Learn core CS concepts that are part of every CS degree by reading a book meant for humans. You already know how to code build things, but when it comes to conversations about Big-O notation, database normalization and binary tree traversal you grow silent. That used to happen to me and I decided to change it because I hated being left out. I studied for 3 years and wrote everything down and the result is this book.
There's nothing better than curling up on a quiet weekend and reading a book that can enhance your career... except if that book also comes with a set of videos! That's what you get with this bundle - The Imposter's Handbook and 17 walkthrough videos that illustrate its concepts. I spent over 5 months putting these 17 videos together (~3.5 hours), fine-tuning the audio, editing the videos down to be as concise as possible. You won’t stare at bullet points on a slide for 5 minutes while I drone on, nor will you watch me fumble about trying to type while I install dependencies. Your time is valuable, and if I’ve done my job right, you’ll turn that time into knowledge. You get these videos along with the digital book.
Follow along with Dee Yan, our fictional data science intern, as she assumes the job of interim database administrator at the fictional aerospace startup, Red:4. She’ll learn PostgreSQL like we all do: on the job and under pressure. Mostly a PostgreSQL tutorial, this book also has a narrative element in the spirit of The Martian. You'll start out with the basics: creating tables and importing data. Soon, however, you'll be awash in glorious SQL and data from space (the NASA/JPL archives of the Cassini mission), creating functions, common table expressions and calculating aggregates using window functions all in the name of science while trying to figure out if there's life under the ice of a very curious little moon.
Where did the digital circuit come from and how does it work? What, exactly, is SHA256 encryption and what's the algorithm behind an RSA key?
These topics have always been a bit of a blind spot for me so I asked my friend Scott Hanselman to help me dive in and figure this stuff out. The journey continues with Season 2 of The Imposter’s Handbook. We dive into the flow of information: from the roots of logic through Boolean Algebra,binary and bitwise operations, information theory, encryption, hashing, blockchain and a lot more.
This is an ebook. A print book will be available in the future - but this is not a physical book.