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Here is a list of some great books that software programmers think worth reading, and is created in response to answer to this question: “What is the single most influential book every programmer should read?”


Code Complete: A
Practical Handbook

The Pragmatic
Programmer

Structure and
Interpretation of …

C Programming
Language

Introduction to
Algorithms

Design Patterns:
Elements of …

Refactoring Improving
the Design of …

The Mythical Man-Month:
Essays on Software

The Art of
Computer Programming

Compilers: Principles,
Techniques, and Tools

Godel, Escher, Bach: An
Eternal Golden Braid

Clean Code: A Handbook
of Agile Software

Effective C++: 55
Specific Ways to …

More Effective C++:
35 New Ways to …

Code: The Hidden
Language of Computer

Programming
Pearls

Working Effectively
with Legacy Code

Peopleware: Productive
Projects and Teams

Coders at Work:
Reflections on …

“Surely You’re Joking,
Mr. Feynman!”

Effective
Java

Patterns of Enterprise
Application

The Little
Schemer

The Seasoned
Schemer

why’s guide
to Ruby

The Inmates Are
Running the Asylum

The Art of UNIX
Programming

Test Driven
Development: By Example

Practices of an Agile
Developer: Working in

Don’t Make Me Think,
Revisited: A Common

Agile Software
Development,

Domain-Driven Design:
Tackling Complexity in

The Design of Everyday
Things

Modern C++ Design:
Generic Programming and

The Best Software
Writing I

The Practice of
Programming

Pragmatic Thinking and
Learning: Refactor

Software Estimation:
Demystifying the Black

My Job Went to India:
52 Ways to Save Your

Hackers: Heroes of the
Computer Revolution

Algorithms + Data
Structures = Programs

Writing Solid
Code

JavaScript: The Good
Parts

Getting Real: The
Smarter, Faster, Easier

Computer Graphics:
Principles and Practice

Thinking in
Java

The Elements of
Computing Systems:

Refactoring to
Patterns

Modern Operating
Systems

The Annotated Turing: A
Guided Tour Through

Things That Make Us
Smart: Defending Human

The Timeless Way of
Building

The Deadline: A Novel
About Project

The C++ Programming
Language

Patterns of Enterprise
Application

Computer Systems: A
Programmer’s

Agile Principles,
Patterns, and Practices

Growing Object-Oriented
Software, Guided by

Framework Design
Guidelines:

Object
Thinking

Advanced Programming in
the UNIX Environment

Hackers & Painters: Big
Ideas from the

The Soul of A New
Machine

CLR via
C#

Design Patterns in C# )
.

Zen and the Art of
Motorcycle Maintenance:

About Face: The
Essentials of

Here Comes Everybody:
The Power of Organizing

The Tao of Programming
.

The Computational
Beauty of Nature:

Writing Solid
Code

Philip & Alex’s Guide
to Web Publishing

Object-Oriented
Analysis and Design

Computability: An
Introduction to

Masterminds of
Programming:

Tao Te
Ching

The Productive
Programmer )

The Art of Deception:
Controlling the Human

The Career Programmer:
Guerilla Tactics for

Paradigms of Artificial
Intelligence

Masters of Doom: How
Two Guys Created an

Pragmatic Unit Testing
in C# with NUnit

How to Solve It: A New
Aspect of Mathematical

The
Alchemist

Smalltalk-80: The
Language and its

Writing Secure
Code

Introduction to
Functional Programming

No Bugs!: Delivering
Error Free Code in C

Rework
.

JUnit in
Action


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