These are some of the main tools that helped me during college.
Free online tool that helped me to stay on track. This kept the faffing and time wasting to a minimum!
I used this for version control, in particular the branch facility. Everytime I started to work on my projects, I created a new branch. EVERYTIME! It saved my bacon – in time and stress management. Too often in college, you hear that at the last minute, a project had gone belly up, broke mystically. Using the branching, I always had a working project in the ‘master branch’.
Cloud9 IDE is the cloud based development environment that I used for a few projects.
Wireframe.cc There are many mock up tools, this one worked for me, very intuitive to use. There was no learning curve with this free one.
I signed up to the blog of Justin Weiss, a Rails developer, and various helpful sites. He was the most helpful and emailed me with tips!
Water! Water! Water! I kept my brain working by staying hydrated.
Finally friends and college mates! I got back all the help I gave others.