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Learn: 8 Best Computer Science Books for Beginners

Best Computer Coding Books for Beginners

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As you begin your journey to becoming a fully fledged computer scientist, you’ll soon realize that books you can easily reference are a valuable asset. Here are the 8 (It’s actually more than 8) best computer science books for beginners.

#1 Cracking the Coding Interview By Gayle Laakmann McDowell

[This book] covers technology, companies by interview style, practice problems and additional info.

Indispensable!

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Contributors:Β Judith Rohatiner from achickandaclick

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#2 You don’t know JS By Kyle Simpson

The number 1 javascript series written by author/teacher Kyle Simpson. Simple, step by step and easy to understand. This is the bible for javascript engineers.

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Contributors:Β Judith Rohatiner from achickandaclick

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#3 The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) the ultimate foundational book. [This book] covers everything and is the first CS book at MIT.

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Contributors:Β Adam C. Conrad from Anon Consulting

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#4 Algorithm Design Manual by Steven Skiena

The Algorithm Design Manual, the most commonly recommended book for acing a Google or Facebook interview that comes from a CS academic perspective

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Contributors:Β Adam C. Conrad from Anon Consulting

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#5 Code By Charles Petzold

This book goes in-depth on the history of computers and how they have influenced today's world. Charles does a great job relating past technologies with new technologies. This book is for any technological skill level and gives great insights into the world of computing.

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Contributors:Β Ryan Ward from TripShare

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#6 Java: A Beginner’s Guide by Herbert Schildt

Java is a fundamental programing language, and in this book, Schildt starts with the basics of creating and running a program. As the book progresses it covers more complex topics such as keywords, syntax, and constructs.

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Contributors:Β Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

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#7 The Pragmatic Programmer by David Thomas

The Pragmatic Programmer offers all sorts of useful tips on how to be more accurate while still increasing your productivity. The book is designed to guide you from newbie in the coding world to programming guru.

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Contributors:Β Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

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#8 Python Programming By John Zelle

Python Programming is considered by many to be one of the best books on coding. It covers a wide range of topics from beginners computer science to such complex ideas as chaos theory. Despite its name, Python programming is much more than just python it’s a fantastic introduction to coding.

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Contributors:Β Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

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