10 Books Every Programmer Should Read

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Reading is a vital skill in finding a desirable programming job

Aug 1 ·6min read


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Reading and finding solutions to problems is a vital skill if you work as a developer. Poor reading skills increases the amount of time it takes to absorb and react in the workplace. A person is limited in what they can accomplish without good reading and comprehension skills.

Reading is important because it develops the mind. The mind is a muscle. It needs to exercise in order to reach full capacity. Without further ado, here’s my recommended list of books every developer should read.

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” — Fran Lebowitz

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship


Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Robert C. Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the fly” into a book that will instill within you the values of a software craftsman and make you a better programmer — but only if you work at it. Book link here .

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