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)

Android Studio

Want to write mobile apps for Google devices? Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device. It includes a layout editor, an emulator (to test your code without the hassle of transferring it to a phone/tablet), intelligent suggestions as you type, performance profilers and much more.

IDLE (Python)

Python is a simple but sophisticated language, well suited to number crunching and data science, and its thousands of community-built libraries enable it to do almost anything. Follow the link to download the IDLE development environment.

IntelliJ IDEA

Over the last 15 years, JetBrains has revolutionised the development industry with its intellisense, refactoring and other tools, and a lot of their ideas have since been copied and pasted into other programs. However, nothing beats the speed and efficiency of their development applications and IntelliJ is fantastic for those wanting to work with Java, Scala, Angular, React and lots of other modern languages.

Visual Studio

Visual Studio is one of the titans of industry, having been around for over 20 years. Like Android Studio it combines a wealth of professional development tools, the difference being that by default it caters mainly to Microsoft technologies. Visual Studio provides support for desktop, mobile and web applications as well as databases, games and office tools.

Visual Studio Code

Despite sharing its big brother's name, Visual Studio Code is a tiny, nimble, stripped down code editor designed specifically for people working on small projects in their own custom environments. It's incredibly flexible and has loads of useful extensions.

Tools

Coolors

Coolors is a great little web app that shows you five colours alongside each other, with a random colour generator to start you off and simple, intuitive tools to adjust them from there.

Here are CodeUp's colours to get you started.

CodePen

CodePen is a development environment for front-end designers and developers. You can use it to quickly test snippets of code without having to set up all the files, folders and links on your own machine. You can share your 'pens' with others to show them your ideas and can even search all the code that has been written by others.

Font Awesome

Font Awesome is a font and icon toolkit based on CSS and Less which takes 2 minutes to add to a site and 2 minutes to learn. All the icons on this site are thanks to Font Awesome.

Google Fonts

Google Fonts provides a massive list of fonts for any website. It includes a layout editor, an emulator (to test your code without the hassle of transferring it to a phone/tablet), intelligent suggestions as you type, performance profilers and much more.