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We had been discussing my work as a web developer. And I could sense his attitude towards my line of work. He believes that coders are somehow distinct from other people for some way.

As if we were some mysterious species with the power to type on a keyboard while seated in front of a screen. Oh yeah, he couldn't be more mistaken.

The ability to programme is a skill set like any other. By putting in the necessary time, one can learn it. And it is learnable with hours of consistent effort.

We can grow and learn in a variety of ways. Many developers enjoy watching video tutorials to master new skills. And I can't really blame them because it's a great educational tool.

But there are other gamers in town who can help you learn and get better. And this article's focus is on one of them. It's just a typical novel.

I'll share with you 10 books in this article that impacted the way I think and approach my profession (as a programmer).

The Pragmatic Programmer

This book received a lot of unfavourable reviews, as I recall. primarily from 'experienced' devs. But in my perspective, they're simply being arrogant and possessive of their knowledge.

This book is a fantastic resource for learning to programme properly and efficiently. It covers crucial subjects including knowing how to optimise your code, debug code, and write code for various audiences.

This book, in my opinion, should not be missed.

Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction

Another outstanding book that discusses best practises for coding. Rather than concentrating on programming in a particular language, it covers coding in general. It demonstrates how to improve as a developer using fundamental programming concepts.

You must read this book at least once if you want to become an excellent software developer.

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Have you ever questioned the meaning of some code you were reading? I experienced it repeatedly, and each time, I had this notion. It's obvious they didn't read Clean Code.

This book teaches you how to write clean code, as its title suggests. However, it also demonstrates how to approach software development so that you may produce better code more quickly and efficiently.

Head First Design Patterns

If you want to learn about design patterns, read this huge book. It uses images, drawings, doodles, and other visually appealing materials to describe design patterns.

It demonstrates how to use design patterns in Java but also explains why. Additionally, it provides examples from the actual world illustrating when and how design patterns might be employed.

Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

You must have at least once heard about this book. It is the most well-known book on this list for a reason. Cracking the Coding Interview will assist you in achieving your objective of becoming employed as a software engineer.

Numerous software engineers were interviewed and coached by the book's author. And he included the outcomes in this book. You may learn how to answer the most typical interview questions in the book. Additionally, it explains how you can get the answer on your own.

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Busines

the first book listed here. I must say that it's a good one!

A project known as the Phoenix Project, which is crucial to the company's future, has been given to Bill, an IT manager. The specifications are quite demanding, the project is far over budget, and it is behind time.

The entire department will be dismissed and their work will be outsourced if Bill is unable to complete the project in 90 days.

I won't say any more, but you can read the book to learn all that happened.

Fire in the Valley: The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer

The history of the personal computer, a device that made programming possible, is the subject of Fire in the Valley, another book on the list.

A group of hippies, college dropouts, and electronics enthusiasts worked on the concept of putting computer power in their own hands in the 1970s. They started a movement from their garage that eventually developed into an industry and led to a technological revolution.

Their story is told in the book.

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet

We now consider the internet to be a given. However, it wasn't always this way.

The history of the people who came up with the most significant advancement in communications since the advent of the telephone is told in the book Where Wizards Stay Up Late.

The history of the development of the Internet is told in this book.

Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual

Programming is not the topic of this book. However, I humbly believe that every programmer should read it.

The Life of a Software Developer: Soft Skills The various facets of a programmer's life are the subject of Manua. It explains how to control and enhance them. It pertains to your body, mind, soul, relationships, career, and other aspects of your existence.

The book offers advice on how to make improvements in each area of your life that is mentioned.

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

On the list is yet another self-help book. And once more, it has nothing to do with programming. It can, however, significantly enhance your life as a programmer. It undoubtedly raised mine.

In the book Atomic Habits, the author discusses developing healthy habits and breaking unhealthy ones. It provides you with a roadmap that you can use to guide your daily activities. And you'll improve your craft as a result.

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