The Software Developer’s Library: A Treasure Trove of Books for People Who Love Code

Eric Elliott
Apr 16, 2016 · 6 min read
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The Strahov Library — James Whitesmith (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

A Note to Beginners

I learned to code around the same time I learned to read and write. I loved computer games and I wanted to learn how to make my own. I loved games and stories about magic, and computers seemed about as close to magic as you can get. In those days, many computers booted directly into a programming environment, and I took it for granted that if you wanted to create something on a computer, you had to learn to code. My best friend’s dad gave me a book designed to teach kids how to make computer games with code and I dove in head first.

For Beginners & Kids

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Software Craftmanship

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Functional Programming

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Academic Topics

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Compilers

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Productivity & Principles

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