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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>
Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Gold...
by Ken Kocienda

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<p><b>* <i>WALL STREET JOURNAL </i>BESTSELLER *</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.</b></p><p>Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. <i>Creative Selection</i> recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era—the Golden Age of Apple. </p><p>Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple’s creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies.</p><p>Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation—inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy—and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture.</p><p>An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, <i>Creative Selection</i> shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.</p>
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>
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>
Poirot's Early Cases (Hercule Poirot Book 0)
by Agatha Christie

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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Poirot's Early Cases is a short story collection written by the master of mystery herself, Agatha Christie. In the collection, Christie charts some of the cases from Hercule Poirot's early career, before he was internationally renowned as a detective.<br /><br />Poirot's Early Cases features:<br /><br />The Affair at the Victory Ball<br />The Adventure of the Clapham Cook<br />The Cornish Mystery<br />The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly<br />The Double Clue<br />The King of Clubs<br />The Lemesurier Inheritance<br />The Lost Mine<br />The Plymouth Express<br />The Chocolate Box<br />The Veiled Lady<br />The Submarine Plans<br />and<br />The Market Basing Mystery
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 Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Pr...
by Eric Matthes

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English

Pages

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>
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>
Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and...
by Robert C. Martin

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English

Pages

430

Publication Date

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 for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.</i> </p>

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