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Five Book Suggestions That Will Excel Your Career in Programming

The modern world is becoming more and more digital each day. Business owners constantly need applications developed to fulfill a need within the marketplace. For this reason, programming is quickly becoming a highly sought after skill needed in the marketplace. If you are interested in a rewarding career within the industry of programming, we suggest reading the following books to excel your career in this industry.

Clean Code – Robert C. Martin

If a programmer fails to write clean code, their work will cause frustration and mistakes down the road. Through this book, you will learn how to write clean code that people – other than just yourself – can read and build upon. You will learn how to avoid undesired problems that poorly written code can create.

We suggest reading our blog, How to Write Clean Code, for the basics on this topic.

Grokking Algorithms – Aditya Bhargava

This book teaches people who write code how to apply common algorithms to the challenges that come up on a typical day as a programmer. “Grokking Algorithms” will help you tremendously if you currently lack the problem-solving skills needed to tackle common computer-coding problems. 

Soft Skills – John Sonmez

The development of your soft skills should never be forsaken, regardless of what job opportunities you may pursue. This book is tailored to soft skills desired for employees by employers within software development. Soft skills will assist any programmer striving to set themselves apart from the crowd in meaningful ways. 

Cracking the Coding Interview – Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Regardless of experience, writing algorithms can sometimes be confusing. “Cracking the Coding Interview” is written by a software engineer who teaches his readers how to break down a code problems into manageable chunks. 

The Pragmatic Programmer – Andrew Hunt

“The Pragmatic Programmer” will cut away all of the modern platforms and technologies and bring you back to the core process and purpose of writing code. This book is truly the basics of code. Anyone who is struggling with the complexity of computer-coding should read this book.


We hope that you find these book suggestions beneficial to your career. Have you read an intriguing book recently? Let us know in the comments!

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