The Best Reviewed IT Books, eBooks, and Video Training

Looking to learn a new skill, but don’t know where to start? These are the books, eBooks, and video that are receiving the most positive feedback from the IT Community.

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Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 22nd Edition
By Scott Mueller

*$47.99 $59.99
Book

*$38.39 $47.99
eBook

  The Go Programming Language

The Go Programming Language
By Alan A. A. Donovan, Brian W. Kernighan

*$31.99 $39.99
Book

*$25.59 $31.99
eBook

45+ Amazon Reviews with 4.8-Star Average
Best Book I have Ever Read. This amazing book took over a month to read cover-to-cover, but it was entirely worth it. Any question I have ever had was answered in incredible detail using easy to comprehend language. If you are at all involved with computers in your industry, I suggest reading this to fully understand what you use every day.”
Grayson Kent, Amazon Customer Review

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75+ Amazon Reviews with 4.8-Star Average
Excellent, comprehensive overview of the Go programming language. The book covers the different aspects and details of the language in a concise but comprehensive way. The clear and meaningful structure made it a pleasure to read. I'd recommend it to both novice and experienced Go developers.”
Jonas, Amazon Customer Review

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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 2nd Edition
By Bill Phillips, Chris Stewart, Brian Hardy, and Kristin Marsicano

*$39.99 $49.99
Book

*$31.99 $39.99
eBook

  Django Unleashed

Django Unleashed
By Andrew Pinkham

*$39.99 $49.99
Book

*$31.99 $39.99
eBook

95+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
Great up-to-date book that teaches you how to write code for modern Android the right way. This is a very good book, for beginners yes but for experienced developers too. It is very up to date and it teaches you how to write code for Android the right way. The examples in the book are also VERY GOOD and if you follow them (take your time, read the code and understand it: it's worth it) you will learn to write elegant Android code. I really wish this book was available back when I first dove into Android development, it would've saved me a lot of the pain I experienced because of the early (bad) design choices I made.”
rpgmaker, Amazon Customer Review

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15+ Amazon Reviews with 4.2-Star Average
Highly Recommended. I think this is one of the best books on Django! Challenging but thorough. I recommend this book for anyone really interested in understanding and learning Django on a moderately deep level.”
Fosta Consulting Oy, Amazon Customer Review

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Core Java Volume I

Core Java Volume I—Fundamentals, 10th Edition
By Cay Horstmann

*$47.99 $59.99
Book

*$38.39 $47.99
eBook

  Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step

Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step, 8th Edition
By John Sharp

*$43.99 $54.99
Book

*$35.19 $43.99
eBook

10+ Amazon Reviews with 4.8-Star Average
Great book - it will see a lot of use! Core Java Volume I tries to be both a language reference and a how-to guide. Surprisingly, it largely succeeds. [It works] well as a first book in Java, but it's not an introduction to programming. It's also quite useful for intermediate coders and I imagine it will spend a number of years staying within reach at the office. Overall, it's an excellent book.”
G. Kenmore, Amazon Customer Review

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20+ Amazon Reviews with 4.4-Star Average
This book is the best I've found so far for Visual C#!. If you want to learn Visual Studio using C# this is the book for you. It's challenging enough to make you think, but helpful enough to keep you from getting discouraged.”
Michael P, Amazon Customer Review

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Motors for Makers

Motors for Makers: A Guide to Steppers, Servos, and Other Electrical Machines
By Matthew Scarpino

*$27.99 $34.99
Book

*$22.39 $27.99
eBook

  Scumban Revoultion

The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban
By Ajay Reddy

*$31.99 $39.99
Book

*$25.59 $31.99
eBook

15+ Amazon Reviews with 4.9-Star Average
Great overview. The book has a nice mix of material at the high level and some details to help get one started at a more low-level if desired. Some of the math would require dusting off some very rusty skills for myself, but it does help convey the complexity of some solutions. I've not seen other books which included such diverse content - including info related to propellers.”
Scott Case, Amazon Customer Review

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10+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
Scrumban: A peaceful, nondestructive path to agility. The book is an enjoyable read. It is chockablock with examples from companies who have achieved significant business benefits from implementing Scrumban. I expect that just about everyone will benefit from reading this book, from those new to agile to advanced practitioners.”
David Parker, Amazon Customer Review

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VIDEO FAVORITES


Core Java Complete Video Course

Core Java Complete Video Course
Instructor: Cay Horstmann

*$239.99 $299.99
Video

  Introduction to Free BSD

Introduction to the FreeBSD Open Source Operating System
Instructor: Marshall Kirk McKusick

*$239.99 $299.99
Video

“I am very happy with this Java video course. It’s very well constructed, built on the great Core Java book, and the instructor is Cay Horstmann himself. The course is a great supplement for the book, however it’s a good course alone. I can honestly recommend this Java video course for anybody who wish to improve his/hers Java skills.”
adamscheller.com

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“Kirk McKusick does a great job at condensing, in a few hours of easy listening, a huge amount of information from the book, The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, which he co-authored. Most striking is his self-confidence at explaining, in a very relaxed way, hard technical concepts that are key to understanding how a modern OS kernel works. These lessons are an ideal complement to the FreeBSD book, in that they provide a clear, easy-to-follow introduction to what a modern operating system kernel looks like.”
Sergio De Simone, iOS and OS X Development Lead at BigML, Inc.

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Building Java 8 Web Applications with Microservers

Building Java 8 Web Applications Microservers (Workshop)
Instructor: Trisha Gee

*$159.99 $199.99
Video

  OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808) Complete Video Course

OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808) Complete Video Course
Instructor: Simon Roberts

*$279.99 $349.99
Video

“Trisha Gee is a charming and clear educator and I enjoyed her class very much. She is knowledgeable about Java and her tips and tricks on working with the language in IntelliJ are always helpful. I found this to be a well thought-out course from an excellent teacher.”
Michael Lobb, developer, architect and technology manager

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“I am a PHP programmer but was interested in learning Java and your course taken has been very useful to me already...English is not my mother tongue. You tend to be also very good at keeping me attentive. Something I have had difficulties with some other courses in the past. I like how you go straight to the point, not spending too much time on what a programmer would generally know, and spending more time in answering questions I wouldn't even think to ask, for style of codes we don't generally tend to see in everyday programming.”
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Continuous Delivery LiveLessons

Continuous Delivery
Instructor: Jez Humble

*$239.99 $299.99
Video

  Learning SQL

Learning SQL
Instructor: Ben Forta

*$119.99 $149.99
Video

“I can’t think of a better way to learn about continuous delivery than from the industry leading expert on the topic, Jez Humble. [Humble] holds your attention while providing a wealth of great information. If you’ve read the book [Continuous Delivery] this a great way to reinforce your understanding of key principles. If you haven’t read the book, this video series is likely to inspire you to read it.”
Reviewer Praveen N.

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“I have been working with a NoSQL database for the past couple of years now, and I wanted a refresher with SQL. This LiveLessons training is a must for beginners as well as intermediate SQL developers. The author has expertise on the subject, and moves at just the right pace. This training has helped me become confident again working with SQL. Highly recommended.”
Reviewer Joey Samonte

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Effective Ruby LiveLessons

Effective Ruby
Instructors: Sam Phippen, Peter J. Jones

*$199.99 $249.99
Video

  Requirements: The Masterclass

Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons
Instructors: Suzanne Robertson, James Robertson

*$319.99 $399.99
Video

“These videos are proving really helpful and useful in my daily work with Ruby. The instructor's style is accessible and insightful; as though he were a good-natured, talented friend explaining the subtleties in Ruby Programming. The instructor provides many examples to prove these recipes are indeed best practices for developing robust and performant software. It is obvious that the content was gathered from many years of debugging, scaling and maintaining production applications. From that perspective, it feels like Sam, the instructor, is opening his personal Ruby playbook and inviting you to avoid years of needless bugs.”
Dr. Wali Akande, IEEE Member and Senior Mobile and Ruby Engineer

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“Many recorded training sequences often seem to be either videos of live classes with not always the best editing or 'talking heads' with periodic slides of bullet points. [This video course] is not like that. It is a comprehensive review of Requirements 'discovery' and management which uses mostly diagrams and graphic illustrations to address their over 13 hours of material. I think anyone seriously interested in requirements work whether in traditional, Agile, outsourced or Off-the-Shelf situations would find this series very instructive and thorough.”
Scott Duncan, Scrum Coach and Trainer

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CLASSIC FAVORITES


C Programming Language, 2nd Edition

C Programming Language, 2nd Edition
By Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie

*$56.95 $67.00
Book

*$45.89 $53.99
eBook

  Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
By Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides

*$47.99 $59.99
Book

*$38.39 $47.99
eBook

590+ Amazon Reviews with 4.7-Star Average
“If you want to learn C programming, then start with this book. It's proven useful to me for over 15 years! I always find myself referring back to it when I need to remember something. Its compact size and terse instruction is ideal for anyone wanting a reference or to simply learn the C programming language.”
DreadPirateWestley, Amazon Customer Review

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440+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
As relevant now as ever. I have avoided buying this book for a few years, thinking that the information would be dated and somewhat useless compared to newer books and other information available on the internet. It turns out that not only is everything in this book still relevant, but it seems to be the primary source of information for most of the other books and websites you'll find today.”
Chad M West, Amazon Customer Review

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The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
By Andrew Hunt, David Thomas

*$39.99 $49.99
Book

*$31.99 $39.99
eBook

  Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, 4th Edition

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, 4th Edition
By Ben Forta

*$23.99 $29.99
Book

*$19.19 $23.99
eBook

325+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
Great high level software development advice that still stands up fifteen years later. I went into it with pretty high expectations after all the positive press it’s gotten. I can’t say that I was disappointed - it was a great read and for the most part, my own 20 years of experience in software development meshes with that of the authors of this book.”
Joshua Davies, Amazon Customer Review

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330+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
Learn it quick! In short, this book is for newbies who need to learn SQL quickly: just the basics then an intro into more advanced topics. It's very user friendly, easy to follow, and you can get through it in an afternoon if need be. Highly recommended.”
N.Newren, Amazon Customer Review

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C++ Primer Plus

C++ Primer Plus, 6th Edition
By Stephen Prata

*$47.99 $59.99
Book

*$38.39 $47.99
eBook

  The Mythical Man-Month

The Mythical Man-Month, 2nd Edition
By Frederick P. Brooks

*$34.39 $42.99
Book

*$27.99 $34.99
eBook

330+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
If you want to learn C++, this is the book for you! If you need a slow, gradual, complete procession through the nuances of C++ , this is your book. I've been using this in the classroom for years and I can attest to the fact that even 11th and 12th graders get it.”
Bill Heldman, Amazon Customer Review

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260+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
If your work is or will be related to Software Development, READ THIS BOOK! It is VERY VERY GOOD. Fantastic book that will be on your top 5 if you work in any capacity related to software development. Gritty and exciting, it provides awesome perspective from an insider through time.”
Guy in Houston, Amazon Customer Review

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Effective Java

Effective Java
By Josh Bloch

*$43.99 $54.99
Book

*$35.19 $43.99
eBook

  Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
By Robert C. Martin

*$39.99 $49.99
Book

*$31.99 $39.99
eBook

200+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
The MUST READ for everyone writing Java. This is the best book on code I have ever read. Really. I used to hate Java, but after reading this book, I happily love the language. Effective Java shows how to write great, maintainable, readable, and even pleasurable Java code. If you write Java code, or want to, after learning the language basics, you must read this. I can't stress that enough.”
Luis G. F. Pereira, Amazon Customer Review

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290+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
Excellent for the whole team! As CTO of a software company I co-founded, I'm not only looking for books that help me improve individually, but also books that the whole development team – from developers to architects – may find useful. Robert C. Martin’s Clean Code does both, and, like the good code described therein, it’s well written, clear, and easy to read. Martin includes many helpful examples and his suggestions are applicable to any programming language.”
Peter J. Hanson, Amazon Customer Review

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