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Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlo...
by Aur茅lien G茅ron

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English

Pages

851

Publication Date

September 05, 2019

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<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鈥擲cikit-Learn and TensorFlow鈥攁uthor Aur茅lien G茅ron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You鈥檒l 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鈥檝e 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></ul>
Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition: A Hands-On, Project-Based Intro...
by Eric Matthes

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<b>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.</b><br /><br />This is the second edition of the best selling Python book in the world. <i>Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition</i> 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. <br /><br />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. <i>Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition</i> teaches beginners the essentials of Python quickly so that they can build practical programs and develop powerful programming techniques.
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鈥檛 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鈥檛 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 鈥渙n the fly鈥?into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer鈥揵ut only if you work at it.<br /> <br />What kind of work will you be doing? You鈥檒l be reading code鈥搇ots of code. And you will be challenged to think about what鈥檚 right about that code, and what鈥檚 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鈥搊f 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 鈥渟mells鈥?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><li>How to write good code and how to transform bad code into good code </li><li>How to create good names, good functions, good objects, and good classes </li><li>How to format code for maximum readability </li><li>How to implement complete error handling without obscuring code logic </li><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 />
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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<strong>Accelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.</strong><br />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鈥晅hat it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance鈥昦nd what drives it鈥晆sing 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.<br />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.
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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<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鈥攅specially 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鈥檒l get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you鈥檙e 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>
The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery, 20th Anniversa...
by , Andrew Hunt

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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鈥淥ne of the most significant books in my life.鈥?<i>鈥揙bie Fernandez, Author, </i>The Rails Way<br /> <br />鈥淭wenty 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.鈥?<i>鈥揗ike Cohn, Author of </i>Succeeding with Agile<i>,</i> Agile Estimating and Planning<i>, and</i> User Stories Applied<br /> <br />鈥? . . filled with practical advice, both technical and professional, that will serve you and your projects well for years to come.鈥?<i>鈥揂ndrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes, Founder, LegacyCode.Rocks</i> <br /> <br />鈥? . . lightning does strike twice, and this book is proof.鈥?<i>鈥揤M (Vicky) Brasseur, Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks</i> <br /> <i> <b>The Pragmatic Programmer</b> </i> is one of those rare tech books you鈥檒l read, re-read, and read again over the years. Whether you鈥檙e new to the field or an experienced practitioner, you鈥檒l come away with fresh insights each and every time.<br /> <br />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.<br /> <br />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鈥檒l learn how to:<br /> <ul> <li>Fight software rot</li> <li>Learn continuously</li> <li>Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge</li> <li>Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code</li> <li>Harness the power of basic tools</li> <li>Avoid programming by coincidence</li> <li>Learn real requirements</li> <li>Solve the underlying problems of concurrent code</li> <li>Guard against security vulnerabilities</li> <li>Build teams of Pragmatic Programmers</li> <li>Take responsibility for your work and career</li> <li>Test ruthlessly and effectively, including property-based testing</li> <li>Implement the Pragmatic Starter Kit</li> <li>Delight your users</li> </ul>Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with classic and fresh anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, <i> <b>The Pragmatic Programmer</b> </i> illustrates the best approaches and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you鈥檙e a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you鈥檒l quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You鈥檒l learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career.<br /> <br />You鈥檒l become a Pragmatic Programmer.<br /> <br /> <i>Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.</i>
C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0 - Modern Cross-Platform Development: Bui...
by Mark J. Price

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English

Pages

820

Publication Date

October 31, 2019

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<p><b>Learn the fundamentals, practical applications, and latest features of C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0 from expert teacher Mark J. Price.</b></p><h4>Key Features</h4><ul><li>Build modern, cross-platform applications with .NET Core 3.0</li><li>Get up to speed with C#, and up to date with all the latest features of C# 8.0</li><li>Start creating professional web applications with ASP.NET Core 3.0</li></ul><h4>Book Description</h4><p>In C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0 鈥?Modern Cross-Platform Development, Fourth Edition, expert teacher Mark J. Price gives you everything you need to start programming C# applications.</p><p>This latest edition uses the popular Visual Studio Code editor to work across all major operating systems. It is fully updated and expanded with new chapters on Content Management Systems (CMS) and machine learning with ML.NET.</p><p>The book covers all the topics you need. Part 1 teaches the fundamentals of C#, including object-oriented programming, and new C# 8.0 features such as nullable reference types, simplified switch pattern matching, and default interface methods. Part 2 covers the .NET Standard APIs, such as managing and querying data, monitoring and improving performance, working with the filesystem, async streams, serialization, and encryption. Part 3 provides examples of cross-platform applications you can build and deploy, such as web apps using ASP.NET Core or mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms. The book introduces three technologies for building Windows desktop applications including Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, as well as web applications, web services, and mobile apps.</p><h4>What you will learn</h4><ul><li>Build cross-platform applications for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android</li><li>Explore application development with C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0</li><li>Explore ASP.NET Core 3.0 and create professional web applications</li><li>Learn object-oriented programming and C# multitasking</li><li>Query and manipulate data using LINQ</li><li>Use Entity Framework Core and work with relational databases</li><li>Discover Windows app development using the Universal Windows Platform and XAML</li><li>Build mobile applications for iOS and Android using Xamarin.Forms</li></ul><h4>Who this book is for</h4><p>Readers with some prior programming experience or with a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) background, who want to gain a solid foundation with C# 8.0 and .NET Core 3.0.</p> <h4>Table of Contents</h4><ol><li>Hello, C#! Welcome, .NET!</li><li>Speaking C#</li><li>Controlling Flow and Converting Types</li><li>Writing, Debugging, and Testing Functions</li><li>Building Your Own Types with Object-Oriented Programming</li><li>Implementing Interfaces and Inheriting Classes</li><li>Understanding and Packaging .NET Types</li><li>Working with Common .NET Types</li><li>Working with Files, Streams, and Serialization</li><li>Protecting Your Data and Applications</li><li>Working with Databases Using Entity Framework Core</li><li>Querying and Manipulating Data Using LINQ</li><li>Improving Performance and Scalability Using Multitasking</li><li>Practical Applications of C# and .NET</li><li>Building Websites Using ASP.NET Core Razor Pages</li><li>Building Websites Using the Model-View-Controller Pattern</li><li>Building Websites Using a Content Management System</li><li>Building and Consuming Web Services</li><li>Building Intelligent Apps Using Machine Learning</li><li>Building Windows Desktop Apps</li><li>Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Using Xamarin.Forms</li><li>Appendix (Bonus Chapter)</li></ol>
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> <b>Practical Software Architecture Solutions from the Legendary Robert C. Martin (鈥淯ncle Bob鈥?</b> </p> <p>聽</p> <p>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 (鈥淯ncle Bob鈥? reveals those rules and helps you apply them.</p> <p>聽</p> <p>Martin鈥檚 <i> <b>Clean Architecture</b> </i> doesn鈥檛 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鈥檝e come to expect from Uncle Bob, this book is packed with direct, no-nonsense solutions for the real challenges you鈥檒l face鈥搕he ones that will make or break your projects.</p> <ul> <li>Learn what software architects need to achieve鈥揳nd 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鈥檚 critically important and what鈥檚 merely a 鈥渄etail鈥?lt;/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> <i> <b>Clean Architecture</b> </i> is essential reading for every current or aspiring software architect, systems analyst, system designer, and software manager鈥揳nd for every programmer who must execute someone else鈥檚 designs.</p> <p> <br /> </p> <p> </p> <p> <i>Register your product for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.</i> </p>
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition: Practical Pro...
by Al Sweigart

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English

Pages

591

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>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.</b><br /><br />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?<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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:<br /><br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燬earch for text in a file or across multiple files<br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燙reate, update, move, and rename files and folders<br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燬earch the Web and download online content<br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燯pdate and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size<br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燬plit, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs<br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燬end email responses and text notifications<br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燜ill out online forms <br /><br />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.<br /><br />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 <i>Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, 2nd Edition</i>.

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