Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Microsoft Programming. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. System Design Interview – An Insider's Guide


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

The system design interview is considered to be the most complex and most difficult technical job interview by many. This book provides a step-by-step framework on how to tackle a system design question. It includes many real-world examples to illustrate the systematic approach with detailed steps that you can follow. What’s inside? - An insider’s take on what interviewers really look for and why. - A 4-step framework for solving any system design interview question. - 15 real system design interview questions with detailed solutions. - 188 diagrams to visually explain how different systems work. Table Of Contents Chapter 1: Scale From Zero To Millions Of Users Chapter 2: Back-of-the-envelope Estimation Chapter 3: A Framework For System Design Interviews Chapter 4: Design A Rate Limiter Chapter 5: Design Consistent Hashing Chapter 6: Design A Key-value Store Chapter 7: Design A Unique Id Generator In Distributed Systems Chapter 8: Design A Url Shortener Chapter 9: Design A Web Crawler Chapter 10: Design A Notification System Chapter 11: Design A News Feed System Chapter 12: Design A Chat System Chapter 13: Design A Search Autocomplete System Chapter 14: Design Youtube Chapter 15: Design Google Drive Chapter 16: The Learning Continues

  • Author: Alex Xu
  • Publisher: Byte Code LLC (June 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology

                 

2. SQL QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Managing, Analyzing, and Manipulating Data With SQL


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

"THE BEST SQL BOOK FOR BEGINNERS IN 2021 - HANDS DOWN!" *INCLUDES FREE ACCESS TO A SAMPLE DATABASE, SQL BROWSER APP, COMPREHENSION QUIZES & SEVERAL OTHER DIGITAL RESOURCES!* Not sure how to prepare for the data-driven future? This book shows you EXACTLY what you need to know to successfully use the SQL programming language to enhance your career! * #1 NEW RELEASE & #1 BEST SELLER * Are you a developer who wants to expand your mastery to database management? Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today! Are you a project manager who needs to better understand your development team’s needs? A decision maker who needs to make deeper data-driven analysis? Everything you need to know is included in these pages! The ubiquity of big data means that now more than ever there is a burning need to warehouse, access, and understand the contents of massive databases quickly and efficiently. That’s where SQL comes in. SQL is the workhorse programming language that forms the backbone of modern data management and interpretation. Any database management professional will tell you that despite trendy data management languages that come and go, SQL remains the most widely used and most reliable to date, with no signs of stopping. In this comprehensive guide, experienced mentor and SQL expert Walter Shields draws on his considerable knowledge to make the topic of relational database management accessible, easy to understand, and highly actionable. SQL QuickStart Guide is ideal for those seeking to increase their job prospects and enhance their careers, for developers looking to expand their programming capabilities, or for anyone who wants to take advantage of our inevitably data-driven future—even with no prior coding experience! SQL QuickStart Guide is Perfect For: Professionals looking to augment their job skills in preparation for a data-driven future Job seekers who want to pad their skills and resume for a durable employability edge Beginners with zero prior experience Managers, decision makers, and business owners looking to manage data-driven business insights Developers looking to expand their mastery beyond the full stack Anyone who wants to be better prepared for our data-driven future! In SQL QuickStart Guide You’ll Discover: The basic structure of databases—what they are, how they work, and how to successfully navigate them How to use SQL to retrieve and understand data no matter the scale of a database (aided by numerous images and examples) The most important SQL queries, along with how and when to use them for best effect Professional applications of SQL and how to “sell” your new SQL skills to your employer, along with other career-enhancing considerations * LIFETIME ACCESS TO FREE SQL RESOURCES *: Each book comes with free lifetime access to tons of exclusive online resources to help you master SQL, such as workbooks, cheat sheets and reference guides. GIVING BACK: ClydeBank Media proudly supports One Tree Planted as a reforestation partner. Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" Icon On The Right Side, Right Now!

  • Author: Walter Shields
  • Publisher: ClydeBank Media LLC; Illustrated edition (November 18, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-1945051753
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.57 x 9.25 inches

                 

3. Learn JavaScript Quickly: A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Learning JavaScript, Even If You’re New to Programming (Crash Course With Hands-On Project)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

Become a Master Coder and Cash In the Big Bucks: JavaScript Programming Made Easy. Do you want to develop a skill that will ensure you never go jobless again? Have you always wanted to learn how to program but could never afford those ridiculously expensive courses? Developers and programmers are amongst the highest paid professions in the world, and according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for software and app developers will increase by a shocking 24% in the next few years. In 2019, the tech industry posted 4.6 million job openings in the US job market, and their direct economic output was estimated at 1.9 trillion dollars. There’s no doubt that the IT industry is the future, and software, web, and app developers are and will be the most coveted professionals for many years to come. But here’s the shock you may not have seen coming: the IT industry has a backdoor--you only need to know how to open it in order to jump straight on that cash wagon. The key to that door is JavaScript, a programming language that has withstood the test of time and has become one of the most used languages. You might have heard about some of the companies that use JavaScript: Netflix, Google, Microsoft, eBay, Facebook, Uber, PayPal… The list goes on and on. Being proficient in JavaScript will basically ensure that you never run out of job options. As with pursuing any new concept, learning how to program can be intimidating, especially for beginners. Even though JavaScript is incredibly beginner-friendly , it’s still complex enough for you to need a guide to lead you through the process of mastering it. In Learn JavaScript Quickly , you will discover: A full beginner’s guide on programming, including the simplest, most basic things all newbies should know before getting started with JavaScript Step-by-step mentorship through JavaScript’s crucial concepts, rules, and functions 2 bonus guides on HTML and CSS to ensure that you’re fully equipped with all the essentials for achievement in a highly competitive job market The best techniques and tools to supplement your JavaScript knowledge, allowing for frustration-free learning Simple explanations for all programming tasks, such as creating Array elements and handling HTML events, so that comprehension won’t be an issue Helpful programming exercises and tasks (solutions included) to challenge yourself and fully master JavaScript How to create complex websites in record time, simply by following the straightforward instructions provided inside And much more. Don’t let the fact that you’ve never programmed before stop you from having a highly profitable career--JavaScript is the simplest programming language anyone can learn. We all start somewhere, but you first need to make sure you start out on the right foot and equip yourself with the best tools of the trade. If you’re ready to discover the intricate, profitable world of programming and JavaScript, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.

  • Author: Code Quickly
  • Publisher: Drip Digital (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1951791476
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches

                 

4. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

Summary Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint, as well as online services like Azure and Office 365. About the Book Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. Just set aside one hour a day lunchtime would be perfect for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet. What's Inside Learn PowerShell from the beginning, no experience required! Covers PowerShell v3 and up, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and later Each lesson takes you an hour or less About the Reader Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming or scripting experience needed. About the Author Veteran PowerShell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy to follow book. Table of Contents Before you begin Meet PowerShell Using the help system Running commands Working with providers The pipeline: connecting commands Adding commands Objects: data by another name The pipeline, deeper Formatting and why it's done on the right Filtering and comparisons A practical interlude Remote control: one to one, and one to many Using Windows Management Instrumentation and CIM Multitasking with background jobs Working with many objects, one at a time Security alert! Variables: a place to store your stuff Input and output Sessions: remote control with less work You call this scripting? Improving your parameterized script Advanced remoting configuration Using regular expressions to parse text files Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques Using someone else's script Never the end PowerShell cheat sheet

  • Author: Donald W. Jones
  • Publisher: Manning Publications; 3rd edition (December 30, 2016)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-1617294167
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 0.9 x 9.25 inches

                 

5. SQL the One: Microsoft SQL Server Interview Guide


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

Congratulations! You are going to WIN your next SQL Server interview. “SQL The One” book can guide you to achieve the success in your next interview. This book covers Microsoft SQL Server interview experiences, questions and answers for a range of SQL DBA’s and SQL Server Professionals. All of these questions have been collected from the people who attended interviews at various multinational companies across the world. It also covers “How to prepare for a SQL DBA interview?” and “How to become an expert in your career?” Salient Features of Book • All interview questions are asked in various MNC • Covers 1090 real time questions and answers • 254 questions on SQL Server Performance Tuning • Covers all SQL Server HA & DR features • 316 questions on SQL Server HA & DR features • Lots of scenario based questions • Covers SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016 • Questions are categorized • In-depth explanations • An Interview Experience with Microsoft Useful as a reference guide for SQL DBA Interview preparation

  • Author: Uday Arumilli
  • Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.; 1st edition (December 16, 2016)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1946390974
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.13 x 11 inches

                 



6. The Definitive Guide to DAX: Business Intelligence for Microsoft Power BI, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Excel Second Edition (Business Skills)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft’s DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel ·         Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups ·         Work efficiently with basic and advanced table functions ·         Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions ·         Perform time-based calculations ·         Use calculation groups and calculation items ·         Use syntax of variables (VAR) to write more readable, maintainable code ·         Express diverse and unusual relationships with DAX, including many-to-many relationships and bidirectional filters ·         Master advanced optimization techniques, and improve performance in aggregations ·         Optimize data models to achieve better compression ·         Measure DAX query performance with DAX Studio and learn how to optimize your DAX

  • Author: Marco Russo
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 2nd edition (July 2, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1509306978
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 1.73 x 9.13 inches

                 

7. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

Developers of enterprise applications (e.g reservation systems, supply chain programs, financial systems, etc.) face a unique set of challenges, different than those faced by their desktop system and embedded system peers. For this reason, enterprise developers must uncover their own solutions. In this new book, noted software engineering expert Martin Fowler turns his attention to enterprise application development. He helps professionals understand the complex -- yet critical -- aspects of architecture. While architecture is important to all application development, it is particularly critical to the success of an enterprise project, where issues such as performance and concurrent multi-user access are paramount. The book presents patterns (proven solutions to recurring problems) in enterprise architecture, and the context provided by the author enables the reader to make the proper choices when faced with a difficult design decision.

  • Author: Martin Fowler
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (November 5, 2002)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Hardware & DIY
  • ISBN: 978-0321127426
  • Dimensions: 7.52 x 1.18 x 9.29 inches

                 

8. PowerShell for Sysadmins: Workflow Automation Made Easy


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

Learn to use PowerShell, Microsoft's scripting language, to automate real-world tasks that IT professionals and system administrators deal with every day. Save Time. Automate. PowerShell® is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of IT. In PowerShell for Sysadmins , five-time Microsoft® MVP "Adam the Automator" Bertram shows you how to use PowerShell to manage and automate your desktop and server environments so that you can head out for an early lunch. You'll learn how to:    •   Combine commands, control flow, handle errors, write scripts, run scripts remotely, and test scripts with the PowerShell testing framework, Pester    •   Parse structured data like XML and JSON, work with common domains (like Active Directory, Azure, and Amazon Web Services), and create a real-world server inventory script    •   Design and build a PowerShell module to demonstrate PowerShell isn't just about ad-hoc scripts    •   Use PowerShell to create a hands-off, completely automated Windows deployment    •   Build an entire Active Directory forest from nothing but a Hyper-V host and a few ISO files    •   Create endless Web and SQL servers with just a few lines of code! Real-world examples throughout help bridge the gap between theory and actual system, and the author's anecdotes keep things lively. Stop with the expensive software and fancy consultants. Learn how to manage your own environment with PowerShell for Sysadmins and make everyone happy. Covers Windows PowerShell v5.1

  • Author: Adam Bertram
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; Illustrated edition (February 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1593279189
  • Dimensions: 7.06 x 0.76 x 9.19 inches

                 

9. C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development: Build intelligent apps, websites, and services with Blazor, ASP.NET Core, and Entity Framework Core using Visual Studio Code, 5th Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

A comprehensive guide for beginners to learn the key concepts, real-world applications, and latest features of C# 9 and .NET 5 with hands-on exercises using VS Code Key Features Explore the newest additions to C# 9, the .NET 5 class library, Entity Framework Core and Blazor Strengthen your command of ASP.NET Core 5.0 and create professional websites and services Build cross-platform apps for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android Book Description In C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross-Platform Development, Fifth Edition, expert teacher Mark J. Price gives you everything you need to start programming C# applications. This latest edition uses the popular Visual Studio Code editor to work across all major operating systems. It is fully updated and expanded with a new chapter on the Microsoft Blazor framework. The book's first part teaches the fundamentals of C#, including object-oriented programming and new C# 9 features such as top-level programs, target-typed new object instantiation, and immutable types using the record keyword. Part 2 covers the .NET APIs, for performing tasks like managing and querying data, monitoring and improving performance, and working with the file system, async streams, serialization, and encryption. Part 3 provides examples of cross-platform apps you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core or mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms. The best type of application for learning the C# language constructs and many of the .NET libraries is one that does not distract with unnecessary application code. For that reason, the C# and .NET topics covered in Chapters 1 to 13 feature console applications. In Chapters 14 to 20, having mastered the basics of the language and libraries, you will build practical applications using ASP.NET Core, Model-View-Controller (MVC), and Blazor. By the end of the book, you will have acquired the understanding and skills you need to use C# 9 and .NET 5 to create websites, services, and mobile apps. What you will learn Build your own types with object-oriented programming Query and manipulate data using LINQ Build websites and services using ASP.NET Core 5 Create intelligent apps using machine learning Use Entity Framework Core and work with relational databases Discover Windows app development using the Universal Windows Platform and XAML Build rich web experiences using the Blazor framework Build mobile applications for iOS and Android using Xamarin.Forms Who this book is for This book is best for C# and .NET beginners, or programmers who have worked with C# in the past but feel left behind by the changes in the past few years. This book doesn't expect you to have any C# or .NET experience; however, you should have a general understanding of programming. Students and professionals with a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) background can certainly benefit from this book. Table of Contents Hello, C#! Welcome, .NET Core! Speaking C# Controlling Flow and Converting Types Writing, Debugging, and Testing Functions Building Your Own Types with Object-Oriented Programming Implementing Interfaces and Inheriting Classes Understanding and Packaging .NET Types Working with Common .NET Types Working with Files, Streams, and Serialization Protecting Your Data and Applications Working with Databases Using Entity Framework Core Querying and Manipulating Data with LINQ Improving Performance and Scalability with Multitasking (N.B. Please use the Look Inside option to see further chapters)

  • Author: Mark J. Price
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing; 5th ed. edition (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1800568105
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.86 x 9.25 inches

                 

10. Python for Excel: A Modern Environment for Automation and Data Analysis


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Microsoft Programming - August 2021

While Excel remains ubiquitous in the business world, recent Microsoft feedback forums are full of requests to include Python as an Excel scripting language. In fact, it's the top feature requested. What makes this combination so compelling? In this hands-on guide, Felix Zumstein--creator of xlwings, a popular open source package for automating Excel with Python--shows experienced Excel users how to integrate these two worlds efficiently. Excel has added quite a few new capabilities over the past couple of years, but its automation language, VBA, stopped evolving a long time ago. Many Excel power users have already adopted Python for daily automation tasks. This guide gets you started. Use Python without extensive programming knowledge Get started with modern tools, including Jupyter notebooks and Visual Studio code Use pandas to acquire, clean, and analyze data and replace typical Excel calculations Automate tedious tasks like consolidation of Excel workbooks and production of Excel reports Use xlwings to build interactive Excel tools that use Python as a calculation engine Connect Excel to databases and CSV files and fetch data from the internet using Python code Use Python as a single tool to replace VBA, Power Query, and Power Pivot

  • Author: Felix Zumstein
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (March 30, 2021)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1492081005
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.75 x 9 inches