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



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

1. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions


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

I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I've coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book. Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn (or re-learn) core computer science concepts, and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions. These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. They reflect what's truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. WHAT'S INSIDE? 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems. A walk-through of how to derive each solution, so that you can learn how to get there yourself. Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions, so that you can solve questions you haven't seen. Extensive coverage of essential topics, such as big O time, data structures, and core algorithms. A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers. Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview: behavioral questions. For interviewers and companies: details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process. Illustrations note Illustrations : Illustrations, black and white

  • Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
  • Publisher: CareerCup; 6th edition (July 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-0984782857
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.59 x 10 inches

                 

2. Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide for Programmers and Other Curious People


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

Summary 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. Learning about algorithms doesn't have to be boring! Get a sneak peek at the fun, illustrated, and friendly examples you'll find in Grokking Algorithms on Manning Publications' YouTube channel. Continue your journey into the world of algorithms with Algorithms in Motion , a practical, hands-on video course available exclusively at Manning.com (www.manning.com/livevideo/algorithms-​in-motion). Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology An algorithm is nothing more than a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem. The algorithms you'll use most often as a programmer have already been discovered, tested, and proven. If you want to understand them but refuse to slog through dense multipage proofs, this is the book for you. This fully illustrated and engaging guide makes it easy to learn how to use the most important algorithms effectively in your own programs. About the Book Grokking Algorithms is a friendly take on this core computer science topic. In it, you'll learn how to apply common algorithms to the practical programming problems you face every day. You'll start with tasks like sorting and searching. As you build up your skills, you'll tackle more complex problems like 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. What's Inside Covers search, sort, and graph algorithms Over 400 pictures with detailed walkthroughs Performance trade-offs between algorithms Python-based code samples About the Reader This easy-to-read, picture-heavy introduction is suitable for self-taught programmers, engineers, or anyone who wants to brush up on algorithms. About the Author Aditya Bhargava is a Software Engineer with a dual background in Computer Science and Fine Arts. He blogs on programming at adit.io . Table of Contents Introduction to algorithms Selection sort Recursion Quicksort Hash tables Breadth-first search Dijkstra's algorithm Greedy algorithms Dynamic programming K-nearest neighbors.

  • Author: Aditya Bhargava
  • Publisher: Manning Publications; 1st edition (May 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science
  • ISBN: 978-1617292231
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 0.4 x 9.25 inches

                 

3. Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (The MIT Press)


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

The latest edition of the essential text and professional reference, with substantial new material on such topics as vEB trees, multithreaded algorithms, dynamic programming, and edge-based flow. Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little programming. The explanations have been kept elementary without sacrificing depth of coverage or mathematical rigor. The first edition became a widely used text in universities worldwide as well as the standard reference for professionals. The second edition featured new chapters on the role of algorithms, probabilistic analysis and randomized algorithms, and linear programming. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It includes two completely new chapters, on van Emde Boas trees and multithreaded algorithms, substantial additions to the chapter on recurrence (now called “Divide-and-Conquer”), and an appendix on matrices. It features improved treatment of dynamic programming and greedy algorithms and a new notion of edge-based flow in the material on flow networks. Many exercises and problems have been added for this edition. The international paperback edition is no longer available; the hardcover is available worldwide.

  • Author: Thomas H. Cormen
  • Publisher: MIT Press; 3rd edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-0262033848
  • Dimensions: 9.08 x 8.18 x 2.06 inches

                 

4. Password Book: Internet Password Organizer: 6" x 9" Small Password Journal and Alphabetical Tabs | Password Logbook | Logbook To Protect Usernames


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

Are you tired of get remember the usernames and passwords you created every time you visit a website? The password book is designed to keep all your important website addresses, usernames and passwords in a secoure and convenient location. The pages are in alphabetical tabs so you can find easily and quickly find what you're looking. Features: Plenty of space: 105 pages Alphabetized tabs Premium glossy-finished cover design Perfectly sized at 6” x 9” Printed on high quality It is also a great gift idea for: Birthday Gifts Christmas Gifts Meeting New Friends Gifts BFF Gifts Family Gifts And much more…. Scroll to the top of the page and click the buy button now.

  • Author: Ink Designs
  • Publisher: Independently published (October 19, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-1701007574
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches

                 

5. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology


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

“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin,  The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” — Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” — The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” — The Wall Street Journal One of  CBS News ’s Best Fall Books of 2005  •  Among  St Louis Post-Dispatch ’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005  •  One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005 A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from t he bestselling author of  How to Create a Mind and The Singularity is Nearer  who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence” For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines , he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.

  • Author: Ray Kurzweil
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (September 26, 2006)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science
  • ISBN: 978-0739466261
  • Dimensions: 1.4 x 6 x 9.1 inches

                 



6. Elements of Programming Interviews in Python: The Insiders' Guide


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

This is the Python version of our book. See the website for links to the C++ and Java version.Have you ever... Wanted to work at an exciting futuristic company ? Struggled with an interview problem thatcould have been solved in 15 minutes? Wished you could study real-world computing problems ? If so, you need to read Elements of Programming Interviews (EPI). EPI is your comprehensive guide to interviewing for software development roles. The core of EPI is a collection of over 250 problems with detailed solutions. The problems are representative of interview questions asked at leading software companies. The problems are illustrated with 200 figures, 300 tested programs, and 150 additional variants. The book begins with a summary of the nontechnical aspects of interviewing, such as strategies for a great interview, common mistakes, perspectives from the other side of the table, tips on negotiating the best offer, and a guide to the best ways to use EPI. We also provide a summary of data structures, algorithms, and problem solving patterns. Coding problems are presented through a series of chapters on basic and advanced data structures, searching, sorting, algorithm design principles, and concurrency. Each chapter stars with a brief introduction, a case study, top tips, and a review of the most important library methods. This is followed by a broad and thought-provoking set of problems. A practical, fun approach to computer science fundamentals, as seen through the lens of common programming interview questions. Jeff Atwood/Co-founder, Stack Overflow and Discourse

  • Author: Adnan Aziz
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 15, 2016)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1537713946
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches

                 

7. Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python


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

To really learn data science, you should not only master the tools—data science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits—but also understand the ideas and principles underlying them. Updated for Python 3.6, this second edition of Data Science from Scratch shows you how these tools and algorithms work by implementing them from scratch. If you have an aptitude for mathematics and some programming skills, author Joel Grus will help you get comfortable with the math and statistics at the core of data science, and with the hacking skills you need to get started as a data scientist. Packed with New material on deep learning, statistics, and natural language processing, this updated book shows you how to find the gems in today’s messy glut of data. Get a crash course in Python Learn the basics of linear algebra, statistics, and probability—and how and when they’re used in data science Collect, explore, clean, munge, and manipulate data Dive into the fundamentals of machine learning Implement models such as k-nearest neighbors, Naïve Bayes, linear and logistic regression, decision trees, neural networks, and clustering Explore recommender systems, natural language processing, network analysis, MapReduce, and databases. .

  • Author: Joel Grus
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2nd edition (May 16, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1492041139
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches

                 

8. Implementing Useful Algorithms in C++


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

Programmers use algorithms and data structures all the time, usually through numerous available APIs. Ideally an algorithm is correct, easy to understand, applicable to many problems, efficient, and free of intellectual property claims. This book covers algorithms and data structures learned in an algorithms class and many that aren't, including statistical algorithms, external memory algorithms, numerical methods, optimization, string algorithms, and data compression. About a fourth of the book is devoted to machine learning. There is much more theory than in the rest of the book because in machine learning relevant theory is more practical than algorithms. New learning algorithms are proposed often, and it's easy to get lost without understanding how learning actually works. In particular, getting comfortable with the concept of estimation error substantially improves the ability to reason about statistical algorithms. Another fourth is about numerical algorithms. Separate chapters cover matrix algorithms (such as eigenvalue calculation for spectral clustering), working with functions (integration, root finding, etc.), and optimization (both continuous and convex). Expect to learn something new in every chapter. Many topics appear only in specialized books and papers, including collections of random number generators and hash functions for various use cases, priority queues that allow random access for applications like Djikstra's shortest path algorithm, the simplex method for linear programming, efficient dictionaries for variable-length keys, Monte Carlo and bootstrap methods for statistical computing, top-performing learning algorithms such as random forest, etc. One of the goals of the book is answering all questions you might have had since taking an algorithms class. Algorithm descriptions have tested C++ code, illustrations, performance analysis, and suggestions for optimizations and extensions. Still, the book is advanced, requiring some algorithmic maturity. After working through it, you will know more about algorithms and machine learning than before, even if you are already an expert. This is the book the author wishes he had when he started studying algorithms.

  • Author: Dmytro Kedyk
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 8, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 979-8605325307
  • Dimensions: 8.27 x 1.58 x 11.69 inches

                 

9. Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms


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

Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize and the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize "A beautifully accessible guide.…One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms." ― Times (UK) When it comes to artificial intelligence, we either hear of a paradise on earth or of our imminent extinction. It’s time we stand face-to-digital-face with the true powers and limitations of the algorithms that already automate important decisions in healthcare, transportation, crime, and commerce. Hello World is indispensable preparation for the moral quandaries of a world run by code, and with the unfailingly entertaining Hannah Fry as our guide, we’ll be discussing these issues long after the last page is turned.

  • Author: Hannah Fry
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (September 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Decorative Arts & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0393357363
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches

                 

10. The Only Bitcoin Investing Book You’ll Ever Need: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Cryptocurrency Which Is Changing the World and Your Finances in 2021 & Beyond


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

If you feel like you’ve “missed the boat” on Bitcoin. Think again… Because while Bitcoin continues to hit all time highs, this book will show you it’s not too late to invest in “Digital Gold” What was once a fringe currency only used by a dark corner of the web… is now the fastest growing financial asset on Earth. And this is just the beginning… You see, we are still in just the 2 nd inning of Bitcoin as a financial entity. So while no financial vehicle is making people rich as quickly as Bitcoin… Less than 10% of Americans and 2% of the worldwide population owns it. But now, the major players are taking an interest. Like Billionaire Hedge Fund owner Paul Tudor Jones Internet pioneer Tim Draper, who was an early investor in companies like Hotmail, Tesla and Robinhood. And CEO of Social Capital, Chamath Palihapitiya, who predicts Bitcoin will be worth $1 million within the next 15 years. So even if you’ve been unconvinced thus far, this book will give you the straight facts on Bitcoin as a financial asset… without any of the hype or noise. Here is just a fraction of what you will discover: The surprisingly small amount of Bitcoin you need to join the top 1% of Bitcoin owners worldwide – Page 15 How a complete technophobe can buy Bitcoin is less than 5 minutes – Page 65 5 Billionaires who believe Bitcoin has a part to play in the world economy – Page 16 Is Bitcoin a legitimate currency? Answered on page 32 A simple way to automate your Bitcoin purchases so you can take advantage of dollar cost averaging – Page 66 The exact percentage of Bitcoin transactions that are used for illegal activities. Anti-Bitcoiners get this wrong all the time – Page 51 Why you should never use Robinhood to buy Bitcoin – Page 70 The downside of purchasing Bitcoin funds like GBTC – Page 71 How much of your portfolio should you dedicate to Bitcoin? Our “one size fits all” solution is on page 102 Plus free video tutorials for safely buying and storing Bitcoin on Page 7 This is not a 600 page theoretical book which you need a math degree to understand . Written in plain English and free from repetitive technical jargon. Every single piece of financial and technical terminology is clearly defined inside. You’ll find easy-to-follow advice in how to buy and store Bitcoin yourself… without having to pay expensive fees to middlemen. For everyone who feels frustrated after watching Bitcoin soar in price… this is your chance to get in while the going is good. And not feel like you missed the boat… So even if you’re never read a single finance or investing book in your life, you will immediately understand how to become a successful long-term investor. To kickstart your Bitcoin journey today, scroll up and click “add to cart”

  • Author: Freeman Publications
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Business & Money