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FEATURED FAVORITES

Clean Archictecture

Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and Design
By Bob C. Martin

*$22.79 $37.99
Book

*$18.59 $30.99
eBook

  Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code
By Zed Shaw

*$23.99 $39.99
Book

*$19.19 $31.99
eBook

50+ Amazon Reviews with 4.3-Star Average
"Bob has a flare for synthesizing very complex technical material from many sources, then boiling it down to easily and enjoyably absorbable explanations. He manages the magic of combining theoretically deep discussion with a very practical, even advice-like perspective. I'm so happy he's made himself the uncle of young programmers like me and invited us to squat on his lawn."
Jonathan Beyrak Lev, Amazon Customer Review

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50+ Amazon Reviews with 3.8-Star Average
"I must say this is the best book I've ever used to learn Python thus far. Has lots of lessons, exercises, projects, quizzes, debugging techniques etc. The book's layout is excellent and well planned. The lessons and exercises are pleasing to the eye and spaced out well. It makes you feel like you are progressing fast. And you actually are. The IDEs he suggests for the book are easy setup and use. The videos are short and to the point which has lots of tips. And what really makes these videos great is the fact that Zed is a great guy and fun to learn from."
Janette, Amazon Customer Review

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Effective Java, 3rd Edition

Effective Java, 3rd Edition
By Joshua Bloch

*$32.99 $54.99
Book

*$26.39 $43.99
eBook

  R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics, 2nd Edition

R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics, 2nd Edition
By Jared P. Lander

*$26.99 $44.99
Book

*$21.59 $35.99
eBook

45+ Amazon Reviews with 4.8-Star Average
"This is an amazing book which contains tons of good practical advice for programmers, but more importantly explains the 'why' behind various things you've always heard."
Robert Morea, Amazon Customer Review

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90+ Amazon Reviews with 4.2-Star Average
"One thing that made this book really interesting to me is the way the author explains some fairly complex statistical concepts in an understandable way, while showing what R packages and commands are needed to work with that type of statistics."
Paul Turpin, Amazon Customer Review

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UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook

UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, Fifth Edition
By Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein, Ben Whaley, Dan Mackin

*$41.99 $69.99
Book

*$33.59 $55.99
eBook

  Practical Object-Oriented Design: An Agile Primer Using Ruby

Practical Object-Oriented Design: An Agile Primer Using Ruby
By Sandi Metz

*$26.99 $44.99
Book

*$21.59 $35.99
eBook

30 Amazon Reviews with 4.8-Star Average
"Excellent, comprehensive, and up-to-date. Includes insights about cloud operations, containers, and modern filesystems."
Randon Smithon, Amazon Customer Review

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180+ Amazon Reviews with 4.7-Star Average
"Every programmer that writes OO code should absolutely read this book! Sandi does a great job of explaining the concepts with simple enough examples without cheating you on the real world usage."
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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 3rd Edition

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 3rd Edition
By Bill Phillips, Chris Stewart, Kristin Marsicano

*$29.99 $49.99
Book

*$23.99 $39.99
eBook

  Implementing Domain-Driven Design

Implementing Domain-Driven Design
By Vaughn Vernon

*$38.99 $64.99
Book

*$31.19 $51.99
eBook

45+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
"This book eases you into the system with simple examples and then takes the time to explain what's important in the supporting infrastructure. I feel much more informed about the whole thing and confident that the project I need to port will be successful."
Robert P. Grant, Amazon Customer Review

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60+ Amazon Reviews with 4.2-Star Average
"After reading the original DDD blue book I was excited to apply what I learned, however I was lost on where to start and how to implement such patterns. This book opened my eyes with many 'AHA' moments and gave me a little 'swagger' in my step and upped my confidence to a new level. I now feel equipped and ready to take on the complexity I have to deal with every day."
Marco Paul, Amazon Customer Review

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VIDEO FAVORITES


Python Programming Language

Python Programming Language
Instructor: David Beazley

*$90.00 $299.99
Video

  Modern Python

Modern Python: Big Ideas and Little Code
Instructor: Raymond Hettinger

*$90.00 $299.99
Video

100+ Safari Reviews with 4.9-Star Average
"Terrific course, probably the best for learning Python from. The author is a well-known Python guru. He imparts his expertise very effectively, with the right amount of detail & lots of carefully chosen examples."
vchebolu, Safari Reviewer

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35 Safari Reviews with 4.9-Star Average
"This video course is just awesome. Raymond reviews foundational concepts in Python 3 and then applies those concepts in meaningful case studies. Until recently I have been mainly coding in Python 2.7 and now I completely switched to Python 3.6—and it's so much more fun! Summing up, I can highly recommend this course, if you want to take your Python skills to the next level. Happy coding!"
pepper1709, Safari Reviewer

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Linux Under the Hood

Linux Under the Hood
Instructor: Sander van Vugt

*$90.00 $299.99
Video

  Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Instructor: Richard A. Jones

*$60.00 $199.99
Video

45+ Safari Reviews with 4.9-Star Average
"Best course on Linux I’ve ever seen. Bear in mind is not for beginners, it approaches quite in depth topics. It’s the perfect course if you think you know everything about Linux and want to be surprised with more and more knowledge instead!"
amartorelli, Safari Reviewer

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80+ Safari Reviews with 5-Star Average
"This is probably the best video course I've taken through Safari Online. Richard's practical knowledge and passion shines through with every lesson."
ryanv, Safari Reviewer

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Algorithms (Video Lectures): 24-part Lecture Series

Algorithms (Video Lectures): 24-part Lecture Series
Instructors: Robert Sedgewick, Kevin Wayne

*$27.00 $89.99
Video

  Learning Angular LiveLessons, Second Edition

Learning Angular, Second Edition
Instructor: Marc Wandschneider

*$45.00 $149.99
Video

30 Safari Reviews with 5-Star Average
"This is the best explanation of algorithms I've seen in years. It covers many topics in a thorough manner that makes learning this subject delightful. Dr. Sedgewick's teaching style is engaging. I highly recommend this series."
cvillanuevanyc, Safari Reviewer

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25+ Safari Reviews with 4.8-Star Average
"Fantastic! Marc is very good explaining how angular works and his examples. It is very didatic and easy to follow. I learned a lot on these lessons."
Fabiodefranco, Safari Reviewer

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Ultimate Go Programming LiveLessons, Second Edition

Ultimate Go Programming, Second Edition
Instructor: William Kennedy

*$105.00 $349.99
Video

  Deep Learning with TensorFlow

Deep Learning with TensorFlow: Applications of Deep Neural Networks to Machine Learning Tasks
Instructor: Jon Krohn

*$75.00 $249.99
Video

55+ Safari Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
"Ultimate Go is the best intermediate Go training out there. It is like years of mastery diluted in simple lessons. You were blind and now you see clearly go. Besides, William Kennedy is one of the best teachers I have met."
Jeremy Baumont, Safari Reviewer

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60+ Safari Reviews with 4.9-Star Average
"A litmus test of any good introductory course like this is to take hard to explain concepts and break it down into simple known concepts, which Jon does an excellent job of. He clearly knows this subject inside out and is able to bring the learner along with him on the journey."
neelesh2, Safari Reviewer

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CLASSIC FAVORITES


C Programming Language, 2nd Edition

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

*$40.20 $67.00
Book

*$32.39 $53.99
eBook

  Effective C++ Digital Collection

Effective C++ Digital Collection
By Scott Meyers

*$57.59 $95.99
eBook

630 Amazon Reviews with 4.6-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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130+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
"Every C++ programmer should learn the items in this book. I knew some of them but they explain the details of each and give good examples of WHY things should be done specific ways. I've been programming in C++ for over 15 years and I still gained a lot of valuable knowledge from this book."
CireSnave, Amazon Customer Review

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Code Complete, 2nd Edition

Code Complete, 2nd Edition
By Steve McConnell

*$32.99 $54.99
Book

*$26.39 $43.99
eBook

  TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols, 2nd Edition

TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols, 2nd Edition
By Kevin R. Fall, W. Richard Stevens

*$41.99 $69.99
Book

*$33.59 $55.99
eBook

320+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
"Fantastic thorough and concise explanations. Steve McConnell really has summarized a great coding standard of sorts. I would recommend to anyone who is just starting out, or anyone who is looking for better foundational or practical knowledge of industry best-practices."
A.B., Amazon Customer Review

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50+ Amazon Reviews with 4-Star Average
"Excellent book for anyone trying to dig deeper into networking. Definitely a great book to get better at understanding the inner workings. Very easy read, while still providing lots of information."
Soren, Amazon Customer Review

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The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition

The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition
By Bjarne Stroustrup

*$50.99 $84.99
Book

*$38.39 $63.99
eBook

  Algorithms, Fourth Edition

Algorithms, Fourth Edition
By Robert Sedgewick, Kevin Wayne

*$53.99 $89.99
Book

*$43.19 $71.99
eBook

575+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
"Not too dry and technical foundation into C++. Well written with a hint of humor and perfectly structured."
Sanyan Biswas, InformIT Customer

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220+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
"This is a great book that teaches foundational computer science algorithms and their underlying data structures. Used this first edition when I was in college. Just bought the fourth edition as a guide to brushing up onsome of the terminology that I haven't used in a while."
D. Powell, Amazon Customer Review

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The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A

The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A
By Donald E. Knuth

*$155.99 $259.99
Boxed Set

  The Robert C. Martin Clean Code Collection

The Robert C. Martin Clean Code Collection
By Robert C. Martin

*$34.19 $56.99
eBook

75+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
"At first, I assumed this collection of books would be dry and a basic re-hash of intermediate-level concepts—however, the reader is taken down a carefully notched path leading to an understanding of the basics of the lower levels of how various computing concepts came to be and were then put together."
TheTrainer, Amazon Customer Review

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440+ Amazon Reviews with 4.2-Star Average
"Great reference to brush up on standards as well as point new developers towards good practices."
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