There’s no substitute for hands-on experience, but for most students, real world tools can be cost prohibitive. That’s why GitHub created the GitHub Student Developer Pack with some of their partners and friends: to give students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing. Microsoft partnered with GitHub to offer the new Visual Studio Community 2013 edition as part of their Student Developer Pack.
Through the Student Pack, student developers can access Visual Studio, as well as great free offers for Azure and Visual Studio Online.
- Visual Studio: All the tools, designers and debuggers you need for your next project – with support for web, mobile, desktop and cloud apps using C#, Node.js, Python, F#, VB and more. Visual Studio 2013 Community is free for students and other non-enterprise developers.
- Visual Studio Online: Tools for planning, backlogs, tracking bugs and running builds and continuous integration – all in one place. Visual Studio Online accounts are free for up to 5 users.
- Microsoft Azure: Host apps in the cloud on a platform that supports any OS, any language and any framework. Microsoft Azure subscriptions include 10 free web sites and 10 free mobile services.