from “Programmer’s Career” to “Mathematical Algorithms”

from “Programmer’s Career” to “Mathematical Algorithms”

Hello, Habre! Today we want to present a selection of books that would be useful for any programmer to read. Many of them have probably already been read, but if not, we recommend that you read them. In a selection of 7 books, of course, this is a subjective choice. But if you have favorite development books that you can recommend, please let us know in the comments.

Career of a programmer. 6th edition (2023)

Author: Gail Luckman McDowell

This is the sixth edition of the popular book on how to prepare for an interview. Of course, this is not a panacea, but, let’s say, an opportunity to get acquainted with how interviews with applicants in large companies are conducted.

The book will be useful not only for developers, but also for companies, as well as specialists who conduct interviews. The fact is that the book reveals the basics of a good interview, which both the candidates for the position like and the company uses.

The publication is suitable for both beginners and experienced developers who do not have many interviews on their career path. This happens often, so don’t miss “Programmer’s Career”.

We are rolling algorithms. An illustrated guide for programmers and the curious

Author: Aditya Bhargava.

A good book that helps the reader enter the world of algorithms and data structures. It is intended specifically for those novice developers who are either not at all familiar with algorithms, or familiar, but weak.

The book explains the nuances of algorithms and data structures, including algorithms for sorting, searching, algorithms for working with graphs, etc. There are also many illustrations and practical examples, thanks to which the material is learned quickly. In order to gain practical experience, you need to perform exercises, most of which are well thought out.

Despite the fact that the subject of the book is quite complex, it is written in clear and simple language. Therefore, the reader should not have any difficulties when reading this publication. By the way, experienced developers can find something useful for themselves in this book. Judging by the reviews, she helped many specialists.

A modern approach to software architecture

The authors: Neil Ford, Mark Richards.

The developer should understand the basics of designing and developing software architectures. And the book allows you to do that. This is a fairly detailed guide to designing and developing architectures using both modern approaches and practices.

It covers the main concepts of software architecture, starting from the well-known SOLID principles to microservices, clouds and distributed systems. The author recommends practices and techniques that allow developing flexible and easily scalable systems.

A big plus of the book is that it contains many practical examples, not just theory. There are also tips from the authors and these tips just work. All this information can be useful both for novice developers and already experienced professionals.

Clean architecture. The art of software development

Author: Robert Martin.

In this edition, the author talks about the role of architecture and design in the software development process. In addition, it also reveals the nuances of architecture design patterns to solve common problems encountered during software development.

There are also answers to questions that beginners often have about software architecture and design, and SOLID principles are explained in detail. There is both theory and examples that are shown during the presentation, helping to better understand the reading.

The book is recommended for novice developers, although it may also be useful for their more experienced colleagues. It will be extremely useful for system analysts, architects and developers in general who want to improve their professional level.

The merit of the book is that the presentation is simple, it is not overloaded with special information, there are no complex examples available only to the chosen ones. By the way, the book is recommended not only by developers for developers, it can be useful for everyone who interacts with development groups to understand the processes that take place.

API design patterns

Author: Jay Giwax

The author of this book talks about the challenges of API development, also gives advice on optimizing the design and teaches how to create quality software that users want. The book describes the author’s personal experience, and with various software interfaces. It also talks about API development patterns, including using certain patterns to solve different tasks.

The book will be useful to a wide range of readers, it is designed, let’s say, for a trained beginner.

Mathematical algorithms for programmers

Author: Paul Orland

Developers of many fields and directions cannot do without mathematics. There are exceptions, but there are not many of them, of course. This book helps to remember or learn the basic mathematical algorithms that are intended to be used in software development. There are several important topics that the author reveals.

First, these are linear algebra methods for matrix calculations.

Secondly, the calculation methods of simple physical modeling.

Third, revealing the basics of algorithms used in machine learning.

The book will be useful to many, not only beginners. It is probably not recommended for machine learning specialists with extensive experience, but novice developers and their more experienced colleagues may find the publication useful.

Modern software engineering. Software in the Age of Agile and Continuous Deployment

Author: David Farley

Finally, another important book, the author of which helps developers optimize their work, learn to manage projects more successfully, and improve software.

The main topic of the book is the principles of effective software development. According to Farley, they are divided into two components. The first is study and research, in a complex. The second is complexity management. All principles are interconnected, they should be used both during software design and in the process of coding itself.

Experience when reading this book is not too important – any reader can find something interesting and necessary for himself.

Well, if you have any favorite books that you can recommend to fellow developers, please tell us about them.

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