January’s book will be Grokking Algorithms: An illustrated guide for programmers and other curious people (2016), by Aditya Y. Bhargava.
Grokking Algorithms is a fully illustrated, friendly guide that teaches you how to apply common algorithms to the practical problems you face every day as a programmer. You’ll start with sorting and searching and, as you build up your skills in thinking algorithmically, you’ll tackle more complex concerns such as data compression and artificial intelligence. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python. By the end of this book, you will have mastered widely applicable algorithms as well as how and when to use them. This easy-to-read, picture-heavy introduction is suitable for self-taught programmers, engineers, or anyone who wants to brush up on algorithms. [sample chapter]
Where to find a copy of this title:
- The publisher has the ebook for $36, paperback for $45
- O’Reilly’s Safari online book service has the ebook
- Alibris has paperback copies starting at $32
- Amazon has the paperback for $31 (and no ebook!)
- Apple iBooks has the ebook for $40
The meetup will be on Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30PM at our usual location: the ActiveProspect office, 4203 Guadalupe in Hyde Park.
Be sure to RSVP so we’ll have plenty of pizza and drinks for everyone.
See you there!