September 28, 2019 • 1 min read
Getting started as a programmer, what books should one read? This is my list of the programming books that I think are essential for folks entering the field.
These books are classics. They introduced ideas and terminology that changed the discourse. I believe being aware of these seismic shifts is an important part of doing this work.
Is this list complete? No. I’m still reading, and I expect to always be doing so. I will update this list over time with new classics I discover. In that sense, the date on this post is just the moment when I first made the list. It will be updated.
Please reach out to me if you have recommended additions to this list.
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