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Algorithms Illuminated: Part 1: The Basics
by Tim Roughgarden

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September 26, 2017

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Algorithms are the heart and soul of computer science. Their applications range from network routing and computational genomics to public-key cryptography and database system implementation. Studying algorithms can make you a better programmer, a clearer thinker, and a master of technical interviews. Algorithms Illuminated is an accessible introduction to the subject---a transcript of what an expert algorithms tutor would say over a series of one-on-one lessons. The exposition is rigorous but emphasizes the big picture and conceptual understanding over low-level implementation and mathematical details. <br /> Part 1 of the book series covers asymptotic analysis and big-O notation, divide-and-conquer algorithms and the master method, randomized algorithms, and several famous algorithms for sorting and selection.
Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow: Conce...
by Aurélien Géron

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English

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572

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March 13, 2017

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<div><p><b>Graphics in this book are printed in black and white</b>.</p><p>Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how.</p><p>By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks—scikit-learn and TensorFlow—author Aurélien Géron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You’ll learn a range of techniques, starting with simple linear regression and progressing to deep neural networks. With exercises in each chapter to help you apply what you’ve learned, all you need is programming experience to get started.</p><ul><li>Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural nets</li><li>Use scikit-learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-end</li><li>Explore several training models, including support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and ensemble methods</li><li>Use the TensorFlow library to build and train neural nets</li><li>Dive into neural net architectures, including convolutional nets, recurrent nets, and deep reinforcement learning</li><li>Learn techniques for training and scaling deep neural nets</li><li>Apply practical code examples without acquiring excessive machine learning theory or algorithm details</li></ul></div>
Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and...
by Robert C. Martin

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English

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432

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September 12, 2017

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<p style="margin:0px;"> <b>Practical Software Architecture Solutions from the Legendary Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”)</b> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books <i>Clean Code</i> and <i>The Clean Coder,</i> legendary software craftsman Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) reveals those rules and helps you apply them.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Martin’s <i> <b>Clean Architecture</b> </i> doesn’t merely present options. Drawing on over a half-century of experience in software environments of every imaginable type, Martin tells you what choices to make and why they are critical to your success. As you’ve come to expect from Uncle Bob, this book is packed with direct, no-nonsense solutions for the real challenges you’ll face—the ones that will make or break your projects.</p> <ul> <li>Learn what software architects need to achieve—and core disciplines and practices for achieving it</li> <li>Master essential software design principles for addressing function, component separation, and data management</li> <li>See how programming paradigms impose discipline by restricting what developers can do</li> <li>Understand what’s critically important and what’s merely a “detail”</li> <li>Implement optimal, high-level structures for web, database, thick-client, console, and embedded applications</li> <li>Define appropriate boundaries and layers, and organize components and services</li> <li>See why designs and architectures go wrong, and how to prevent (or fix) these failures</li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px;"> <i> <b>Clean Architecture</b> </i> is essential reading for every current or aspiring software architect, systems analyst, system designer, and software manager—and for every programmer who must execute someone else’s designs.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <br /> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <i>Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.</i> </p>
Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in T...
by , Jackie Bavaro

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English

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366

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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How many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more. <br /><br />Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book about landing a product management role in a startup or bigger tech company. Learn how the ambiguously-named "PM" (product manager / program manager) role varies across companies, what experience you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter look like, and finally, how to master the PM interview questions (estimation questions, behavioral questions, case questions, product questions, technical questions, and the super important "pitch").<br /><br /><br />CONTENTS:<br /><br />The Product Manager Role<br />What is a PM?<br />Functions of a PM<br />Top Myths about Product Management<br />Project Managers and Program Managers<br /><br />Companies<br />How the PM Role Varies<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Apple<br />Facebook<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter<br />Startups <br /><br />Getting the Right Experience<br />New Grads<br />Making the Most of Career Fairs<br />Do you need an MBA?<br />Why Technical Experience Matters<br />Transitioning from Engineer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Designer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Other Roles<br />What Makes a Good Side Project? <br /><br />Career Advancement<br />Tips and Tricks for Career Advancement<br />Q & A: Fernando Delgado, Sr. Director, Product Management at Yahoo<br />Q & A: Ashley Carroll, Senior Director of Product Management, DocuSign<br />Q & A: Brandon Bray, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft<br />Q & A: Thomas Arend, International Product Lead, Airbnb<br />Q & A: Johanna Wright, VP at Google<br />Q & A: Lisa Kostova Ogata, VP of Product at Bright.com <br /><br />Behind the Interview Scenes<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Facebook<br />Apple<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter <br />Dropbox <br /><br />Resumes<br />The 15 Second Rule<br />The Rules<br />Attributes of a Good PM Resume<br />What to Include <br /><br />Real Resumes: Before & After<br /><br />Cover Letters<br />Elements of a Good PM Cover Letter<br />The Cover Letter Template<br />A Great Cover Letter <br /><br />Company Research<br />The Product<br />The Strategy<br />The Culture<br />The Role<br />The Questions <br /><br />Define Yourself<br />"Tell Me About Yourself" (The Pitch)<br />"Why do you want to work here?"<br />"Why should we hire you?"<br />"Why are you leaving your current job?"<br />"What do you like to do in your spare time?"<br />"Where do you see yourself in five years?"<br />"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"<br />Sample Strengths and Weaknesses <br /><br />Behavioral Questions<br />Why These Questions Are Asked<br />Preparation<br />Follow-Up Questions<br />Types of Behavioral Questions <br /><br />Estimation Questions<br />Approach<br />Numbers Cheat Sheet<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Example Interview<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Product Questions<br />About the Product Question<br />Type 1: Designing a Product<br />Type 2: Improving a Product<br />Type 3: Favorite Product<br />Preparation<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Case Questions<br />The Case Question: Consultants vs. PMs<br />What Interviewers Look For<br />Useful Frameworks<br />Product Metrics<br />Interview Questions <br /><br />Coding Questions<br />Who Needs To Code<br />What You Need To Know<br />How You Are Evaluated<br />How To Approach<br />Developing an Algorithm<br />Additional Questions & Solutions <br /><br />Appendix<br />Top 1% PMs vs. Top 10% PMs<br />Be a Great Product Leader<br />The Inputs to a Great Product Roadmap<br />How to Hire a Product Manager
The Self-Taught Programmer: The Definitive Guide to Programming P...
by Cory Althoff

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English

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301

Publication Date

December 26, 2016

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I am a self-taught programmer. After a year of self-study, I learned to program well enough to land a job as a software engineer II at eBay. Once I got there, I realized I was severely under-prepared. I was overwhelmed by the amount of things I needed to know but hadn't learned yet. My journey learning to program, and my experience at my first job as a software engineer were the inspiration for this book.<br /><br />This book is not just about learning to program; although you will learn to code. If you want to program professionally, it is not enough to learn to code; that is why, in addition to helping you learn to program, I also cover the rest of the things you need to know to program professionally that classes and books don't teach you. "The Self-taught Programmer" is a roadmap, a guide to take you from writing your first Python program, to passing your first technical interview. I divided the book into six sections:<br /><br />1. Learn to program in Python 3 and build your first program.<br />2. Learn Object-oriented programming and create a powerful Python program to get you hooked.<br />3. Learn to use tools like Git, Bash, regular expressions and databases. Then use your new coding skills to build a web scraper.<br />4. Study Computer Science fundamentals like data structures and algorithms. <br />5. Learn to program for production: I cover the software development process, testing, and best coding practices.<br />6. Finish with tips for working with a team and landing a programming job.<br /><br />You CAN learn to program professionally. The path is there. Will you take it?
C#: Learn C# in One Day and Learn It Well. C# for Beginners with ...
by , Jamie Chan

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<h2>Learn C# Fast and Learn It Well. Master C# Programming with a unique Hands-On Project (Updated for VS Community 2017)</h2><br /><br />Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the C# language fast?<br /><br />This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning C# from boring books that are 600 pages long, expensive online courses or complicated C# tutorials that just leave you more confused. <br /><br /><h2>What this book offers...</h2><br /><b>C# for Beginners</b><br /><br />Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the C# language <b>even if you have never coded before</b>.<br /><br /><b>Carefully Chosen C# Examples</b><br /><br />Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples.<br /><br /><b>Careful selection of topics</b><br /><br />Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to C#, while not overwhelming you with information overload. These topics include object-oriented programming concepts, error handling techniques, file handling techniques and more.<br /><br /><b>Learn The C# Programming Language Fast</b><br /><br />Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn C# in just one day and start coding immediately.<br /><br /><h2>How is this book different...</h2><br />The best way to learn C# is by doing. This book includes a unique project at the end of the book that requires the application of all the concepts taught previously. Working through the project will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it"ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.<br /><br />Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of C# coding? This book is for you. Click the BUY button and download it now.<br /><br /><h2>What you'll learn:</h2><br /><u>Introduction to C#</u><br />- What is C#?<br />- How to install and run Visual Studio Community 2015?<br /><br /><u>Data types and Operators</u><br />- What are the common data types in C#?<br />- What are arrays and lists?<br />- How to format C# strings<br />- What is a value type vs reference type?<br />- What are the common C# operators?<br /><br /><u>Object Oriented Programming</u><br />- What is object oriented programming?<br />- How to write your own classes<br />- What are fields, properties, methods and constructors?<br />- What is encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism?<br />- What is an abstract class and interface?<br />- What is an enum and struct?<br /><br /><u>Controlling the Flow of a Program</u><br />- What are condition statements?<br />- How to use control flow statements in C#<br />- What are jump statements?<br />- How to handle errors and exceptions<br /><br /><u>and Others...</u><br />- How to accept user inputs and display outputs<br />- How to use LINQ to save yourself from hours of work <br />- How to work with external files<br />...and so much more....<br /><br />Finally, you'll be guided through a hands-on project that requires the application of all the topics covered.<br /><br />Click the BUY button now and download the book now to start learning C#. Learn it fast and learn it well.<br /><br /><b>Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!</b><br /> <br /><br />Tags:<br />------------<br />C#, C# tutorial, C# book, learning C#, C# programming language, C# coding, C# programming for beginners, C# for Dummies, .NET, Visual Studio, C# operators
Make Your Own Neural Network
by Tariq Rashid

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English

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Publication Date

April 16, 2016

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A step-by-step gentle journey through the mathematics of neural networks, and making your own using the Python computer language. <br /><br />Neural networks are a key element of deep learning and artificial intelligence, which today is capable of some truly impressive feats. Yet too few really understand how neural networks actually work.<br /><br />This guide will take you on a fun and unhurried journey, starting from very simple ideas, and gradually building up an understanding of how neural networks work. You won't need any mathematics beyond secondary school, and an accessible introduction to calculus is also included.<br /><br />The ambition of this guide is to make neural networks as accessible as possible to as many readers as possible - there are enough texts for advanced readers already!<br /><br />You'll learn to code in Python and make your own neural network, teaching it to recognise human handwritten numbers, and performing as well as professionally developed networks.<br /><br />Part 1 is about ideas. We introduce the mathematical ideas underlying the neural networks, gently with lots of illustrations and examples. <br /><br />Part 2 is practical. We introduce the popular and easy to learn Python programming language, and gradually builds up a neural network which can learn to recognise human handwritten numbers, easily getting it to perform as well as networks made by professionals. <br /><br />Part 3 extends these ideas further. We push the performance of our neural network to an industry leading 98% using only simple ideas and code, test the network on your own handwriting, take a privileged peek inside the mysterious mind of a neural network, and even get it all working on a Raspberry Pi. <br /><br />All the code in this has been tested to work on a Raspberry Pi Zero.
Attack of the Flickering Skeletons: More Terrible Old Games You...
by Stuart Ashen

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English

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208

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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<b>Welcome to a world of games you never knew existed. You will probably wish you still didn’t.</b><br /><br />YouTube sensation Stuart Ashen is back with his second instalment of terrible old computer games you’ve probably never heard of... because what the world needs right now is to know exactly how bad <i>Domain of the Undead</i> for the Atari 8-bit computers was.<br /><br /><i>Attack of the Flickering Skeletons </i>is even bigger than the original <i>Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of</i> – this second excavation of gaming’s buried past will not only unearth more appalling excuses for digital entertainment, but also feature guest contributors and several special interest chapters not based around single specific games. <br /><br />These are NOT the games you’ve heard of a million times in YouTube videos. This is a compilation of truly obscure and dreadful games. Dripping with wry humour and featuring the best, worst graphics from the games themselves, this book encapsulates the atrocities produced in the days of tight budgets and low quality controls. <br /><br />These are <i>even more </i>appalling games that leaked from the industry’s tear ducts, taken down from the dusty shelves of history by the man who has somehow made a living by sticking rubbish on a sofa and talking about it.
Python (2nd Edition): Learn Python in One Day and Learn It Well. ...
by , Jamie Chan

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English

Pages

174

Publication Date

May 10, 2017

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<h2>(2nd Edition: Covers Object Oriented Programming) Learn Python Fast and Learn It Well. Master Python Programming with a unique Hands-On Project</h2><br /><br />Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the Python language fast?<br /><br />This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning Python from lengthy books, expensive online courses or complicated Python tutorials. <br /><br /><h2>What this book offers...</h2><br /><b>Python for Beginners</b><br /><br />Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the Python language <b>even if you have never coded before</b>.<br /><br /><b>Carefully Chosen Python Examples</b><br /><br />Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples.<br /><br /><b>Careful selection of topics</b><br /><br />Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to Python, while not overwhelming you with information overload. These topics include object-oriented programming concepts, error handling techniques, file handling techniques and more.<br /><br /><b>Learn The Python Programming Language Fast</b><br /><br />Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn Python in just one day and start coding immediately. <br /><br /><h2>How is this book different...</h2><br />The best way to learn Python is by doing. This book includes a complete project at the end of the book that requires the application of all the concepts taught previously. Working through the project will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it"ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.<br /><br />Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of Python coding? This book is for you. <br /><br />With the first edition of this book being a <b>#1 best-selling programming ebook on Amazon for more than a year</b>, you can rest assured that this new and improved edition is the perfect book for you to learn the Python programming language fast.<br /><br />Click the BUY button and download it now.<br /><br /><h2>What you'll learn:</h2><br />- What is Python?<br />- What software you need to code and run Python programs?<br />- What are variables?<br />- What are the common data types in Python?<br />- What are Lists and Tuples?<br />- How to format strings<br />- How to accept user inputs and display outputs<br />- How to control the flow of program with loops<br />- How to handle errors and exceptions<br />- What are functions and modules?<br />- How to define your own functions and modules<br />- How to work with external files<br />- What are objects and classes<br />- How to write your own class<br />- What is inheritance<br />- What are properties<br />- What is name mangling<br /><br />.. and more...<br /><br />Finally, you'll be guided through a hands-on project that requires the application of all the topics covered.<br /><br />Click the BUY button and download the book now to start learning Python. Learn it fast and learn it well.<br /><br />Tags:<br />------------<br />Python, Object-oriented Python, Python course, Python book, learning Python, Python language, Python examples, Python tutorials, Python programming language, Python coding, Python programming for beginners, Python for Dummies
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth an...
by Camille Fournier

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English

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244

Publication Date

March 13, 2017

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<div><p>Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.</p><p>From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you’ll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you’re a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization.</p><ul><li>Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager</li><li>Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead</li><li>Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team</li><li>Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders</li><li>Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers</li><li>Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams</li></ul></div>

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