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10 books worth reading
for software developers
Books are not just a boring set of letters.
Books are a source of new ideas, case studies, and guidance from industry experts.
Books can help you not only learn new technologies, but also improve your thinking, problem solving, and creativity.

In this article, we have collected the best books about development that will help you improve your work and expand your knowledge and skills.
We've done our best to select only those books that are really worth checking out, and have given a brief overview of each one so that you can make a choice based on your interests and needs.

We at Tewris hope that this list will help you choose books that will inspire and help you in your professional growth.
No list of the best books for developers would be complete without Robert Martin's book on writing clean code. It's all about the principles of writing code that is easy to read and easy to maintain, which is the foundation for the long-term success of any software project.

The book is full of examples and case studies that will make developers think about what makes code "good" or "bad".
Common programming mistakes are also described, providing a broad knowledge base to help you read and write code in the future.
This book was written in 1999 but still contains a lot of useful information and advice.
A practical guide based on the authors' many years of experience in this field. The book contains tips on how to avoid common mistakes as well as ideas on how to improve the development process.
This is something that is useful to have at hand while working on a project.
Another one of the must-have books for aspiring developers.

It covers a full range of topics including coding, testing, designing, and debugging.
This book will help you write clean and clear code based on long-standing principles, so it remains relevant even though the updated second edition was published back in 2004.
Another very influential book, but written differently from many others on this list. Bentley's collection of programming "gems" are issues that have always plagued programmers, and here he offers creative ideas and solutions. A great read to help you develop a programmer's mindset
The main idea of the book is to present design patterns that can be used to create flexible, extensible, and portable object-oriented applications. Design patterns are reusable solutions to design problems that can be applied in different contexts.

The book contains 23 design patterns. Each pattern includes a description of the problem it solves, a description of the pattern's structure, examples of its use, and a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of its application.

The book is one of the most influential books in the field of object-oriented programming and design, and has become required reading for software developers. It has helped standardize terminology and concepts in the field, and has made design more accessible and understandable to a wide audience.

The importance of the book lies in the fact that it offers a common design methodology that can be used in a variety of projects, regardless of programming language or platform. It also promotes quality improvement and improves the efficiency and productivity of developers.

«Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture»
Martin Fowler

Established software architecture patterns are high-level design structures that are known to work. This book has two parts: first, a primer on enterprise application development, and second, a detailed examination of the features of more than just the various design patterns.

Published in 2002, the book does not include more modern concepts and techniques, but will nevertheless give you the basic knowledge to make key architectural and design decisions when building enterprise applications.

An alternative book on software architecture is.
"Pure Architecture: a master's guide to software structure and design" by Robert Martin.
Every developer will sooner or later have to work with legacy or deprecated code, and when they do, they'll be grateful for a copy of Michael Feathers' book.
The author gives you easy-to-use strategies for working with complex code, preparing it for testing, determining where changes need to be made to make it more readable, and adding features where needed.

Another important book that covers a wide range of issues in working with legacy code is "Refactoring: improving the design of existing code" by Martin Fowler.
This is one of the oldest books on the list, first written in 1975 and then updated in 1995. Brooks covers key concepts and misconceptions in software development, largely based on his experience at IBM.

At its core, the theme of the book is Brooks' law, which states that "adding labor to a late software project makes it a later project." A very useful read for anyone involved in large and complex development projects.
Becoming a successful programmer requires a combination of professional and social skills. Along with technical knowledge, you need to be a good communicator, negotiator, and team player to reach the top.

This book by John Sonmez provides important tips on how to develop these soft skills. His short chapters are easy to read and contain valuable advice for any aspiring developer.

«Cracking Coding Interview»
Gayle Laakmann McDowell

This book is designed to give you an edge in a job interview. The author provides strategies and tips on how to break down tricky programming questions and uncover the details hidden in them.

The book contains 189 real programming interview questions and also provides some insight into how top technology firms recruit developers.
Of course, there are many more useful books for software developers, but this list will be a good starting point.
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