Here is a list of the best Software Development books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (2008)
- The Self-Taught Programmer: The Definitive Guide to Programming Professionally (2017)
- Beginning Software Engineering (2015)
- Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams (2012)
- Herding Cats and Coders: Software Development for Non-Techies (2018)
- Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin Series) (2017)
- The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide: How to Learn Programming Languages Quickly, Ace Your Programming Interview, and Land Your Software Developer Dream Job (2017)
- Timeless Laws of Software Development (2017)
- Implementing Lean Concept to Cash (2006)
- Leading Lean Software Development: Results Are not the Point (2009)
- The Nature of Software Development: Keep It Simple, Make It Valuable, Build It Piece by Piece (2015)
Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted software expert Robert C. Martin presents a revolutionary paradigm with .
I am a self-taught programmer. After a year of self-study, I learned to program well enough to land a job as a software engineer II at eBay. Once I got there, I realized I was severely under-prepared. I was overwhelmed by the amount of things I needed to know but hadn’t learned yet. My journey learning to program, and my experience at my first job as a software engineer were the inspiration for this book. This book is not just about learning to program; although you will learn to code.
Beginning Software Engineering demystifies the software engineering methodologies and techniques that professional developers use to design and build robust, efficient, and consistently reliable software. Free of jargon and assuming no previous programming, development, or management experience, this accessible guide explains important concepts and techniques that can be applied to any programming language.
“Mantle and Lichty have assembled a guide that will help you hire, motivate, and mentor a software development team that functions at the highest level. Their rules of thumb and coaching advice are great blueprints for new and experienced software engineering managers alike.” —Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora “I wish I’d had this material available years ago.
Herding Cats and Coders: Software Development for Non-Techies (2018)
This is not a book for programmers. This book is for those who have to work with programmers and programming teams to get software built for their businesses. Most people responsible for software projects are CEOs, marketing directors, project managers, and entrepreneurs. Not being on the same page as your development team leads to poor products, cost overruns, and project failures.
Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin Series) (2017)
By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books Clean Code and The Clean Coder, legendary software craftsman Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) reveals those rules and helps you apply them.
The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide: How to Learn Programming Languages Quickly, Ace Your Programming Interview, and Land Your Software Developer Dream Job (2017)
Technical Knowledge Alone Isn’t Enough – Increase Your Income by Leveling Up Your Soft Skills Early in his software developer career, John Sonmez discovered that technical knowledge alone isn’t enough to break through to the next income level – developers need “soft skills” like the ability to learn new technologies just in time, communicate clearly with management and consulting clients, negotiate a fair…
If you want to write high-quality, maintainable code, this book is for you.Most software projects have dreadful quality! Quality code requires more than good intentions and wishful thinking. This book clearly explains the fundamental laws and practices that you need, but probably didn’t learn in school. No matter what your role or experience level, Timeless Laws will change your view of software development forever.
Implementing Lean Concept to Cash (2006)
“This remarkable book combines practical advice, ready-to-use techniques, anda deep understanding of why this is the right way to develop software. I haveseen software teams transformed by the ideas in this book.” –Mike Cohn, author of Agile Estimating and Planning “As a lean practitioner myself, I have loved and used their first book for years.When this second book came out, I was delighted that it was even better.
Building on their breakthrough bestsellers Lean Software Development and Implementing Lean Software Development, Mary and Tom Poppendieck’s latest book shows software leaders and team members exactly how to drive high-value change throughout a software organization—and make it stick. They go far beyond generic implementation guidelines, demonstrating exactly how to make lean work in real projects, environments, and companies.
The Nature of Software Development: Keep It Simple, Make It Valuable, Build It Piece by Piece (2015)
You need to get value from your software project. You need it “free, now, and perfect.” We can’t get you there, but we can help you get to “cheaper, sooner, and better.” This book leads you from the desire for value down to the specific activities that help good Agile projects deliver better software sooner, and at a lower cost.
Best Software Development Books That Will Hook You
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Microprocessor 5: Software and Hardware Aspects of Development, Debugging and Testing - The Microcomputer
Author(s): Philippe Darche
ID: 2847742, Publisher: Wiley-ISTE, Year: 2021, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf
Introduction and Comparison of Data Development Analysis Software Packages
Author(s): Alireza Alinezhad, Seyyed Hamed Mirtaleb, Javad Khalili
ID: 2975315, Publisher: Nova Scotia, Year: 2021, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf
Real-World Software Development - A Project-Driven Guide to Fundamentals in Java.
Author(s): Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Richard Warburton.
ID: 2445162, Publisher: O’Reilly, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.