Top 5 books every Web Developer should read

So many books, so little time.

One of my mentors said to me, to read a complete book every month. He suggested me to read at least 2 books each month.

  • One book for technical stuff
  • One book for non technical stuff

Thanks Uday. It’s a good guidance at the right time in the start of my career.

I took that guidance seriously and started to read books.

I used to track the books I read in good reads website. You can find the list of books in my goodreads profile.

Coming back to the theme of this post.

Here is the list of my favorite books related to web development as well as General professional development.

The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers

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Author: Robert C. Martin

The Art of Readable Code

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Author: Dustin BoswellTrevor Foucher

Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

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Author: Steve Krug 

JavaScript: The Good Parts

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Douglas Crockford

Even Faster Web Sites

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Author: Steve Souders

Disclaimer: The ordering doesn’t related to quality of book. Its purely sorted based my personal favorite.

You can start with any of the book. Comment your favorite book in the comment section below.

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2018 Books Reading Wish list

I’m currently preparing the list of books which needs to read in 2018.

This is just an initial draft, the post will be updated based on books availability and interests soon.

  • The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution – Walter Isaacson

  • The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains – Nicholas Carr
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win – Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford

  • Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld – Jeffrey Carr
  • Computer Science Distilled: Learn the Art of Solving Computational Problems – Wladston Ferreira Filho
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  • The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5 – Taylor Pearson
  • Grit: The power of passion and perseverance – Angela Duckworth

  • The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferriss
  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions – Randall Munroe

  • Stay Hungry Stay Foolish – Rashmi Bansal
  • The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future – Chris Guillebeau

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki

This is not a checklist or reading challenge list, it’s just a wishlist. Tamizh books details will be added once discussed with my friends 🙂

Please add your favorite books or suggestion list in the comments section.

 

Happy Reading!