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19 Valuable GitHub Repositories for Beginner Developers ๐Ÿ“šโœจ

I have often been asked what resources would I recommend for beginners looking to step their foot into the web development career. I often refer to GitHub as a great place to start.

I decided to compile some of the best repositories I know. I wish I knew them when I started myself, so treat them as a valuable shortcut to speed up your learning path.

This article is obviously oriented on beginners, though I'm sure some of the more experienced developers might learn a thing or two from these, too.

To help you to navigate I have arranged them via categories, starting from basics to courses, handbooks, best practices, projects, interviews, and resources.


Fundamentals โšก

1. how-web-works

โญ GitHub stars 4k+

GitHub logo vasanthk / how-web-works

What happens behind the scenes when we type www.google.com in a browser?

What happens behind the scenes when we type www.google.com in a browser?

2. developer-roadmap

โญ GitHub stars 187k+

GitHub logo kamranahmedse / developer-roadmap

Interactive roadmaps, guides and other educational content to help developers grow in their careers.

This is probably the best and most complete roadmap, that will help you to grasp the bigger picture of the development landscape, its main technologies, and the recommended sequence of learning things.


Courses ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ

3. web-dev-for-beginners

โญ GitHub stars 41k+

GitHub logo microsoft / Web-Dev-For-Beginners

24 Lessons, 12 Weeks, Get Started as a Web Developer

Quality 12-week, 24-lesson course about JavaScript, CSS, and HTML basics. Each lesson includes pre-and post-lesson quizzes, written instructions to complete the lesson, a solution, an assignment, and more.

4. javascript-30

โญ GitHub stars 18k+

GitHub logo wesbos / JavaScript30

30 Day Vanilla JS Challenge

Starter Files + Completed solutions for the JavaScript 30 Day Challenge by Wes Bos.


Handbooks ๐Ÿ“š

5. developer-handbook

โญ GitHub stars 1k+

GitHub logo apptension / developer-handbook

An opinionated guide on how to become a professional Web/Mobile App Developer.

An opinionated guide on how to become a professional Web/Mobile App Developer.

6. spellbook-of-modern-webdev

โญ GitHub stars 14k+

GitHub logo dexteryy / spellbook-of-modern-webdev

A Big Picture, Thesaurus, and Taxonomy of Modern JavaScript Web Development

A Big Picture, Thesaurus, and Taxonomy of Modern JavaScript Web Development.


Best Practices ๐Ÿ’ฏ

7. web-fundamentals

โญ GitHub stars 12k+

GitHub logo google / WebFundamentals

Former git repo for WebFundamentals on developers.google.com

Some of the best practices for modern web development, provided by Google developers.

8. airbnb

โญ GitHub stars 120k+

GitHub logo airbnb / javascript

JavaScript Style Guide

One of the best Style Guides out there.

9. clean-code-javascript

โญ GitHub stars 64k+

GitHub logo ryanmcdermott / clean-code-javascript

๐Ÿ› Clean Code concepts adapted for JavaScript

Software engineering principles, from Robert C. Martin's book "Clean Code", adapted for JavaScript. A guide to producing readable, reusable, and refactorable software in JavaScript.

10. system-design-primer

โญ GitHub stars 164k+

GitHub logo donnemartin / system-design-primer

Learn how to design large-scale systems. Prep for the system design interview. Includes Anki flashcards.

Learn how to design large-scale systems. Prep for the system design interview. Includes Anki flashcards.


Projects ๐Ÿ“‚

11. simpl

โญ GitHub stars 4k+

GitHub logo samdutton / simpl

Simplest possible examples of HTML, CSS and Javascript:

Simplest possible examples of HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

12. realworld

โญ GitHub stars 64k+

GitHub logo gothinkster / realworld

"The mother of all demo apps" โ€” Exemplary fullstack Medium.com clone powered by React, Angular, Node, Django, and many more ๐Ÿ…

Realworld allows you to choose any frontend (React, Vue, & more) and any backend (Node, Django, & more) and see how they power real-world, beautifully designed full-stack apps.

13. build-your-own-x

โญ GitHub stars 133k+

GitHub logo codecrafters-io / build-your-own-x

Master programming by recreating your favorite technologies from scratch.

Build your own (insert technology here).


Interviews ๐Ÿ’ผ

14. coding-interview-university

โญ GitHub stars 211k+

GitHub logo jwasham / coding-interview-university

A complete computer science study plan to become a software engineer.

A complete computer science study plan to become a software engineer.

15. front-end-interview-handbook

โญ GitHub stars 32k+

GitHub logo yangshun / front-end-interview-handbook

โšก๏ธ Front End interview preparation materials for busy engineers

Front End interview preparation materials for busy engineers.

16. tech-interview-handbook

โญ GitHub stars 66k+

GitHub logo yangshun / tech-interview-handbook

๐Ÿ’ฏ Curated coding interview preparation materials for busy software engineers

Curated interview preparation materials for busy engineers. For a better reading experience, check out techinterviewhandbook.org.

Also, check out Grind 75 - a tool to generate coding interview study plans based on preparation time left.


Resources ๐Ÿ’พ

17. design-resources-for-developers

โญ GitHub stars 36k+

GitHub logo bradtraversy / design-resources-for-developers

Curated list of design and UI resources from stock photos, web templates, CSS frameworks, UI libraries, tools and much more

A curated list of design and UI resources from stock photos, web templates, CSS frameworks, UI libraries, tools, and much more.

18. free-programming-books

โญ GitHub stars 223k+

GitHub logo EbookFoundation / free-programming-books

๐Ÿ“š Freely available programming books

Freely available programming books.

19. front-end-collection

โญ GitHub stars 1k+

GitHub logo cheatsheet1999 / FrontEndCollection

Notes for Front-end Software Engineers. Covers common data structure and algorithms, basic web concepts, HTML & CSS & Javascript.

Notes for Front-end Software Engineers. Covers common data structure and algorithms, basic web concepts, HTML & CSS & Javascript.


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anitaparmar26

Thank you for sharing wonderful GitHub Repo for beginner.
here we have amazing admin dashboard template using bootstrap 5
Free GitHub repo: dashui.codescandy.com/
https://dashui.codescandy.com/

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alguerocode

this website is useful for this topic: masterjs.vercel.app/
is great resource collection for javascript

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Madza

Thank you so much for sharing! ๐Ÿ‘โœจ

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Stanley Lim • Edited

Self plug: I've been working on an easy to pick up CSS framework called Cirrus. Great for beginners who want to learn more about developing UIs quickly. github.com/Spiderpig86/Cirrus

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Madza

This is a great addition ๐Ÿ‘ Thanks ๐Ÿ™โค

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Sanket Sonvane • Edited

My one favorite is the Awesome Repo
github.com/sindresorhus/awesome
It's like the one ring to rule them all. โœŒ๐Ÿป

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Madza

That was is a vast ocean of resources โœจ๐Ÿ‘

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z2lai

That links to a list of all the Awesome Lists, each Awesome List contains links to all awesome resources.

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Madza

Excatly, it's like the root of all the resources ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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Stephane Paquet

As many apps are sending emails I would like to add the following one to the list github.com/spaquet/docker-alpine-m...

It's mailcatcher running in a docker image. As the image is built on top of Alpine Linux its footprint is very small.

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Madza

Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ

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Jitu Chauhan • Edited

Thank you for sharing this amazing list of beginner developer github repo.
We also as beginner build our first theme based on react bootstrap. Geeks UI.
Geeks UI - React Bootstrap based theme for developer and design agency.

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Madza

It's amazing, thank you! ๐Ÿ™โค

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Jatin Sharma

This is wonderful ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Madza

Means so much, thanks! ๐Ÿ™โค

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Ender Bonnet

I have a repository full of Frontend-Tools
github.com/enBonnet/Frontend-Tools

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Madza

This is a valuable addition! โœจ
Good job on it and thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘

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Ender Bonnet

Thank you to group all those resources together

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Madza

It's my pleasure! ๐Ÿ™โค

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Techislife

๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Madza

Thanks a lot, happy to help! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘

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Yash Chaudhari

Thank u so much

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Madza

My pleasure ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ

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Arshad Khan

It's really helpful ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Madza

Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

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Dhanush N

Thank you for this list

A GitHub repo for curated list of Node Js Resources ๐Ÿ‘‡

github.com/DhanushNehru/Ultimate-N...

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Madza

Thanks a lot for the input ๐Ÿ™โค

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Lynn Langit

readers might find my 'learning cloud' Repo useful --> github.com/lynnlangit/learning-cloud

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Madza

Thanks for sharing it ๐Ÿ™โค

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