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Discussion on: Books every new software developer should read

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sheriffderek

So, are you saying - that a new developer - should get all of these books and read them right at the start of their learning journey?

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Tanaka Mutakwa Author

Just like anything in life it is easier to make progress in smaller steps. I would suggest selecting one book from this list and reading it. Then proceeding to the next one. Take them one at a time. You can start with any of them. Pick the one that aligns with what you are trying to learn about most.

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sheriffderek

I feel like these are great books. But I also think that they are not good books for beginners. I haven't read all of them / but as an example: People often suggest "The Mythical Man Month" - and I think that's a wonderful book - but a terrible book for someone who doesn't have a few years under their belt. This list feels a bit in that direction.

These are the books I would suggest

and then AFTER people have learned to program and built confidence enough to apply for their first jobs / maybe read some of the ones you pointed out. Clean code - for example / is great --- but your average web developer is going to get totally lost in there.

But