More free ebooks on EbookFoundation's GitHub Repository

Let's take a look at the lists on science and programming from EbookFoundation

Hello everybody,

Today I want to bring you a couple of lists that are published in an uncommon way, we'll take a look at the "EbookFoundation"'s Lists, that gather together completely free ebooks about science and programming, in many languages, all in a GitHub repository.

Let's start with the shortest: the science section, which sadly has few books, not in Italian. Here we can find some books about:

  • Math
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Technology

For a grand total of about fifteen books, all ready to download for free.

Now let's switch to the juicy part of this post: the programming section, that includes books, online courses, even interactive, resources, podcasts and screencasts, in Italian too and among the available languages we can find, there are:

  • Ada
  • Assembly
  • C, C#, C++
  • Haskell
  • Java
  • TeX
  • Lisp
  • Lua
  • Perl
  • Php
  • Python
  • R
  • Ruby
  • Many, many, many, many others...

There are also language-agnostic resources, which are a bit more general. This GitHub is a real goldmine for the people who want to sharpen their computer knowledge also with less-classic subjects, like Machine Learning.

And now we're at the unique perk of both these repositories: being hosted on GitHub, anybody can give their own contribution with their own findings, with the classic Forking/Pull Request system, with preference to multiple small pull requests, instead of a big one.

I'm leaving you with another link to the main GitHub page of EbookFoundation: link.

Our trip in the world of free learning is not over yet, I'll keep on looking around for more resources to give you.

Have a good one and see you in the next post!