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Best of 2018 Books & eBooks

Pragmatic AI

Pragmatic AI
By Noah Gift

*$23.99 $39.99
Book

*$19.19 $31.99
eBook

  Learning React, Second Edition

Learning React, Second Edition
By Kirupa Chinnathambi

*$23.99 $39.99
Book

*$19.19 $31.99
eBook

19 Amazon Reviews with 4.4-Star Average
"Great read! This is exactly what I was looking for. If you need a get-started guide to cloud AI, look no further."
Rico Roche, Amazon Customer Review

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15 Amazon Reviews with 4.2-Star Average
"Truly loved this book and appreciated the clear and concise explanations."
Lenny, Amazon Customer Review

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The Professional Product Owner

The Professional Product Owner
By Don McGreal, Ralph Jocham

*$23.99 $39.99
Book

*$19.19 $31.99
eBook

  The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum

The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum
By Kurt Bittner, Patricia Kong, Dave West

*$20.99 $34.99
Book

*$16.79 $27.99
eBook

12 Amazon Reviews with 4.7-Star Average
"I found this to be a very easy read, packed full of actionable ideas and content. I particularly liked the authors shared experiences as it gave real scenarios and possible solutions. The detail goes deep enough without becoming overwhelming yet leaves you with a feeling of wanting to learn more and improve in those vital areas."
Justin Todd, Amazon Customer Review

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7 Amazon Reviews with 4.8-Star Average
"This book offers realistic and detailed examples that illustrate the complexities that organizations face when scaling Scrum in a Nexus. It also offers well thought out solutions to address these different scenarios."
Joaquin, Amazon Customer Review

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A Tour of C++, Second Edition

A Tour of C++, Second Edition
By Bjarne Stroustrup

*$23.99 $39.99
Book

*$19.19 $31.99
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

10 Amazon Reviews with 4.9-Star Average
"This book is a great introduction to the latest features of the C++ language and standard libraries for experienced programmers."
Kent R. Spillner, 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."
Amazon Customer Review

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SQL Queries for Mere Mortals, 4th Edition

SQL Queries for Mere Mortals, 4th Edition
By John L. Viescas

*$29.99 $49.99
Book

*$23.99 $39.99
eBook

  Pandas for Everyone

Pandas for Everyone
By Daniel Y. Chen

*$23.99 $39.99
Book

*$19.19 $31.99
eBook

7 Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
"I really loved it. It is full of exercises and John explains everything in detail. I have nailed my 70-761 exam thanks to this awesome book."
Eyu, Amazon Customer Review

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6 Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
"I'm more than halfway through this book and found it much better as an intro to Pandas than the two other books I began reading...Chen's book is more concise: he explains a method, shows one or two good examples, then moves on."
Bill Hayes, Amazon Customer Review

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Best of 2018 Video Learning


Apache Kafka Fundamentals

Apache Kafka Fundamentals
Instructor: William Rothwell

*$60.00 $199.99
Video

  ReactJS Fundamentals, Second Edition

ReactJS Fundamentals, Second Edition
Instructor: Charles David Crawford

*$45.00 $149.99
Video

15+ Safari Reviews with 3-Star Average
"Nice introduction to Kafka. As stated in the title, 'Fundamentals', the video delivers on that point."
Marcel Samuel, Safari Reviewer

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15+ Safari Reviews with 4-Star Average
"This is 6 hours and is jam packed. Excellent delivery explaining not only what but why. First great explanation of some es6 features and why they were added to the language."
Joel Powers, Safari Reviewer

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Getting Started with Kubernetes

Getting Started with Kubernetes
Instructor: Sander van Vugt

*$90.00 $299.99
Video

  Deep Reinforcement Learning and GANs: Advanced Topics in Deep Learning

Deep Reinforcement Learning and GANs: Advanced Topics in Deep Learning
Instructor: Jon Krohn

*$75.00 $249.99
Video

15+ Safari Reviews with 4-Star Average
"Very good content, lot of practical examples, exceeded my expectations."
Felipe Alexandre DaSilveira, Safari Reviewer

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14 Safari Reviews with 5-Star Average
"Learned a lot from this amazing course! Thanks!"
siddharthsjjain, Safari Reviewer

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Functional Programming for Java

Functional Programming for Java
Instructor: Simon Roberts

*$90.00 $299.99
Video

  Learning Angular LiveLessons, Second Edition

Learning Angular, Second Edition
Instructor: Marc Wandschneider

*$45.00 $149.99
Video

10+ Safari Reviews with 4-Star Average
"Excellent material. I really liked these videos, that aren't only about learning language features, but also about understanding abstractions and discussing software design."
benjaminbenshalom, 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

  Docker Orchestration and Microservices, Second Edition

Docker Orchestration and Microservices, Second Edition
Instructor: Charles David Crawford

*$75.00 $249.99
Video

10+ 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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7 Safari Reviews with 4-Star Average
"Really great stuff! Highly recommended to anyone that is initially familiar with Docker and wants to get up to speed on the ways to utilize it as a solution to running micro-services. The author explains things well and shows practical examples that are easy to follow and understand."
piotr.owsiak, Safari Reviewer

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Classic Favorites


The C Programming Language, 2nd Edition

The 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: 140 Ways to Improve Your Programming

Effective C++ Digital Collection: 140 Ways to Improve Your Programming
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 on some 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."
Wayne Billing, InformIT Customer

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