A handpicked list of best programming books of 2019

Nowadays everything is available online for free. Then you might ask a question, why do we need books? Well, the Internet is a messed up place full of both reliable and unreliable sources. And it is not well-organized as well. It is often difficult for beginners to sort out those unreliable sources from the reliable one. That’s when books come into play. They are packed up with reliable information organized in a sensible manner which makes your learning process faster and smoother. As programming is currently a hot topic around the Internet so in this post I’m going to talk about my handpicked list of top five programming books which will give you a solid foundation for your career around programming. Before I start, I would like to tell you that this list is not in any proper order. So without further adieu let’s jump right into it –

5 Best Programming Books

1. Automate The Boring Stuff With Python – By Al Sweigart 


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Python is one of the most trending programming languages currently in the programming community. And with python, you can develop websites, apps, command line tools, machine learning, deep learning and many more. So python is not going anywhere in the near future. So it is plus to have Python programming skills at your disposal. That’s where this book Automate the Boring Stuff with Python comes in. This book is one of the best books available for learning python from scratch with practical projects. These projects are mainly on automating some of your daily, boring tasks, using python. So if you want to have a strong base in python I would definitely recommend – Automate the Boring Stuff with Python.

2. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions – By Gayle Laakmann McDowell

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Coding interviews are one of the fundamentals of getting a job in the IT industry. Big companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft like to challenge their potential candidates with different data structure, algorithm, and complexity related questions. Without proper knowledge dealing with such questions can be difficult. That’s where this book – Cracking the Coding Interview comes in. This book gives you in-depth knowledge about space-time complexities, data structures, and algorithms. Not only that but also this book comes with a lot of problems asked in the interviews. According to me, it is one of the best programming books for those who are going to apply for a job in the IT companies.

3. Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set – By Jon Duckett

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I know some of you might scream at me after I mention these two books as HTML and CSS are not programming languages. But let me tell you, currently the market of web development is in an awesome state as there are a lot of jobs available for both freelancers and full-time workers. If you search any online job site you will find at least 2-3 new jobs related to web development every day. And the best place to start learning web development is the frontend development with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. These two books one for HTML and CSS and one for Javascript and Jquery are the perfect places to start your frontend developer journey. I know, this book is on the expensive side but it might give you the perfect start for your career around web design and development.

4. Let Us C – By Yashavant Kanetkar

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So, you might be a school or a college student just putting your first step into the world of programming. In a lot of schools and colleges, C is the first programming language that students learn. And for these people Let Us C is my hands down pick. This book explains every detail of fundamental programming in C in a very lucid, easy-to-digest manner. This book will make your concepts clear around different aspects of C programming and programming in general. I think it is one of the books in C with a relatively smoother learning curve. So as a student you can definitely pick up Let Us C to begin your journey to become a programmer.

5. Murach’s Java Programming – By Joel Murach

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A list of best programming books is incomplete without bringing in Java. Java is one of the popular object-oriented programming languages and it is also used for android application development as well. By the way, Android App Development is one of the highest paid jobs for programmers. So to give a solid foundation to your Java development skills you must try out this book – Murach’s Java Programming. This book talks about not only OOP but also it dives into Database Handling, Lambda functions, and other advanced topics as well. So definitely get this book if you are planning to learn Java and have a solid base on Java programming.

So these are the top five programming books you should definitely try in 2019. It will be nice if you leave any other suggestions for the best programming books in the comments sections. Also, read 11 Best Artificial Intelligence Books To Read if you want to find out a good book about artificial intelligence.


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