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Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

By Gayle Laakmann McDowell

CreateSpace Classics
Released: 2015-07-01
Paperback (687 pages)

Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions
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I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer.

Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I've coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book.

Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn (or re-learn) core computer science concepts, and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions.

These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. They reflect what's truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. WHAT'S INSIDE?

  • 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems.
  • A walk-through of how to derive each solution, so that you can learn how to get there yourself.
  • Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions, just like what you would get in a real interview.
  • Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions, so that you can solve questions you haven't seen.
  • Extensive coverage of essential topics, such as big O time, data structures, and core algorithms.
  • A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers.
  • Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview: behavioral questions.
  • For interviewers and companies: details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process.

Illustrations: Illustrations, black and white

 

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems

By Aurélien Géron

O'Reilly Media
Paperback (856 pages)

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems
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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.

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.

  • Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural nets
  • Use Scikit-Learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-end
  • Explore several training models, including support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and ensemble methods
  • Use the TensorFlow library to build and train neural nets
  • Dive into neural net architectures, including convolutional nets, recurrent nets, and deep reinforcement learning
  • Learn techniques for training and scaling deep neural nets

Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

By Eric Matthes

No Starch Press
Released: 2019-05-03
Paperback (544 pages)

Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming
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Second edition of the best selling Python book in the world. A fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to programming in Python. This book teaches beginners the basics of programming in Python with a focus on real projects.

This is the second edition of the best selling Python book in the world. Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition is a straightforward introduction to the core of Python programming. Author Eric Matthes dispenses with the sort of tedious, unnecessary information that can get in the way of learning how to program, choosing instead to provide a foundation in general programming concepts, Python fundamentals, and problem solving. Three real world projects in the second part of the book allow readers to apply their knowledge in useful ways.

Readers will learn how to create a simple video game, use data visualization techniques to make graphs and charts, and build and deploy an interactive web application. Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition teaches beginners the essentials of Python quickly so that they can build practical programs and develop powerful programming techniques.

Carson Dellosa - Basic Sight Words Flash Cards - 102 Cards for Phonics, Beginning Readers, 1st Grade Cards, Ages 6 and up

Carson-Dellosa
Released: 2004-01-02
White Cards (102 pages)

Carson Dellosa - Basic Sight Words Flash Cards - 102 Cards for Phonics, Beginning Readers, 1st Grade Cards, Ages 6 and up
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  • Quantity - 102 per pack
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Flash cards are an excellent way to introduce new skills, reinforce memorization, and support good study habits. This two-sided card set features rounded corners for easy sorting and includes 102 set cards (6" x 3" each) and 1 activity card.

First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers

By Liza Charlesworth

Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching Strategies)
Paperback (96 pages)

First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers
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  • 25 5.5 books plus a 4-page teaching guide
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Jumpstart reading success with this big collection motivating storybooks correlated with Guided Reading Level C. Most pages of these full-color storybooks feature just two or three lines of simple, repetitive text to help children learn to read with ease and confidence. Includes a 4-page, tip-filled parent guide. A great value!
1. The Pie that Jack Made
2. Funny Foods
3. Round the Clown
4. Follow that Cat!
5. Counting Bugs
6. Lunch Crunch
7. Bubble Shapes
8. All About Dinosaurs
9. Make a Pizza
10. This Little Piggy
11. Tail Tale
12. Eight Arms are Great
13. Bat Facts
14. Snow Tracks
15. Lots of Legs
16. Polka-a-Dot World
17. The Teeny Tiny Man
18. Giant Friends
19. Hot Dog, Hot Dog
20. Squares are Everywhere
21. Surprises
22. Shadow Guessing Game
23. Monkey Business
24. Draw a Pig
25. Clay Play
For use with Grades PreK-2.

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

By Robert C. Martin

Prentice Hall
Released: 2008-08-11
Paperback (464 pages)

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
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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.

Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . 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.

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.

Clean Code 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.

Readers will come away from this book understanding
  • How to tell the difference between good and bad code
  • How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code
  • How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes
  • How to format code for maximum readability
  • How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic
  • How to unit test and practice test-driven development
This book is a must for any developer, software engineer, project manager, team lead, or systems analyst with an interest in producing better code.

The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)

By David Thomas

Addison-Wesley Professional
Hardcover (352 pages)

The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
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“One of the most significant books in my life.” —Obie Fernandez, Author, The Rails Way

“Twenty years ago, the first edition of The Pragmatic Programmer completely changed the trajectory of my career. This new edition could do the same for yours.” —Mike Cohn, Author of Succeeding with Agile, Agile Estimating and Planning, and User Stories Applied

“. . . filled with practical advice, both technical and professional, that will serve you and your projects well for years to come.” —Andrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes, Founder, LegacyCode.Rocks

“. . . lightning does strike twice, and this book is proof.” —VM (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks

The Pragmatic Programmer is one of those rare tech books you’ll read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you’re new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you’ll come away with fresh insights each and every time.

Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt wrote the first edition of this influential book in 1999 to help their clients create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. These lessons have helped a generation of programmers examine the very essence of software development, independent of any particular language, framework, or methodology, and the Pragmatic philosophy has spawned hundreds of books, screencasts, and audio books, as well as thousands of careers and success stories.

Now, twenty years later, this new edition re-examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you’ll learn how to:
  • Fight software rot
  • Learn continuously
  • Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge
  • Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code
  • Harness the power of basic tools
  • Avoid programming by coincidence
  • Learn real requirements
  • Solve the underlying problems of concurrent code
  • Guard against security vulnerabilities
  • Build teams of Pragmatic Programmers
  • Take responsibility for your work and career
  • Test ruthlessly and effectively, including property-based testing
  • Implement the Pragmatic Starter Kit
  • Delight your users
Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you’re a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you’ll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You’ll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career.

You’ll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

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Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners: 550 Quick and Delicious Air Fryer Recipes for Smart People On a Budget - Anyone Can Cook. (With Nutrition Facts)

By Emma Gordon

Independently published
Paperback (189 pages)

Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners: 550 Quick and Delicious Air Fryer Recipes for Smart People On a Budget - Anyone Can Cook. (With Nutrition Facts)
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NINJA AIR FRYER COOKBOOK.


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This cookbook is comprised of а delicious collection of recipes that are suitable for all tastes. Each recipe is simple to make, full of flavor, and offers а healthier alternative to traditionally fried foods.

Throughout the pages of this book, you will discover а variety of sweet, savory, salty, citrusy, and other delicious recipes. These flavorful dishes are hand-picked to ensure you have а hearty collection of the best recipes on hand at all times.

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In this Ninja Air Fryer Cookbook you will find recipes in categories such as:

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  • Vegetable Recipes
  • Snack and Appetizer Recipes
  • Dessert Recipes

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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition: Practical Programming for Total Beginners

By Al Sweigart

No Starch Press
Released: 2019-11-12
Paperback (592 pages)

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition: Practical Programming for Total Beginners
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The second edition of this best-selling Python book (100,000+ copies sold in print alone) uses Python 3 to teach even the technically uninclined how to write programs that do in minutes what would take hours to do by hand. There is no prior programming experience required and the book is loved by liberal arts majors and geeks alike.

If you've ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you?

In this fully revised second edition of the best-selling classic Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand--no prior programming experience required. You'll learn the basics Python and explore Python's rich library of modules for performing specific tasks, like scraping data off websites, reading PDF and Word documents, and automating clicking and typing tasks.

The second edition of this international fan favorite includes a brand-new chapter on input validation, as well as tutorials on automating Gmail and Google Sheets, plus tips on automatically updating CSV files. You'll learn how to create programs that effortlessly perform useful feats of automation to:

  •  Search for text in a file or across multiple files
  •  Create, update, move, and rename files and folders
  •  Search the Web and download online content
  •  Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size
  •  Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs
  •  Send email responses and text notifications
  •  Fill out online forms

Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and updated practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks.

Don't spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you've never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition.

Learning Python, 5th Edition

By Mark Lutz

O'Reilly Media
Paperback (1648 pages)

Learning Python, 5th Edition
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Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It’s an ideal way to begin, whether you’re new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages.

Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with both Python 2.7 and 3.3— the latest releases in the 3.X and 2.X lines—plus all other releases in common use today. You’ll also learn some advanced language features that recently have become more common in Python code.

  • Explore Python’s major built-in object types such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries
  • Create and process objects with Python statements, and learn Python’s general syntax model
  • Use functions to avoid code redundancy and package code for reuse
  • Organize statements, functions, and other tools into larger components with modules
  • Dive into classes: Python’s object-oriented programming tool for structuring code
  • Write large programs with Python’s exception-handling model and development tools
  • Learn advanced Python tools, including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing



 
 



   

 
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