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5 Great Programming Books Rarely Mentioned in "Great Programming Books" Articles

Erik on November 30, 2019

If you search something like "programming books" or "books developers should read" you will get a lot of articles listing the same 5 or 6 books. In...
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Ahmet Celikezer 👋🏻

Good article, i also suggest Clean Code by Robert Cecil Martin.

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Erik

Clean Code is recommended to death. I am specifically avoiding mentioning books like Clean Anything, Pragmatic Programmer, etc because they are always recommended, this is for "off the beaten path" books. (see paragraph under "The Usual Suspects")

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Ahmet Celikezer 👋🏻

Sorry, i must have skipped that part of the article because i read it fast.

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michealmarshal

Well am an enginnering student also doing freelance article writing for Wikipedia Page Creation Service You didn't specify a particular topic , but the Head First series is pretty good for beginners, and not too pricey. The publisher, O'Reilly, has a great reputation, particularly for programming and networking books.

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Anders Bo Rasmussen

Thank you for this list Erik.
I will definitely add Functional Programming in C# to my reading list, as I'm exploring the functional side of programming, and C# has been my go-to language the last couple of years.

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MurrayVarey

Love this topic. It's so difficult to find books outside the usual suspects. I have to admit, I've mainly read the 'classics' -- lots of books beginning with 'Clean ...', etc. I'll definitely be checking some of your recommendations out.

Thanks for the post, Erik. I look forward to a part 2!

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Kyle Mitchell

Good write up, I'd like to see more of this sort of "hidden gems" kind of post.

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Teo Choong Ping

Programming Clojure, super clear and concise book.
Just read it for the clarity the author instill to the reader one paragraph at a time.
And learn Clojure along the way. 😁

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Libros Para Todos

I like this post talking about book thanks for sharing i have my reader and only read book pdf no more latter i will buy new reader thanks

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Konstantin Klima

Thank you very much for this!
Obey the goat is definitely ny next one ^

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Erik

it's great, you'll learn a ton

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Asifur Rahaman

Nicely written. I'm gonna check out the second book soon.

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Ron Newcomb

Thx. I've owned Functional C# for ages, and agree it's a good book. Because of your good taste, I'm trying the security book you recommended.

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Stráhl István

Nice article! I never heard about any of these books, but now I think I should check them out. Thanks!

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shazz

Thank you Erik ... Love it ❤️

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Computing Savvy

Very Good and Informative Article. As per my suggestion A Complete Guide to Programming in C++ is also a best book.

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Erik

Thanks for the suggestion, I've been meaning to freshen up on C++, I'll check this book out!