Best Programming Books of February 2016
The end of February is near! Time for another programming books of the month. Small note: it’s possible that these posts will move to another website in the future. Until then I’ll keep sharing the 10 most popular programming books with you!
Background info: with the “Best Programming Books of” series we try to inform you about the most popular programming and IT books of the current month. Also, we compared this list to the list of the previous month. As you can see, there aren’t many newcomers this month! Time to catch up!
- Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions
In this book, you can tell that the questions are really based on Gayles experiences in tech interviews. The questions aren’t pulled out of computer science textbooks: they reflect what’s truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. What I like about this book is that it gives you great hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions. And last but not least, it has comprehensive details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process.
- Python: Learn Python in One Day and Learn It Well. Python for Beginners with Hands-on Project. (Learn Coding Fast with Hands-On Project Book 1)
Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the Python language fast? You no longer have to waste your time and money learning Python from lengthy books, expensive online courses or complicated Python tutorials. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples. Learn The Python Programming Language Fast Concepts are presented in a “to-the-point” style to cater to the busy individual.
- Programming Arduino Getting Started with Sketches
“Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches” helps you understand the software side of Arduino and explains how to write well-crafted Sketches (the name given to Arduino programs) using the C language of Arduino. This practical guide offers an un-intimidating, concise approach for non-programmers that will get you up and running right away.
- HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites
- Learning to make your own website in HTML/CSS is getting more and more popular. Many books teaching HTML and CSS could be quite dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach. It will make you wish other technical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive and engaging way!
- Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners
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? In 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. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work.
- First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers
This book isn’t really about programming. Although it gives children some great concepts when it comes to coding (reading & understanding). This pack is part C of the First Little Readers series and it includes a tip-filled parent guide, The Pie that Jack Made 2, Funny Foods 3, Round the Clown 4 and Clay Play For use with Grades PreK-2 and many more stories to help children improve their reading skills.
- Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition
The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little programming. The first edition became a widely used text in universities worldwide as well as the standard reference for professionals. The second edition featured new chapters on the role of algorithms, probabilistic analysis and randomized algorithms, and linear programming. As of the third edition, this textbook is published exclusively by the MIT Press.
- SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself (4th Edition)
Expert trainer and popular author Ben Forta teaches you just the parts of SQL you need to know. starting with simple data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints. With the Fourth Edition of this worldwide bestseller, the book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and improved. And new full-color SQL code listings help the beginner to clearly see the elements and structure of the language.
- The C Programming Language
This second edition has been completely rewritten with additional examples and problem sets to clarify the implementation of difficult language constructs. This book includes detailed coverage of the C language plus the official C language reference manual for at-a-glance help with syntax notation, declarations, ANSI changes, scope rules, and the list goes on and on. Unlike many of the 1,000 page books stuffed with CD-ROMs that have become popular, this volume is concise and powerful (if somewhat dangerous) — like C itself.
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