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"I always keep a few copies of The Self-Taught Programmer around to give to anyone that comes to me for career advice."
--Robin Abrams, Board Member, HCL Technologies, FactSet Research, Lattice Semiconductor and Sierra Wireless

"Want to learn to program professionally? Follow Cory's advice."
-- David Phillips, Co-Founder, Hackbright Academy

"I am incredibly impressed with this book." 
--JoAnn Buchanan, Senior Research Associate, Allen Institute for Brain Science

"Learning to program is increasingly important in finance. Althoff's book taught me the skills I need to stay competitive." 
--Derek Schaefer, Senior Finance Manager, Charles Schwab

"The Self-Taught Programmer was a pleasure to read--something I never thought I would say about a technical book."
--Melinda Sacks, Former Writer, Editor, San Jose Mercury News

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I spent one year writing The Self-Taught Programmer. It was an exciting and rewarding experience. I treated my book like a software project. After I finished writing it, I created a program to pick out all of the code examples from the book and execute them in Python to make sure all 300+ examples worked properly. Then I wrote software to add line numbers and color to every code example. Finally, I had a group of 200 new programmers "beta read" the book to identify poorly explained concepts and look for any errors my program missed.  
Another note: this book is meant for new programmers. If you already are a professional programmer, this book is probably not the right book for you. 

I hope you learn as much reading my book as I did writing it. Best of luck with your programming! 

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  • Print Length: 299 pages
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  • Publisher: Self-Taught Media; 1 edition (December 26, 2016)
  • Publication Date: December 26, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M01YDQA
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