Best Programming Books of September 2016

Another month, another list, and this time the best programming books for September 2016. We hope this list is useful to you, and we hope you’ll come back next month for another great list! Happy reading!

  • Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions
    Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

    These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems. Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions, so that you can solve questions you haven’t seen.

  • Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America
    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. Jeff Ryan shares the story of how this quintessentially Japanese company found success in the American market. Even those who can’t tell a Koopa from a Goomba will find this a fascinating story of striving, comeuppance, and redemption.

  • HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites
    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. This book is also available as part of a set in hardcover – Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781119038634;and in softcover – Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, 9781118907443.

  • Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming [Read online]
    Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

    Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to programming with Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time. 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 simple 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.

  • Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)
    Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)

    Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The second edition featured new chapters on the role of algorithms, probabilistic analysis and randomized algorithms, and linear programming. It features improved treatment of dynamic programming and greedy algorithms and a new notion of edge-based flow in the material on flow networks.

  • Make Your Own Neural Network
    Make Your Own Neural Network

    Yet too few really understand how neural networks actually work. You’ll learn to code in Python and make your own neural network, teaching it to recognise human handwritten numbers, and performing as well as professionally developed networks. We introduce the mathematical ideas underlying the neural networks, gently with lots of illustrations and examples.

  • The C Programming Language [Read online]
    The C Programming Language

    The authors present the complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming. 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. Just about every C programmer I respect learned C from this book.

  • First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers
    First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers

    Jumpstart reading success with this big collection motivating storybooks correlated with Guided Reading Level C. A great value. Hot Dog, Hot Dog 20.

  • JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development
    JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

    THIS BOOK COVERS: Basic programming concepts – assuming no prior knowledge of programming beyond an ability to create a web page using HTML & CSS Core elements of the JavaScript language – so you can learn how to write your own scripts from scratch jQuery – which will allow you to simplify the process of writing scripts (this is introduced half-way through the book once you have a solid understanding of JavaScript) How to recreate techniques you will have seen on other web sites such as sliders, content filters, form validation, updating content using Ajax, and much more (these examples demonstrate writing your own scripts from scratch and how the theory you have learned is put into practice). As with our first book (the best-selling HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites), each chapter: Breaks subjects down into bite-sized chunks with a new topic on each page Contains clear descriptions of syntax, each one demonstrated with inspiring code samples Uses diagrams and photography to explain complex concepts in a visual way By the end of the book, not only will you be able to use the thousands of scripts, JavaScript APIs, and jQuery plugins that are freely available on the web, and be able to customize them – you will also be able to create your own scripts from scratch. If you’re looking to create more enriching web experiences, then this is the book for you.

  • Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set
    Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set

    A two-book set for web designers and front-end developers This two-book set combines the titles HTML & CSS: Designing and Building Web Sites and JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Development. JavaScript & jQuery offers an excellent combined introduction to these two technologies using a clear and simple visual approach using diagrams, infographics, and photographs. A handy two-book set that uniquely combines related technologies Highly visual format and accessible language makes these books highly effective learning tools Perfect for beginning web designers and front-end developers.

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