Getting Started With Julia
Getting into a new programming language is always a bit overwhelming, because there are so many places to start! Here is a short list of things I like to send to people new to Julia, aimed at varying skill levels:
- Learn X in Y Minutes - Julia edition, a good quick tour if you already know other languages like python pretty well
- Towards Julia 1.0, by David Sanders, is a great tutorial for the latest versions of Julia. Because the language went through so many changes before 1.0, not all older tutorials will still be usable!
- Getting Started with 1.0's Package Manager, for those you (probably everyone) who will want to start using libraries in the “package ecosystem” and maybe write your own!
- How to use the new iteration interface, since many people need to write
- Celeste.jl – amazing example of what mixed (shared and distributed memory) parallelism is capable of in Julia
- StaticArrays.jl, high performance small arrays which show off some of the features of julia's type parameterization
- JuliaGPU, which has a collection of packages for writing native Julia code for GPUs and using existing GPU libraries from Julia
- The JuliaLang learning page, which has lots of good links for learning the language and some best practices