The Self Taught Programmer

Author: Cory Althoff
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520288174
Size: 15.18 MB
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I am a self-taught programmer. After a year of self-study, I learned to program well enough to land a job as a software engineer II at eBay. Once I got there, I realized I was severely under-prepared. I was overwhelmed by the amount of things I needed to know but hadn't learned yet. My journey learning to program, and my experience at my first job as a software engineer were the inspiration for this book. This book is not just about learning to program; although you will learn to code. If you want to program professionally, it is not enough to learn to code; that is why, in addition to helping you learn to program, I also cover the rest of the things you need to know to program professionally that classes and books don't teach you. "The Self-taught Programmer" is a roadmap, a guide to take you from writing your first Python program, to passing your first technical interview. I divided the book into six sections: 1. Learn to program in Python 3 and build your first program. 2. Learn Object-oriented programming and create a powerful Python program to get you hooked. 3. Learn to use tools like Git, Bash, regular expressions and databases. Then use your new coding skills to build a web scraper. 4. Study Computer Science fundamentals including computer architecture, data structures, algorithms and network programming. 5. Learn to program for production: I cover the software development process, testing, and best coding practices.6. Finish with tips for working with a team and landing a programming job.You CAN learn to program professionally. The path is there. Will you take it?

Learning To Program

Author: Steven Foote
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780789753397
Size: 13.83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Helps readers develop a solid foundation in programming, teaching concepts that can be used with any modern programming language, covering such topics as text editors, build tools, programming standards, regular expressions, and debugging.

Borland C Builder 6 Developer S Guide

Author: Bob Swart
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 0672324806
Size: 10.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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0672324806.ld The definitive guide to the latest version of Borlands powerful C++Builder. Provides complete coverage of C++Builder Web Services development, now a key component of C++Builder. Borland C++Builder remains best in class IDE over the past 5 years for C++ solutions. Written by a team of top C++Builder experts with expertise in a variety of technical areas related to C++ application development. C++Builder 6 Developers Guide is revised for the latest version of C++Builder, the biggest update to C++Builder in years. C++Builder is an ANSI C++ IDE. The version 6 adds BizShape, a tool to build Web Services using XML/SOAP, .NET, and BizTalk from Microsoft, and SunONE from Sun Microsystems. Other new components include WebSnap for Web application development, DataSnap for database development, and CLX, which allows cross-platform development for Unix and Linux. The new NetCLX Internet components allow development of cross-platform applications with Apache, Microsoft IIS, and Netscape Web Server applications. C++Builder 6 Developers Guide continues as the definitive guide for Borlands C++Builder, providing a clear and concise reference for C++ developers. C++Builder Developers Guide is a unique combination of over 35 C++Builder experts from around the globe. This team brings hundreds of thousands of working hours in professional software development to the creation of this extensive work. Leading the team are Jarrod Hollingworth, Bob Swart, Mark Cashman. and Paul Gustavson. Jarrod is running Backslash (http://www.backslash.com;au), loping software applications for the Internet and key business sectors and working as a software development consultant. Bob (aka. Dr.Bob) is an internationally recognized UK Borland Connections member and an independent technical author, trainer, and consultant using C++Builder, Kylix, and Delphi based in The Netherlands. Mark Cashman is an independent C++ developer in the U.S. Paul Gustavson lives in Virginia and is a senior systems engineer for Synetics, Inc., a U.S.-based company providing knowledge management, systems engineering, and enterprise management services.

Javascript The Definitive Guide

Author: David Flanagan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596554478
Size: 13.52 MB
Format: PDF
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This Fifth Edition is completely revised and expanded to cover JavaScript as it is used in today's Web 2.0 applications. This book is both an example-driven programmer's guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters that explain everything you need to know to get the most out of JavaScript, including: Scripted HTTP and Ajax XML processing Client-side graphics using the canvas tag Namespaces in JavaScript--essential when writing complex programs Classes, closures, persistence, Flash, and JavaScript embedded in Java applications Part I explains the core JavaScript language in detail. If you are new to JavaScript, it will teach you the language. If you are already a JavaScript programmer, Part I will sharpen your skills and deepen your understanding of the language. Part II explains the scripting environment provided by web browsers, with a focus on DOM scripting with unobtrusive JavaScript. The broad and deep coverage of client-side JavaScript is illustrated with many sophisticated examples that demonstrate how to: Generate a table of contents for an HTML document Display DHTML animations Automate form validation Draw dynamic pie charts Make HTML elements draggable Define keyboard shortcuts for web applications Create Ajax-enabled tool tips Use XPath and XSLT on XML documents loaded with Ajax And much more Part III is a complete reference for core JavaScript. It documents every class, object, constructor, method, function, property, and constant defined by JavaScript 1.5 and ECMAScript Version 3. Part IV is a reference for client-side JavaScript, covering legacy web browser APIs, the standard Level 2 DOM API, and emerging standards such as the XMLHttpRequest object and the canvas tag. More than 300,000 JavaScript programmers around the world have madethis their indispensable reference book for building JavaScript applications. "A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed." -- Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript

Python Crash Course

Author: Eric Matthes
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277390
Size: 12.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time. In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online. As you work through Python Crash Course you’ll learn how to: –Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal –Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses –Work with data to generate interactive visualizations –Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online –Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Crash Course will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code! Uses Python 2 and 3

Think Like A Programmer

Author: V. Anton Spraul
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593274566
Size: 13.81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The real challenge of programming isn't learning a language's syntax—it's learning to creatively solve problems so you can build something great. In this one-of-a-kind text, author V. Anton Spraul breaks down the ways that programmers solve problems and teaches you what other introductory books often ignore: how to Think Like a Programmer. Each chapter tackles a single programming concept, like classes, pointers, and recursion, and open-ended exercises throughout challenge you to apply your knowledge. You'll also learn how to: –Split problems into discrete components to make them easier to solve –Make the most of code reuse with functions, classes, and libraries –Pick the perfect data structure for a particular job –Master more advanced programming tools like recursion and dynamic memory –Organize your thoughts and develop strategies to tackle particular types of problems Although the book's examples are written in C++, the creative problem-solving concepts they illustrate go beyond any particular language; in fact, they often reach outside the realm of computer science. As the most skillful programmers know, writing great code is a creative art—and the first step in creating your masterpiece is learning to Think Like a Programmer.