With increasing automation, it’s more than ever necessary to invest your time and effort into personal improvement. For centuries, books have been a good source of knowledge. Here are five books that every programmer should read in the new year.
1. The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers (Robert C. Martin Series)
This is a classic for the technicians of the software expert Robert C Margin. The book presents several programming disciplines, techniques, tools and offers practical tips to improve. The book is a collection of a wide variety of topics such as estimation, coding, refactoring and testing. The author shows how to approach software development with honor and pride. Readers will learn how to behave as a true software craftsman, manage conflict within the team, work through difficult times, and enter the programming process.
2. Refactoring by Martin Fowler
This book can help you improve your skills as a programmer. The book attempts to improve the design of the existing code. It is a question of modifying a software system so as not to modify the external behavior of the code. The book is designed to improve the internal structure of the code. Refactoring can help you adopt bad design and rework your work. The book offers a wealth of information on the important principles of refactoring, including where to find refactoring opportunities.
3. Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual by John Sonmez
This book is a unique guide offering interesting techniques and best practices for a more fulfilling life as a professional developer. Most developers appreciate programming and programming practices. The hard part is dealing with customers, colleagues and managers. This book is a general guide to the well-developed life of a developer. You can consult this book to improve other important aspects in addition to coding.
4. Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco
This is another important book for developers that is not just about programming. The book deals with the management and motivation of programmers. The author highlights several factors that can cause dissatisfaction among developers and offers solutions to these problems. It’s a perfect book for managers trying to manage a team of developers and programmers.
5. The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt
The book is designed to change your vision and personality in programming. This will help you become a better programmer. The book does not focus on any programming language. It covers critical areas that any programmer should take seriously. The book includes knowledge of exploratory programming, separation of view patterns, selection of the best design tools, equipment management and minimizing duplication.