Top 10 Best Programming Books Of All Time

Update - 2018.07.30

Programming Books Of All Time – Frequently I am asked about the top programming books that I’d suggest all software developers must read. I have finally decided to put together a list of the programming books that I to find most advisable and that I think every programmer should know. When you want to learn any computer language, the first thing which you require is a computer programming book. It’s true that you can tap into the useful resource of the Web such as tutorials and classes, but without a computer programming book, you’ll not able to go far. Especially for you Today we’re here with the list of Top 10 Best Programming Books Of All Time. So check out our list of Top 10 Best Programming Books Of All Time below and let us know what do you think about our list in the comment section below.

Programming Books Of All Time – List

Code Complete 2

The number 1 book (IMHO) to learn if you’re going to be the best software engineer. Considered the best practical book to programming, Steve McConnell’s Code Complete has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this famous book has been thoroughly updated and improved with modern practices—and loads of new code samples—illustrating the science and art of software construction. It does not matter what your experience level, project size, or development environment this book will notify and excite your thinking and help you build the best quality code.

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Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

This classic book is important reading to know what design patterns are and become familiar with the commonest design patterns you’re likely to encounter in your career. It’s not a particularly simple learn, and the descriptions and examples might be a bit tough to follow—especially when you don’t have a solid grasp of UML—but, it’s a book I believe a “must read.” If you have to bother with this book, you might want to begin with ‘Head First Design Patterns.’ which teaches the design patterns in this book in a much more digestible way—still, there’s no substitute for the unique.

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Head First Design Patterns

Read the model first, then read this one, then go back and read the classic one with a renewed understanding. This book makes design patterns a lot easier to understand. It’s also a useful book for learning how to teach complex topics and make them interesting.

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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

With an analytical and rigorous way to problem-solving and programming techniques, this book is oriented toward engineering. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs emphasize the central role played by different approaches to dealing with time in computational models. The new angle makes it suitable for an introduction to computer science courses, as well as programming languages and program design. The book further explains the 4 trends of programming languages – imperative, object-oriented, logic-based and applicative programming.

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Introduction to Algorithms

This has to be the only best book for understanding and developing algorithms. Some books on algorithms are accurate but incomplete; others cover sizes of material but need rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely connects rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Every chapter is quite self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The explanations have been kept basic without sacrificing depth of coverage or mathematical rigor.

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Working Effectively With Legacy Code

Until you’re fortunate enough to always work on green-field projects, you can encounter legacy code in your profession—and a lot of it. I integrated this book because it’s the foundational programming book on working with legacy code. If you’re working on a large code base more than 5 years old, this book might be your new bible. Read it and take it to heart.

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The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development

One of the major programming books that influenced me to regard my job in the software development as a profession rather than just something I did. This book is full of all types of knowledge about how to increase your skills, keep your career and passion alive, maximize your time and much more. I highly recommend reading this book if you want to move beyond programming as just a job.

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Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture

If you’re doing any enterprise application development, you can find this book extremely useful. It contains great details about the way to design and build a business application from start to end. What I found most effective though, was the many patterns included in the book that is often seen in business applications. This is a book I always referenced when I was building large enterprise applications for my job.

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Design Patterns

If you’re planning to be an architect or designer of a system, you’ll possibly be required to read this book. Hailed is, without doubt, one of the best software development books written ever, this book goes into exceptional detail on the many different design patterns that have been developed through the years to help the software engineers avoid and handle common problems that the industry faces. This book also is going by the name ‘Gang of Four’ in software teams because of its famous 4 authors that put this book together.

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Enterprise Integration Patterns: Building, Designing, and Deploying Messaging Solutions

This is the perfect guidebook for implementing the message bus or service bus structures. Don’t let the name of the book fool you; this book is all about message buses and all the patterns used to implement them correctly. If you’re doing any integration between programs or services using a bus, you’ll love this book.

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