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Make Coding A Breeze With These Informative Yet Approachable Textbooks in 2019

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Programming often looks daunting and indeed overwhelming when you first start. So many languages, terms and rules! These authors understand the beginner’s struggle, and have written useful books that will get you over that initial bump in the road.

With fun, easy to read layouts, these textbooks have been the gateway to many careers and incredible projects. Get started today!

#1 Introduction to Algorithims by Thomas H. Cormen

Introduction to Algorithims by Thomas H. Cormen
This book has been my coding constition since I first read it. Not only does it teach the newbie programmer how to navigate coding and Algorithms at the start, it also provides valuable lessons on coding rules, and how-tos.

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#2 Soft Skills by John Sonmez

Soft Skills by John Sonmez
There’ s something about a coding book that is fun to read, as much as it is informative. John Sonmez’s book is one such coding book. I consider the book a must-read for any coding learner.

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#3 Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce Tate

Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce Tate
While most coding books are focused on specific programming languages Bruce Tates’ provides the perfect introduction to coding in wholesome. Besides elaborating on the seven major coding languages, it also provides a roadmap to learning about all of them. There is so much to read, when you think of coding.

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#4 The Clean Coder by Robert Martin

The Clean Coder by Robert Martin
This book is as entertaining as it is informative – which isn’t easy to achieve with an often dry subject. The book focuses on the ethos of a programmer, and the standards you should set yourself when professionally writing and maintaining code. There are lessons within that novices and experienced programmers alike can learn from, to improve their core principles during good times and the bad.

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#5 Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart
I think it’s a fantastic book for non-programmers. It’s easy to read, and it will teach you to automate lots of boring tasks that you must do every day, thanks to the Python programming language.

For example, if you need to search for text in multiple files, search the Web and download online content or update and format data in Excel spreadsheets, Python can help you automate this.

It’s not a book to help you become a professional programmer. It’s a book for other people out there who want Python to take care of mundane tasks so they can focus on more important things.

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#6 Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja by John Resig

Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja by John Resig
JavaScript is rapidly becoming a universal language for every type of application. This book is for everyone from beginner level to expert level. Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja Edition 1 was a huge seller, which contains secrets tips and tricks about javascript.

The book has practical examples. covering areas such as DOM, API, and events. It not only teaches you how to code but also teaches you how to test your code. Additionally, the book is written by well known skilled Javascript practitioners in the programming industry.

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#7 Absolute Beginner’s Guide to C by Greg Perry

Absolute Beginner's Guide to C by Greg Perry
This book is an excellent novice guide to the C programming language. It will help you cover and learn all fundamental aspects of the language.

It gives you a good level of understanding, therefore a good base to go off should you wish to persevere to more advanced programming.

This book will answer the questions just about when you are going to ask them. By finishing this book you will be able to write decent programs that will no doubt give you an appetite for more.

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#8 The WoW Diary: A Journal of Computer Game Development by John Staats

The WoW Diary: A Journal of Computer Game Development by John Staats
While not a technical book on coding, The World of Warcraft Diary might serve as an inspirational book to programmers. It tells the whole story behind the making of the game that became a worldwide phenomenon, World of Warcraft. Written by WoW’s first 3D level designer, John Staats takes the reader deep into the world of computer game development.

He debunks common myths about the industry, and candidly explains Blizzard’s process and formulas for success. It covers the 4-year timeline of making a computer game and explains the anatomy of a development team. With so much hype about video games, The WoW Diary is unique in its accessibility, detail, and candor. The book has 336 full-color pages and is saturated with humorous anecdotes, abandoned game ideas, and over 130 behind-the-scenes images.

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#9 Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited by Steve Krug

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited by Steve Krug
Don’t Make Me Think’ by Steve Krug is a fantastic guide and inspiration for web designers and developers around the globe. Steve’s helpful and fascinating guide on understanding how intuitive navigation and information design works.

It gives simple and useful information on how to launch a new website, how to redesign and make amendments when necessary.

This is informal and doesn’t read like a textbook which can help particular type of learners.

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