The following statement pretty much covers any subject. To be a pro at anything, you have to use what the pros use. The GitHub Student Developer Pack allows students to do just that. There are loads of cool goodies being offered with it right now, but only recently was it announced that Visual Studio Community Edition is now part of the pack!
For those that may not be aware, Visual Studio Community Edition is a full-fledged, world class IDE that allows developers to do what they do best: make. It’s the productivity focused IDE, and Community edition is completely free!
There’s no reason not to go and pick everything up from the pack! All you’ll need is your student credentials