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Over 20 years as a self-taught programmer. There are so many things I didn’t know… 

Don’t have a CS degree? Neither do I! That’s why I wrote this book: to fill the gaps in my career. The result? 700+ pages of essentials skills and ideas every developer should know.

For the longest time I would remain silent when discussions with my peers would veer toward theoretical topics like P vs. NP, Lambda Calculus or bubble sort vs. merge sort. Big-O notation? I… uhh…

I decided to change all of this a year ago. I sat down and looked up all of the topics that a typical CS degree covers and then I dove in. Half way through, I decided to write a book about what I was learning.

That book is The Imposter’s Handbook: a compendium of my year-long quest to fill the holes in my CS knowledge.

I LOVE THIS BOOK! It’s a great resource for *any* programmer, self-taught or otherwise.

Chad Fowler / CTO, Wunderlist

The book

600+ Pages, 16 Chapters, and Over A Year In The Making

I began writing this book in December, 2015 as a list of things I wanted to know more about. At first I figured it could be a series of blog posts, but I decided to push myself to go deeper and do a bit more.  In August of 2016 I released a preview and began taking feedback on Github.

Lots. Of. Feedback.

Finally, in November of 2016, version 1.0 of the book was released. Since then I’ve pushed 3 additional versions – to me this book is alive!

What You Get With The Book

This is a digital book, there is no print version available. Yet. The formats available are epub, mobi and PDF. In addition you get …

12 Code Projects which you can download from Github and follow along with.

148 Hand-drawn Illustrations. It’s how I learn things and I thought it would be fun to add them to the book.

The Video

My Obsession: Your Gain

Here’s the deal: I’m a complete snob when it comes to watching programming-focused screencasts. Clattering keyboards, ukuleles, dumb jokes and general fumbling around all amount to the same thing: a waste of time.

I hate wasting people’s time.

So, I spent over 5 months putting these 17 videos together (~3.5 hours), fine-tuning the audio, editing the videos down to be as concise as possible. You won’t stare at bullet points on a slide for 5 minutes while I drone on, nor will you watch me fumble about trying to type while I install dependencies. Your time is valuable, and if I’ve done my job right, you’ll turn that time into knowledge.

Have a watch and see for yourself.

These videos are intended to supplement the book, but can stand on their own if you’re familiar with some of the concepts. When you buy the video you’ll receive a downloadable HTML site that will let you stream and also download the files (MP4, no DRM) so you can watch offline as you please.

600+ pages, 16 chapters, downloadable code from Github available in epub, mobi and PDF.

Just the Book: $30

The most valuable option: get the book and the videos and save $10!

Book AND Video: $60

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