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Five books that changed my career as a web developer

Published on 28 November 2021

Last night I read a post from Juliano Pereira Lima called Five books that changed my career as a software engineer. It reminded me of a post I wrote almost ten years ago.

If I was to write that post again my list of books would be different, bar one. Managing Oneself would still be on that list.

There are two books on Juliano’s list that I would also add to mine, which are The Passionate Programmer and The Pragmatic Programmer.

So, as of today, here is my list of the five books that have had a positive impact on my career as a web developer so far.

In no particular order:

  1. The Passionate Programmer
  2. The Pragmatic Programmer
  3. Managing Oneself
  4. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
  5. Grokking Algorithms

Combined, these books largely changed my mindset and attitude towards working as a developer and also working as part of a team. They also helped to fill some gaps in my knowledge along the way.

This post is part of a series of posts in which I write and publish a blog post every day throughout November 2021. There are no constraints on the project and the posts don’t neccissarliy have any connection to each other.

See all of the posts in the 30 days of writing project.