Best Programming Books

Top book suggestions mentioned on programming subreddits.
Best rated books across r/learnprogramming, r/cscareerquestions, r/askprogramming and r/programming.
Calculated on data since 2011 and based on number of upvotes,mentions and reddit golds.

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  • booksreddit.com:Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

    Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

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    Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship . Martin has teamed up with his colleagues from Object Mentor to distill their best agile practice of cleaning code “on the f…


  • booksreddit.com:Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

    Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

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    What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illumi…


  • booksreddit.com:Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions

    Cracking the Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions and Solutions

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    Now in the 5th edition, Cracking the Coding Interview gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to ace your interview. The book is over 500 pages and includes 150 programming interview questions and answers, as well as other advice. The full list of topics are as follows:The Interview ProcessThis section offers an overview on questions are selected and how you will be eval…


  • booksreddit.com:Introduction to Algorithms

    Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)

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    Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines 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. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little…


  • booksreddit.com:The C Programming Language

    The C Programming Language

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    The authors present the complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming. Written by the developers of C, this new version helps readers keep up with the finalized ANSI standard for C while showing how to take advantage of C’s rich set of operators, economy of expression, improved control flow, and data structures. The 2/E has been completely rewritten with additional examples and problem sets to clarify the implementation of difficult language constructs. For years, C programmers have …


  • booksreddit.com:Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

    Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example

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    This is a first-rate introductory book that takes a practical approach to solving problems using C++. It covers a much wider scope of C++ programming than other introductory books Ive seen, and in a surprisingly compact format. – Dag Bruck, founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee The authors present a clear, cogent introduction to C++ programming in a way that gets the student writing nontrivial programs immediately. – Stephen Clamage, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and chair of the ANSI C++ c…


  • booksreddit.com:Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction

    Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition

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    Widely considered one of the best practical guides to programming, Steve McConnell’s original CODE COMPLETE has been helping developers write better software for more than a decade. Now this classic book has been fully updated and revised with leading-edge practices—and hundreds of new code samples—illustrating the art and science of software construction. Capturing the body of knowledge available from research, academia, and everyday commercial practice, McConnell synthesizes the most effect…


  • booksreddit.com:Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

    Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

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    These texts cover the design of object-oriented software and examine how to investigate requirements, create solutions and then translate designs into code, showing developers how to make practical use of the most significant recent developments. A summary of UML notation is included.


  • booksreddit.com:C++ Primer (5th Edition)

    C++ Primer (5th Edition)

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    Bestselling Programming Tutorial and Reference Completely Rewritten for the New C++11 Standard   Fully updated and recast for the newly released C++11 standard, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to C++ will help you to learn the language fast, and to use it in modern, highly effective ways. Highlighting today’s best practices, the authors show how to use both the core language and its standard library to write efficient, readable, and powerful code.   C++ Primer, Fi…


  • booksreddit.com:The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

    The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

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    — Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process–taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and youll learn how to …


  • booksreddit.com:Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions (Developer Reference)

    Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions (Developer Reference)

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    Apply powerful window functions in T-SQL—and increase the performance and speed of your queries Optimize your queries—and obtain simple and elegant solutions to a variety of problems—using window functions in Transact-SQL. Led by T-SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan, you’ll learn how to apply calculations against sets of rows in a flexible, clear, and efficient manner. Ideal whether you’re a database administrator or developer, this practical guide demonstrates ways to use more than a dozen T-SQL quer…


  • booksreddit.com:Working Effectively with Legacy Code

    Working Effectively with Legacy Code

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    Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts. In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This bo…


  • booksreddit.com:The D Programming Language

    The D Programming Language

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    “To the best of my knowledge, D offers an unprecedentedly adroit integration of several powerful programming paradigms: imperative, object-oriented, functional, and meta.”—From the Foreword by Walter Bright “This is a book by a skilled author describing an interesting programming language. I’m sure you’ll find the read rewarding.”—From the Foreword by Scott Meyers D is a programming language built to help programmers address the challenges of modern software development. It does so by fosteri…


  • booksreddit.com:Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

    Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

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    I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it’s like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I’ve been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I’ve coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this bo…


  • booksreddit.com:A Gift of Fire: Social

    A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology (4th Edition)

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    A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, 4e is ideal for courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society. It is also a useful reference for computer science professionals or anyone interested in learning more about computing technology and its overarching impact. Sara Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With a computer scientist’s…


  • booksreddit.com:Head First Java

    Head First Java, 2nd Edition

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    Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn’t always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you’re forced to study. The fact is your brain craves novelty. It’s constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that’s the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the…


  • booksreddit.com:Game Engine Architecture

    Game Engine Architecture, Second Edition

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    Hailed as a “must-have textbook” (CHOICE, January 2010), the first edition of Game Engine Architecture provided readers with a complete guide to the theory and practice of game engine software development. Updating the content to match today’s landscape of game engine architecture, this second edition continues to thoroughly cover the major components that make up a typical commercial game engine. New to the Second Edition Information on new topics, including the latest variant of the C++ p…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Win Friends & Influence People

    How to Win Friends & Influence People

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    For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century! Learn: * Three fundamental techniques in handling people * The six ways to make people like you * The twelve ways to win people to you way of t…


  • booksreddit.com:C Programming: A Modern Approach

    C Programming: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition

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    The first edition of C Programming: A Modern Approach was popular with students and faculty alike because of its clarity and comprehensiveness as well as its trademark Q&A sections. Professor King’s spiral approach made it accessible to a broad range of readers, from beginners to more advanced students. With adoptions at over 225 colleges, the first edition was one of the leading C textbooks of the last ten years. The second edition maintains all the book’s popular features and brings it up t…


  • booksreddit.com:Algorithms (4th Edition)

    Algorithms (4th Edition)

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    This fourth edition of Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne’s Algorithms is the leading textbook on algorithms today and is widely used in colleges and universities worldwide. This book surveys the most important computer algorithms currently in use and provides a full treatment of data structures and algorithms for sorting, searching, graph processing, and string processing–including fifty algorithms every programmer should know. In this edition, new Java implementations are written in an a…