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Right now, every eBook and every video is just $10 each on the Packt store. Need somewhere to get started? Here’s our Black Friday top ten for just $10.

Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On

Deep R

Reinforcement learning is the hottest topic in the area of AI research. The technique allows a machine learning agent grow through trial and error in an interactive environment. Just like a human, it builds its intelligence and understanding by learning from its experiences.

In Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On, expert author Maxim Lapan reveals the reinforcement learning methods responsible for paradigm-shifting AI such as Google’s AlphaGo Zero. Filling the gaps between theory and practice, this book is focused on practical insight on how reinforcement learning works – hands-on!

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The Modern C++ Challenge

“I would recommend this to anyone”
★★★★ Amazon Review

The Modern C++ Challenge book

Take on the modern C++ challenge!

Designed to hone and test your C++ skills, The Modern C++ Challenge consists of a stack of programming problems for developers of all levels. These problems don’t just test your knowledge of the language, but your skill as a programmer.

Think outside the box to come up with the answers, and don’t worry. If you’re ever stumped, we’ve got the best solutions to the problems right in the book.

So are you up for the challenge?

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Angular 6 for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications

Angular 6 book
The demands of modern business for powerful and reliable web applications is huge. In Angular 6 for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications, software development expert and conference speaker Doguhan Uluca takes you through a hands-on and minimalist approach to designing and architecting high quality Angular apps.

More than just a technical manual, this book introduces Enterprise-level project delivery methods. Use Kanban to focus on value delivery, communicate design ideas with mock-up tools and build great looking apps with Angular Material.

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Mastering Blockchain – Second Edition

“I love this book and have recommended it to everyone I know who is interested in Blockchain. I also teach Blockchain at the graduate school level and have used this book in my course development and teaching…quite simply, there is nothing better on the market.”

★★★★★ Amazon Review

Mastering Blockchain book
2018 has been the year that Blockchain and cryptocurrency hit the mainstream. Fully updated and revised from the bestselling first edition, Mastering Blockchain is dedicated to showing you how to put this revolutionary technology into implementation in the real world.

Develop Ethereum applications, discover Blockchain for business frameworks, build Internet of Things apps using Blockchain – and more. The possibilities are endless.

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Mastering Linux Security and Hardening

Linux Security and Hardening book

Network engineer or systems administrator? You need this book.

In one 378 page volume, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to know to deliver a Linux system that’s resistant to being hacked. Fill your arsenal with security techniques including SSH hardening, network service detection, setting up firewalls, encrypting file systems, and protecting user accounts.

When you’re done, you’ll have a fortress that will be much, much harder to compromise.

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Mastering Go

Mastering Go book
The CEO of Shopify famously said “Go will be the server language of the future.” Mastering Go shows you how to deliver on that promise.

Take your Go skills beyond the basics and learn how to integrate them with production code. Filled with details on the interplay of systems and networking code, Mastering Go will get you writing server-level code that plays well in all environments.

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Mastering Machine Learning Algorithms

Mastering machine learning algorithms book
From financial trading to your Netflix recommendations, machine learning algorithms rule modern life. But whilst each algorithm is often a highly-prized secret, all are often built upon a core algorithmic theory.

Mastering Machine Learning Algorithms is your complete guide to quickly getting to grips with popular machine learning algorithms. You will be introduced to the most widely used algorithms in supervised, unsupervised, and semi-supervised machine learning, and will learn how to use them in the best possible manner.

If you are looking for a single resource to study, implement, and solve end-to-end machine learning problems and use-cases, this is the book you need.

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Learn Qt 5

Learn Qt 5 book

Cross-platform development is a big promise. Qt goes beyond the basics of ‘runs on Android and iOS’ or ‘works on Windows and Linux’. If you build your app with Qt it’s truely cross-platform, offering intuitive and easy GUIs for everything from mobile and desktop, to Internet of Things, automotive devices and embedded apps.

Learn Qt 5 gives hands-on coverage of the suite of essential techniques that will empower you to progress from a blank page to shipped Qt application. Write your Qt application once, then deploy it to multiple operating systems with ease.

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Microservice Patterns and Best Practices

Microservices patterns and best practices book

Microservices empower your organization to deliver applications continuously and with agility. But the proper architecture of microservices-based applications can be tricky.

Microservice Patterns and Best Practices show you the absolute best way to build and structure your microservices. Start making the right choices at the application development stage, and learn how to cut your monolithic app down into manageable chunks.

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Natural Language Processing with TensorFlow

NLP with TensorFlow book

In Natural Language Processing with TensorFlow, chief data scientist Thushan Ganegedara unravels the complexities of natural language processing.

An expert on working with untested data, Thushan gives you invaluable tools to tackle immense and unstructured data volumes. Processing your raw corpus is key to effective deep learning. Let Thushan show you how with NLP and Python’s most popular deep learning library.

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