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The Imposter's Handbook

Our bestselling book, packed with over 600 pages of Essential Computer Science concepts and skills. From Big-O notation to database normalization, Gang of Four to Turing Machines. It's all in here! For those without a CS degree, this book will help keep you in the conversation when topics veer into con

Mission: Interview

Coding interviews can be insanely frustrating. Questions are typically out of left field and seemingly have nothing to do with your potential job. More than that: you have to code on a white board! What's the deal with this insanity! In this production, Jon Skeey and Rob Conery ramp you up on the concepts you'll need to know, then walk you through strategies to help you anticipate, then excel at the coding interview. 

Going Solo

Need to escape the enterprise slave pen? Is your "Agile" process draining the life from you? Maybe it's time to take control of your career, going out on your own as a solo contractor. In this production, Rob Conery provides a foundation for you to build from, the blueprint you'll need to make sure you can scale yourself and your time without making some very common mistakes.

Going Serverless with Firebase

Does server management and devops get you down? There's an alternative that is picking up speed: serverless architecture. In this production we dive into Google's Firebase offering, complete with hosting, storage, a realtime database and authentication. We'll build an ecommerce storefront and see wha'ts possible.

A Curious Moon

Learning about databases is boring. Reading over a list of concepts and language design is a great way to get some sleep during the day - so we decided to fix that with A Curious Moon. This is a cosmic detective story, where you get to work with PostgreSQL and raw data from NASA's Cassini mission, straight from Saturn's moon, Enceladus. We also threw in a narrative element in the spirit of The Martian so you could learn PostgreSQL the way we did: on the job and under extreme pressure!

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