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9 Programming Books To Learn How To Code

Learning how to program is not hard, it just takes a lot of time and dedication, which is very hard for most people.

The next ten years is going to be an age of unprecedented technological growth. With all the jobs in the technological sector (including IT and programming services) continually growing with each passing year. Now is undeniably the perfect time for individuals to position themselves for future employment and success by learning and mastering skills such as programming. And here we have listed 9 programming books to help you achieve this goal.

#1 Python Programming by John Zelle

I am highly recommending this book because the Python coding language is quickly gaining prominence. Python is getting very close to the top 3 of the TIOBE index. The book does an excellent job of explaining the basics of the Python language as well as delving into the intermediate level for those with some coding experience already. For a beginner looking for somewhere to start Python is an excellent learning language and this book is an invaluable resource.

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Contributor: Mike Towler from Mike's PC

    #2 HTML and CSS by Jon Duckett

    This book is highly recommended as a great introductory book to the world of website development. HTML and CSS make up the foundation of all websites and are the first languages you must learn in order to create a beautiful website. Web Development continues to expand in interest and popularity and for someone looking to learn the basics and core principles this book is an excellent resource. The book is clearly and concisely written and easy to follow from start to finish.

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    Contributor: Mike Towler from Mike's PC

    #3 Code by Charles Petzold

    Code isn't a book that will teach you a specific programming language, but it is a book that will give you deep insight into how a computer really works. So, if you want to gain a clear understanding of the relationship between the code you are writing and the computer hardware that will output that code, this is a phenomenal book to read.

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    Contributor: Brent Hale from Tech Guided

    #4 Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart

    It is a book written to help you learn about programming in python. Python is a programming language that has seen exponential growth in popularity over the last few years. This is in part due to the fact there are several libraries being available in python to implement machine learning. The book covers all the basics to get you started learning python and helps you automate those boring tasks nobody wants to do, like email admin. Learn a new skill and remove dull tasks - what’s not to love?

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    Contributor: Claire Whittaker from Artificially Intelligent 

    #6 Progressive Web Application Development by Example by Chris Love

    Progressive web apps are hot right now because they take advantage of modern web capabilities and best practices to create user experiences equal to or better than mobile apps. This book demonstrates how to upgrade simple web sites and carries through to demonstrate how to handle more complex application scenarios. Developers learn PWA basics, advanced service worker techniques and how to use tools to help deliver quality and consistent PWAs.

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    Contributor: Chris Love from Love2Dev

    #7 JavaScript by Douglas Crockford by Douglas Crockford

    Despite its popularity most developers are still confused by JavaScript's differences and quirks from other C based languages. Douglas Crockford covers not only the confusing parts, but shares best practices and coding style guide based on real world experience he had with teams delivering some of the first heavy JavaScript based applications. Any web or nodejs developer should have a copy of this book as a core reference to make them a better programmer.

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    Contributor: Chris Love from Love2Dev

    #8 High Performance Web Sites by Steve Souders

    Fast websites rule the search results and increase customer engagement. So why does it take the average web page over 22 seconds to render today? Its because most web developers have not read High Performance Web Sites. This is the canonical book on web performance optimization. Even though it was released a decade ago the research and techniques shared by Steve can be applied to most websites to improve their page speed. Developers should use this book as a baseline reference to audit and test their websites for quality before they deploy.

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    Contributor: Chris Love from Love2Dev

    #9 Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl

    If you are looking for a book that dives deep into critical, complex features of Ruby on Rails this is the perfect book for you. It's professionally written and the text is easy to follow for a beginner, but also complex and detailed enough for an experienced ROR developer. I highly recommend it!

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    Contributor: Jasmine Anderson from Planet Argon

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    Written by Taegan Lion