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The Best-Reviewed IT Books, eBooks, and Video Training

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

*$30.39 $37.99
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*$24.31 $30.39
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  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

*$31.99 $39.99
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*$25.59 $31.99
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19 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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25+ Amazon Reviews with 3.6-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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The Practice of System and Network Administration Volume 1

The Practice of System and Network Administration Volume 1: DevOps and other Best Practices for Enterprise IT
By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup

*$51.99 $64.99
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*$41.59 $51.99
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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

*$55.99 $69.99
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*$44.79 $55.99
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18+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average
“This book is a great starting place for new system administrators, and also contains valuable information and ways to think about problems for senior system administrators. I own the first edition, and the third edition is full of more new things, but equally accessible and easy to read. Start with any chapter and you can learn something useful, or read it front to back for a holistic view. I am the interrupt sponge (see p10) for my team, but I use this book as a resource for teaching and mentoring."
Allen West, Amazon Customer Review

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10+ 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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Large Scale Scrum

The Great Scrummaster: #ScrumMasterWay
By Zuzana Sochova

*$23.99 $29.99
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*$19.19 $23.99
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  Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day

Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day
By Siddhartha Rao

*$35.99 $44.99
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*$28.79 $35.99
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15 Amazon Reviews with 5-Star Average
“If you're a ScrumMaster and you're feeling stuck, uninspired, or simply don't understand your role, this is the book for you.This is the single best ScrumMaster book I have ever read. It clearly defines the roles. It defines the levels of being a ScrumMaster. It defines where your career could go as a ScrumMaster (an Agile coach) and what an Agile coach really does for an organization. The examples in the book are real world. This is something I can apply in my daily work. There are examples working with difficult teams and working with difficult people. I recommend this book to all ScrumMaster and all Agile Coaches!”
Holly Harb, Amazon Customer Review

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15 Amazon Reviews with 4.7-Star Average
“Definitely a must read for anyone starting off with C++. This book will cover so much, and it will explain it in great detail. I had 0 knowledge of C++ and never had the chance of learning any other programming language so this is the first. I've read blog after blog advising newbies at programming NOT to learn C++ first but i went for it... and i must say, this book has been the cornerstone of my learning success.”
David, Amazon Customer Review

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Swift Programming

Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
By Matthew Mathias, John Gallagher

*$35.99 $44.99
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*$28.79 $35.99
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  iOS Programming

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
By Christian Keur, Aaron Hillegass

*$39.99 $49.99
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*$31.99 $39.99
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30+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
“Having tried several online courses and a number of books on Swift programming, this is one of the best - clear writing, ample examples, and great for jumpstarting an introduction to Swift. Highly recommended.”
Arcadial, Amazon Customer Review

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26+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
“Having taken a couple of online courses, I can safely say this is the best resource available for learning iOS 10, things are even better explained than the official documentation in my opinion.”
Jose Luis Estrellaon, Amazon Customer Review

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VIDEO FAVORITES—Save with 40% with code VIDEO40


Python Programming Language

Python Programming Language
Instructor: David Beazley

*$239.99 $299.99
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  Modern Python

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

*$239.99 $299.99
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80+ 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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9 Safari Reviews with 5-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

*$239.99 $299.99
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  Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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

*$159.99 $199.99
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20+ 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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50+ Safari Reviews with 5-Star Average
"Really practical, easy to understand, and well-architected sessions to cover the fundamentals of AWS. I think [this is the] best course to start with.”
karioka, Safari Reviewer

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Ultimate Go Programming

Ultimate Go Programming
Instructor: William Kennedy

*$279.99 $349.99
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  Moving to Microservices

Moving to Microservices: Using Domain-Driven Design to Break Down the Monolith
Instructor: Maria Gomez

*$103.99 $129.99
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35+ Safari Reviews with 5-Star Average
“The course is brilliant! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Go. The instructor speaks about mechanics and design and covers topics from data structures to profiling and garbage collection algorithms. During the course, students build a strong foundation, learn how to think in Go and speak about decision tradeoffs”
Shrey Srivastava, Safari Reviewer

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15+ Safari Reviews with 5-Star Average
“Good overview of moving to microservices, also provides a path to what next.”
vaibhavsachdeva, Safari Reviewer

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Pandas Data Analysis with Python Fundamentals

Pandas Data Analysis with Python Fundamentals
Instructor: Daniel Y. Chen

*$159.99 $199.99
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  Deep Learning with TensorFlow

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

*$199.99 $249.99
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10+ Safari Reviews with 4.9-Star Average
“Very interesting capabilities. I loved and enjoyed how you can use Pandas to do Data Exploratory analysis and Data mining."
iabualhaol, Safari Reviewer

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25+ Safari Reviews with 4.9-Star Average
"Very well done, the combination of whiteboard lesson and hands on code was really good. The focus of keras before going to pure tensorflow made it much easier to see the concepts."
Mats Bengtsson, Safari Reviewer

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CLASSIC FAVORITES


C Programming Language, 2nd Edition

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

*$53.60 $67.00
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*$43.19 $53.99
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  Go Programming Language

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

*$31.99 $39.99
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*$25.59 $31.99
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600+ 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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120+ Amazon Reviews with 4.7-Star Average
“Terse and elegant. Many of the examples demonstrate efficient techniques that may not be obvious, but are not over-clever. Now we have a "K&D" bible to add to K&R and K&P, rightfully at the pinnacle of programming references.”
David W., Amazon Customer Review

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Don't Make Me Think

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited
By Steve Krug

*$36.00 $45.00
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*$28.80 $36.00
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  Non-Designer's Design Book

The Non-Designer's Design Book
By Robin Williams

*$27.99 $34.99
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*$22.39 $27.99
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1K+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
“I don't think it's going too far to say that the most important issue in website design is usability. And here, my friends, is the bible of usability. Krug is wise, clear, persuasive, and funny. His years of work in the field are apparent throughout. His humanity is a nice bonus. He correctly asserts that a well-designed website is a gesture of kindness as well as a commercial plus.”
Mark Meyers, Amazon Customer Review

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570+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
“Teaches the basics of good visual communication and graphic design better than anything else I've ever heard or read. Ms. Williams' style is straightforward, and personable. Chapters are organized by concept. Teaching basic concepts is reductive and makes it easy to avoid getting sidetracked by style. A particular feature I loved was how the author showed step by step improvements of a design taking it from bad, to better, to outstanding.”
Galamanderon, Amazon Customer Review

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Linux Kernel Development

Essential Scrum
By Kenneth S. Rubin

*$39.99 $49.99
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*$31.99 $39.99
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  Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes
By Ben Forta

*$23.99 $29.99
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*$19.19 $23.99
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220+ Amazon Reviews with 4.7-Star Average
“This book is a broad yet detailed guide on using scrum which I found to be very helpful. We're starting to try and implement scrum in our software development organization, and this book does a great job explaining the scrum roles and process. It's well organized and covers topics from core concepts to release and portfolio planning.”
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490+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average*
“I bought this book for work--I need to understand how to report out of MS SQL, having no experience using SQL. This book's explanation for a rookie like me was perfect--I could not be more pleased with the approach and layout and even the practice exercises.”
Blakemoreon, Amazon Customer Review

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Design Patterns

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

*$47.99 $59.99
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*$38.39 $47.99
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  Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

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

*$39.99 $49.99
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*$31.99 $39.99
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480+ Amazon Reviews with 4.6-Star Average
“This book is like classical literature for software engineers. Everyone should be exposed to the ideas in this book at some point. The examples are in C++, but they should be applicable to most languages.”
Andrewon, Amazon Customer Review

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400+ Amazon Reviews with 4.5-Star Average*
"A must-read for every serious professional coder I thought I was an excellent programmer until I read this book. Robert 'Uncle Bob' Martin presents a strong case for why clean code is necessary for every professional developer and programming team. He also sets forth very simple steps on what you can do to change your code from messy and almost unreadable to highly maintainable with improved comprehension, while discovering previously missed bugs at the same time."
*Reviews for Clean Code and Clean Coder combined
Daniel Klein, Amazon Customer Review

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