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Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in T...
by , Jackie Bavaro

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English

Pages

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
Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and...
by , Gene Kim

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><span><span style="Times New Roman";"><strong>Accelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.</strong></span></span></div><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><span><span style="Times New Roman";"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><span><span style="Times New Roman";">How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter―that it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research <span><span style=" font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; white-space: pre-wrap;">to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet</span></span>, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance―and what drives it―using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations.</span></span></div><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><br /></div><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><span><span style="Times New Roman";">Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.</span></span></div></div>
Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow: Conce...
by Aurélien Géron

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English

Pages

576

Publication Date

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>
All New Fire HD 8 & 10 User Guide - Newbie to Expert in 2 Hours!
by , Jenna Edwards

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English

Pages

119

Publication Date

July 04, 2014

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<h2>UPDATED FALL 2018: Up to Date Guide for the All New $79,99 Fire HD 8. The Only Manual You Need to Discover and Use Your Amazon Fire HD 8 & 10 Tablet Like a Pro</h2><br /><strong>***BONUS 1***</strong> Sign up to our free monthly newsletter and receive five top app recommendations for your Kindle Fire each month.<br /><br /><strong>***BONUS 2***</strong> Buy a paperback copy of this book and receive the Kindle version absolutely free via Kindle Matchbook<br /><br />From the Number 1 Best Selling authors in Computers and Technology. This is the Amazon Kindle Fire manual that should have been in the box. Everything you need to know about using your Fire HD 8 & HD 10 tablet explained simply and clearly. No matter what your skill level, this Amazon e-Book will take you from newbie to expert in just 2 hours.<br /><br />User Guide AND Tips, Tricks and Secrets - It's all here.<br />This comprehensive user guide has it all - from simple step by step instructions for the beginner, to expert tips and tricks for the advanced user. This Kindle Fire Amazon e-Book is for everyone.<br /><br />About the Authors<br />Tom and Jenna Edwards are the Amazon Tech authors behind the Number 1 Bestselling e-book 250+ Best Kindle Fire & Fire HD Apps
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth an...
by Camille Fournier

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English

Pages

246

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>
Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Pr...
by Eric Matthes

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English

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562

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<i>Python Crash Course</i> is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time.<br /><br />In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online.<br /><br />As you work through <i>Python Crash Course</i> you’ll learn how to:<br />–Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal<br />–Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses<br />–Work with data to generate interactive visualizations<br />–Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online<br />–Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems<br /><br /><br />If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, <i>Python Crash Course</i> will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code!<br /><br /><b>Uses Python 2 and 3</b>
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (Robert C....
by Robert C. Martin

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English

Pages

464

Publication Date

August 01, 2008

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Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way.<BR> <BR>Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with <I> <B>Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship</B> </I>. Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly” into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer–but only if you work at it.<BR> <BR>What kind of work will you be doing? You’ll be reading code–lots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what’s right about that code, and what’s wrong with it. More importantly, you will be challenged to reassess your professional values and your commitment to your craft.<BR> <BR> <I> <B>Clean Code</B> </I> is divided into three parts. The first describes the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code–of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells” gathered while creating the case studies. The result is a knowledge base that describes the way we think when we write, read, and clean code.<BR> <BR>Readers will come away from this book understanding<BR> <UL> <LI>How to tell the difference between good and bad code <LI>How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code <LI>How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes <LI>How to format code for maximum readability <LI>How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic <LI>How to unit test and practice test-driven development</LI> </UL>This book is a must for any developer, software engineer, project manager, team lead, or systems analyst with an interest in producing better code.<BR>
Python Tricks: A Buffet of Awesome Python Features
by Dan Bader

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

December 06, 2017

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<p><strong>“I don’t even feel like I’ve scratched the surface of what I can do with Python”</strong></p><p>With <em>Python Tricks: The Book</em> you’ll discover Python’s best practices and the power of beautiful & Pythonic code with simple examples and a step-by-step narrative.</p><p>You'll get one step closer to mastering Python, so you can write beautiful and idiomatic code that comes to you naturally.</p><p>Learning the ins and outs of Python is difficult—and with this book you'll be able to focus on the practical skills that really matter. Discover the “hidden gold” in Python’s standard library and start writing clean and Pythonic code today.</p><p><strong>Who Should Read This Book:</strong></p><br /><ul><li><em>If you’re wondering which lesser known parts in Python you should know about</em>, you’ll get a roadmap with this book. Discover cool (yet practical!) Python tricks and blow your coworkers’ minds in your next code review.</li><li><em>If you’ve got experience with legacy versions of Python</em>, the book will get you up to speed with modern patterns and features introduced in Python 3 and backported to Python 2.</li><li><em>If you’ve worked with other programming languages and you want to get up to speed with Python</em>, you’ll pick up the idioms and practical tips you need to become a confident and effective Pythonista.</li><li><em>If you want to make Python your own and learn how to write clean and Pythonic code</em>, you’ll discover best practices and little-known tricks to round out your knowledge.</li></ul><br /><p><strong>What Python Developers Say About The Book:</strong></p><p><em>"I kept thinking that I wished I had access to a book like this when I started learning Python many years ago."</em> — Mariatta Wijaya, Python Core Developer</p><p><em>"This book makes you write better Python code!"</em> — Bob Belderbos, Software Developer at Oracle</p><p><em>"Far from being just a shallow collection of snippets, this book will leave the attentive reader with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of Python as well as an appreciation for its beauty."</em> — Ben Felder, Pythonista</p><p><em>"It's like having a seasoned tutor explaining, well, tricks!"</em> — Daniel Meyer, Sr. Desktop Administrator at Tesla Inc.</p>
Effective Java
by Joshua Bloch

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English

Pages

414

Publication Date

December 18, 2017

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<div usercontent=""> <p style="margin:0px;"> <b>The Definitive Guide to Java Platform Best Practices–Updated for Java 7, 8, and 9</b> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Java has changed dramatically since the previous edition of <i>Effective Java</i> was published shortly after the release of Java 6. This Jolt award-winning classic has now been thoroughly updated to take full advantage of the latest language and library features. The support in modern Java for multiple paradigms increases the need for specific best-practices advice, and this book delivers.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">As in previous editions, each chapter of <i> <b>Effective Java, Third Edition,</b> </i> consists of several “items,” each presented in the form of a short, stand-alone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and updated code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">The third edition covers language and library features added in Java 7, 8, and 9, including the functional programming constructs that were added to its object-oriented roots. Many new items have been added, including a chapter devoted to lambdas and streams.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">New coverage includes</p> <ul> <li>Functional interfaces, lambda expressions, method references, and streams</li> <li>Default and static methods in interfaces</li> <li>Type inference, including the diamond operator for generic types</li> <li>The @SafeVarargs annotation</li> <li>The try-with-resources statement</li> <li>New library features such as the Optional interface, java.time, and the convenience factory methods for collections</li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px;"> <br /> </p> </div>
A Smarter Way to Learn Python: Learn it faster. Remember it longe...
by Mark Myers

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

December 06, 2017

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<h2>I wasn't smart enough to learn a computer language like Python—until I got smart about <em>how</em> to learn it.</h2><p>I was smart enough to earn an honors degree in philosophy from Harvard, but an aptitude test told me to avoid computer programming. I'm sure it was right. But then I designed a learning system for myself that quadrupled my aptitude for learning computer languages. It worked so well for me that I've used it to teach coding to grandmothers, cab drivers, musicians, and 50,000 other newbies.</p><p><i>"Mark Myers' method of getting what can be...difficult information into a format that makes it exponentially easier to consume, truly understand, and synthesize into real-world application is beyond anything I've encountered before." —Amazon reviewer Jason A. Ruby reviewing my first book, A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript</i></p><p><strong>Quadruple your learning ability.</strong></p><p>Washington University research shows that a key teaching method I use—interactive recall practice—improves learning performance 400 percent.</p><p><i>"I don't feel lost and I don't feel that I am forgetting things as I go along." —Amazon reviewer Leonie M. reviewing my second book, A Smarter Way to Learn HTML and CSS</i></p><p><strong>Understanding is easy. Remembering is hard.</strong></p><p>Computer languages are not inherently hard to understand, even for non-techies. <i>Remembering</i> is the problem. If you remember all of Chapter 1 through Chapter 10, you'll understand Chapter 11. But you <em>don't</em> remember. Though you read and read, most of it doesn't stick. You don't have a solid foundation to build on. Halfway through the book, it all collapses. That's when most people give up.</p><p><i>"I've signed up to a few sites like Udemy, Codecademy, FreeCodeCamp, Lynda, YouTube videos, even searched on Coursera but nothing seemed to work for me. This book takes only 10 minutes each chapter and after that, you can exercise what you've just learned right away!" —Amazon reviewer Constanza Morales reviewing my first book, A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript</i> </p><p><strong>Interactive exercises make it stick.</strong></p><p>Research shows that you will remember everything if you're repeatedly asked to recall it. That's the beauty of flash cards. But technology offers an even better way to make information stick. With my book you get almost a thousand interactive exercises—they're free online—that embed the whole book in your memory. Algorithms check your work to make sure you know what you think you know. When you stumble, you do the exercise again. You keep trying until you know the chapter cold.</p><p><i>"Not only do the exercises make learning fun, they reinforce the material right away so it sinks in deeper." —Amazon reviewer Timothy B. Miller reviewing my second book, A Smarter Way to Learn HTML and CSS</i></p><p><strong>You won't get bored or sleepy.</strong></p><p>The exercises keep you engaged, give you extra practice where you're shaky, and prepare you for each next step. Every lesson is built on top of a solid foundation that you and I have carefully constructed. Each individual step is small. But all the little steps add up to real knowledge—knowledge that you retain.</p><p><i>I finally feel like I KNOW it and won't need to look up the syntax each time..." —Amazon reviewer J. Caritas reviewing my third book, A Smarter Way to Learn jQuery</i></p><p><strong>Really, it ain't that hard.</strong></p><p>Reviewing my books on Amazon, readers who've struggled with programming concepts like functions, loops, and scope write, "I had no idea these things were so simple!"</p><p><i>"...makes it much easier to suddenly realize a concept that seemed abstract and too hard to wrap your head around is suddenly not complicated at all." — Amazon reviewer IMHO reviewing A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript</i></p><p>You don't need to be a computer genius to learn Python. You just need to be smart about <em>how</em> you learn it.</p>

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