The Best Programming Books of November 2015
Another month, another list of the best programming books, this time for November 2015. We 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. An interesting newcomer on position one in the list is Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America, and great book about the story of Nintendo’s rise and the beloved icon who made it possible.
The Best Programming Books of November 2015
- (new) Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America
The story of Nintendo’s rise and the beloved icon who made it possible Nintendo has continually set the standard for video game innovation in America, starting in 1981 with a plucky hero who jumped over barrels to save a girl from an ape. The saga of Mario, the portly plumber who became the most successful franchise in the history of gaming, has plot twists worthy of a video game. Jeff Ryan shares the story of how this quintessentially Japanese company found success in the American market. Lawsuits, Hollywood, die-hard fans, and face-offs with Sony and Microsoft are all part of the drama. Even those who can’t tell a Koopa from a Goomba will find this a fascinating story of striving, comeuppance, and redemption.
- Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions
I’ve been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. These interview questions are real; they are not 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. Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. For interviewers and companies: details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process.
- 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 unintimidating, concise approach for non-programmers that will get you up and running right away.
- (new) The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color): A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Programming Robots
Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. You’ll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs. With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book as your guide, you’ll be building your own out-of-this-world creations in no time!
- The Go Programming Language (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing)
The book does not assume prior knowledge of Go nor experience with any specific language, so you. The examples illustrate many packages from the standard library and show how to create new ones of your own. Later chapters explain the package mechanism in more detail, and how to build, test, and maintain projects using the go tool. Each chapter has exercises to test your understanding and explore extensions and alternatives. Source code is freely available for download from http://gopl.io/ and may be conveniently fetched, built, and installed using the go get command.
- HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites
Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are 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!
- 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.
- (new) Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step (8th Edition) (Developer Reference)
Your hands-on guide to Microsoft Visual C# fundamentals with Visual Studio 2015 Expand your expertise–and teach yourself the fundamentals of programming with the latest version of Visual C# with Visual Studio 2015. If you are an experienced software developer, you. ll get all the guidance, exercises, and code you need to start building responsive, scalable Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform applications with Visual C#.
- 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. Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work.
Enjoy reading and see you next month with another overview of the Best Programming Books of the Month!